Proposal to raise tobacco-buying age has unlikely critic
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal to raise the age to buy cigarettes in Utah has an unlikely critic — the American Cancer Society's Action Network, which argues the law should target retailers for...
Anti-cancer group: Ban tanning beds for younger than 18
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Health advocates gathered in the Mississippi Capitol on Wednesday, asking lawmakers to ban people younger than 18 from using tanning beds.
They say teenagers put themselves at risk of cancer while tanning for proms or other events.
Group cancels annual New Year’s lake plunge over temperature
WESTMORE, Vt. (AP) — A long-running event involving people jumping into a freezing cold lake in Vermont is ending.
Bob Hope’s example for Nicklaus: Never a cross word
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jack Nicklaus pulled into circle drive at The Breakers and couldn't make it 25 feet to the door without being stopped for a handshake, a greeting, a photo. It was like that for the next three hours and Nicklaus didn't mind.
Still with him was an example set for him more a half-century ago that has served Nicklaus well.
Program offers rides to cancer patients to, from treatment
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Robert Boatner has some radiation treatment left to go. The therapy he was prescribed to treat his prostate cancer requires him to travel from his home in New Orleans East to Touro Hospital, Monday through Friday, for a total of 40 days.
If he were to miss a single day of treatment, he would have to start the process over again.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has partnered with the American Cancer Society and awarded $3.2 million in grant funding to address disparities in breast cancer mortality that exist among women of color.
The grants were made to 32 health systems, with each clinic receiving $100,000 over two years. They'll target underserved populations, with a focus on African-American communities, and will fund care such as breast cancer screening, follow-up of abnormal mammograms and access to specialty care.
Health groups push to raise smoking age to 21
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Prominent health groups including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and American Lung Association are pushing to raise the smoking age to 21 across New York state.
The organizations on Wednesday urged lawmakers to act on the proposal before adjourning for the year next week.
A growing number of local communities including New York City, Nassau County and Westchester County have already raised their smoking ages to 21.
LOWELL -- Neff Farms and Caine Warehousing will co-sponsor the fifth annual Mini K Against Cancer fundraising event to benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life of Rock River.
The event will be held Saturday, May 5, at the Lowell Memorial VFW Hall, 280 South St. Registration will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the walk will start at 4 p.m.
American Cancer Society’s Round Up: A Cattle Baron’s Ball has been scheduled from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena - Pavilion, Amphitheater, 2514 Arena Trail, Midland.
The event will include country star performance, games, live and silent auctions and more all in benefit of the American Cancer Society.
For tickets or more information, call 432-683-6375.
This Friday, Arizona State University’s Lake Havasu City campus will host its first Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society.
WILKES-BARRE — They bowled strikes and spares to strike out cancer and spare lives.
The fifth annual Bowl for a Cause on Sunday raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society, according to organizer Ronald Davis, of the R.J. Financial Services Relay for Life team.
This year’s event, at Stanton Lanes in Wilkes-Barre, was the biggest yet, with an “overwhelming” response, Davis said.
People urged to quit smoking during Great American Smokeout
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The state Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging New Hampshire residents to join people across the country in quitting tobacco during the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.
Thursday marks the day to try to quit.
Health officials say about 18 percent of adults in New Hampshire smoke cigarettes.
Breast cancer survivor finds empathy through disease
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Long before she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Sheila Easterlin was raising money to help fight cancer.
The gift shop manager at Merit Health Wesley for years helped with fundraisers for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life and other organizations on her own and through her role at the hospital.
But since she was diagnosed two years ago, she has stepped up those efforts, raising $30,000 for ACS in October alone.
Considering all of October was devoted to raising awareness about breast cancer, it could be surprising many misconceptions are still at large.
Here are eight facts of which you may not have been aware:
1. Breast cancer refers to more than one type of cancer.
Breast cancer isn't one cancer, as we think of it, but refers to multiple subtypes, with ductal carcinoma being the most common type, according to the National Cancer Institute.
Comedians and residents will stand up to cancer at a dinner and comedy show event in Stratford.
The 12th annual Standing Up to Cancer event is sponsored by MP Construction, LLC, and proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society, a press release said. Three comedians from The Treehouse Comedy Club’s program will be featured at the event.
The dinner, which is open to the public, is set to take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Riverview Bistro at 946 Ferry Blvd in Stratford.
A report from the American Cancer Society finds that breast cancer rates among African-American women in the United States are increasing.
For decades, African-American women had been getting breast cancer at a slower rate than white women, but that gap is now closing.
URI receives grant to ban smoking and tobacco use on campus
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has received a grant to help it become a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
The university received a $20,000 grant from the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation to develop policies to prohibit smoking and tobacco use.
The American Cancer Society's "Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative" is funded by the foundation to accelerate and expand the number of smoke and tobacco-free campuses nationwide.
