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American Cancer Society

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  • Cancer surgeon caps fundraiser with haircut

    Cancer surgeon caps fundraiser with haircut
    Two scissors-wielding women sliced off the almost blue-black ponytail belonging to a very willing surgeon Friday, before sharing a long embrace. The emotional moment was all for charity, the capstone of a $15,000 fundraising effort by Dr. Lisa Guerra...
  • Making Strides in Boca sets new records

    Jubilant over the 20,000 turnout and exceeding their goals, organizers for South Palm Beach County's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk came together for a wrap party to thank the committee and fundraisers. "This was our biggest walk yet, and we...
  • Doctors stumped as more breast cancer patients remove healthy breasts

    Doctors stumped as more breast cancer patients remove healthy breasts
    Evidence is mounting that too many women with early-stage breast cancer are opting for mastectomies instead of having breast-conserving surgeries that offer the same odds of survival. A new analysis of more than 1.2 million breast cancer patients in the...
  • Cancer-benefit trip planned for Tarpon Springs festivities

    Cancer-benefit trip planned for Tarpon Springs festivities
    C's for Cancer, which stands for crafts, cruises, concerts and cancer survivor dinners that benefits the Lake-Sumter Unit of the American Cancer Society, is sponsoring a bus trip to Tarpon Springs on Jan. 6. Tarpon Springs, a town about 15 minutes north...
  • Kids of Character: Justin Friedman

    Kids of Character: Justin Friedman
    Justin Friedman Age: 17 School: Nova High in Davie Grade: 12th Hometown: Hallandale Beach Trait: Caring By assisting wounded warriors and their families, Justin is living what he calls "the good life." "The good life would most likely be...
  • New north Eustis fire station dedication set for Saturday

    New north Eustis fire station dedication set for Saturday
    Eustis' Fire Department will have a dedication and grand opening of its second fire station at 1800 Hicks Ditch Road, which serves north Eustis. The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. Festivities include a ceremonial raising of the flag and wetting of...
  • Classic employees raise $12,216 for breast cancer awareness

    Classic employees raise $12,216 for breast cancer awareness
      Seminole Classic Casino has raised $12,216 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month through its special events and property-wide initiatives. All proceeds collected were donated to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer...
  • The Great American Smokeout and why it didn't work for me

    The Great American Smokeout and why it didn't work for me
    Thursday brings another Great American Smokeout, an admirable occasion that never did me any good as a cigarette smoker. It didn't help me for a couple reasons: I don't like to join things, and I could never not smoke for more than a couple hours...
  • Marie Zenk Morrison: Mother spent her life taking care of others

    Marie Zenk Morrison: Mother spent her life taking care of others
    It was the Korean War, and Marie Zenk Morrison's husband had already left for his assignment in the Philippines. She was joining him, so she packed up her sons, got on the train and then on a converted troop carrier, heading to their destination. The...
  • An older plaza on 20th Street gets a makeover

    Right on the 20th Street corridor targeted to transform into an off-campus enclave for Florida Atlantic University and other students, an older commercial center is getting ready for the redo. Plum Park Plaza on the 100 block of Northwest 20th Street...
  • Genetically modified cells learn to fight mesothelioma

    Genetically modified cells learn to fight mesothelioma
    It’s been called the “fifth pillar” of cancer treatment: genetically reengineering the human immune system to recognize cancers and fight them. The treatment has shown recent promise in fighting blood cancers such as leukemia. But hard...