| May 22, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Colon cancer -- it's the disease that took the life of Robin Gibb. It is a preventable disease, yet many shy away from the screening. One local woman fighting advanced colon cancer herself has another mission -- to show you how to survive.
It was a great...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 3:02 PM
As Mike and Maura Sudik made their way through the autograph line at this year's Community Day Wednesday, an important member of their family was not with them.
"It is special for us to be here this time," said Mike Sudik. "In memory of Theresa."...
| May 30, 2012
As symptoms of menopause sneak up on her, Sue Cunningham turns to her older sister for advice on what to expect next. "Now, it's night sweats at 3:15 a.m. Exactly. Every night," said the 45-year-old Pilates instructor from Chicago.
Like many women,...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:08 PM
Firefighters from the Rivers Park Fire Station had only one question for Casey Dyson as they sampled home-baked cookies from her fledgling delivery service: Does she pack cold milk on her scooter?
Dyson, a Columbia resident who launched CookieRide in...
| Nov 4, 2012
As Kelly Weaver walks through the halls of the Alexander Leigh Center for Autism in Crystal Lake (alexanderleighcenterforautism.com), she beams with pride.
"We started with one student in my basement back in 2007," says Weaver, the center's executive...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 3:09 PM
My grandmother, Joanne Ruth "Mimi" Mulder, was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Seattle. She spent a short while in Yakima, where her grandparents, Ruth and Wheeler Warren, ran one of the first Washington apple-packing companies.
Soon after, she moved to sunny...
| Jan 10, 2013
After the births of her first two children, Charmaine Sharkey's neighborhood hospital gave her cans of baby formula and sent her on her way.
But Sharkey tried something different when her youngest, Dynasty, was born six months ago. The 28-year-old...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 5:11 AM
Ana Belaval gets a preview of the 2012 American Craft Expo taking place this weekend in Evanston. With more than 160 vendors, the expo will raise funds to support breast and ovarian cancer research.
| Aug 24, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Ovarian cancer patients are living longer, but the disease still haunts those diagnosed.
Living with ovarian cancer for four years, she’s already beat the odds of a disease once called the Silent Killer.
Alice Vogt lives in Bedford County with her...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:49 PM
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and like how breast cancer awareness uses a pink ribbon, ovarian cancer uses a teal ribbon.
Memorial City Mall is helping the cause with their annual, "Paint the Town Teal" campaign, started by one-...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 6:32 PM
The loss of coach Barb Grady is like losing a family member for the tight-knit Dover High School community.
"She's just been a tremendous influence in this school district," said athletic director Rich Leatherly.
Grady passed away Sunday after...