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Bark for Life to offer show of support, raise funds for American Cancer Society
Trixie was like any other happy, energetic 5-year-old pit bull when her owner, Teresa Swist, had to have her put down due to liver cancer.
“We weren’t sure what it was, her belly was really bloated one day,” Swist said. “After exploratory surgery, we came to find out she had tumors all over her liver — it was nothing that could be treated.”
LIHUE — The Kauai chapter of the American Cancer Society will host its seventh annual Bark For Life Kauai on Saturday at Hokuala.
Bark For Life is a fun, ACS fundraiser that honors the benefits of pets and the relationship between dogs and their owners while raising money to help cancer patients on Kauai and fund research.
This year’s bark offers ocean views, a shady walk, contests with prizes, an agility course and a silent auction.
There is room for one more team at the Relay For Life of North Shore, said Patti Ornellas, the American Cancer Society senior community development manager for the West region.
“Our goal was 24 teams, and we have 23,” she said. “We’re also looking at raising $34,000.”
The Relay for Life of North Shore will unfold Saturday at the Waioli Park from 3 to 11 p.m. with a full schedule of family and fun events.
Sauk Prairie relay team reaches $270,000 in funds for American Cancer Society
Over the past 16 years, Team Sauk Prairie Market – otherwise known as Team Ballweg – has been raising funds for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
The team has raised more than $270,000 largely without the help of corporate sponsorship. Mostly with the help of family, friends and acquaintances of the various team members, funds have come from bake sales and brat stands through the years.
The communities of Sauk City, Prairie du Sac, Baraboo and Reedsburg will join together for the first Relay for Life of Sauk County, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Held previously as separate fundraisers in each community, all municipalities will come together on Aug. 4 at August Derleth Park in Sauk City to bring more continuity to the Relay, said Camilla Jackson, community manager at the American Cancer Society.
Johnson Development Co. presents this year's Couture for the Cause at one of its newest Fort Bend communities: Harvest Green.
Couture for the Cause is the Fort Bend County affair benefiting The American Cancer Society.
The American Cancer Society Couture for the Cause, "Garden Glitz," will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 14, with the fashion show at 8 p.m. at The Farmhouse at Harvest Green in Richmond.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi Medical Center is moving ahead with plans to lease land for cancer patient housing.
The American Cancer Society plans to build a $10 million Hope Lodge on the site, across the street from the medical center's main hospital, near Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
The medical center will lease the parcel for up to 60 years at $50 a year, under an agreement approved Thursday by College Board trustees.
Gordon County Saddle Club raises more than $3,000 for the American Cancer Society
The Gordon County Saddle Club hosted their annual Ride for a Cure benefit trail ride event which took place Saturday, May 20 at Dry Creek Trails in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.
There were 46 cowboys and cowgirls of all ages saddled up to hit the trails to help support a good cause. At the end of the ride, sandwiches, snacks, water and soft drinks were provided for all participants compliments of the GCSC.
(Editor’s Note: Read about a family’s personal battle in this week's Herald.)
Cherokee County Relay for Life 2017 is scheduled for this Saturday, June 17, beginning at 4 p.m. on the Cherokee County High School Football Field.
The event is held each year to raise funds for the American Cancer Society for ongoing cancer research.
Northwest Houston residents came out to cruise for a cure at the Relay for Life of Cy-Fair event May 20 at the Hewlett-Packard Campus on Compaq Center Road.
The Cure Boat - Cruise for the Cure was this year's theme for The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Cy-Fair. The event raised $38,000 for the research, programs, and services for the American Cancer Society.
Relay for Life events help in the fight against cancer by getting people to participate in walking, activities, and ceremonies.
As of 2015, about 3,300 people were diagnosed with cancer in the Rio GrandeValley according to American Cancer Society staff partner Cathy Weaver.
Searching to find a cure for cancer, the American Cancer Society will host its annual Relay for Life of South Cameron County on Saturday at the Saint Joseph Academy Football Stadium in Brownsville.
CLE ELUM — Jan Osmonovich has her hands full — and it’s a familiar feeling.
The 70-year-old Osmonovich, a Cle Elum area resident, is the local lead for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life scheduled July 15-16 at Cle Elum-Roslyn High School.
Call it a cause close to her heart. Diagnosed twice with breast cancer, first in 2000 and then again last spring, Osmonovich is a Relay veteran.
HANAPEPE — Saturday was a special day for Robert “Bob” McDermott at the Hanapepe soccer fields.
“Today is his birthday,” said Leona McDermott-Sa, his wife. “He’s a two-time cancer survivor and celebrating his birthday today. American Cancer Society is all about celebrating birthdays.”
Robert and his family were among the hundreds of people who turned out Saturday night, braving the cold northerly winds to celebrate the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
When the 2017 Bulloch County Relay for Life unfolds at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds on Friday, the night’s event will mean different things for different people.
