Previous Events


Rare Disease Day 

Feb 28, 2017

How are you raising awareness? Tell us how on facebook or email us at

Arizona Network for PKU and Allied Disorders wants to raise awareness for Amino acid disorders (AAs) are a group of rare inherited conditions. read about it HERE


Poppets Event at the MIM- April 2016

Biomarin is holding this event is 4/23, from 10-1 PM.  PKUer and three family members invited.  Childcare provided for 2-12 year olds.


ANPAD Holiday Flyer 2015Rare Disease Day 

Feb 29, 2016

How are you raising awareness? Tell us how on facebook or email us at

Arizona Network for PKU and Allied Disorders wants to raise awareness for Amino acid disorders (AAs) are a group of rare inherited conditions.


Camp Knot a Phe

Families of AZ metabolic patients ages 5 and up are welcome to attend camp July 28th-31st. We have moved the camp location to a bigger and better site (Sky-Y, see it here: ). We'd love to see new and returning families! E-mail for an application, or if you have any questions.


Come Cook with Us- Phoenix

Sept 24th Chef Andy will share fun and nutrition cooking tips as well as some great recipes. Join him will be Kristin Lindstrom MD, Clinical Genetic, PCH will speak about PKU. Space is limited.


Come Cook with Us- Tucson

Tucson cooking special event November 12, 2016. Sponsored by BIOMARIN. Chef Andy will share fun cooking and nutrition tips. Kristin Lindstrom, MD will speak about PKU, Phe levels and the brain.


Night Under the Stars- Fall 2016



National PKU Awareness Day December 3rd! Tell your story, spread awareness, post a picture.... #PKUawarenessDay, #lowpro, #ANPAD #AZPKU


Kendra Scott Give Back

Dec 8, 2016

20% of the proceeds to benefit ANPAD!


ANPAD Holiday Party

Dec 10, 2016

Family Life Center

5757 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013


Phoenix Holiday Party

DEC 13, 2015 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale 10515 E. Lakeview, Scottsdale AZ 85260



DEC 6, 2015 3:00pm- 5:00pm

Location; AZ Air Time – 3931 W Costco Drive, Tucson,  AZ 85741


Night Under the Stars and Camp Knot a Phe!


Phantom Tea xsmANPAD Phantom Tea

Oct 15-18th, 2015

We are SO excited for our Phantom Tea Fundraiser in October! see our invite

Mark your calendars!
Anytime between October 15-18, make a cup of tea at home or get one from your favorite shop. While enjoying your tea, you can make a charitable contribution at Don’t forget to post a picture of your tea using the hashtags ‪#‎azanpad‬ & ‪#‎phantomtea‬

This is the biggest fundraising event and you DON’T have to come! Don’t forget to share the event with all of your friends and family!


Cooking Workhop

Cooking Event Tucson

Saturday, October 10 1:00pm til 5:00pm. 

Join us for an interactive, PKU cooking class. Visit with other PKU families have lunch and and learn how to prepare wonderful low protein meals. Also hear Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD,LD, of the Cleveland Clinic, speak about “PKU and You: Advocating for excellent Care.”

This event will be held at Natural Grocers in Tucson, 7220 E Broadway Boulevard. Limited space is available so please call 855-PKU-CALL ( 855-758-2255) or visit

This is a special event sponsored by BioMarin. There is no cost to attend.

Limit of three family members or friends with each person with PKU. This event is designed for individuals ages 4 and up. Childcare will not be provided during this event.


Visit the AZ Science Museum

April 25, 2015 from 10:00am til 2:00pm. 

Join us for this exciting event for individuals with PKU and their families at the Arizona Science Museum. Visit with other PKU families have lunch and and tour the museum. Sponsored by BioMarin.

Hear Kristen Lindstrom, MD of Phoenix Children’s Hospital speak about “PKU an Overview”

This is a wonderful informative event you will not want to miss. Then after lunch you’ll receive tickets to visit the Arizona Science Museum.

Download the invitation from BioMarin Phoenix AZ Invitation (2)

Limited space available register today here… or call (855-PKU-CALL)



Families with younger children wanting to connect with other families

May 2, 2015 10:00am – 12:00pm

Nana’s Playground Mesa, AZ, 85213

  • Meet other young ANPAD families
  • Build your support network
  • Hear from PKU adult & mom – Elisa Skidmore
  • Kids Craft
  • Low protein snacks
  • Take home printed resources

ANPAD has many wonderful events and now more events will be offered for new ANPAD families.

