January 8th Memorial Dedication

Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly and Crystal Kasnoff

To our family….survivors, victim’s families and the Southern Arizona Community, we pray for healing for you all and remember this day with the dedication of our memorial.

Donors offer to match $1M for January 8th Memorial

The plan to build a memorial for the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shooting in Tucson received a boost Monday with the announcement of a commitment to match $1 million in donations.

The largest commitment came from Raytheon Missile Systems and the Kautz Family Foundation, said Crystal Kasnoff, executive director of Tucson’s January 8th Memorial.

The commitment to match funds also came from Tucson Foundations, the Connie Hillman Foundation, real estate investor Michael Kasser, Sundt Construction, attorney Mark Rubin and the memorial foundation’s board members, Kasnoff told about 60 people at the Pima County administration building.

January 8th Memorial moves ahead without state funding (

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – The January 8th shooting touched lives far beyond the six killed and 13 wounded that day. State lawmakers refused to devote two and a half million dollars to build the memorial but organizers see a way to keep going. Organizers are reaching out for more donations to keep the memorial alive. There’s a lot of history in Tucson’s old courthouse plaza. There are plans to put a memorial to the January 8th shooting victims there to join the history in that spot. State lawmakers decided not to kick in funding to help make that memorial happen. But organizers are confident it will happen just the same.

Press conference in support of Tucson’s January 8th Memorial

NEWS RELEASE Arizona House of Representatives Representative Todd Clodfelter (R-10) 1700 West Washington l Phoenix, Arizona l 85007-2844   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Representatives Clodfelter, Friese, and Hernandez to Hold Press Conference Next Week Regarding Tucson’s January 8th Memorial   STATE…

Human Embrace Event draws 2,000 people

Human Embrace Event

Written By Alyx Dote/ TUCSON– Sunday, 2,000 community members arrived at Hi Corbett Field to be a part of this year’s Human Embrace Event.  Sunday marked the six-year anniversary of the January 8, 2011 mass shooting that left six people dead…