As highlighted in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star Newspaper article

Monthly E-Newsletter for

 May 2017

Our Biggest Night of the Year!
What?
Thanks to generous donors and friends we've got a fabulous evening planned for you, with hundreds of amazing auction items for you to bid on and win.   We'll have great food, drink, and entertainment, and lots of great items you can bid on and win! 
 
Join Tucson treasure Lupita Murillo and hundreds of Tucsonans for the biggest party of the year to benefit the programs and services that TIHAN provides for people living with HIV.   
Where?
Come out to the Marriott University Park Hotel (now known as the Tucson University Park Hotel), located at Main Gate Square, 880 East 2nd Street (near Euclid and University).  We've got FREE PARKING for you in the garage right next door to the hotel (or you can choose valet parking for a small fee).
When?
We'll transform your Tucson Saturday night into an evening under the stars, as you stroll into the ballroom that will transport you into a cool summer boardwalk marina.  The party starts at 6pm, and we're keeping it cool and casual!  Come in shorts and your summer marina attire, or whatever summerwear you desire.  Just come as you are, and let us celebrate each other and bid on some amazing items -- all to support the programs and services of TIHAN and the people we serve!

Who?
You!  And a few hundred other people who care and want to have fun while making a difference.  Here are a few photos from last year's great event!
 
Purchase Event Tickets Now, and Save!
Purchase your event tickets now and save $10 per ticket!  Use our secure online link on Friday or before to get tickets in advance for $65, and we'll have your tickets waiting for you at WILL CALL.
Tickets will be also available at the door on Saturday, for $75 each. 
Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star newspaper features a story about Treasures for TIHAN and highlighting the efforts of some of our best volunteers: Jenny Hartung, Ellie Johnson, and Tim Haver.  Click here to read the story

 
This is TIHAN's story: it's about care and engagement and getting people involved and connected. I love seeing people working so hard to carry out our mission and programs, and also to put on a great event to raise funds to keep people well. I love seeing our donors being so generous to support the HIV community, and our staff working so hard. And it's especially moving to see it when sometimes it seems like there's so much stigma, silence, misinformation, apathy about HIV. That might still exist--but that's only part of the story. The other--and bigger--part of the story is about compassion and service and love and support.

We have a great team of people working on Treasures, including Jenny and Ellie and so many others working hard to create a fun and successful event that will bring together the community and raise funds to support the programs and services that are carried out by our staff and our volunteers. Programs to support people emotionally, socially, educationally -- building skills, building confidence, and building support systems so that people with HIV know they aren't alone, and so that volunteers can be invested in being part of the solution.

I hope you too will join us in support of this event, and more importantly in support of our programs, people, and mission.  --Scott 

A Few Treasures You Can Bid On!
Hundreds of auction items (ranging in value from $20 to $2,500) have been donated by caring and generous people and businesses thhat support a healthy and strong community where everyone is valued, included, supported, and celebrated.  There will be something for everyone!  If you would like more information about trips, travel, or other items, please email scott@tihan.org  
Some Featured Treasures For You!
  * Spa renewal day for two people at world-renowned luxury wellness resort Canyon Ranch
  * Two roundtrip air passes to anywhere in the US courtesy of Southwest Airlines
  * Two-night stay and a round of golf for two people at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa
  * One night stay and golf for two at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa
  * 4-day/3-night stay at Stallion Ranch Cabin outside of Show Low in the White Mountains in east central Arizona
  * Two-night stay in a 2 bedroom/2 bath top floor condo in Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico with a 180-degree view of the Sea of Cortez
  * UA basketball signed by head Coach Sean Miller 
  * Top grain leather handbag from Four Winds West
  * Refurbished Dell XPS tower with 2T hard drive
  * Dining and doodles with the Arizona Daily Star's editorial cartoonist David Fitzsimmons

The Best of Dining Experiences Await Your Bid!
  * Brunch for two at Hacienda del Sol
  * Blue Willow Champagne brunch for four people
  * Lunch for four people with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild at Café a la C'Art
  * Gift certificate to Primavera Foundation's wine-paired dinner event Primavera  
        Cooks!
Plus gift cards to your favorites, including Café Poca Cosa, El Saguarito, North Italia Restaurant, Mama's Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue, Thunder Canyon Brewery, Ermano's Craft Beer and Wine Bar, Vero Amore (Dove Mountain and Swan/Ft Lowell locations), Noble Hops, Twisted Tandoor, and The Still, Gusto Osteria Italian Restaurant, The Canyon's Crown Restaurant and Pub, Goodness Fresh Kitchen, Elvira's Restaurant (Tubac), Shelby's Bistro (Tubac), Tavolino Ristorante, Senae Thai Bistro, Beyond Bread, Cheesecake Factory, Nothing Bundt Cakes, PF Chang's China Bistro, Outback Steakhouse, and other great dining options.
 
