Every year, Del Webb communities across the Valley host breast cancer walk/run events to support breast cancer research and treatment. In 2011, the 5 communities raised $10,500 to support breast cancer research. "The walk events are great community fundraisers where Del Webb residents unite in supporting the greater community in the fight against cancer," said Jim Karras, community association vice president and executive director for Del Webb in Arizona. The Del Webb walk events take place at Sun City Festival in Buckeye, Anthem at Merrill Ranch in Florence, Rancho del Lago in Tucson, Fireside at Norterra in Phoenix and Fireside at Desert Ridge in Phoenix. All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Phoenix Affiliate.
The Anthem at Merrill Ranch FITT for Life Expo exists to connect, educate and inform the residents of the southeast valley, specifically Pinal County, with the resources they need to live a healthy, happy lifestyle.
Put on by the community of Anthem at Merrill Ranch, the FITT for Life Expo is an interactive educational experience for the whole family. At this free event, you’ll be able to learn about new technology and products, interview local health & wellness providers, attend seminars led by regional medical experts, receive an array of free health screenings, experience world-class cooking demos by a local celebrity chef, enjoy extreme rides and attractions and so much more! Whether you’re six or sixty we’ll have something for you!
The Spring Festival admission will be free and the Spring Festival is open to the public, and intended for all ages. The 2012 saw 4,000 attendees and featured a LIVE Sting Ray Exhibit, Giant Expo Wheel, The Yo Yo Swing Ride, pony rides, petting zoo, Budweiser beer garden, live entertainment, dog agility demonstrations, inflatables for the kids, arts and crafts vendors and MUCH MORE!
Open to Florence and the surrounding community residents, students, friends, pets and family! 5 categories to enter. One winner from each category. Parade entries are free to register! Join us at the Anthem Community Park afterwards for the Pledge, colors ceremony, patriotic performance, awards and much more! Check out the Freedom Fest activities and fireworks after the parade!
The American Heroes Concert is a chance for the residents of the southeast valley to come together for an evening of music, food and fun; to offer an epic "thank you" to the men and women in public safety that work day in and day out to keep us safe. We invite everyone to come out and enjoy some delicious food, shaved ice, ice cream and more; while relaxing on the lawn for a high energy concert and heart-warming ceremony.