Golfland Sunsplash by Golfland Entertainment Centers (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Sunsplash is a water park that is fun for all ages. There are crazy, insane water slides—there are scary slides and steep ones and some that go really, really fast. You have to be 48 inches tall to ride any slide or to go into the wave pool without a life jacket.

I went on every slide because I was big enough. I spent hours at Sunsplash riding slides and having so much fun there!

There was an ice cream shop and boys could go in without a shirt or shoes on. I got a huge ice cream there. The wave pool made huge waves that are deep.

Pennies by Roman Oleinik (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Do you know someone who has had a blood cancer? Chances are, if you do, they may have been helped by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. One person is diagnosed every three minutes with blood cancer. Another 171,550 are expected to be diagnosed in 2016 according to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society.

Christina Szilvassy, campaign assistant for Pennies for Patients, says the society began in 1949. Its mission is to find a cure for blood cancer. It supports families and patients fighting cancer by assisting them with co-pays and travel programs.

Childsplay

Childsplay began 40 years ago. David Saar, graduate student at ASU, wanted to bring a group of actors together to put imagination and wonder in the minds and hearts of children. The mission of Childsplay is “to create theater so strikingly original in form, content or both that it instills in young people an enduring awe, love and respect for the medium, thus preserving imagination and wonder, those hallmarks of childhood that are the keys to the future.”

With the Fourth of July weekend here, a lot of families will be escaping the heat by packing up the car and heading to the mountains. The U.S. Forest Service wants you to have fun, but to also be really careful, especially when it comes to fire.

Fire season is upon us—as of press time, a... Read more

UK and EU Flags

In a surprising outcome, Brits voted on June 23 to pull the United Kingdom out of... Read more

Bear Essential puts the news right into the hands of kids and families all over Arizona! The newspaper lets you know about what’s going on and fun things to do, and also gives kids like you a voice through its Young Reporters Program!

Each month, a new issue of Bear Essential News rolls off the press and is delivered to kids all over Tucson and Phoenix. To reach most of the kids in these areas, the publishers print A LOT of newspapers. In fact, Bear enjoys one of the largest circulations of any newspaper in the state!

It takes a lot of...Read more

United Way of Tucson

Can you read a book to a young child, plant a tree, paint a wall?

If you can, then you can be a VOLUNTEER. A volunteer is a person who gives time freely to do tasks that help individual people or whole communities. A volunteer can make a huge difference in the life or lives of people in need. A volunteer can be a child or an adult. A volunteer can help individually or in a team setting, such as a church group, a scout group or a company group.

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