Special Events

PCOA Talks

Join us for a two-part, FREE educational talk on reducing the risk of accidental poisoning from medications.

FREE and Open to All
Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, March 7
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Jewish Heritage Center

February, 27 – Part 1: Medications and Your Wellbeing

March 7 – Part 2: Be a Successful Member of your Health Care Team

Mismanagement of common prescriptions and over the counter medicines is resulting in dangerous complications. Join us to talk about easy steps to reduce your risks of mismanagement, and work more closely with your health care team. Make it a priority to put your health first and learn how to be YOUR OWN BEST ADVOCATE!

UA Cancer Center Lecture Series

The series runs first Thursday of each month, February 2 – May 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Jewish Heritage Center.

Cancer directly impacts 1 out of every 3 people. Science and technology have transformed the fight against cancer since then-President Richard Nixon called for a War on Cancer by signing the National Cancer Act of 1971. Now there is a renewed effort to push the boundaries of medicine in a search for a cure with President Obama’s Cancer Moonshot.

From precision medicine, to novel drug development, to the new frontiers of immunology, researchers and clinicians from the UA Cancer Center will discuss the state of cancer research and its impact on the newest and most promising cancer fighting treatments moving into the clinic.

The BEAR DOWN. BEAT CANCER. series, which is open to the public, will focus on trends in research and clinical care involving such topics as breast cancer, head and neck cancer, translational science, and diet.

March 2
Head and Neck Cancer: The Emerging Epidemic
Julie Bauman, MD, MPH
Associate Director of Translational Research, University of Arizona Cancer Center
Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology, UA College of Medicine

Elizabeth T. Jacobs, PhD
Professor and Director, Epidemiology Program, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

April 6
Diet and Cancer: What’s a Person to Eat?
Cyndi Thomson, PhD, RD
Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control, University of Arizona Cancer Center
Director, Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention & Health Promotion

May 4
Breast Cancer Research and Patient Care
Joyce Schroeder, PhD
Director of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Initiative, University of Arizona Cancer Center
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, UA College of Medicine
Pavani Chalasani, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, UA College of Medicine

The lectures will be held the first Thursday of each month, February through May, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tucson J, 3800 E. River Rd., Tucson. For further information, please  call 520-299-3000.




A Triathlon for the Whole Family

April 23, 2017

Focused on introducing multi-sport to the next generation; youth and their adult mentors can race side by side in a fun, non-competitive event.

Ages 3 and up

Even the little guys can swim, bike and run. Every participant gets a shirt, swim cap, and finishers award. Plus tons of fun!

3 Distances

25 yd/ .25 m bike/.25 run

  • Ages 3-6 with adult mentors
  • Mentors can be in the pool and assist with transition, bike and run.
  • All on the JCC campus- no traffic. Uses grassy areas.

50 yd/ 3 m bike/ .5 run

  • Ages 6- 12 mentors optional
  • A mentor can be in the pool and transition area.
  • Mentors must register to be on bike/run courses.
  • Bike is on the Loop.

200 yd/ 5 m bike/ 1 mile run

  • Recommended for ages 12 +
  • Serpentine swim
  • 5 mile bike on the Loop
  • 1 mile run
  • Mentors must register to be on the courses with youth.

All ages welcome! Different distances, NO timing pressure, and awards for all make the Tucson Family Triathlon a great event for families, youth, and the mentors that guide them.


Israel Virtual Rides at The J

Ride for the Living
June 23, 2017
Join our friends from JCC Krakow (Poland) as they ride 55 miles from Auschwitz to their JCC. Your participation helps support programs that are building renewed Jewish life in Poland.

All rides will take place in The J’s Indoor Cycling Studio