“Marisa Bowen’s life was a testament to the indomitable human spirit. Throughout her remarkable 30-year journey of battling cancer, she proved to be an unstoppable force of nature. Despite facing countless physical and emotional challenges, Marisa’s unwavering dedication to others remained her defining trait. Her deep and genuine care for those around her shone through as she tirelessly supported families and children in their times of need. Even amidst the trials of grueling chemotherapy and radiation, Marisa displayed unwavering strength, grace, and an infectious positivity that uplifted everyone fortunate enough to know her. She was a beacon of hope and inspiration, a reminder that compassion and selflessness can thrive even in the face of life’s greatest adversities. Marisa Bowen’s legacy continues to touch the lives of many, forever etched in the hearts of those she touched with her boundless love and unwavering courage. Marisa would say that her greatest gift was the incredible support of her family, friends, doctors, and nurses. Marisa lost her battle with cancer in March of 2022. Cancer Support Community of Northern Arizona carries forward that legacy of caring and support for those who are battling cancer.” Rich Bowen

Thanks Rich for sharing these inspiring words with all of us.  Thank you for your dedication to health care and the improvement of health care in northern Arizona. Thank you for making the recommendation that we launch a Men’s Only Support Group from CSCAZ NAZ.  It has been up and running strong since February 2021 due to your suggestion that men need a safe place to process cancer. Thank you for serving on the CSCAZ Board of Directors and the BOD northern Arizona committee.  Thank you for the opportunity to walk on behalf of Marisa and your family today.  Cindy