Former Bears cornerback to row Lake Michigan for charity
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman says he has a fear of water, but it won't stop him from building a boat and rowing across Lake Michigan for childhood cancer...
Rockford head-shaving event to benefit St. Baldrick’s
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford University's Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement is having a unique fundraiser for St. Baldrick's Foundation.
6-year-old with cancer sworn in as honorary police officer
FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — A 6-year-old Houston-area girl with cancer had a dream come true when she was sworn in as an honorary police officer.
Police in Freeport, Texas, tweeted details of Thursday's ceremony for Abigail Arias (AR'-ee-ahs). Chief Ray Garivey (gar-ee-VAY') had learned of Abigail's interest in law enforcement and swore her in.
Abigail has Wilms' tumor, a type of childhood cancer that starts in the kidneys.
3 moms to host gala fundraiser for childhood cancer research
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Losing a child to cancer is something parents don't want to think about. However, three Wiregrass mothers know firsthand the pain their children felt, and the pain their family felt as their child lost a battle to childhood cancer. That's why Alicia Hayes, Marci Harrison, and Lindsey Rushing are joining forces to host the inaugural Golden Gala.
Experts stumped on Maine’s high child cancer rates
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Federal data shows Maine has high rates of childhood cancer, and experts are trying to figure out why.
The Bangor Daily News reports a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found the state's rate of cancer in patients under 20 was 190.5 per million residents, compared to the national average of 173.7.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Devon Still describes his daughter as "your typical, soon-to-be 8-year-old." Nothing's typical about Leah Still , who faced long odds against reaching that eighth birthday. Or about her father, a former NFL defensive lineman who retired after last season and has immersed himself in a second career — helping other families deal with childhood cancer.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A nonprofit organization established by a two-time survivor of childhood cancer is donating iPads to children's hospitals in West Virginia.
Walking Miracles Family Foundation founder Brett Wilson said in a statement the iPads contain apps that help explain procedures the children will be going through and provide games and activities to entertain them.
Clips For A Cause: King’s Students Support Childhood Cancer Charity
WILKES-BARRE — One of the beautiful, enduring symbols of hockey is a flowing head full of hockey hair.
It’s the name for a long haircut visible behind a player’s helmet. Search online for “Minnesota State High School All Hockey Hair Team” to see some specimens in the wild.
Little Eric’s Foundation Members Participate In Cycle For Survival
Little Eric’s Foundation (LEF) board members, family and friends, for the fourth year, participated in Cycle for Survival, in New York City. Cycle is an annual national event held at the Equinox Gyms in support of finding a cure for rare cancers. Pediatric cancer is a rare cancer and LEF donates to...
Seton Hill women's lacrosse has a new opponent this season: cancer.
The team is joining the Vs. Cancer Foundation to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The Griffins' effort will last the entire season, but they will stop to acknowledge the campaign on Saturday against visiting Shippensburg.
BROOKFIELD — Students raised more than $11,600 for childhood cancer research through an event late last month.
Students and other community members, including Superintendent John Barile and First Selectman Steve Dunn, shaved their heads to bring awareness and collect funds to fight cancer.
MALTA – People willing to shave their head for a good cause are encouraged to visit Remington's Gastropub, 102 S. Third St. in Malta, on Sunday for the pub's first Shave for the Brave fundraiser to help raise money for childhood cancer.
Little Adventures’ Little Heroes gives childhood hope to kids with cancer and other illnesses
Running, laughing and playing are the hallmarks of childhood, but unfortunately they are luxuries not granted to all children due to the repercussive effects of childhood cancer.
It took 1,315 students to count down to zero.
Did you know in more than 30 years, only 10 drugs have been developed to fight childhood cancer? Or that only 4 percent of federal funding for cancer research goes toward children?
Dying man was 20, she was 22, they were married for 2 days
FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Twenty-year-old Alex W. Guerrero knew last week he was dying. The bone cancer he had fought since 2015 was terminal.
His fiancee, Morgan Gaile Krohn, 22, and a childhood cancer survivor herself, said she knew it too.
"Alex was my soul mate, the one, from as soon as I met him last year," Krohn said. "I knew. He knew. We knew. From the first week we did everything together."
After 14 years, Scott Chaplinski's impressive dreadlocks will meet their end on Feb. 24 at 1 p.m.
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- Connecticut PostBridgeport Sound Tigers put spotlight on adult, pediatric cancerFebruary 3, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceMarket Holds Fundraiser For Little Eric’s FoundationJanuary 15, 2019
Little Eric’s Foundation (LEF) Board, at its January meeting, set its agenda for 2018. LEF is a 501(3)c foundation dedicated to funding pediatric brain and childhood cancer research, raise awareness and assist children and their families fighting pediatric cancers. LEF was founded after the death of...
Kneaders raises money for cancer; HotDocs acquired; Free home maintenance class
Kneaders donates thousands to cancer research
Kneaders Bakery & Cafe founders Gary and Colleen Worthington, CEO James Worthington and CFO David Vincent, presented a check Tuesday for $218,884 to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
Britney Spears opened a children's cancer facility on Saturday (11.04.17).
DALLAS — When 10-year-old Giavanna Cella heard that pediatric cancer research was underfunded, she decided to take action.
