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Wacoal celebrates 15th anniversary of Fit for the Cure® event

WHAT: Join Wacoal in its mission to help end breast cancer with Fit for the Cure®!  Participate in a Fit for the Cure event and receive a complimentary bra fitting from a Wacoal fit specialist. For every woman that participates, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen® for breast cancer research and community health programs. Wacoal will donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt’d bra purchased at these events.

This season, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Fit for the Cure, Wacoal has begun a new initiative inspiring women everywhere to get fit!  Wacoal will donate an extra $1 for each woman who photographs themselves following their fitting with a special “I Got Fit” sign and shares on social media using #IGotFit.

For 15 years, Wacoal has dedicated its efforts to educating more than 741,000 women across 411 cities about the importance of bra fit, foundation and overall breast health. To date, through Fit for the Cure, Wacoal has donated over $4 million to Susan G. Komen® and continues to host more than 1,200 events across America each year.

WHY: Giving back is a major component of Wacoal’s business philosophy and an important factor in the growth of the brand.  In 2015, Wacoal will reach two major milestones: 30 years of making women look and feel good and 15 years of raising awareness through Fit for the Cure.

Research shows that 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong sized bra. Wearing a bra should not be even slightly uncomfortable.  Women should be professionally fitted for a bra once a year to ensure their bra size has not changed as a result of natural fluctuations in their body.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American women age 40-59 and accounts nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in the U.S.  By taking 15 minutes to meet with a Wacoal fit expert, you’re helping to contribute to an important cause. Wacoal encourages women to visit their doctor for monthly breast examinations that could ultimately save their life.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Macy’s – Arrowhead Towne Center

7600 Arrowhead Towne Center

Glendale, AZ


Thursday, October 8, 2015


Macy’s – Fashion Square

7014 E. Camelback Rd. Suite #5000

Scottsdale, AZ


Friday, October 9, 2015


Dillards – Westridge/Desert Sky Mall

7621 West Thomas Road

Phoenix, AZ


Friday, October 9, 2015


Dillards – Superstition Mall

6545 East Southern Ave.

Mesa, AZ


US Bank-Scottsdale Road Plaza

CBRE Completes Sale of Scottsdale Road Plaza

BRE has negotiated the sale of Scottsdale Road Plaza in Scottsdale. The net leasable of 14,073 SF square-foot mixed-use building is located at 4253 N. Scottsdale Rd.

Steve Julius, Jesse Goldsmith and Traci Russell of CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the seller, SCOTTSDALE 4253 LLC of Phoenix, in the transaction. The buyer was Dallas-based RSFM 4253 LLC.

Built in 1961, Scottsdale Road Plaza is conveniently located in Old Town Scottsdale within walking distance to restaurants, Fashion Square Mall and numerous galleries and other entertainment destinations. The prominent commercial building was 51% leased at time of sale. A US Bank branch is housed on the first floor and the 7,237 square-foot second floor is currently fully vacant and available for leasing.


Las Sendassite plan 8x11

Cassidy Turley Completes Sale for Desert Creek at Las Sendas

Cassidy Turley completed the sale of Phase I (±15-acres) of a 23-acre site within the Las Sendas master-planned community to Ryland Homes. Total consideration for the full 23-acre site is $5,000,000. Sale price for the Phase 1 property was $3,325,000 ($219,864 per acre). Desert Creek at Las Sendas is located in Mesa near the Loop 202 and McDowell Roads. Brent Moser, Mike Sutton and Brooks Griffith with Cassidy Turley’s Land Group represented the seller, Talon Properties (Chris Arnold) during the transaction.

Ryland plans to build Desert Creek at Las Sendas in two phases. Phase 1, the 15-acres purchased, is planned for 102 detached lots. Ryland will close on Phase 2, 7-acres, in early 2014 with plans for an additional 43 lots. Desert Creek at Las Sendas will feature homes that range from 1,600 to 2,400 square feet with average sale price of $275,000.

