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American Cancer Society

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  • Faiths work together in Week of Hope

    Faiths work together in Week of Hope
    Deerfield houses of worship will be among area congregations participating in the Week of Hope, Sept. 7 through Sept. 14, an initiative of the Southeast Lake County Inter Religious Council. Christ United Methodist Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church,...
  • Runway 5K postponed until fall, Relay For Life will go on as planned

    Runway 5K postponed until fall, Relay For Life will go on as planned
    South Florida runners won't be the first to christen the new Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport runway after all. Four days before the airport was scheduled to welcome thousands for the Inaugural Runway 5K, the event was canceled Tuesday...
  • Program on frogs promises to be ribbiting

    Program on frogs promises to be ribbiting
    Frogs are an integral part of the food web and tadpoles keep waterways clean by feeding on algae. Steve Johnson, associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida, will present "Ribbets, Croaks, Tadpoles and Frogs" at...
  • Wear your cowboy boots, diamonds to Cattle Barons' Ball

    Wear your cowboy boots, diamonds to Cattle Barons' Ball
    Break out your fancy cowboy boots and jeans and polish up your diamonds for the Lake Sumter Unit of the American Cancer Society's 12th annual Cattle Barons' Ball set for Sept. 27 at Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road in Weirsdale. This year the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hartford County Residents Needed To Join In The Fight Against Breast Cancer

    The American Cancer Society will host a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff breakfast on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rocky Hill to share details about its upcoming community walk. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and...
  • Even cancer isn't enough to get many smokers to quit, study finds

    Even cancer isn't enough to get many smokers to quit, study finds
    There’s nothing like a serious health scare to convince smokers to kick the habit, but new research finds that nearly 1 in 10 cancer survivors is still smoking nine years after their diagnosis. The 9.3% smoking rate among American cancer survivors...
  • Maintaining weight and not smoking may help keep prostate cancer at bay

    Maintaining weight and not smoking may help keep prostate cancer at bay
    For most of his life, Rick Deitrich has maintained a fairly healthy lifestyle. He battled high blood pressure, but he kept his weight consistently around 180 pounds, he never smoked and he visited his doctor regularly. Yet Deitrich, 65, had a feeling...
  • Grow vegetables at community garden

    Grow vegetables at community garden
    South Lake Hospital Foundation is seeking gardeners and sponsors for its organic community garden fall planting, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the hospital's LiveWell Fitness campus, 1935 Don Wickham Drive in Clermont. The sustainable community...
  • Have your say on mental health coverage in Virginia

    Have your say on mental health coverage in Virginia
    Want a say on expanding mental health coverage to the uninsured? The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, DMAS, is requesting public comment on a June 20 proposal to extend health coverage to 20,000 uninsured Virginians with a serious...
  • Volunteer drivers help Peninsula cancer patients to appointments, treatment

    Volunteer drivers help Peninsula cancer patients to appointments, treatment
    Sometimes the biggest challenge with cancer treatment is getting there. The American Cancer Society works to overcome this barrier through its "Road to Recovery" program that uses volunteer drivers to transport cancer patients. "It relieves them and...
  • Breast cancer event at Seminole Classic Wednesday

    Breast cancer event at Seminole Classic Wednesday
    Seminole Classic Casino and the American Cancer Society are teaming up to host a celebration for 140 local breast cancer survivors at the casino’s Hollywood Hall at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The pink carpet event will feature food and an opportunity for...