We committed to be better.
To be better together. (from Beyond website)
To spend more time with those we love,
and to reach out to those we don’t yet know.
To get outdoors and enjoy nature’s beauty,
and to fully embrace all that life has to offer.
To push ourselves beyond our normal boundaries,
and to strive for that next peak on the horizon.
We will commemorate those we lost on January 8, 2011, celebrate the spirit of togetherness we felt in the days and months following the tragedy, and recommit ourselves to building a stronger, healthier future.
As this community-wide outdoor festival enters its fifth year, we will continue our journey BEYOND – towards a fresh set of challenges and new adventures!
For 2016, Beyond is moving beyond a single day of activities. We hope you joined us at one of the Beyond events on January 9, 2016.
For Beyond events from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. all over Pima County:
Check our event calendar for additional events during 2016.
Carolyn’ note: It’s been 5 years since that fateful day of the Tucson mass shooting at the Safeway at Oracle/Ina. 6 innocent people died and 13 were wounded by a mentally ill, lone gunman, including former CD 8 Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. How much has changed since then regarding gun safety? And how many more mass shootings have there been since then? Answer: too many, including that one on Dec. 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elem. School when 20 young children and 6 adult staff were shot & killed in Connecticut. I cry too thinking about that horrific event, but let us move on beyond as well for gun safety.