5K Race for Brain Cancer Awareness

September 25, 2012 Comments Off on 5K Race for Brain Cancer Awareness


South Jordan, Utah—Friends of Trisha Thurber are hosting a 5K race and a 2K child walk in South Jordan to raise money for her medical expenses. The event will be held on Sept. 29, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. at 11350 S. 4000 W. South Jordan, Utah.

The suggested donation for the event is $25 for adults and $10 for children. These funds will go directly to Thurber for her medical expenses.

“The 5k race is an event for friends and family to attend to show support,” said Holly Jones, friend of Thurber. “Trisha has been diagnosed with more medical conditions. She is a strong woman fighting against cancer.”

Thurber was first diagnosed with a grade 3 brain tumor (Anaplastic Astrocyrtoma) in April 2011. Since then, she has been diagnosed with skin cancer, and a second grade 3 brain tumor. Doctors have suggested that she may have a third brain tumor, but that has yet to be confirmed.

Thurber has attended chemotherapy since May 2011. She has had two brain surgeries, eye surgery, skin surgery and 12 weeks of daily radiation treatments. Due to her illness, Thurber was not able to keep her job as a programmer at Hill Air Force Base. She has moved out of her home, sold most of her belongings and has used her savings to pay for all expenses.

“Trisha is a strong person and has been trying hard to stay positive, active and by following a strict diet,” said Jones. “She reminds friends and family that life is precious.”

Donations will be accepted at the event. Checks can be written directly to Trisha Thurber. Registration and credit card payments can be made beforehand at www.trotfortrisha.blogspot.com

For more information, please visit www.trotfortrisha.blogspot.com


Women’s Expo Release

September 5, 2012 Comments Off on Women’s Expo Release




Orem, Utah—Art and pottery classes, skin cancer screenings, do-it-yourself projects, fashion and hair shows will be among the activities offered at The Utah Valley Women’s Expo to be held Sept. 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Orem’s UCCU Center at Utah Valley University, 800 West University Parkway.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 12 at the door.

“Women who attend The Utah Valley Women’s Expo can shop for the latest fashions and accessories, learn new skills and even be tested for skin cancer,” says Roxanne Bennett, Utah Valley Women’s Expo coordinator.

Mountain Star Health Care will bring a Divinci robotic operating system to the expo.  This operating system is used by surgeons to perform complex surgeries.  When used in surgeries, robotic operating systems have typically resulted in reduced blood loss, decreased pain and minimal scarring.

Doug Bourdreaux, marketing director of Mountain Star Health Care said, “We want to show women that there are other options to surgery by using robotics and finger movements with the DiVinci instrument.”

Brick Canvas, a spa based at Thanksgiving Point, will present hair fashion shows with the latest styles and tips on how women can create these styles. Brick Canvas will also be offering free services and discounted gift cards at its booth.

Fashion shows will be held both days of the expo with clothes and accessories provided by such companies as Dillard’s, Walmart, Diva Fashions, House of Denim, Lilac Clothing, The Posh Peddler and Bags that Fit.

Sponsors of The Utah Valley Women’s Expo include NuSkin, Mountain Star Health Care, Brick Canvas, McNeil Printing and City Deals.

For more information, visit www.uvexpos.com


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