Arizona Storytellers: Catherine Alonzo

Published: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 8:24am
Updated: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:37am
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Catherine Alonzo shares her story at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on June 28, 2017.

KJZZ is partnering with The Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series.

Catherine Alonzo and her two siblings were born in England. When she was six months old, her older brother died in an accident when he was just 3 years old.

To Catherine, her life was normal, but her mother seemed to be sad most of the time.

For years, Catherine struggled with how to help.

Catherine Alonzo is the CEO of the PR firm Javelina and is the founder of sheLEADS.

The next Storytelling event is Wednesday, Jan. 24 at The Peoria Center for the Performing Arts in Peoria.

To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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