Thank you to our major donors who joined us on August 1 for our donor appreciation reception. We are truly fortunate to have so many supporters of BAG IT throughout Arizona. We had a lovely reception at The Core at La Encantada where the Board and staff were able to visit with donors and personally say thank you. It was a pleasure to meet in person some of our donors who we had not met previously. BAG IT Board Chair, Virginia Warren, spoke about how she shares regularly gives out the bags to friends and colleagues when they are diagnosed with cancer, sharing her strong feelings and beliefs about how the bag empowers an individual. Executive Director Mindy Griffith spoke and acknowledged our 15 years as an organization and recognized Founder, Sherri Romanoski and her continued involvement with the organization. Mindy shared with those in attendance about our plans for the future of BAG IT which include a revision/refresh of the bag to launch by the end of the year, our goal to expand bag distribution beyond the state of Arizona, and a brief overview of our recent strategic plan process.

It is always difficult to find a time to get together that works for everyone but we do appreciate all that you do to support BAG IT and help provide the bag at no cost to newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families. We are also most appreciative of our donors who are not in Tucson and were unable to join us.

We cannot thank you enough for your financial support, your time, and your commitment to help those impacted by cancer.