5th annual Chicks With Sticks golf tournament raises $40,000

June 24, 2014

The Chicks With Sticks Ladies Open, hosted by Northern Arizona Healthcare, raised more than $40,000 to benefit cancer patients. Proceeds from this ladies-only tournament will support the Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, which provide education, support and resources for cancer patients and their families.

This year’s open was June 5 at the Pine Canyon Golf Club in Flagstaff. The event sold out with 25 foursomes. Sponsors of the event included: The Loven Family, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Conifer Health Solutions, Little America, Aspen Place, Massage Envy, Flagstaff Face & Body, Findlay Toyota and Pepsi.

“We are grateful to all those who participated and supported the event to benefit cancer patients in Northern Arizona,” said Richard Smith, Ed.D., Northern Arizona Healthcare vice president of Development, Marketing and Education. “Our mission at Northern Arizona Healthcare is to transform the health of the communities we serve. Fundraising events like Chicks With Sticks help us fulfill our mission and improve the health of our communities.”

The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, located in Sedona and Flagstaff, are devoted to the comprehensive treatment and early diagnosis of cancer through advanced technology and individualized care. For more information on services and treatments offered at the Cancer Centers, visit

The centers are part of Northern Arizona Healthcare, which also provides healthcare services through Flagstaff Medical Center, Verde Valley Medical Center, Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, Fit Kids of Arizona, Guardian Air, Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, Northern Arizona Homecare and Hospice, Team Health and Verde Valley Medical Clinic.

For information on how to donate to the Cancer Centers or other Northern Arizona Healthcare programs, visit

Pictured left to right: Conifer team members Tammy Dukes, Jamie Davis, Denise Majeski and Rainie Kleckner.