| Jan 13, 2015
Sunrise resident Jessica Offir didn't know that when she swabbed her cheek at a donor drive in college that a few years later she'd save the life of another woman.
Offir received a call in mid-2009, saying she was a match for a woman with leukemia and...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 11:16 AM
What started out as a simple Facebook request for photos of dogs for a 16-year-old cancer patient has since turned the pet-loving boy into an Internet celebrity.
Anthony Lyons' love for the therapy dogs that greet him during his treatments for...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 3:58 PM
By age 3, she was reading. By 7, she began to play her mother's harp. At 9, she had already performed in front of hundreds.
"Oh, that was our mistake; we put her crib next to the piano," Cameron Huster Beck's mother Penny said.
Such a joke was typical...
| Oct 18, 2014
Good dental health is inextricably entwined with overall health and well being. Local groups are ensuring that everyone has access to care.
Earlier this month the Community Free Clinic in Newport News joined with Newport News Links Inc. and the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:51 AM
Jack Sattler’s parents Eric and Monique call their son a Christmas junkie. It starts in August when he pulls out “The Grinch” DVD and begins to play it and makes out his wish list.
No matter what happens to the Naperville North High...
| Dec 21, 2014
The doctors continued to speak. Desra Felix did her best to assimilate the information, but her senses shut down upon hearing the word leukemia.
"I went blank," said Felix, recalling her reaction on Aug. 19, 2013, when she learned her then 7-year-old...
| Dec 17, 2014
Just call it hospitaliano. Olive Garden is in the business of giving back. The popular Italian restaurant chain's Pasta for Pennies program benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has raised more than $90 million since 1994. Thousands of students...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 12:42 PM
Catonsville High School's basketball teams will host neighborhood Catholic school rivals Seton Keough and Mount St. Joseph for the second annual Merritt Properties Catonsville Cup fundraiser Saturday.
The No. 14 Comets girls will play Seton Keough in...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:57 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — One thing that John Carpenter wants people to know is that he did nothing heroic. He didn't rush into a burning building and rescue anyone. He didn't perform a life-saving operation.
He says that he's a statistical benefactor,...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 8:30 AM
In Virginia, students at 120 schools filled collection jars with spare change over a 3-week period, to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The top fundraising schools in Virginia include George P. Phenix School in Hampton with $10,200.25....
| Nov 27, 2014
| 1:40 PM
The living room was festooned with orange streamers. On the kitchen counter sat a cake, brightened with orange food coloring. The only clue that this wasn't a color-themed birthday party was the sign near the front door. It read: Orange you glad chemo...