For some, it means a fun night spent with friends while raising money for the American Cancer Society. For others, it means remembering loved ones lost to the disease or still fighting the battle.
BETHEL - The American Cancer Society is recognizing a local woman for her efforts to fight cancer.
Bethel resident Carol Ann Viebrock is among 10 people across the state to earn the Sandra C. Labaree Award this year from the New England Division of the American Cancer Society.
The award recognizes volunteers whose actions to reduce suffering from cancer exemplify the organization’s values. The award is named in honor of a volunteer from Maine and founding member of the New England Division Board.
Correction: Vermont Tobacco Bill story
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — In a story April 8 about a meeting where public health groups are going to ask lawmakers to increase the smoking age in Vermont, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the organization holding the event. The event is being hosted by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, not the American Cancer Institute. The story also incorrectly reported the day of the meeting. It is going to be Wednesday, not Tuesday.
Cancer doesn't let up. Neither will volunteers, survivors and their caregivers on Friday, April 7 at War Memorial Stadium in Liberty. The war on cancer will be real for those who have survived, those who are in the fight, their caregivers and all who want to battle for them in the confines of the track that night committed to walking and not stopping.
Loss of local Komen chapter will not curb breast cancer help in Spokane
Kristie Ryser wasn’t perfect about doing her monthly breast self-exams. But the 21-year-old had been feeling achy and thought something in her body was wrong, so she checked – and found a lump.
Going With Your Gut -- Virtual Colonoscopy Simplifies Cancer Screening
( NewsUSA ) -Did you know that colorectal cancer is expected to kill more than 50,000 American men and women this year?
But there is hope.
Colorectal cancer is often preventable. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), nearly all of these cancers start as "polyps"-- growths inside the colon or rectum. If people 50-and-older get screened, these can be found and removed before they turn cancerous.
LAUGHLIN — Barbara Bodley, of the Tri-State Relay for Life spokesperson, presented information to the Laughlin Republican Women’s Club to help garner support for the upcoming event. The Tri-State Relay for Life is slated for 6 p.m. Friday, May 5 through 6 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Mojave Crossing Event Center, 101 Aztec Rd.
One cannot fight a battle without effective weapons and an upcoming fundraising seminar should equip attendees for the war against cancer. The Farmington Baptist Church Relay for Life team will host a Cancer Seminar beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Farmington Baptist Church. The cost of the event is $20 and includes lunch. Proceeds from the event will support the church’s Relay for Life team. “It’s a fundraiser, but it’s also meant to be informative. I want people to get something out...
Utah coaches help raise more than $20,000 for American Cancer Society
Misty Russell has survived cancer twice, and while she's grateful for it, there's something else she wants — for everyone else diagnosed with cancer to survive.
"There's not a lot of satisfaction in being a survivor until everybody gets the same opportunity," Russell said.
That's the goal, too, of the American Cancer Society, and of all the participants in the Relay for Life event held each year in Roseburg and around the country.
The Laughlin Team is seeking more team members while gearing up to fight cancer in the upcoming 2017 Tri-State Relay for Life.
The Tri-State Relay For Life is set for Friday, May 5, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Mohave Crossing Event Center, across the river from the Avi. The overnight campout and relay is a reminder that cancer never sleeps.
Expanding the fight against cancer: Relay For Life changes name, adds Needles to outreach
BULLHEAD CITY — Nearly every American is touched by cancer during their lifetime; it may be their own cancer experience or that of a loved one, friend, co-worker, neighbor, or someone else they know.
Nearly every American is touched by cancer during their lifetime. It may be their own cancer experience or that of a loved one, friend, co-worker, neighbor, or someone else they know.
The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers across Connecticut to drive cancer patients to treatments as part of the organization’s free Road to Recovery program.
The American Cancer Society, the largest non-governmental not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the United States, has approved three new research grants totaling over $1.7 million to investigators at Yale University. These grants are among 11 new projects in effect across New England as of January 1, 2017, totaling more than $4.4 million.
Cancer patients ride in style
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As Steve Gotchall approaches the passenger side of the silver sedan, the door handle automatically pops out. Jeannene Glover doesn't notice, her thoughts understandably elsewhere.
She is on her way to her first in a series of radiation treatments.
Gotchall helps her into the car, and then takes a seat behind the wheel.
"Have you ever ridden in an electric car?" he says as he backs out of the driveway of her northeast Salem home.
ACS completes project that will provide amenities to cancer patients
HONOLULU — The American Cancer Society completed its Hope Lodge in Honolulu Thursday with a dedication ceremony.
American Cancer Society announces Great American Smokeout events in Cayuga County
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society holds the Great American Smokeout to encourage people to quit smoking, and this year there will be several ways to celebrate in Central New York.