Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Nephcure Walk Arizona

Saving Kidneys. Saving Lives.

Walk to support research for Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Kiwanis Park – Fiesta Ramada’s in Tempe, AZ.


San Tan Valley, AZ. 8-2013 — The Nephcure Foundation along with local patients will be holding a NephCure Walk on Sunday, October 13, 2013. The family affected is a committed member of the community. Elizabeth (Ely) Grau, age 50, has been dealing with FSGS-Focal Segmental Glomeruli Sclerosis for over 8 years. There is no cure for this rare condition, which affects the kidney filtering systems. Ely found out that she had this disease at the same time that her favorite basketball player Miami Heat Alonso Mourning was going through his kidney transplant for the same disease.  “I remember being told that if I did not attack it aggressively I would have to go on dialysis and would need a transplant within a year. It was scary to hear that, being a single mom with a 13 year old daughter at that time. Luckily the aggressive treatment put me in remission but it was at a cost. My immune system got bad, gained weight and lost a lot of my strength. I wake up everyday wondering what the day will bring. I can relapse at any given moment, with still NO CURE.”

With the cause and cure unknown and a continual increase of newly diagnosed patients, Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS, have become a concern to patients, families, and physicians. The Nephcure Walk will allow community members to give back locally and support families like Ely’s by participating in the fight to discover the cure. Registration for the walk will begin at 9:00 am and the walk will start at 10:00 am. There is no registration fee but fundraising is encouraged. Any walker who collects over $100 will receive a free T-Shirt. All proceeds will benefit the NephCure Foundation, an organization the Grau family has been supporting actively since Ely was diagnosed with the disease.

To sign up for the walk, join Ely’s team or make a donation go to:

Contact: Ely Grau: 480-347-8791 Email: (committee member Arizona)

Contact: Kelly Helm Phone: 719-510-7969 Email: (Colorado)

Click here for more information about The NephCure Foundation on Wikipedia and GuideStar



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American Family Insurance Affiliate Gerald Sajor Puts a Personal Touch On Insurance Needs

Award-winning insurance agent fuses honesty, integrity and passion for educating and helping clients.

The state of Arizona’s burgeoning insurance market has been taken to the next level with American Family Insurance affiliate Gerald Sajor’s agency. Gerald Sajor, an award-winning insurance agent, has become renowned in the local community for his personal commitment to his clients and their insurance needs, becoming what he calls their personalized risk manager. Through a fusion of sincerity, professionalism, personality and passion for educating and helping his clients, Sajor has created his own personal brand of service.  American Family boasts a proven track record in the insurance sector and has been rated number one for Claims Paid as well as number one on JD Power & Associates’ Customer Satisfaction survey for independently-owned agencies.

With a background consisting of business ownership and being a consumer, Sajor found a passion for utilizing all these areas in a culmination within the insurance agency profession. Further, his personal and sincere interest in homes, cars, boats, RVs and specifically motorcycles drove him to understand the necessity of safeguarding these precious items with formidable insurance coverage. “A combined personal and professional background has helped me relate to and assist my clients,” explains Sajor. “I value all the items my clients do and as such, I want to safeguard those items by insuring their value; I wish to be part of protecting that investment for my clients.”

The Gerald Sajor Agency provides Home and Auto insurance, Business Insurance (my specialty), Life and Health insurance. Boasting a number one rating in claims history, the agency, never questions whether a client’s claim is going to be paid: As Sajor puts it, “At the end of the day, our clients have me as their personalized agent. Customer service is defined as treating the customer as I would want to be treated. Therefore, I will always be available for my clients…they even receive my personal cell phone number as evidence of this commitment, and that’s not something you see every day.”

For more information on how Gerald can help you, please visit Gerald Sajor Agency


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Candace Johnston, Unique Skin Therapy for Desert Residents

Unavoidably, Arizona residents are exposed to extreme weather — and that can mean trouble in the heat of our Arizona summers. Without proper care, our skin can easily become rough and chapped. Arizonans know all about dry, itchy, painful skin that easily cuts, scratches, cracks or splits.

However, there is relief and Candace Johnston has the solutions with her expertise of Arbonne skin care products.

“I call myself an educator in skin therapy,” says Johnston. “The skin is the largest organ in the body and it has to be at its best to properly protect us.” She realizes that Arizonans love to embrace their beautiful state with outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, skiing, golfing, and cycling. “It’s wonderful to enjoy the outdoors,” she claims. “But it doesn’t have to happen at the expense of having healthy skin.”

Johnston is an esthetician, an expert in maintaining and improving skin. She has been educating clients about keeping their skin healthy and beautiful for over eight years. Even though most of her clients deal with the same desert climate challenges, each has his or her own skin type and quality. Johnston analyzes clients’ skin needs by considering factors such as age, skin type, ancestry, allergies, medical concerns, prescriptions, and lifestyle. With personalized skin care evaluations, she teaches the client how to effectively care for their skin and treat unwanted problems.

Johnston features Arbonne skin care products, internationally well-known for purity and safety. Formed from botanicals, Arbonne products never contain parabens, animal products or testing, or potentially harmful chemicals. Arbonne skin and hair care products are an ultra- premium line available from her through individual customized recommendations.

Whether you live in the Phoenix area, further south towards Tucson, or in the northern Flagstaff area, it is important to have a hydrating skin regimen that includes bathing in warm, not hot, water; using gentle cleansers; and applying appropriate products that address skin issues such as acne, anti-aging, sun protection, razor burn or rejuvenation. A personal skin analysis can determine exactly which Arbonne botanical products are best for you. Give Candace a call at (480) 710-0293 for your personal skin analysis.

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