Phoenix nonprofit Archives

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Chrisie Funari founded The Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children in 2014 after losing her daughter, Ava, to cancer in 2012. Funari serves as president of the nonprofit, which provides social, emotional and financial support to families who have a child with cancer. She started the foundation out of her home and has since expanded to a second office. Recently, the organization purchased a 12,000 square-foot-building near Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard to house all their...

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In October 2005, Jody Boyd lost a childhood friend, Michelle Singleton, to breast cancer after a 15-month battle. Singleton, a single mom with four children, was only 32 when she passed away. Boyd was so moved by Singleton’s struggle and subsequent death, that she founded The Singletons, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing “strength, hope and community to single-parent families battling cancer.” We asked Boyd, who serves as the nonprofit’s executive director, to tell us...

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