Cardiology Chief Among ‘Remarkable’ Women Celebrated on Mother’s Day Weekend

Dr. Nancy Sweitzer with her son and daughter at Tu Nidito benefit, “Remarkable Celebration Prom Night,” May 11 at the Westin La PalomaCongratulations to University of Arizona professor of medicine Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD, one of five women spotlighted as “Remarkable Moms,” May 11, the day before Mother’s Day at the “Remarkable Celebration Prom Night” to benefit Tu Nidito, a local non-profit agency dedicated to supporting children impacted by serious medical conditions and death.

Last year, Tu Nidito supported more than 800 children from 350-plus families.

This year’s prom-themed fundraiser was hosted at the Westin La Paloma Resort. All the mothers honored overcame deaths and medical conditions that challenged their families to build something bigger than themselves. And we’re not just talking about their children.

Dr. Nancy Sweitzer with other mothers being honored as "Remarkable Moms" at Tu Nidito fundraiser May 11. In the case of Dr. Sweitzer, it was coping with the death of her husband, Kurt, while raising two children and becoming chief of the University of Arizona Division of Cardiology and director of the UA Sarver Heart Center. He died in 2012, after a long battle with leukemia, just before she joined the faculty at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Tu Nidito’s annual Remarkable Celebration honors Southern Arizona women who've impacted the lives of children and families. Honorees include, L-R, back row, Dr. Nancy Sweitzer, Anna McCallister-Nichols and Pam Grissom; and, front row, Terri Zarling and Julie Wolfe Beadle. The event soughtto raise more than $300,000. (Photo courtesy of Kris Hanning Photography/Arizona Daily Star)

Read about her story in the Arizona Daily Star or watch the KVOA News4 Tucson broadcast on her experience here:

“UA College of Medicine Honors Cardiology’s Drs. Sweitzer, Kern for Their Mentorship” | Posted May 4, 2018
“UA@Work Focuses on Dr. Nancy Sweitzer’s Efforts to Open Minds, Mend Hearts” | Posted Aug. 16, 2017
“Cardiology Launches 2 New Fellowships, More Sarver Grants, Honors Announced” | Posted July 12, 2017
“Sweitzer Selected as Editor of the Journal, Circulation: Heart Failure | Posted June 26, 2017
“Dr. Nancy Sweitzer Inducted into Association of University Cardiologists” | Posted Feb. 9, 2017
“UAMC Reactivates Heart Transplant Program” | Posted May 28, 2014
“Dr. Nancy K. Sweitzer Named Head of University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and Division of Cardiology” | Posted Nov. 14, 2013

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