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Valley Dentist uses Cancer Awareness Month to help kids

During the month of September patients at Dr. J. Philipp’s office can help to make a child’s dream come true while also protecting their own health.

According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, nearly 16,000 children and teens will be diagnosed with cancer this year and nearly 2,000 will die.

In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. J. Philipp is donating 25 percent from every fluoride treatment to Make-A-Wish Foundation. The non-profit started in Phoenix in 1980 and has granted nearly 5,000 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The American Dental Association recommends people receive fluoride treatments every six months. At Dr. Philipp’s Chandler office, patients receive a fluoride varnish treatment for $29. This new procedure involves “painting” the teeth with varnish that stays on for 24 hours – even through eating and drinking.

Benefits include:

  • Cavity prevention thanks to stronger enamel and more resistance to bacteria
  • Staining prevention within the tooth, not the surface
  • Less sensitivity thanks to stronger enamel
  • Plaque and bacteria leave our teeth susceptible to staining, sensitivity and cavities and a prescription strength fluoride varnish helps protect our teeth.

Fresh Start appoints VP of development

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation recently welcomed Cathy Kleeman as the nonprofit organization’s vice president of development.

Her involvement with Fresh Start began nearly 20 years ago a she served on Fresh Start’s Executive Board and was a part of the lead capital campaign team to build the Jewell McFarland Lewis Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center located at 11th St. and McDowell in downtown Phoenix. During her tenure as a board member, Kleeman chaired several Fresh Start fundraisers including the Fashion Gala in 2002 and 2007.

“Fresh Start’s services to women are unparalleled, and they have such an exciting story to tell,” said Kleeman. “I am looking forward to raising awareness and resources for the organization which has played a role in my life.”

Kleeman previously served as owner of KNK2, a strategic marketing company and also as vice president of sales and marketing for the Phoenix Suns. Her involvement with community organization boards and memberships include: Heart Ball chair, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Childhelp USA, PANDA and chair of Xavier College Preparatory’s scholarship fashion show.


Az Business announces finalists for ACC Awards

Az Business magazine, in conjunction with the State Bar of Arizona, have announced the finalists for the 2015 Arizona Corporate Counsel (ACC) Awards.

The finalists and winners will be honored at an awards dinner and reception on Jan. 15, 2015 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. Click here for more information about the event.

Here are the finalists:

Arizona State University legal department
David Bixby, Banner Health
Kelleen Brennan, Universal Technical Institute
Franc Del Fosse, Insys
Brad Gazaway, The Dial Corporation
Illya Iussa, Arizona Summit Law School
JDA Software legal department
John T. Jozwick, Rider Levett Bucknall
Alan Kelly, Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network
David Mulvihill, Make-A-Wish Foundation
Wendy Neal, Arcadia Biosciences
Carmen Neuberger, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Mary Beth Orson, Apollo Education Group
Michael Reagan, Kahala Corporation
Michael Rissman, Republic Services
Brian Roberts, Grand Canyon University
Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network legal department
Karen Stein, IO
Jason Steiner, Insight Enterprises
Jenny Holsman Tetreault, Rural/Metro
Tiffanie Woodie, Petsmart

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona

Make-A-Wish Expects To Grant 300 Wishes In 2012

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona is expected to grant nearly 300 wishes next year for children with life-threatening medical conditions with the help of its new talent.

Karen Mankoski, the new talent, has more than 13 years of experience in creating sustainability and raising more than $25 million for multiple Valley non-profit organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving, UCP of Central Arizona, Mercy Housing, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Saint Mary’s Catholic High School, and the AZ Lost Boys Center.Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona

Make-A-Wish President and CEO Elizabeth Reich is  “excited about Karen’s level of experience” and confident in her abilities to “grant more wishes” through meeting fundraising goals. Mankoski’s is responsible for producing more than $3 million annually for funding.

Mankoski has a passion for the mission of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is evident with her new goal to grant more wishes by reducing the amount of time a child waits for his or her wish to be granted. Wishes usually take 12 to 18 months to grant, and Mankoski has “set a goal to grant wishes within 6 to 9 months.”

“The more money we can raise, the faster we can grant wishes and create the most memorable experience for children,” Mankoski said.

When a wish of a child is granted, he or she feels stronger, more energetic, and gains more willpower to battle their life-threatening medical condition. For many, it marks a turning point to recovery. Not only the children are affected, the families gain hope, strength and joy through this program.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona is the founding chapter of the world’s largest wish granting organization. The foundation grants wishes with the help of generous donors and will grant its 4,000th wish this fall.

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About the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona, the founding chapter of the world’s largest wish granting organization, grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
For more information, visit wishaz.org.