Thank you Tucson for coming out and supporting the American Cancer Society Western Talent Show. Special acknowledgment to the Chairs, Deb and Tim Rossi. Our Emcee, Whyte Panther, who was engaging and sang a special song to survivors and earned a standing ovation. The Celebrity Judges offered positive advice to each contestant. Judges were: Eric Schumacher, Dr. Liz Almli, Shane Harbin, Emily Eldredge, Alan Maymo, Malan Jones, Bruce Andre and Jeannie Tucker.

Each member of the committee has worked hard to make this event special. We thank the following members: Larry Fox, Wanda Fry, Shane Harbin, Chanel Lopez, Nina Mamula, Key Phillips, Andrea Shirley, and J Beth Wright, and Kevin Fischer. Thank you to our sponsors, Tucson Medical Center, Sonora Quest Tucson, Norma Zimdahl, and Roche.

Winner of the People’s Choice Award: Rodeo City Wreckettes

Winner of the Celebrity Judge’s Choice Award: Carissa Carona.

Tucson is a smaller community with a very large heart. We want to thank Tucson residents for being part of the show, watching the show and supporting all of our efforts to raise awareness of the American Cancer Society mission.

Adrienne Barker

West side

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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