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SHOUT-OUTS ADVOCATING FOR WOMEN or the third year in a row, Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli has been recognized as a Gold Standard firm by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for incorporating women into the highest levels of firm leadership. Just 44 law firms from across the nation received Gold Standard Certification this year.


DRIVE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE ecognized as one of the longestrunning and most treasured charitable golf events in the Valley, the 44th Annual Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf & Gala raised more than $600,000 to support patient care, medical education and research at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and Barrow Neurological Institute. The evening featured a moving tribute to the event’s namesake, the beloved Lou Grubb, and to Robert Spetzler, MD, who is retiring as president and CEO of Barrow after 34 years of service.


IMPACTING NONPROFITS italyst Health Foundation, in partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, has awarded Innovation Grants totaling $624,703 to five Arizona nonprofits — Arizona Legal Women and Youth Services; Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department; Nature Conservancy; Arizona Community Health Workers Association; and Living Streets Alliance. These grants will fund projects that have a direct impact on building healthy communities around the state.


FIGHTING FOR CANCER PATIENTS rian Hummell, the Arizona director of government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, earned the Laurel Award for Advocacy from the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Hummell has worked to ensure that uninsured women diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer in Arizona have access to treatment coverage; that Medicaid is expanded to provide increased coverage to low-income Arizonans; that cancer patients in Arizona have access to oral chemotherapy; and that state funds for breast and cervical cancer screening programs remain intact.



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