Foothills Caring Corp mini fundraiser will dazzle

October 29, 2008

CAREFREE – The Foothills Caring Corp is hosting a mini fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 7, at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church. Back by popular demand, Harry Mathews will dazzle you with his musical talents. Harry, with almost 30 years as a professional entertainer, is an excellent vocalist, saxophonist, pianist, and guitarist. His styles include jazz, standard, and popular songs from the 1940’s to present day music. He is sure to please all age groups with his unique blend of comedy, music, and interaction with the audience.

This fun event will raise funds for our Mobility Programs which include, van programs, medical transportation routes, and maintenance of fleet vehicles. The Van Program provides transportation for seniors to concerts, theatre, movies, shopping, library events, lunches, the Senior Center, and many more fun and interesting places.

The Foothills Caring Corp receives many letters of appreciation from their van riders, such as this: “Please accept my sincerest thanks for all you do for us. We who travel on our outings on the van all agree our lives have been greatly brightened. In fact we call it the party van as there is so much laughter and camaraderie.”

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Desert Hills Presbyterian Church located at 34605 N. Tom Darlington Rd. Tickets for the concert are just $25 and may be purchased from the Foothills Caring Corps by calling 480-488-1105.

Cave Creek local to hold fund raiser for Breast Cancer 3-day

CAVE CREEK – Sandra Nickler of Cave Creek will be holding a fundraiser at Brix Wine Spot on Sunday, Nov. 2 to raise money for the Breast Cancer 3-Day. Nickler is joining thousands of other dedicated women and men for the Phoenix Breast Cancer 3-Day, a three-day, 60-mile walk benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust. In order to participate, each walker must train for the event and commit to raising a minimum of $2,200.

“Many walkers raise more than the minimum. In fact, event organizers report the average amount raised is $2,900,” said Nickler “With this fundraiser, I hope to exceed my fundraising goal. I know with Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust as beneficiaries, I’m helping to ensure funding is available for important research and community outreach programs.”

Brix Wine Spot, located in Stagecoach Village, has graciously offered to host the wine tasting which will be held from 2 – 5 p.m. The cost of the wine tasting is $15 per person and includes light foods. $5 per each person will go to Sandra’s fundraising efforts. There will be raffle tickets available for purchase at $1 each for some great raffle drawings. There will also be a silent auction. Each paid wine tasting guest will receive a ticket for door prizes. Brix is “where wine meets the west,” so don’t forget your cowboy–girl hat!

In addition to attending Nickler’s fundraiser, you can also help her by making a donation directly to her online donation page or by joining her team at