Gia, a fifth-grader at Wycallis Elementary School in Dallas, recently hosted a lemonade stand at her great aunt’s home in West Pittston.
One year ago, Xavier Hinojosa had just been diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
But as bad as that might sound, Xavier and his family marked National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September by celebrating the fact he has been in remission for six months.
HARLINGEN — Remember Nick Peters?
It’s hard not to. Even those of us who didn’t know him remember him for his wit, spontaneity and his fight to defeat leukemia.
Nick died last year, but people will once again remember his legacy on Tuesday at an event called “A Night of Black and Gold.”
Model High School students like to joke with head football coach Gordon Powers, telling him he wears the same shirt every day, but it's really just that his wardrobe consists of mostly school-related attire. However, for the month of September, there's no joke to be had because he really has worn the same shirt every day.
Model High School students like to joke with head football coach Gordon Powers, telling him he wears the same shirt every day, but it’s really just that his wardrobe consists of mostly school-related attire. However, for the month of September, there’s no joke to be had because he really has worn the same shirt every day.
Pfizer scientist shares story of childhood cancer in national ad
Groton — Rosemary Orciari didn't hear anything for months after she submitted two sentences on her "interesting back story" last year.
TRUMBULL — Pediatric cancer awareness group Livfree will host a free movie night Saturday, screening “Moana” and bringing food and games to Trumbull.
The movie night, hosted at Indian Ledge Park, will also include face painting, music, games and a surprise show.
Stamford teen to join officials for ‘Childhood Cancer Awareness Month’ proclamation
HARTFORD — Stamford teen Grace Targonski will head to the Capitol Tuesday for a proclamation to declare September as “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month” in Connecticut.
The approval of a revolutionary childhood cancer treatment that turns human cells into disease-fighting armies is giving new hope to kids with few other options, and Boston’s own Dana-Farber Cancer Institute may be ready to offer the groundbreaking therapy in a matter of weeks.
Britney Spears has helped raise $1 million for a childhood cancer charity.
It's a club that no one wants to have to join.
Brighter Tomorrows, a Rochester-based organization, provides support and community for families with children who have been diagnosed with cancer.
On your mark, get set, Go for the Gold. Open to family members of all ages, Go for the Gold participants will walk or run to raise funds for Brighter Tomorrows, and raise awareness about childhood cancer.
One particular Girl Scout is gleaming with pride. D'Avion Fraley, a 12-year Girl Scout and senior at Cy-Fair High School, has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting.
Senators Isakson, Perdue Co-sponsor Bipartisan Childhood Cancer Research Expansion
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) recently co-sponsored the bipartisan Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, Research (STAR) Act, which would advance childhood cancer treatments through research and program development.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials said Friday they haven't found any common cause or origin behind a cancer cluster in the state's Seacoast region.
The state Department of Health and Human Services for several years has been investigating a greater-than-expected number of cases of two types of rare childhood cancers: rhabdomyosarcoma and pleuropulmonary blastoma.
TRUMBULL — A charity is closing in on getting people from all 50 states to send cards and letters to the younger brother of a 6-year-old girl who died from a rare cancer.
Chloe Herrera brushed a tear from her face as she stared determinedly at her three children. Her husband kissed her, and then picked up the razor. Strips of her brown hair fell to the stage floor.
For a second year in a row, the Sisters on a Journey dinner that benefits Catie’s Fund, a non-profit that donates all proceeds to CURE Childhood Cancer, has sold out of tickets shortly after going on sale via social media. The Sisters group, however, still needs your help to make the event a success.
A music video featuring a Trumbull girl who died from a rare form of a cancer won a prize at the Garden State Film Festival Sunday night.
A pint-sized Spider-Man rushed in frantic circles around a Star Wars Stormtrooper, as Batman and a dozen or so Captain Americas readied for a quick race on an early Saturday morning at the Heights at Stone Oak.
TRUMBULL — A charity is asking people to send love and support to the younger brother of a 6-year-old girl who died from a rare cancer.
Students, teachers shave heads for cancer awareness
REDDING, Conn. (AP) — Kevin Keating, 15, squinted as a stylist shaved off the first piece of his thick sandy hair. A dozen of his friends from Joel Barlow High School crowded around, laughing and shooting videos on their phones.
Keating was one of more than 40 Joel Barlow students and teachers shorn this month to raise awareness and money to fight childhood cancer through the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
TRUMBULL — Mia McCaffrey had a motto, inspired by the three letters in her first name: Make It Amazing.
REDDING - Kevin Keating, 15, squinted as a stylist shaved off the first piece of his thick sandy hair. A dozen of his friends from Joel Barlow High School crowded around, laughing and shooting videos on their phones.
BULLHEAD CITY — Dozens of people went on short drives Saturday during the annual Lauren Terry Memorial Miniature Golf Tournament at Scooter’s Family Fun Center.
“It’s fun,” said Wendi White, half of Western Arizona Regional Medical Center’s obstetrics team “We Deliver.” “And it’s for a great cause.”
It appeared as though Florida preschooler Payton had stuck something up her nose. The three-year-old’s parents could see it inside her left nostril. So they took her to the pediatrician, who sent them to an ear, nose and throat specialist. “He did a surgery to remove a foreign object,” recalls Payton’s mom, Taylor. “And there was no foreign object. It was a tumor.”