2,000+ Walkers to Make Strides Against Breast Cancer this Sunday, Oct. 20th, in Downtown Topeka

Jill Sittenauer

The American Cancer Society urges Kansans to help finish the fight against breast cancer by signing up to walk in the fourth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, to be held Sunday, Oct. 20, in downtown Topeka. Individuals and teams may register online at www.makingstridestopeka.org or by calling 785.438.5608. There ...

Make Strides Against Breast Cancer this Sunday at the Capitol in Downtown Topeka

Jill Sittenauer

Join our sea of pink parade this Sunday, Oct. 7, by participating in the third annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®, a fundraising walk that starts and ends at the Capitol in downtown Topeka. Registration and activities open at Noon and the walk begins at 1 p.m. ...

Fight Breast Cancer by Joining Your Local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Jill Sittenauer

Help save lives from breast cancer on Sunday, Oct. 7, by participating in the third annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®, a fundraising walk that starts and ends at the Capitol in downtown Topeka. The event will honor breast cancer survivors, educate people about steps they can ...

Planting Kansas Pink!

Jill Sittenauer

The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is planting Kansas pink! Plant It Pink is the grassroots campaign to help celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those we have lost to the disease, and join forces to fight against cancer by working with Congress to protect funding of the ...

Want to Beat the Summer Heat?

Michelle Derusseau

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 21st for a fun, cool, cosmic event to benefit area cancer patients. ***Lawrence Rock’n Bowl – a STRIKE in the fight against cancer*** will take place in air- conditioned Royal Crest Lanes on Saturday, July 21st with three sessions to choose from (noon, 3pm ...

Are we prepared for 18 million cancer survivors?

Michelle Derusseau

An estimated 13.7 million Americans with a history of cancer were alive on January 1, 2012, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute. Researchers expect the number of cancer survivors to rise to 18 million by 2022. The report, ...

Cancer Support Group Hopes to Improve Quality of Life

Jill Sittenauer

A new Cancer Support Group is forming in Douglas County, as a joint effort between Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the American Cancer Society. The first meeting is Wednesday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m. in the Oncology Waiting Room at the hospital. “Survivorship means different things to different people, but cancer ...

Extra Innings: Cancer survivor returns to throw first pitch

Stephen Montemayor

http://wellcommons.com/users/smontemayor/photos/2012/apr/12/233224/ They all hoped he could get it across the plate. One year after Garett Barraza was diagnosed with Burkitt’s leukemia — after he lost his hair, his health, his spot in the outfield playing for the Shawnee Pilots baseball club and many things boys can expect to enjoy at ...

Kansas state health officer says early detection key in fight against colon cancer

Karrey Britt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnCTRY16foU The [Kansas Department of Health and Environment][1] is promoting Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by reminding residents to get preventive screenings. Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and it is expected to cause about 51,690 deaths this year. In Kansas, 489 people died ...

Douglas Co. in Critical Need of Volunteer Drivers

Jill Sittenauer

**Would you drive a few miles to save a life?** You can do just that by becoming a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program. Be a critical part of a cancer patient’s road to recovery by providing safe and friendly transportation to and from the ...

Pancreatic cancer survivor defies horrible odds

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/feb/06/229565/ Karen Kopp says she’s lucky to be alive. “I’m not sure how I’ve made it this long to be perfectly honest,” she said during a telephone interview from her Kansas City, Mo., home. In 2009, Kopp was diagnosed with [pancreatic cancer][1], which is described by oncologists as the ugliest ...

Suits & Sneakers Day at the Capitol Thursday Jan. 26th!

Jill Sittenauer

Business attire at the Kansas State Capitol this Thursday, Jan. 26, will be suits and sneakers, as the Governor and Legislators will be hosting Kansas College Coaches and American Cancer Society volunteers to tip off Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers weekend. Loafers and heels will be swapped for sneakers ...

Company inspired by KU research aims to increase awareness of best practices for caring for cancer survivors

Andy Hyland

A new company, which was established using research from Kansas University, will seek to educate health care providers on a range of issues related to cancer survivorship. Jennifer Klemp, an assistant professor in the department of internal medicine and director of KUMC’s cancer survivorship program, serves as the CEO of ...

Relay For Life of Douglas County kicks off Tuesday with sign-up event

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/jun/11/193415/ The annual [Relay For Life of Douglas County][1] will kick off Tuesday with a sign-up party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Free State High School’s library, 4700 Overland Drive. Relay For Life is an annual activity-filled, overnight event that draws hundreds of participants and raises awareness about ...

Dr. Darren Klish to Speak about Possibility of Prostate Cancer Reoccurence at Man to Man Group

Jill Sittenauer

Dr. Darren Klish, radiation oncologist, will speak about the possibility of prostate cancer reoccurrence and what that means for men who have had the disease during the “Man to Man®” information and education meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 5:30 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lower Level Meeting Room, 325 ...