The seller, Talon Properties, has been involved with Las Sendas since the late 1990’s and has worked extensively with the City of Mesa on development plans for the community including residential, commercial and hotel facilities. Development plans for the property include a new IASIS Medical Center which will open in late 2014. Headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., IASIS Healthcare is a leading provider of high quality, affordable healthcare services in urban and suburban markets in Arizona and Utah.

Cassidy Turley is marketing an additional ±19-acres for Talon Properties at Las Sendas. The property includes ±10-acres zoned C-2 and ±9-acres zoned PEP, City of Mesa.


Komen Phoenix Race Seeks Volunteers

Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona seeks volunteer Race for the Cure committee members to help plan and implement various aspects of the 21st Annual Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure, set to take place Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

Originally founded as the Komen Phoenix Affiliate, Komen CAN Arizona has been changing the lives of women, men and families in its nine-county service area since 1993. The Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure is the Affiliate’s signature fundraising and awareness event, with more than 20,000 participants and raising $1.6 million in 2012.

“We could not have the race without the tremendous support from our volunteers, and the Race Committee especially. This is a dedicated group of enthusiastic, organized individuals with a shared dedication to the Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever,” said Heather Roberts, race and special events director for Komen CAN Arizona.

Key needs for the 2013 Race Committee include entertainment, Kids for the Cure®, operations and recruiting/coaching Teams. Responsibilities include attending meetings and trainings as requested (including monthly full Race Committee meetings), working with Affiliate staff to identify and fill volunteer needs for the Race, collaborating with other committee volunteers and sub-committees, Race set-up (Oct. 12) and Race Day (Oct. 13), and a post-race evaluation. A flexible schedule, with the ability to work some evenings and weekends is a must for Race Committee members.

The commitment runs from May – October 2013, with the Race Committee Kick-Off Meeting taking place at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in the Arlene Copley Wellness Center at Phoenix Baptist Hospital (2000 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85015. Enter through the SOUTH Building – Patient Check-In – and follow signs to the meeting). This is an open meeting for all who are interested in joining the 2013 Race Committee, but please RSVP to raceforthecure@komenphoenix.org.

The 21st Annual Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure® will take place Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. The event features something for everyone, including a Survivor Parade, a one-mile family fun run and walk, Breast Cancer Survivors’ 5K Run, 5K Run and 5K Walk in the State Capitol District. With FRY’s Food Stores returning as the Race’s VIP Partner, registration is now open to the public at www.KomenCANaz.org.

HCL Awards 2012 - David Lincoln

HCL Awards 2012: Lifetime Achievement Award, David Lincoln And The Lincoln Family

Lifetime Achievement Award

David Lincoln And The Lincoln Family

HCL Awards 2012 - Joan and David LincolnDavid Lincoln and the Lincoln family are more than the namesake of the John C. Lincoln Health Network, with its two hospitals, multiple physician practices, and community services programs, which include a children’s dental clinic, a food bank and a community health clinic. The Lincoln family has nurtured an organization that grew out of a church mission to help Sunnyslope’s neediest residents in the 1930s into today’s locally owned, not-for-profit health care network.

For more than 45 years, David Lincoln has worked diligently to preserve and perpetuate the community healthcare philanthropic legacy of his parents, John C. and Helen Lincoln, and to create his own legacy that is being passed on to his adult children and grandchildren.

David Lincoln has been on the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Board for 33 years and recently became an emeritus board member of the John C. Lincoln Health Network board, marking 45 years of service there. Now in his 80s, he continues to take his day-to-day board responsibilities seriously, reading every document and offering sound advice and wisdom on the future of the Network. He walked with the John C. Lincoln team in the October Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and he and other family members attend fund-raising events and other hospital events as well.

The Lincoln family’s unparalleled financial commitment to healthcare in the Valley continued in 2011, when they donated $4 million to renovate the lobby of John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital, which was built in the 1950s.

Employees of the John C. Lincoln Health Network take pride in a family that continues to take interest and care in their achievements and in the health of the community. More importantly, David Lincoln and his family continue to set the tone for the Network’s ethical practice. At a time when hospitals face intense financial pressures in caring for patients, there was no question about whether the Network would continue to respond to the broader needs of the community through its food bank and other community services.


