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Youth leadership institute honors University

March 31, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Brian Mueller says GCU’s commitment to west Phoenix has been reinforced by the successes of its students.

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Cheers and tears at Run to Fight Children’s Cancer

March 08, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The fourth running of the event on the GCU campus drew more than 3,000 participants, along with a host of family members and supporters, on a glorious spring Saturday.

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Cancer’s cutting edge: Molecular medicine could help customize treatment for children

March 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Janie Magruder GCU News Bureau A thief lives in the home of every child with cancer. It steals play dates from the little girl too drained to go outside, favorite ice cream from the teenager too nauseous to keep it down and carefree days from siblings whose parents are barely surviving the cruel journey thrust on their family. It holds hostage happiness, promotes job loss, wrecks marriages and wipes out bank accounts. All this, and yet the ultimate crime of cancer is even more unjust. At its worst, cancer robs a child of nearly 70 years of life. “I think cancer is pretty lousy no matter what age you are,” said Dr. Robert Arceci, medical director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, a beneficiary of the March 8 GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. “But children’s cancer is a horrible thing. The profound trauma and tragedy of cancer in the very young is that it reverses the age progression. It cuts people short.” Childhood cancer must be caught earlier, treated better and, ultimately, eradicated, and the way to do that is to understand it. Arceci and other prominent oncologists are working to unlock […]

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Cancer run aims to draw 3,000, raise $100,000

March 04, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Nearly 3,000 people, running or walking, in strollers or wheelchairs, are expected to attend the fourth GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on campus. The goal is to elevate awareness of childhood cancer, the leading cause of death by disease among children ages 14 and younger, and to raise $100,000 for two charities that support childhood cancer patients, survivors and their families.

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GCU nursing site ends heart month on healthy note

February 28, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

GCU’s Banner Boswell nursing site in Sun City rolled out the purple carpet for its community on Thursday, offering tours, student presentations and healthful food as February, known as National Heart Month, came to a close. The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions facility at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea will hold a similar event on Wednesday.

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HopeFest to get GCU donation, seeks volunteers

February 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

HopeFest Phoenix, which benefits the needy and expects to have 25,000 attendees this year, is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix.

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GCU run supports children and families in myriad ways

February 18, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

From wigs and Christmas hams to scholarships and mortgage payments, proceeds from the upcoming GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer help Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Children’s Cancer Network provide a wide range of services and support to young cancer patients and their families.

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GCU senior drives west Phoenix small business ‘accelerator’

February 07, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Business management senior Sam Macias hopes his Jumpstart business accelerator coworking space at Thomas Road and 37th Avenue will help merchants, artists and entrepreneurs.

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‘Run to Fight’ race starter symbolizes hope for cancer kids

January 21, 2014 / by / 1 Comment

Six-year-old Jack Welch of Chandler will serve as the honorary race starter for Grand Canyon University’s fourth Phoenix edition of the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on March 8.

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Life Leader with heart for missions wins award

December 17, 2013 / by / 1 Comment

You won’t find GCU junior Wil Gilliland playing video games in his dorm room when he can be teaching and playing soccer with refugee children living down the street from the University. For his beyond-the-call-of-duty actions as a student leader, Gilliland was selected as the November recipient of the GCU Community Service Award.

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