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Lake Wylie Pilot
Local cancer survivors to hit the catwalk March 22 in Charlotte
For her birthday, Baxter resident Catherine Lindgren will don the latest clothes, hairstyle and makeup.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
The Mountaineer Publishing Company
CHA program launched in Haywood County
The American Cancer Society has launched its Community Health Advisor Program in Haywood County.
Giant, inflatable colon coming to Ann Arbor area mall
The University of Michigan Health System will partner with the American Cancer Society to bring a 32-foot long, 14-foot high giant replica of the colon to Briarwood Mall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 22, to raise awareness of colorectal cancer.
As sun season approaches, walk and run raise money for OHSU melanoma tissue bank
Proceeds from the May 31 event will benefit Oregon Health & Science University's Knight Cancer Institute and Department of Dermatology .
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Offering support to someone experiencing cancer
<![CDATA["True compassion does not come from wanting to help those less fortunate than ourselves but from realizing our kinship with all beings." -- Pema Chodrin Learning that someone in your life has been diagnosed with cancer often causes uncertainty about how to provide meaningful support. It is normal to have questions about what to say and how to act. The American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) offers some "Do's and Don'ts" to consider as you show your concern during this stressful time. Do: * Say something. Express sadness or concern, or even that you don't know what to say in these circumstances, but let them know you are thinking of them. * Take your cues from them. Respect their need to share or their need for privacy. * Respect their decisions about how their cancer will be treated, even if you disagree. * Include the person with cancer in usual social events. Trust that they will tell you if the commitment is too much to manage. * Let them know you care just by listening. Sometimes a caring listener is what the person needs the most, not advice. * Offer to help in concrete, specific ways, but always ask before doing something, no matter how helpful you think you are being. * Keep in touch by asking what is best for them; sending cards or emails or setting up a communication webpage like Caring Bridge (www.caringbridge.org). Don't: * Discuss a friend or relative who died or had a horrible cancer treatment experience. Likewise, avoid saying that it will be OK if they just stay positive. It's not necessarily true, and it might add pressure rather than reassurance. * Offer expressions of extreme concern as they aren't necessarily helpful. Often, people with cancer end up having to comfort and reassure everyone else and do not get the support they need. * Take things too personally. It's normal for them to have good days and bad days, to be quieter than usual, to need time alone and to be angry at times. * Be afraid to talk about the illness. * Always feel you have to talk about cancer. They may enjoy conversations that don't involve the illness. * Tell them, "I can imagine how you must feel," because you really can't. * Be afraid to hug or touch them if that was a part of your friendship before the illness. For more information, please visit the Marshfield Clinic WINGS webpage at www.marshfieldclinic.org/wings.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Austin's Firegrill donates to American Cancer Society
Team members from Albany Internal Medicine also raffled off a UGA football signed by coach Mark Richt.
Morris Daily Herald
Help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer
MORRIS – The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Grundy County gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Decision to retire 'just feels right,' says United Way of the Ozarks CEO
United Way of the Ozarks President and CEO Jennifer Kennally announced publicly Wednesday her plans to retire in August.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Stand up for yourself and your health
We're a sitting society, and it's sabotaging our health. I took aim at my sedentary ways by standing for 48 hours straight.
Inter-SING! Competition Raises $20,000 For American Cancer Society
Remember that awesome SING! competition we told you about last month? Brooklyn Sings!, an inter-SING event in which students from Midwood, Madison and Murrow high schools competed against each other for best student-created stage production, took place this past Saturday and students raised more than $20,000 to donate to the American Cancer ... (more)
River Rock Fundraiser
On Tuesday, March 11 at River Rock Restaurant and Marina Bar in Brick, Relay for Life team "Why Knot Fight" will be holding a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Philanthropy beat: Cancer Society is ranked top fundraiser
Thousands of Minnesotans walk, run and bike for a cause each year, soliciting donations from friends and family for their efforts.
The Monroe Monitor & Valley News
Survivors sought to "Pack the Track" at Relay For Life
One of the most powerful and moving events during Monroe's annual Relay For Life is the Survivor Lap, when purple shirt-clad cancer survivors walk once around the quarter-mile track on which the 24-hour relay is held.
The numbers are in: Chili cook-off nets $180,000 for American Cancer Society
MOBILE, Alabama -- Going into the 25th annual American Cancer Society Chili Cook-off held March 9 in west Mobile weren't sure what to expect from this year's event.
Coaches vs Cancer Dinner & Auction
One of my favorite organizations that I'm proud to be a part of is the American Cancer Society.
Central Kitsap Reporter
American Cancer Society Urges Increased Colon Cancer Screening to Save Lives
While a combination of earlier detection and better treatments have yielded a steady decline in the colorectal cancer death rate over the past 20 years, colorectal cancer will kill an estimated 50,310 people in the U.S. in 2014, Colorectal cancer is one of only a handful of cancers for which screening is proven to save lives, both by finding and ... (more)
Drew Barrymore: "I don't think I'm a good actor"
Drew Barrymore attends Hollywood Stands Up To Cancer Event with contributors American Cancer Society and Bristol Myers Squibb hosted by Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon and the Entertainment Industry Foundation on Jan. 28, 2014, in Culver City, Calif.
Screening Can Prevent More Than 90 Percent of Colon Cancer Cases. So...
Colon cancer will take more than 50,000 American lives in 2014 making it the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
North Platte Bulletin
Library presents: World War II uniforms
Lincoln County Historical Museum Director Jim Griffin will explain World War II uniforms at the North Platte Public Library at noon on March 21. ... More A relay for life team, The Fighting Flamingos, is hosting a "Bowling for the Cure" fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society next Sunday March 16. ... More The Great Plains Regional ... (more)
Bark for Life Saturday in Lauderdale County
Bark for Life, a fun event that benefits the American Cancer Society, is set for Mar. 15 at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center.