HCL Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

Photos: Clean Air Cab, LLC

Clean Air Cab Brings New Charity to Arizona Streets

Many Phoenix-area consumers can now go green as well as give to charity simply by calling a cab.

Clean Air Cab, based in Mesa, has partnered with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to donate $1 of every fare from their charity cab. This vehicle is uniquely wrapped in a Phoenix Children’s theme for the charity.

Clean Air Cab provides eco-friendly transportation. With Arizona’s first carbon-neutral taxicab, Clean Air Cab is cutting down on emissions and giving consumers more miles per gallon. For those looking for a way to be green and charitable, Clean Air Cab is a great way to do so.

The PCH Foundation is the second charity cab that Clean Air Cab has brought to the streets of Arizona.Phoenix Children's Hospital Cab, Clean Air Cab, LLC

“We believe in giving back to the community by creating unique partnerships with Susan G. Komen and, most recently, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation,” said Steve Lopez, founder of Clean Air Cab. “It’s a great way to help local and national organizations in a clean, eco-friendly way.”

The PCH car isn’t just a temporary charity either. Just like their Susan G. Komen cabs, Clean Air Cab is offering them indefinitely to anyone in need of a ride. Their service extends to Flagstaff and Yuma as well, so more than just the Phoenix area can help.

If you want to contribute to the charity, there are a few things to keep in mind.Clean Air Cab, LLC

“You have to request the cab in order for your ride to benefit the hospital,” Lopez said. “If you would like to pay a donation towards that charity, Clean Air Cab is going to have a charity page on our website in the next couple of months that will collect donations even if you are not riding in one of our charity vehicles.”

For more information, visit www.cleanaircab.com or www.phoenixchildrens.com.

Woman getting a shoulder massage with a red wall behind

Massage Envy: Getting Rubbed the Right Way

I’m standing in a dimly lit room with a table in front of me. There is soothing music emanating from my right. The question I’m asking myself is, “What exactly is my level of comfort?”

I quickly undress and fight to entirely cover myself with the sheet while I awkwardly climb onto the heated massage table before Rose returns. She begins by asking a few questions and massaging my back. I opted for the Swedish Massage — the most popular — with some deep tissue for the problem areas. She also works my legs, arms and face. Before I know it, 50 minutes have passed and Rose informs me she will wait outside with a glass of water.

This was my first experience at Massage Envy. I thought I should give them a try since, in my free time, I regularly beat myself up hiking, canyoneering and rappelling. Toting a load that weighs more than 50 pounds — for multiple days backpacking or canyoneering — full of wet ropes, webbing and gear tends to make one’s shoulders and back awfully sore.Man getting a massage

I was at the newest location in Tempe Marketplace. Massage Envy opened in 2002 with its first store at the Loop 101 and Scottsdale Road. It has or is planning on opening 862 locations with more than 600 already open. Arizona currently has 30 locations.

The International Spa Association (ISPA) confirms that Massage Envy is now the largest spa chain in the world. It performs more than 1 million services each month to more than 920,000 members. Despite a sluggish economy, membership is up 23% from 2009.

Massage Envy’s philosophy is three-fold:

  • Professionalism: 100% of its therapists are trained and licensed, where required;
  • Affordability: $49 a month in Arizona;
  • Convenience: Locations are open evenings and weekends so people can get pain or stress relief when they need it — often without even making an appointment.


Massage Envy is the world’s largest employer of licensed/registered therapists, with more than 16,000 therapists providing more than 250,000 massages every week. In March 2010, it performed its 20-millionth massage. In 2008, Massage Envy partnered with skin care giant Murad, Inc. to launch a new concept: Massage Envy Spa. Murad is one of the world’s most respected skincare companies and was founded by a professor of dermatology at UCLA.

New for 2011 are two signature services: the “Choices” program of:

  • AromaTherapy
  • Deep Heat Relief Muscle Therapy


Massage Envy is also active in the community. It has partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and raised more than $1.8 million for the breast cancer organization.