Join us on MAY 2nd for a “Poppets Play Day” at a private home in Mesa.  ANPAD will be holding this event.  Families with young children (0-5 years of age) are encouraged to come, although older kids are always welcome. This will be a fun meet and greet.  Find out what new foods your child might try next. Listen to stories from other families on how they handle the low protein diet. Meet some older parents who can answer some questions.

Low protein snacks and cupcakes will be served. If you would like to attend or join in the planning of the next event please contact:


Night Under the StarsNight Under the Stars 

February 21, 2015.  There will be a  dinner, auction, live entertainment.  Tickets are $75.00 a piece  or $125.00 per couple. For more information or sponsorship opportunities email


This event raised $51,000.00

A special thanks goes to MSUD and all of our wonderful 2015 sponsors included: The Grind, VitaFlo, Biomarin, Nutricia, Hyperion, Meridian Bank, Jackie Lusson, Passport Coffee and Tea, CSI- Convention Services International, EC 70, Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, 20/30 of Scottsdale and Snapbooth.


December 21, 2014 – Annual Holiday Party (Phoenix ) Join us on Ice… for a Ice Skating Party at AZ Ice 15829 N 83rd Ave. Peoria, AZ 85382. Bring your family, your favorite low pro snack, mingle and visit with Santa.


Holiday Party Tucson 14December 14, 2014Holiday Party (Tucson). 4pm – 8 pm
1100 S Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716 Ramanda #1 Come mingle with old friends at Tucson’s first annual Holiday Party. Bring your favorite low pro dish to share, enjoy Santa, arts and crafts followed by Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo. RSVP by December 7, 2014.


Tucson AZ CookingOctober 25, 2014Cooking Workshop (Tucson). Hands on cooking workshop. Learn to make great low phe meals at home. Spaces are filling up so reserve your seat today.

Join Andy Broader for an evening of hands on cooking the low-protein way

Hear Mary Brown, MS, RD, CDE of Intermountain Health Care,
speak about “PKU Nutrition and You!”
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014
4:00pm – 8:00pm

Tucson ANPAD Dinner invite 8-29-14August 29, 2014-  A Night Out with the Family  ANPAD Board member Danille Mesa is hosting a informal dinner of new Tuscon parents. Get to meet other families, talk with ANPAD members about PKU and Allied Disorders. Learn where to find information, tips on what other parents are doing and get updated on what the ANPAD group is planning next.


September 20, 2014 – Cooking Workshop at Andy Foods  Phoenix .

Hands on cooking workshop. Learn to make great low phe meals at home. More details to come.


May is PKU Awareness Month.

AZ Science Center EventMay 17, 2014 …. Science Center Event.    Join us for this exciting event for individuals with PKU and their families at the Arizona Science Museum. Visit with other PKU families and tour the museum and have lunch. What a great way to celebrate PKU Awareness Month!

To reserve space, or call 855-PKU-CALL (855-758-2255). This event is sponsored by Biomarin Inc and ANPAD


Golf tournament brochure 14May 2- 3rd 2014 Charity Golf Event and Dinner

MSUD has partnered again with Arizona Network for PKU and Allied Disorders to put on an even better event and extend the benefit of the tournament to many more children. Register for dinner, golf, spa day, buy raffle tickets or learn about sponsoring this event.


skating party

Holiday Skating Party                                

The Annual Metabolic Holiday Party took place on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Family Life Center Skate Rink.  Around 120 people were in attendance; including patients, siblings, caregivers to those with metabolic disorders, metabolic hospital staff, ANPAD volunteers, and sponsors.  Families got to interact while skating, visiting Santa, and eating low protein snacks.  Families brought low protein recipes and their favorite low protein snack to share.  Raffle prizes, including tools to help manage the diet, were given away.  The party was great for family networking, dietary support, fundraising, and moral boosting.


Events in 2013  See more photos on our Facebook page  and Flicker Photo stream

Annual Holiday Party at the  Train Park

• Annual Garage Sale

• Cooking Workshops

• Golf Tournament

• Silent Auction and Dinner

• May is PKU Awareness Month. Diamond Back game.

• Camp Knot a Phe -We are Family!


Previous Events in 2012

  • October 15th PKU Cooking Workshop

  • October 29 Skating Party

  • December 10th Metabolic Holiday Party

  • May 12 Splash Party Tempe Town Lake

  • May 20th Lake Party Reid Park Tucson

  • PKU Awareness Picnic
  • Camp Knot-A-Phe 2012