Friday, November 10

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Traveling Vietnam Wall tribute comes to Buckeye

Experience an emotional and touching tribute up close, and honor all who paid the ultimate price serving our country during the Vietnam War. The traveling Vietnam Wall is an 80 percent replica of the memorial in Washington, D.C, and will be featured in Buckeye through the weekend. It's the largest replica traveling wall, measuring 8 feet high and 360 feet long, with over 58,000 names. The Wall is set up at Earl Edgard Recreational Facility and will be open to visitors continuously through 3 p.m. Sun., Nov. 12. 

The AVTT Wall is an 80 percent replica of the memorial in Washington, D.C. the largest replica traveling wall. It measures 8 feet high and 360 feet long, with over 58,000 names.

Learn more about the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall and all the events planned in Buckeye at www.buckeyeaz.gov/travelingwall/ 

Earl Edgar Recreational Facility 
500 S. Miller Road, Buckeye, AZ 85326

Freedom Forward Veteran festival gives away car to vet

The two-day event honoring veterans connects service members to needed services. This year, they are giving away a car. There will be live music, vendors, food, games and more. 

Event:
Cowtown Range 
Saturday, Nov.11th 11:00am, thru Sunday, Nov.12th 6:00pm
Overnight camping available.
10402   W. Old Carefree Hwy, Peoria, AZ  85383  

For more information: http://americonfreedomforward.org/ and Facebook: www.facebook.com/AmeriConFreedomForward/

AmeriCon Freedom Forward
10429 E. Hillery Dr. Scottsdale, AZ   85255,    
Phone: 760-413-0307

Free breakfast for Veterans 

There are all sorts of free and discounted offers for Veterans this weekend, you just have to know where to look and where to go. For a free breakfast, veterans can head over to The Place. 

The Place is offering those who have served in the military free breakfast on Saturday 11/11, Saturday at both locations, in DC Ranch and Glendale. All vets have to do is show a valid military ID. Also, they have a new limited time offering menu which features, amongst other things, a Nashville hot chicken and sweet potato waffle

For more information: www.theplacearizona.com 

Two Valley Locations:
The Place 
5171 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306.
(602) 896-9929

The Place
20775 N Pima Rd #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 284-4150

Meet soldier-hero gifted with mobility at Cardinals game 

As part of the NFL's "Salute To Service" campaign at last night's game, the Arizona Cardinals and The Independence Fund honored soldier-hero, paralyzed veteran Sgt. (Ret.) Michael Brady with an all-terrain Actiontrack wheelchair at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The rugged and customized wheelchair comes equipped with power seat tilt, and allows for unhindered off-roading movability to navigate mountain roads, forests, beaches, frozen lakes, streams as well as muddy and snow-filled terrain. 

Founded in 2007, The Independence Fund is committed to empowering our nation's severely wounded, injured, or ill Veterans to overcome the physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty. Through their Mobility, Wellness, and Caregiver programs, The Independence Fund provides adaptive resources to bridge the gap of unmet needs for Veterans and their caregivers. The organization ensures that the services they provide focus on the goal of giving our Veterans the best mobility device options available, as well as promoting the mental and physical health of both our Veterans, and their families. 

For more details regarding the Independence Fund's mission, how to donate, or ways to get involved, please visit www.independencefund.org or call 888-851-7996.

Nation's top doctors link alcohol use to cancer

We've always heard that red wine is good for your heart, but now doctors are saying not so fast. For the first time, the medical community is asking people to drink less alcohol in an unprecedented warning. The American Society of Clinical Oncology, which includes the nation's top cancer doctors, is citing several years of research that links alcohol, even as little as a glass of wine or beer a day, with cancer. Dr. Mary Cianfrocca of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center joins us to put this news into perspective, and help us sort it out.

This group and the World Cancer Research Fund recently conducted research that looked at more than 100 studies from around the world, and included data from about 12 million women as well as 260,000 breast cancer cases. According to the groups, the research found that even light or moderate alcohol consumption does pose an increased risk for some certain cancers including esophageal, colon and breast. 
    

  • If you are newly diagnosed with any type of cancer, it's best to consult with your doctor to see if any alcohol consumption is even recommended since it could affect treatment or recovery. 
  • Studies have shown that excess drinking could lead to certain types of cancers including other major health issues. 
  • The American Cancer Society along with the American Heart Institute and US Dept. of Health and Human Services all recommend that if you do drink, women drink no more than one drink per day and men drink no more than one to two drinks per day. But one of the best things to do to prevent getting breast cancer or other cancers, is limit the amount of alcohol you drink.
  • Studies have shown that alcohol consumption may increase the risk of women getting breast cancer. 
  • Studies show that alcohol could raise levels of estrogen in women. Estrogen is a hormone that promotes the development of breast tissue. Alcohol could damage breast tissue and other tissues in the body that could lead to cancer.

For more information, visit: www.bannerhealth.com
(602) 230-CARE for a doctor's referral or to find a Banner Health physician

Food Truck Throwdown

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) is having their Food Truck Throwdown Fundraiser. AFFCF Slider Throwdown takes place this Sunday, Nov. 12th at the Kierlan Commons- Center Courtyard Area.

For more information and tickets: https://2017sliderthrowdown.auction-bid.org/microsite

AFFCF Slider Throwdown
Sunday, November 12, 2017
12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM

Kierland Commons Center Courtyard Area
15205 N. Kierland Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ  85254
:    
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF)
1645 E. Missouri Ave., Ste. 450
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-737-2676
Website: https://www.affcf.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AFFCF/
    
Can-Am 500 NASCAR Race

Rev up your engines, NASCAR is making a pit stop in the Valley for the CAN-AM 500 at PIR this weekend.

For more information: http://www.phoenixraceway.com/Races-At-PIR/Fall-Weekend.aspx 

Call 1-866-408-7223 for tickets or buy online

Phoenix International Raceway
125 S Avondale Blvd
Avondale, Arizona 85323
(623) 463-5400