Academy for Cancer Wellness

Academy For Cancer Wellness To Host 2012 Confetti Gala...

Academy for Cancer Wellness to host 2012 Confetti Gala... - 9/9/2012

The Academy for Cancer Wellness will host its 2012 Confetti Gala at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway, Tucson, on Sunday, October 14 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $75 person and tables for 10 are available. For ticket information and reservations contact Alice Chang at, Wendy Karahalios at, visit or call (520) 722-4581.

Begin the evening enjoying jazz performed by Max Goldshmid, Nick Stanley and Evan Dain and a no host bar while browsing silent auction items including exquisite jewelry, a week’s vacation at the beach on San Carlos, two nights and $100 gift certificates at the Sheraton Hotel in Albuquerque, local Sheraton Hotel packages, deluxe accommodations at the Westward Look for one night and breakfast in the Gold Room, antiques, sports memorabilia and many other items that may be perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Tantalizing prizes are also available through two separate raffles.  Tickets are on sale now starting at just $1 for a chance to win a queen-size quilt made by Quilters 2 at the Voyager RV Resort and $25 tickets or six for $100 for a $2,000+ Judith Lieber jumbo Crystal Black Pearl necklace with 20 dazzling pearls, a two-night stay plus a $100 gift certificate at Casino del Sol, a Tucson Originals restaurant package, an entertainment package with tickets from the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, UAPresents, Broadway in Tucson, Arizona Opera and Arizona Theatre Company and a car service and repair package from Tucson Dodge. Winners will be drawn during the Confetti Gala. Raffle tickets can be bought at Commenci 2860 W Ina Rd Suite 120, Annabelle’s Attic, 6178 E. Speedway or online at

 A three-course dinner and wine will be served at 6:00 pm and will be followed by a performance featuring Lisa Otey and the Desert Divas.

The Desert Divas were founded in 2001 by Lisa Otey to showcase the amazing talents of Tucson women musicians. Each performer leads her own musical career and has her own unique style. The Desert Divas have performed in Spain, France and Mexico, and appear annually in Tucson and other venues around Arizona. In 2011, Lisa Otey and the Desert Divas celebrated their 10th anniversary with a new CD, Bring Your Own Boa!  Their powerful, high-energy performance will bring you to your feet!

Lisa Otey and the Desert Divas features members of the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, Tucson Music Hall of Fame, Best of Tucson and TAMMIES and have traveled the world with their unique sound. The Divas are: Heather “Lil’ Mama” Hardy, Hurricane Carla, Diane Van Deurzen, Liz McMahon, Regina “the Queen” Wills, Rich Nordenberg, and Erik Truelove, led by Lisa Otey. This powerful, high-energy performance will bring you to your feet. For more information, visit

Proceeds from the Confetti Gala will benefit the Academy for Cancer Wellness. The Academy for Cancer Wellness, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization established in 1995 by Alice F. Chang, along with John J. Welker and his wife, the late Gertrud Welker. Its purpose is to provide support for cancer wellness—for cancer survivors and for their family and friends. The academy’s mission is to spread awareness of the many people who have faced the challenge of cancer and emerged triumphant; to provide means for these cancer champions to rally amongst themselves for mutual strength and support; to provide funding for research toward the promotion of cancer wellness; and to provide modest financial support for the working poor and under-insured cancer patients.

For more information, please contact 520-722-4581 or visit