• Specializing in minimally invasive approaches to the treatment of colon and rectal conditions. Images of Dr. Adrienne Forstner and Dr. Makarawo
  • Experienced, highly trained, and dedicated staff. Images of Dr. Adrienne Forstner and Dr. Makarawo
  • We work closely with your primary care physician to provide comprehensive care. Images of Dr. Adrienne Forstner and Dr. Makarawo
  • Board certified, advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Images of Dr. Adrienne Forstner and Dr. Makarawo
  • Dedication to compassionate, respectful patient care. Images of Dr. Adrienne Forstner and Dr. Makarawo
  • Conveniently located in Glendale. Images of Dr. Adrienne Forstner and Dr. Makarawo

Community Events Close To Our Hearts

CRCAZ is very proud to be a part of these charities and the brilliant support they bring to their community! Over the years we have been fortunate to participate in events that inspire your heart while raising the funds needed for programs and services making a real difference in people's lives. Please feel free to browse our photos, click on the links to learn more, or sign up for the next event and be a part of our team!

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BAG IT is designed to assist anyone with any type of cancer.

BAG IT is committed to providing information and education to newly diagnosed individuals with cancer and their families. This information is designed to help them cope with their diagnosis, and empower them to become active members of the treatment team. The helplessness of being a "victim" begins to diminish with this type of support. Our slogan for BAG IT is "Fight the Fear."
Content Source: http://bagit4u.org/mission/

Click for photos from the 2013 Be There for BAG IT Chili Challenge event.

Click for photos from the 2015 Be There for BAG IT Chili Challenge event.

Click for a fun video from the 2015 Be There for BAG IT Chili Challenge event.

For More Information on BAG IT, please click on the link below:
www.bagit4u.org

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Colon Cancer Alliance - Undy 5000

The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a community that provides hope and support to patients and their families, while saving lives through prevention, research and patient support services. Our vision is for a world free of colon cancer, where education, early detection and treatment lead to survivorship for all.

The Undy 5000 is a family-friendly 5K run/walk that was created by the Colon Cancer Alliance. It is unique because participants are encouraged to run in their boxers to bring attention to the area affected by colon cancer. We have found that by getting people talking about this disease, we can save lives!

UndyRunWalk Event 2019, please click on the images to enlarge them.

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UndyRunWalk Event 2018, please click on the images to enlarge them.

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UndyRunWalk Event 2016, please click on the images to enlarge them.

Image of The Colon and Rectal team participating in the Undy 5000 on a beautiful day in Phoenix!The Colon and Rectal team participating in the 2016 Undy 5000 on a beautiful day in Phoenix!

Picture of Sonya and her family showing their team spirit at the Undy 5000!Sonya and her family showing their team spirit at the 2016 Undy 5000!

Content Sources:
ccalliance.org
ccalliance.org

For More Information on this years Undy 5000, please click on the link below:
Undy 5000

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Porellos "Help us to help others"

Dr. Forstner takes great pride in being a co-founder of Por Ellos along with her two dear friends, Suyen Largaespada and Tobias Engert. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Por Ellos coordinates projects primarily for the locale of Granada, Nicaragua, a large colonial town in Southern Nicaragua, expanding to the rural areas surrounding the urban zone of Granada. Por Ellos develops projects to bridge the gaps in other existing larger projects, supplying resources and professional expertise to improve the conditions of the local population.

Por Ellos addresses the entire community, using small, concrete projects focused on the areas of health, education, and nutrition with the ultimate objective to improve the quality of life and there bye to improve the social situation.

Por Ellos has helped to renovate preschools and trade schools in and around Granada in addition to running basic health education days in the rural areas. Currently we have a long-running project of a physical therapy and counseling center for 80 disabled children and their families and are in the process of expanding our weekly English school to a second location. Like us on facebook or check out the web site for the latest events and option to donate!

Content Sources:
porellos.org
porellos.org/our-work/

For more information on Porellos, please click on the links below:
Porellos.org


Dr. Makarawo's - Las Terranas, Dominican Republic | 2014 Medical Mission

In March 2014, I was selected to travel with the Midwest Missions Group to a remote village in Dominican Republic where I was involved in mission work. During this one week trip, in amongst the multitude of activities involved, we were able to set up a surgical clinic and outpatient surgery department. We triaged multiple patients and operated on the largest number of patients ever in the 40 year history of this group's mission trips over the years, the surgeries performed including primarily pediatric hernias, adult hernias and adult symptomatic cholelithiasis.


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Arizona's Doberman Rescue

Desert Harbor Doberman Rescue of Arizona (DHDR) is Arizona's first and oldest 501(c)(3) nonprofit Doberman rescue organization. Founded on January 6, 2009, our mission is (1) to rescue placeable purebred Doberman Pinschers in Arizona, evaluate and treat them, and place them in suitable, qualified, and loving forever homes, and (2) to educate the public about our breed and about living with a Doberman.
Content Source: https://azdoberescue.org/about-us/our-mission

Upcoming Event
Dobie Dash 2019
February 16 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

For More Information on Arizona's Doberman Rescue, please click on the link below:
www.azdoberescue.org


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"These wounded warriors fought for us... It's time we fight for them™"

Wings for Warriors is a volunteer driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to help ensure that our combat wounded Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans returning home, or transitioning into the realm of their disabilities are getting the adequate healthcare and financial benefits that they deserve. They should expect from their local communities this type of support and outreach. We owe them that! Content Source: WingsForWarriors.org/

2019 Event At The OdySea Aquarium

Wings For Warriors Plaque

Doctors Harding, O'Neill, Forstner and Castillo posing with a beautiful plaque presented by Wings for Warriors. Dr. Forstner-Barthell is honored to of been a part of the incredible 2019 OdySea Aquarium event in support of United States Veterans!

Wings For Warriors Sponsors

Sponsors proud to be a part the 2019 Wings For Warriors OdySea Aquarium charity event.

Wings For Warriors Board

Wings For Warriors Board.

For more information on Wings For Warriors, please click on the link below"
WingsForWarriors.org/