Real Men Pump It Up! ®


 Real Men Pump It Up, 1 mile walk in her shoes!!

Join us for our 2nd Annual FREE Music Fest after the walk!

Real Men Pump It Up® is an annual fundraising event which raises money to support the work the Verde Valley Sanctuary does to break the cycle of family violence and sexual assault and help keep women and their children safe.

While family and sexual violence are very serious matters, this fun and cheerful event gives men the opportunity to take a stand against family and sexual violence, wear some fabulous “pumps” and pump it up to walk 1 mile!

Only men can participate in the walk, but women play a huge role in this event by encouraging and challenging the men in their lives to register and fundraise for Verde Valley Sanctuary.

Real men help send a message that violence against women is not acceptable.

Real men embrace the opportunity to raise awareness about the serious issue of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Update 9/10/14: We’re excited to announce that we have added a wine tasting component to our music festival!! We will be featuring Arizona Angel and Page Springs Cellar wines, as well as a couple of food tastes from local chefs! Tickets are $10 for 5 tastes, and includes a souvenir glass. Purchase tickets here!!


Picnic in the moonlight!

Picnic in the moonlight fundraiser



Mark your calendars and get ready for a boot-stomping good time: Picnic in the Moonlight is a-comin’! The event, a fundraiser for the Verde Valley Sanctuary, will take place on May 18, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Sky Ranch Lodge on Airport Mesa. Relax with a cold beer, shop for provisions at the Country Store, kick up your heels to live music from Bill Bassett’s Trailblazers and bid on beautiful gourmet baskets filled with tasty vittles from your favorite local restaurants. Once you’ve won your basket, make yourself comfortable at checker-clothed tables and enjoy your feast surrounded by your friends and neighbors (not to mention one of the best red rock views in town).

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Real Men Pump It Up

Our 2nd annual “Real Men Pump It Up” walk is happening on October 5th!! This year our walk will be followed by an all day music festival in Old Town Cottonwood. Click on our ”Event” page to register for the walk! See pictures from last year’s walk!! We look forward seeing all our participants from last year, and hopefully some new ones as well!

Generous Gift From Bank Of America

Bank of America GiftExecutive Director, Jane Hausner, accepted a check for $5,000 presented by Hydie Henson DiGiovanni, Banking Center Manager, Bank of America, Cottonwood. The award is given by Bank of America’s charitable foundation to entities that improve the quality of the community. Read more Here

Verde Valley Sanctuary Recognized for Workplace Excellence

Verde Valley Sanctuary was awarded the 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility for the second year in a row.

Sloan Award LogoUsing a rigorous scoring methodology that uses national benchmarks and emphasizes the real life experiences of employees on the job, the Sloan Awards honor organizations that are using workplace flexibility as a strategy to make work work better—for both the employer and the employee. It is a site-based award, and for employers with more than one location it is the local worksite that applies for and wins the award.

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