Go Beyond again in 2018


What is BEYOND?

“BEYOND is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community.

BEYOND encourages community members to adopt a comprehensive approach to their physical and mental health through the BEYOND Rx Health Formula, grounded in four key principles: exploring nature; good nutrition; physical movement; and community connections.

BEYOND kicks off the New Year with a community-wide outdoor event that takes place in several spectacular locations across Pima County on the second Saturday of January.”

Join us in going BEYOND! 
Saturday, January 13th 2018

Carolyn’s note: Beyond Tucson grew out of positive actions post the Tucson Tragedy mass shooting on 1/8/11. A year later in 2012 lots of Beyond exercise/healthy events popped up around Southern Arizona, and now it is held on the 2nd Saturday of January. Ross Zimmerman, father of deceased Congressional Aide Gabe Zimmerman has been an impetus in this public health project. Events coming up for 2018:


Gabe Zimmerman trailhead sign, courtesy of Beyond Tucson
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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Reminder to go BEYOND on Saturday. Lots of physical activities to participate in all over So. AZ.

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