A 2nd Act: An Unfinished Journey

Fifteen minutes. Not much time in the scheme of things, yet this timetable set Reyna Montoya’s life trajectory. Montoya was born in Tijuana, Mexico, a mere 15-minute walk from the United States border. Her parents were 18 years old when she was born in a private clinic, with her father saving all his money selling […]

Behind the Leash: A Day with Heather Allen

Heather Allen is the president & CEO of Helping Animals Live On (HALO) Animal Rescue   7:30 A.M. >> PUPPY LOVE   Veterinary medicine is my love. My little piece is being a doggy doula. I foster about 150 moms and babies per year in my backyard casita, so my day usually begins and ends […]

Armer Foundation for Kids Receives $100,000 from The Dale Jr. Foundation

NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced he will donate $1 million to charities across the United States to celebrate reaching the one million follower mark on Instagram. He identified 10 nonprofits located in each of the top 10 cities where his Instagram followers reside. Each organization will receive $100,000, including the Phoenix-based nonprofit, […]

Office Doors: A Day with Dan Stellar

5:30 A.M. >> RISE, SHINE AND RUN I exercise almost every day. On most mornings during the week, I run four to six miles and then go to the gym. Running is a big part of my life. I’ve been a runner for 25 years, completing four marathons and 30 half marathons. After my exercise […]

Phoenix Celebrates Inaugural “602 Day”

On June 2 — or 6/02 — the City of Phoenix will officially observe 602 Day. 602 Day is an opportunity to celebrate Phoenix, and its longest-standing area code, as a great place to live, work and enjoy life. Many communities across the country celebrate an area code day. 602 is Phoenix’s most prominent and […]

Over $700K to Nonprofits Through Arizona Diamondbacks’ Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Award Grants

Eight Arizona-based nonprofits will be able to transform their community initiatives with their share of $704,000 in grants donated through the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 2024 Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Award Grants. Established in 2002 and renamed in 2016, the grants are an essential piece of the Diamondbacks’ larger overall community efforts, which have recently surpassed $85 […]

Banner MD Anderson’s 3D Mobile Mammography Unit Unveiled

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center recently celebrated the unveiling of The BIG Pink Bus, a mobile mammography unit hitting Valley streets that will offer 3D mammogram screenings to more than 4,000 women annually, particularly those in outlying areas. Even though mammograms remain the only screening test proven to reduce breast cancer deaths through early detection, […]

Sagewood Residents Raise Funds to Provide Scholarships for Staff

For more than a decade, residents at Sagewood, a life plan community in north Phoenix, have raised funds to help staff and their dependent family members pursue higher education. In 2013, a group of residents started the nonprofit Sagewood Residents’ Foundation to give back to the people working and caring for them in the community. […]

Dr. Marwan Sabbagh Receives Moreno Family Chair for Alzheimer’s Research

Barrow Neurological Foundation announced that Carole and Arte Moreno have established the Moreno Family Chair for Alzheimer’s Research in the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program at Barrow Neurological Institute. Carole is a longtime member of the Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation, and the gift was made through the Barrow Grand Ball, the annual gala […]

A 2nd Act: From Student to Teacher

How? is something Steve Sanghi often asked that fueled his interest in science, technology and engineering while growing up in small towns in northern India. “Growing up, I had an ugly habit of taking things apart to figure out how they work,” Sanghi explained. Repeatedly answering this question led him to a career managing science […]