Take Part in the Great American Smokeout this Thursday, Nov. 17th

Jill Sittenauer

The American Cancer Society marks the 36th Great American Smokeout on November 17th by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit. According to an American Cancer Society report , smokers who quit can expect to live up to ten years longer than those who continue ...

Road and Reach to Recovery Updates

Jill Sittenauer

The American Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers for its Road to Recovery program. Going through cancer, particularly during the holidays, is hard. But finding help shouldn't be. Volunteer your time to drive a cancer patient to and from treatments during the holidays (and perhaps beyond), and help save a life! ...

Join Us for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer on Oct. 23rd

Jill Sittenauer

Help save lives from breast cancer on Sunday, Oct. 23, by participating in the second annual American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer®, a non-competitive walk that starts and ends at the Capitol in downtown Topeka. The event will honor breast cancer survivors, educate people about steps they can ...

Cosmetologist Training for Look Good...Feel Better on Aug. 29th

Jill Sittenauer

Cosmetologists in northeast Kansas are invited to attend a free Look Good…Feel Better® training and recertification at the American Cancer Society, 1315 SW Arrowhead Rd., Topeka. The training will take place on Monday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This session is for any cosmetologist who is interested ...

Kickball tourney, spaghetti feed to benefit American Cancer Society

Karrey Britt

A couple of [Relay For Life of Douglas County][1] teams have come up with creative-and-fun ways to raise money for the American Cancer Society. http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2011/may/16/214057/ **Kickball tourney** [Cardiovascular Specialists of Lawrence][2] and T[he Lawrence Vein Center][3] are having a kickball tournament. The tourney will be 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure-60 miles in 3 days, "I can do that!"

Tammy Frank

Tammy Frank TAKES STEPS TO ENSURE A WORLD WITHOUT BREAST CANCER IN HONOR OF HER LATE MOTHER. Local Resident Commits to Walk 60 Miles in Three Days for the Cause [Lawrence, KS] – [May 2nd, 2011] – Sixty miles in one direction can take you many places, but Tammy Frank, ...

Poker Run on Saturday to benefit Lawrence resident with cancer

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/jul/06/194639/ Lawrence resident Paul Medlock has organized a motorcycle Poker Run on Saturday for his neighbor and friend, Jim Adams, who is battling brain cancer. The cost is $20 and $5 for a rider. The proceeds will help pay for medical bills. Registration for the 100-mile ride begins at 10 ...

Relay For Life collecting canned food Saturday for luminarias, local pantries

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/jun/11/193417/ [Relay For Life of Douglas County][1] is having a canned food drive Saturday to anchor about 6,000 luminarias that honor or remember those who battled cancer. The luminarias will be displayed during the Relay For Life event from 7 p.m. June 10 to 7 a.m. June 11 at Free ...

Watch an I Can Cope video on YouTube

Jill Sittenauer

Following is a link to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital channel on YouTube, where they have posed a 3 min. informational video about I Can Cope. Take a look! New series of I Can Cope classes start May 5th at LMH! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIDqSM-_Ckk

Lawrence doctor, author to discuss life-saving cancer screenings on Thursday

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2009/oct/22/179847/ [Lawrence Cancer Center][1] radiation oncologist Darren Klish will talk about the cancer screenings that are recommended for you and your family members during a community presentation. The event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine. Dr. Klish also will ...

Blues Cruise 4 a Cure Set for April 30th

Jill Sittenauer

Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to participate in the first "Blues Cruise 4 a Cure" poker run to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Douglas County on Saturday, April 30, beginning and ending at CPA Park in downtown Eudora, 9th and Main St. Registration is from 9 to ...

Dig in! Community fundraisers — involving food — to support American Cancer Society

Karrey Britt

Several Relay For Life of Douglas County teams have cooked up some fun fundraisers to benefit the [American Cancer Society][1]. And, they all involve food! • **Waiting tables.** TODAY, members of the team “Sisters Juntas” will be in costume at Runza, 27th and Iowa streets. They will be serving and ...

'Relay For Life' team captains meet tonight at LMH

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/jun/12/193474/ [Relay For Life of Douglas County][1] is more than a couple months away, but dozens of team captains — including me and Christine Metz — already are planning for the overnight event that raises awareness about cancer. Our first team captain meeting is at 5:30 tonight in Lawrence Memorial ...

Six heads shaven in Lawrence in support of childhood cancer research

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2011/mar/19/210352/ Cold, wet weather and a small turnout didn’t dampen spirits at [Lawrence’s first St. Baldrick’s fundraiser][1] today in the patio area behind Dempsey’s Burger Pub. Organizers Trevor LaFarge and Ben Lowe were sporting Irish hats, shamrock glasses and smiles. They had Irish music playing in the background. It was ...

Lawrence resident raising awareness about colon cancer after famous brother's death

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/sep/15/198713/ Lawrence resident Sally Monahan Zogry talks about the importance of colon cancer screenings every chance she gets. Thirteen years ago, her [older brother Jay Monahan][1] died of the disease at age 42. He was a lawyer and MSNBC News legal analyst and husband of [Katie Couric][2], who now anchors ...

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