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May 2010

Volume 3, Issue 1

Kaity’s Way Board


Bobbi Sudberry
President & Co-Founder Kaity’s Way Goes to the Beach at MYFest
Bobbi is the mother of five
On Saturday, April 3, 2010, national workshops, Kaity‟s Way and its mission.
and is a certified Senior
Kaity‟s Way hosted a table at presentations and
Paralegal/Legal Assistant. MYFest „10, hosted by performances, the group Participants enjoyed
Bobbi works full time as an MYLIFE, at Tempe Town Lake focuses on important issues inspirational music, art and
Operations Supervisor for in Tempe, AZ. MYFest ‟10 affecting youth. MY LIFE entertainment while learning
CareCentrix in Phoenix, marked the third annual event provides youth an opportunity more about available
AZ. She enjoys most sponsored by MYLIFE-- to have an active voice in the resources related to foster
outdoor activities, Magellan Youth Leaders planning and implementation care, substance abuse and
gardening, reading and Inspiring Future of system transformations to mental health. There was
being creative. Empowerment. MYLIFE gives improve behavioral health strong sponsor support from
youth an opportunity use their care in Maricopa County. local radio station Power 98
experience, talents and voice who hosted a break dance
to make positive changes in battle, the Phoenix Sun‟s
their lives while helping others Gorilla, and various health
Ric Sudberry
to do the same through services groups, Census
Vice President & Co- Magellan of Arizona. volunteers and local schools.
Magellan of Arizona is
Ric is the father of five and dedicated to improving the
spent five years in the US lives of youth who have
Air Force as a Medical experience living with mental
Technician. Ric works full illness and/or substance
time at Home Depot in abuse.
Phoenix, AZ. He enjoys
MY LIFE is made up of youth Kaity‟s Way was centrally
reading, watching football between the ages of 13 and located in the heart of the
(Go Steelers!) and event, easily accessible to the
23 who have experience with
traveling. mental health, substance approximately 5,000
participants, speaking to
abuse and/or foster care-
related issues. Through youths and adults about
regular meetings, local and
Susan Guinn-
Lahm, MA, CRC, LPC
Susan is a native of Ajo, AZ
PVCC Hears Kaity’s Story
where she works as the The Marriage and Family students asked great “Great presentation, very
Lead Behavioral Health classes and Cultural Diversity questions and had shared influential.”
Clinician at Desert Senita class taught by Ana Stigsson words of encouragement for
at Paradise Valley Community Bobbi, as documented on the “Thank you so much for your
Community Health Center College heard Kaity‟s Story on surveys they filled out. Some strength.”
(DSCHC). Susan provide March 31, 2010 and April 5, of the kind words they had to
general mental health 2010. While the story is very say were: According to the 47 surveys
counseling services, tragic, there was a lot of filled out by the students, 37
specializing in patient’s positive interaction between “Try to tell the story to high or 79% of the students knew
behavioral changes to the students and the speaker school freshman it would be a of or knows someone in an
compliment their medical Bobbi Sudberry. The good education tool.” abusive relationship.
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the
kind of car I drove but, the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.
-- Author Unkown
Calendar of Events Kaity’s Way Honored and Distinguished
April 18- April 24, 2010 victims‟ rights. The Maricopa County
May 1, 2010 @ 7:00 am was National Crime Attorney‟s Office also hosted
What Victims‟ Rights Week a rally on the Senate lawn,
(NCVRW). This is a time April 20, 2010 at the Arizona
Kaity’s Way Yard Sale for victim advocates and State Capitol complex in
Where our communities to learn recognition of National
