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American Cancer Society

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  • Relay for Life takes defiant stand against cancer

    After losing her mother to colon cancer about four years ago, Golboo Davari needed to do something thing to help her cope with the loss and find a way to help others with the disease. Rather than simply donate money to the American Cancer Society, she...
  • Cancer survivors in the U.S. -- 14.5 million strong and growing

    A new report identifies a group of Americans that is expected to grow by 30% over the next decade: cancer survivors. As of Jan. 1, there were nearly 14.5 million people alive in the United States who had been diagnosed with some type of cancer. By 2024,...
  • Nancy E. Johnston

    Nancy E. Johnston
    Nancy E. Johnston died peacefully in her home on June 16th, 2014 following a long courageous battle with cancer. She will be greatly missed. Nancy was a great person; loved by her husband Robert L. Johnston (Bob), her children Stephanie (Tom) Steven...
  • Relay For Life Has Successful 20th Anniversary Event

    Relay For Life Has Successful 20th Anniversary Event
    The South Windsor-Rockville Relay for Life held a successful 20th annual event at South Windsor High School on June 6 and 7. Hundreds of participants turned out to support cancer research at the fun and educational 21-hour event that featured...
  • Columbia Digest

    Home tour The villages of Columbia will offer the fifth annual Columbia Home Tour, a self-guided tour of five distinct homes, on Sunday, June 1. Tickets are $25 and available at Amherst in Kings Contrivance. Proceeds benefit Rebuilding Together Howard...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Asthma camp for children The Baltimore Washington Medical Center will sponsor "Camp Airways" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 4-8 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. The camp, for children ages 6 to 12, will...
  • Volunteering in Anne Arundel

    Box of Rain Volunteers are needed to act as mentors for the Box of Rain organization's Big Sailor/Little Sailor Program and to serve as sailing instructors. Donations of funds and safety boats for sailing classes, boats, boating equipment —...
  • Delray Beach scavenger hunt

    Delray Beach scavenger hunt
    Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt: At least 100 clues are scattered among Delray Beach’s businesses as part of the third annual gathering hosted by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. To win, knowledge of city landmarks and history is...
  • Have a heart — attend show to benefit companion animals

    The Johnny Mello Show, which features seven local recording artists performing doo wop, rock 'n' roll and country music, will be held during the Spruce Creek Social Club's Pasta-Fest Aug. 10. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Have A Heart For...
  • District 203 considers allowing cell towers at schools

    District 203 considers allowing cell towers at schools
    Cell towers could eventually be erected at two junior high schools in Naperville Unit District 203. AT&T has asked the district for permission to lease space at Lincoln Junior High in Naperville and Kennedy Junior High in Lisle to install a 100-foot...
  • Tony Gwynn's death spotlights smokeless tobacco use by teen athletes

    Tony Gwynn's death spotlights smokeless tobacco use by teen athletes
    For the 20 years he was a major league player, Tony Gwynn said he tucked a dip of snuff on the right side of his mouth, between his cheek and gum. Because he used snuff, which is finely ground tobacco, it wasn't as readily apparent as it would have been...