Beauty, Health, and Wellness Can Be Yours!
Lots of auction items for you, including:  a deep cleansing facial from Alternatives in Healthcare Detox Therapy, Mary Kay Beauty Products from Jan Izlar, Arbonne Products with Christina Rossetti, massages by David Adix and Katrina Sosky and Lotus Massage & Wellness Center and Healing Hands/Maria Sturtevant, gym membership at The Nerd Gym, wellness session at Simons Physical Therapy, unlimited Pilates sessions at Body Works Pilates, girls summer camp or privates session at Red Monkey Pilates Studio, spa services at Omni Tucson National, manicure and pedicure at Great Waves Salon, gentle chiropractic treatments with Dr. Bella Eibensteiner, a hydrating facial and Swedish massage by Patrick Alvarez, skin care consult and service at Healthy Skin Dermatology, botox consult and treatment at Balmed Health and Wellness, and even more ways to look good and feel good.

Unforgettable Experiences
Tons of great offers to bid on, such as two first-class tickets on the Verde Canyon Railroad, two first-class tickets on the Grand Canyon Railway, one-hour guest DJ on JAZZ Sundae on KXCI Radio (with Mark Rosenbaum), four passes to the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, 1 year family membership for the Reid Park Zoo, four baseline reserved seats for an Arizona Diamondbacks home game, five tickets to any home UA Men's Basketball game (ranked preseason #1 team in the country!), a pair of VIP passes to Tucson Pride 2017, a party for 12 at Skate Country, and a birthday party for 20-30 children at Rincon Valley Fire Station.
 
MORE ITEMS FOR YOU TO BID ON!

Jewelry that Will Make You Sparkle
Jewelry created by the talents of Laurie and Lisa Designs, Bella Jewels Design, Kendra Scott Design, Cloud Dancer Jewelry Studio, Lone Mountain Turquoise Company, Joseph Birdsong, Pam Chess Jewelry,  Enchanting Glass Menagerie, Made for a Queen/Larry Moore, Origami Owl, and more.

Themed Gift Baskets -- Something for Everyone and Every Occasion
Gift baskets with a host of themes, including date night, game night, beach party, wine and appetizers, Trader Joe's, breakfast burritos, wine and spirits, Arizona Wildcats, Aveda, picnic for lovers, lavender indulgence, artisan good, starry starry night, car wash, some romantic evening, dog basket, dinner and movie night, worry-free travel, and a picnic with wine.
 
More Services
How about a one hour attorney consultation on copyright or trademark law, $100 gift card to Roadhouse Cinema (including free popcorn through December 31), piano tuning service, $300 towards pool service, full auto detailing at Royal Kia or 9 to 5 Auto Detail, one hour marketing strategy session with IdeaMagic Vision Marketing & Automation, $250 towards preparation of an income tax return with Flowers Rieger & Associates.
 
Tickets for Events, Museums, Concerts, Plays, and More! 
We'll hook you up with tickets for the Arizona Renaissance Festival, Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix), Arizona Repertory Theater, Rialto Theatre ($50), Ballet Tucson, Laff's Comedy Caffe, Fox Tucson Theatre, Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, Golf N'Stuff, Live Theatre Workshop, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Phoenix Zoo, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Museum of Contemporary Art, Phoenix Symphony, Heard Museum (Phoenix), True Concord Voices & Orchestra, and .... MORE!

Original Works of Art
By featured artists Tom Philabaum, Grace Calterone, Tom Kerrigan, Richard zelens, Roy Purcell, Eric Galbreath, Robert Bennett, Vicky Stromee, Nikolette Bellio, David Fitzsimmons, Diane Redhair, Jon Lightfoot, Diana Madaras, Victor Navarro, Rod Mullen, Kevin Barnes, and other great artists, too.
 
