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Phoenix AIDS Walk and 5K raises $327K

More than 6,000 participants walked, ran and strolled with their dogs in downtown Phoenix on Oct. 21 to raise $327,379 for 19 Valley-based HIV/AIDS service providers.  Since 2007, AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run has raised more than $1.6 million, which has been evenly distributed by Aunt Rita’s Foundation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that organizes the event.

“We had more walkers and runners this year than ever before and though we didn’t hit our goal of $500,000, we still raised a significant amount of money that will be put to good use by the agencies Aunt Rita’s Foundation supports,” said Aunt Rita’s Executive Director Kit Kloeckl.  “I’d say that raising nearly $330,000 in a very tough economy makes this event a significant success.”

Walgreen’s was the title sponsor.  Other sponsors were:

• Presenting Sponsors: Sonora Quest Laboratories, Univision Arizona, 100.3FM La Kalle, Echo Magazine

• Platinum Sponsors: After Hours Multicultural, City of Phoenix, PMT Ambulance, Platinum: After Hours Multicultural, City of Phoenix, PMT Ambulance, Southwest Airlines, Carefree Resort & Conference Center and Safeway; Gold: Attentive Home Health, just Wink, ONE Community, SWAY Events, Phoenix Pride, Rainbows Festival, Cardenas Marketing and Catch Creative; Silver: Avella, ASU Wellness, Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona*, Scottsdale Healthcare’s FitCity Scottsdale, The State Press, WDP Entertainment, Lodestone Systems, Pride Guide Arizona, Arizona Lottery, Bud Light, and Cultural Sponge

Agencies that benefit from the event are: A New Leaf, The Bill Holt Clinic at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Chicanos Por La Causa, Compassion in Action, Concilio Latino de Salud, Ebony House, Heal International, HIV/AIDS Law Project, HIV Care Directions, Joshua Tree Feeding Program, Inc., Maricopa Interfaith HIV/AIDS Alliance, McDowell Healthcare Center, Native American Health, One n Ten, The Phoenix Shanti Group, Project Hardhat, Southwest Behavioral Health Services, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, and Terros

In addition to AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5 Run, Aunt Rita’s signature events include SAVORlife, a month-long event during which individuals across the Valley host dinners for their friends, either at home, at restaurants or even at workplaces.  SAVORlife takes place in March.

For more information about Aunt Rita’s, go to www.auntritas.org.  For more information about SAVORlife and to register as a host, visit www.savorlifephoenix.org or call (602) 882-8675.

Nicole France Stanton

Nicole France Stanton Receives 3 Arizona Community Awards

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Nicole France Stanton, a partner in the Firm’s Phoenix office, has recently been recognized and honored by three Arizona organizations for her contributions in the Arizona community.

The AGUILA Youth Leadership Institute, a college access program for Latino/Latina youth providing a web of support that contributes to academic, personal and professional success, recognized Stanton on May 25 at its “Fulfilling Arizona’s Destiny” luncheon for her work on anti-bullying and support of the AGUILA program.

On June 8, Stanton received the “Emerging Star” award from Emerge Arizona, a political leadership training program that works to identify, educate and inspire politically-motivated women who want to pursue a career at the local and state levels in Arizona.

Nicole France Stanton was also recognized by Phoenix Pride at its annual 2012 Pride Gala on June 9, receiving the Mayor Phil Gordon Spirit Award, which honors individuals and organizations making a significant contribution in political issues for the metropolitan Phoenix gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community. Phoenix Pride promotes unity, visibility, and self-esteem among Phoenix’s LBTG community.

Nicole France Stanton is a member of the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. Her experience includes the defense of an actuarial and benefits consulting firm against professional liability claims brought by trustee and pension plans, the defense of local and national law firms in legal malpractice actions, and assisting in the defense of a telecommunications provider against alleged violating of the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act. She is a member of Charter 100 Women, serves as a founding board member and past president of the Women’s Metropolitan Arts Council of the Phoenix Art Museum, and was an adjunct professor at Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law teaching professional responsibility. Stanton recently received the 2012 Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign for her anti-bullying initiative.

A graduate of Valley Leadership Class XXIX, Stanton was the YWCA of Maricopa County’s 2011 Tribute to Women honoree. She received her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Arizona and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah.

For more information on Nicole France Stanton of Quarles & Brady LLP, visit Quarles & Brady’s website at quarles.com.