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Cancer

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  • Oak Park boy with leukemia to lead La Grange Pet Parade

    Oak Park boy with leukemia to lead La Grange Pet Parade
    An Oak Park third-grader with a love of puppies and parades has been named the 2015 junior grand marshal of the La Grange Pet Parade. The honor is also a wish come true for 9-year-old Paul Nelson, who has Down syndrome and is completing the final rounds...
  • Walk raises $225K+ to help grant wishes

    More than 1,300 walkers and their supporters wound through Markham Park in Sunrise for the recent Make-A-Wish Southern Florida 5K Walk for Wishes, which raised more than $225,000 — the most in the event's six-year history. The winners: the...
  • Bartlett High students shaved to raise money for cancer research

    Bartlett High students shaved to raise money for cancer research
    When Kendall Rudolph of Bartlett was two, she lost her hair from chemotherapy treating her lymphoblastic leukemia. Recently, the sophomore at Bartlett High School chose to have her long locks and full head of healthy hair shaved, to raise money for The...
  • Westchester Community Church helps children with cancer

    Westchester Community Church helps children with cancer
    Members of Westchester Community Church are helping children and teens fighting cancer. The church recently sponsored a toy and gift card drive to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides comfort...
  • Great-grandmother rallies for 5-year-old fighting brain cancer

    LEESBURG — Pat Tutton's great-granddaughter is fighting cancer 1,125 miles away. But Tutton isn't letting the distance separating them prevent her from helping. The 75-year-old Mid-Florida Lakes resident learned in October that Lexy Lamp, 5, of...
  • Teen In Chemo Fight 'Wants To Be With Her Mother'

    Teen In Chemo Fight 'Wants To Be With Her Mother'
    MIDDLETOWN — Her lawyers say that Cassandra C. has been a powerful advocate for herself throughout her ordeal, first in refusing chemotherapy in the fall and, at a hearing Monday, now cancer-free after several months of court-ordered treatment, in...
  • Maryland researcher wins grant to study alternative cancer therapy

    Maryland researcher wins grant to study alternative cancer therapy
    Christopher Jewell, an assistant professor in the University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering, was awarded a three-year, $250,000 grant from the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy to develop gene therapy to promote cancer immunity, the...
  • Students at Hannum School shave heads to raise funds to fight cancer

    Students at Hannum School shave heads to raise funds to fight cancer
    Two-year-old Christian GaƩl Sebek loves his family and cars. They were devastated when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January. Unfortunately, his journey with cancer is just beginning. But Christian's 8-year-old brother, Aidan,...
  • Hartford Students' Fundraiser: Duct-Tape A Dean

    Hartford Students' Fundraiser: Duct-Tape A Dean
    HARTFORD — While strips of duct tape were readied, Principal Leonard Epps stood in the cafeteria Friday and asked his high school students for their attention. Lunch was underway at the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School, a staffer from...
  • Orland Park man credits hot sauce with saving his life

    Orland Park man credits hot sauce with saving his life
    An Orland Park man is enjoying more than a year's supply of free hot sauce, which he credits with triggering a seizure that may have helped save his life. Randy Schmitz, 30, said that after sampling Flashbang hot sauce on a toothpick last August at...
  • Local St. Baldrick's event one of largest in world

    Local St. Baldrick's event one of largest in world
    When Maggie Horn was in kindergarten, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. She went through more than two years of chemotherapy before beating it. After that experience, Horn's parents, Bill and Barbara of Franklin Park, wanted to...