about victimization, reflect Crime Victims‟ Rights Week.
1341 W. North St on the cost of crime to our The keynote speaker was
Ajo, AZ 85321 society, and promote Bobbi Sudberry, of Kaity‟s
laws, policies, and Way, who was presented
programs to help victims with the Community Action
When of crime rebuild their lives. On April 19, 2010, the Award, by Cindi Nannetti of
May 1, 2010 Arizona Attorney General, the Maricopa County
The 2010 NCVRW theme, Terry Goddard, hosted a Attorney‟s Office and Pinal
What “Crime Victims‟ Rights: Commemorative Crime County Sheriff Paul Babeu.
Jewels by Parklane Fundraiser Fairness. Dignity, Victims‟ Rights Week
50% of proceeds benefit Respect” recalled the Event where he presented
Kaity’s Way ideals that inspired the Bobbi Sudberry with the
victims‟ rights movement, Distinguished Service
Where the laws, services and award for Public Policy.
To order contact us at awareness. They hosted Due in part to her or daily events throughout participation, support and
the week in celebration of dedication in the passage
602-740-2734 victim advocates and of Kaity‟s Law.
Kaity’s Way Volunteer Support
May 6, 2010 @ 10:00 am Community Support and Raffle winning tickets saw with edge guide,
What Appreciation P510 reciprocating saw
Grand Prize - 2 round trip with 2 blades, P700
Kaity’s Way speaks at Kate’s H.A.N.D.S. Club at airline tickets (AirTran) to flashlight, 2 rechargeable
Club. Paradise Valley anywhere in the battery packs, 1-hour
Community College for continental US valued at diagnostic charger and
their willingness to $1,000 winning raffle ticket tool bag. Valued at $149
Kate's Club collaborate with Kaity‟s #460409 winning raffle ticket
Scottsdale, AZ Way to make sure we are #460004
able to get out into the Fender Fretless Bass
community and Guitar valued at $400 Body Massage by Judy
When accomplish our mission. winning raffle ticket valued at $85 winning
#460378 raffle ticket #460072
May 13, 2010 @ 2:30 pm Volunteer Support and
Appreciation 2 night stay at the Marriott Kaity's Way T-shirt with art
Springhill Suites, Flagstaff, by Kaity herself valued at
Kaity’s Way speaks at Kaity‟s Way thanks: AZ valued at $240.00 $25 winning raffle ticket
Ecademic Miranda B. for helping winning raffle ticket #460622
with the MY FEST exhibit #460022
Where table. She handled like a Dinner for 2 at Rosita's
Ecademic pro. Personalized DVD/Slide Mexican Food Restaurant
Phoenix AZ Mookie S. and Donny L. show, provides up to 50 valued at $25 winning
for organizing a mini yard pictures and music of raffle ticket #459998
sale for Kaity‟s Way. choice valued at $200
winning raffle ticket $20 Bed Bath & Beyond
Cathy S., Debbie V-S., #460614 gift card winning raffle
Donna M., Maria D-S., ticket #460721
Sarah M., Karen H., Ryobi 18V Super Combo
Brandi H., Janie S., Kit which includes a Yankee Candle Gift set
Denise W. and Jaci M. for Includes P204 cordless valued at $20 winning
selling raffle tickets. drill, magnetic bit holder raffle ticket #459994
and 2 bits, P501 circular
Kaity’s Way Contact
Calendar of Events
May 17, 2010 @ 8:15 am
What Mailing Address: We‟re on the Web!
P.O. Box 83494 See us at:
Kaity’s Way speaks at Phoenix, AZ 85071
Arizona Victim Assistance
Academy (AVAA)
Email Address:
4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd
Phoenix AZ 85040
Phone Number:
(602) 740-2734

Dating Violence Statistic

A research study in the July
2008 issue of the Archives of
Pediatrics & Adolescent
Medicine showed that 44% of
students were abused by an
intimate partner by the time
they graduated from college.

Help Wanted
Kaity’s Way needs
volunteers for the Evening of
the Arts West event
tentatively scheduled for
November 2010. Please
contact Bobbi Sudberry.

Kaity’s Way also needs

volunteers to book Home

Yankee Candles Fundraising

ends May 15, 2010. Please
contact Bobbi Sudberry.

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