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American Cancer Society

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  • Mount View girls given Girl Scout Silver Award [West Friendship]

    Congratulations are in order for Mount View Middle School seventh-graders and Girl Scouts Juliettes Hanna Al-Kowsi and her partner Ava Pirie of Troop 794 who were awarded the prestigious Girl Scout Silver Award in early May. The Silver Award is the...
  • 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,...
  • Bands Battling Cancer enters 6th year

    Bands Battling Cancer enters 6th year
    Most 6th-graders spend their time studying for exams, playing in the park or navigating through the adversities of adolescence. Alec Lopata was not like most 6th-graders. Now a junior at Deerfield High School, Lopata is astonished that his concept,...
  • 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...
  • Burb's Eye View: Those who were lost are still out there

    Burb's Eye View: Those who were lost are still out there
    Just because we look up into the night and can't see the stars doesn't mean they're not there. I thought this as my eyes drifted into the sky, past the stage lights at Johnny Carson Park. Those stars were up there somewhere, but a cloud hid them from...
  • Elmhurst residents walk all night to fight cancer

     Elmhurst residents walk all night to fight cancer
    Walking all night is not a difficult task when you've faced the much greater battle of fighting cancer. For cancer survivors, it was a joy to see the support-- and worn shoe leather—of other people who also want to conquer cancer. More than 500...
  • Designer fashions alternative route for cancer therapy

    Designer fashions alternative route for cancer therapy
    As a vegetarian and daily yoga practitioner, Amy Johnson thought she was healthy before she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last August. Now she consumes 50 pounds of carrots, 25 pounds of Granny Smith apples and 14 heads of romaine lettuce each week in...
  • Restaurants auction specialties to benefit cancer research

    Restaurants auction specialties to benefit cancer research
    The upcoming chefs' auction in Orland Park is an opportunity to sample fare from a dozen restaurants under one roof, win a special prize and raise money for charity. The Village of Orland Park is partnering with the American Cancer Society to present...
  • Silver Cross speeds lung cancer treatment

    Silver Cross speeds lung cancer treatment
    Doctors at Silver Cross Hospital are pooling their expertise to help evaluate and plan a course of treatment for patients with lung cancer in hours instead of weeks. Speedy diagnosis and treatment is especially important, according to specialists who...
  • Buffalo Grove volunteer honored by American Cancer Society

    Buffalo Grove volunteer honored by American Cancer Society
      Adam Schwartz first participated in an event to fight cancer when he was still a student at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire. Now, at 29, he is the youngest person to be inducted into the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Hall of Fame. "It...
  • Naperville Marathon registration opens

     Naperville Marathon registration opens
    Registration for this year's Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon is proceeding at a swift pace. General sign-up for the second-ever race doesn't begin until March 8, but pre-registration started this week for those running to raise funds...