Vacations and Staycations!
We're offering a host of stays in Tucson and beyond, including:
  * Two-night stay in a king suite at the 4 star boutique hotel The Clarendon Hotel & Spa in the heart of Central Phoenix
  * Two-night stay for two in a casita or deluxe room at Tucson's historic boutique hotel Lodge on the Desert

And More!
What more could there be?  Items donated by music legend Linda Ronstadt from her former home in Tucson, Native American art and jewelry, home furnishings and décor, hand-thrown pots, jewelry, metal art, glass work, garden sculptures, Handmade quilts, on-home wine-tasting parties in your home (from PRP Wine International) or at Zarpara Vineyard (Willcox) or CataVinos (Tucson).  And a women's hair product basket and a $50 gift card from English Salon Spa, golf foursome at Oro Valley Country Club, membership to the Western National Parks Association, $300 gift card at Tucson Applicance/Tucson Furniture, $300 for on-location photo session with Urban Abstrakt Photography, home real estate appraisal, swim lessons, LEGO sets, estate planning packages courtesy of Goldstein Legal Team or Strategy Financial Group. Plus gift cards for shopping at Hydra Fashions, Dos Corazones (Tubac), Civano Nursery, Table Talk at Home, Rustic Candle Company, The Book Stop, The Art & Framing Company, Chicago Music Store, Food Conspiracy Co-Op, Pak Mail, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More.  And that's not all!
Leading us through the evening's festivities?
Our Treasures 2017 Emcee
Lupita Murillo, Reporter, News 4 Tucson-KVOA

And a special welcome by Arizona Rep. Dr. Randall Friese (LD9)
Buy Your $5 Raffle Ticket and           
WIN $1,000 Cash and other great prizes!
Even if you can't attend, you can buy a raffle ticket for a chance at the grand prize of $1,000 cash or one of 10 other great prizes.  Need not be present to win!  Tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20, or 15 tickets for $50.  
Purchase your raffle tickets at our secure online Treasures website or call us at 520-299-6647
THANK YOU!
Thanks to our sponsors who have donated to help make Treasures such a success!

Ruby Sponsor
Eyelink Design Services / Eric Galbreath

Emerald Sponsors
Gene Carlson
Cenpatico Integrated Care
PRO EM, Party & Event Rentals
SavOn Flowers/Dynamite Event Design & Management
Soozie, David, and Ashley Hazan
 
Sapphire Sponsors
Beyond Video
Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and More
Scott Blades, in Memory of Dr. Myron Morris
J. Kevin Carmichael, MD and Tejal Parikh, MD
Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment
Dr. Seth Dubry and Mr. Todd Colwell
The DesertLeaf
The Garrett Foundation - Rusty and Mary Garrett
Goodwill of Southern Arizona
Joseph Heller and Frank Ptak
Stuart Meinke
The Zarling Family
 
Turquoise Sponsors
Aflac / Cathy Davis
Avella Specialty Pharmacy
Cat Hospital of Tucson
Centra Realty: Colette Barajas and Brenda Nowlan
Coalition for African American Health and Wellness
CODAC Health, Recovery and Wellness/Living Out Loud Health & Wellness Center
David Cormier
Marta Harvey and Dawn Jacobs, Russ Lyon / Sotheby's International Realty
Tina MacBeth
Jill Rich, Realtor at Long Realty
Showard Law Firm
Speedway Veterinary Hospital
Summerpride
The Talerico Family, in Memory of Steve Trujillo and Dr. Myron Morris
TIHAN Board of Directors
Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce
Tucson Medical Center

DONATE
If you can't join us for this fun event, please consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of the programs and services we provide, and the people we serve.  Your contribution will make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV right here in our community. Click here to make an online contribution, or mail your check to TIHAN, 2660 North 1st Avenue, Tucson, Arizona  85719.  Thank you!

Treasures for TIHAN is the one of the featured events of Summerpride, a fantastic week of LGBTQI community events that celebrate the spirit of liberation and equality ignited by the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion.  summerpride.com


STAY CONNECTED:  
Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network, 2660 N 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719