Advocates Fight Back Against Cancer Thursday, March 10

Jill Sittenauer

American Cancer Society advocates from across Kansas will gather at the State Capitol in Topeka on Thursday, March 10, for Fight Back Against Cancer Lobby Day. Participants will first gather at the Jayhawk Tower, Florentine Room, 700 SW Jackson, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and an update ...

500 Kansans die each year from 'preventable' colon cancer

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2011/mar/3/209099/ It's Colon Cancer Awareness Month! Each year in Kansas: • 1,440 — people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer. • 500 — people will die of the disease. Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer of Kansans, but it does not have to be. > “Colorectal cancer is unique ...

New Poll Shows Kansans Overwhelmingly Support Smokefree Law

Jill Sittenauer

The American Cancer Society along with a coalition of public health groups released today a new poll showing 77 percent of Kansas voters support the state’s recently passed smokefree law. Support for the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act, which went into effect on July 1, 2010, flows across all political ...

Annual Relay For Life fundraiser for American Cancer Society kicks off Feb. 22

Karrey Britt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_LygIqNU5k There’s a kickoff party for Relay for Life of Douglas County on Feb. 22. Relay For Life is an annual activity-filled, overnight event that raises awareness and money for the American Cancer Society. This year’s event will be June 10-11 at Free State High School’s track. The track will ...

Understanding Cancer Treatment Options and their Side Effects.

Belinda Rehmer

Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 325 Maine, will once again partner with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to host its triannual I Can Cope series, beginning January 6 with “Understanding Treatment Options and their Side Effects.” The educational series, which was designed to meet the practical needs of cancer patients and their ...

Lawrence cancer survivor to host 'Heart of Healing' workshop Dec. 5

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/dec/03/203790/ Cindy Novelo, a singer and songwriter, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in February. She had surgery and then chemotherapy. Now in remission, Novelo said she has often contemplated how spiritual and physical healing are related. During the "Heart of Healing" workshop, Novelo will explore the issue with participants and ...

Pink is in! Lawrence community participating in fight against breast cancer

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/oct/29/201494/ Lawrence businesses, agencies and residents have done a great job of “pinking it up” this month to raise awareness about breast cancer. **Did you know?** • An estimated one out of every eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. • More than 200,000 women ...

Record crowd steps out to fight breast cancer, help patients in Lawrence community

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2010/oct/30/201619/ What a party! What a night! About 600 people attended the 18th annual Stepping Out Against Breast Cancer dance on the eve of Halloween. There were skits, Halloween costumes and prizes. And, there was a lot of dancing. It was a benefit for the [Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association][1]. ...

KU basketball fans can support team, fight cancer by making 3-point pledge online

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2010/oct/6/199934/ It’s easier than ever for Kansas University basketball fans to support their team and fight against cancer. On Thursday, the American Cancer Society launched a new website — [ku.3pointattack.org][1] — where fans can make a pledge for every 3-point basket the men’s team makes during the regular season and ...

Let's grow breast cancer awareness, help those who can't afford life-saving tests

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2008/apr/18/145720/ The [American Cancer Society][1] hopes Douglas County residents join in the fight against breast cancer by planting pink tulip bulbs. “Plant It Pink” is a new campaign that is sponsored by the American Cancer Society [Cancer Action Network][2]. **Tulip bulbs will be available:** • from 9 a.m. to 5 ...

College basketball coaches calling on fans to join fight against cancer

Karrey Britt

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2010/oct/05/199856/ Mike Anderson. Matt Brown. Frank Martin. Bill Self. On the basketball court, these area college coaches are fierce competitors — always trying to defeat the other. But, Tuesday, Oct. 12, will be an exception. They will compete together from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Kansas City’s [College Basketball ...

How many 3-pointers will KU make this year? Make a pledge, help fight cancer

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/kbritt/photos/2010/oct/6/199934/ KU coaches Bill Self and Bonnie Henrickson are encouraging fans to join their team in the fight against cancer. How? By pledging money for each 3-point basket their teams make during the upcoming season. The money goes to the [American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program][1]. Not sure how ...

BOGO: Buy One Get One Massage Free Special ends Thursday September 30!!

Laura Bennetts

Therapeutic Massage appointments available Monday through Saturday, Day and Evening. Certified Massage Therapists. Call 842-0656.

Social Security: Preserve and Protect

Laura Bennetts

Monday October 25th 6:30 to 8pm there will be a panel presentation about Social Security at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium. Dave Ekerdt PhD, KU Director of Gerentology and Dave Kingsley PhD, KU Medical Center will present on current facts about Social Security and ways to protect our retirement benefits. ...

Social Security: Preserve and Protect

Laura Bennetts

Monday October 25th 6:30 to 8pm there will be a panel presentation about Social Security at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium. Dave Ekerdt PhD, KU Director of Gerentology and Dave Kingsley PhD, KU Medical Center will present on current facts about Social Security and ways to protect our retirement benefits. ...

Social Security: Preserve and Protect

Laura Bennetts

Monday October 25th 6:30 to 8pm there will be a panel presentation about Social Security at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium. Dave Ekerdt PhD, KU Director of Gerentology and Dave Kingsley PhD, KU Medical Center will present on current facts about Social Security and ways to protect our retirement benefits. ...

Social Security: Preserve and Protect

Laura Bennetts

Monday October 25th 6:30 to 8pm there will be a panel presentation about Social Security at the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium. Dave Ekerdt PhD, KU Director of Gerentology and Dave Kingsley PhD, KU Medical Center will present on current facts about Social Security and ways to protect our retirement benefits. ...

KU opens new prostate cancer prevention program

Karrey Britt

[Kansas University Cancer Center][1] has opened a new program to fight [prostate cancer.][2] The Burns & McDonnell High Risk Prostate Cancer Prevention Program focuses on patients who are at high risk of developing prostate cancer. This includes patients with a history of an elevated prostate-specific antigen, patients with a family ...

Still room for folks to attend I Can Cope tonight

Jill Sittenauer

We invite you to join us for tonight's I Can Cope class; there is still room for you to attend! Classes help patients and their loved ones cope with cancer diagnoses. The FREE classes are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at LMH, 325 Maine. They are: • Sept. 16 ...

I Can Cope Classes on Thursdays in September

Jill Sittenauer

Lawrence Memorial Hospital and the American Cancer Society have partnered to provide an “I Can Cope” series of educational classes for cancer patients and their loved ones. The FREE classes are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at LMH, 325 Maine. They are: • Sept. 16 — “Exercise and Nutrition ...

New Lawrence group forms to provide support for prostate cancer patients

Karrey Britt

There’s a new [Man to Man Support Group][1] in Lawrence. It allows men and their spouses to talk about prostate cancer — the most common type of cancer found in men. One in six men will get the cancer, and one in 36 will die from it. The support group ...

Lawrence classes help patients and their loved ones cope with cancer diagnosis

Karrey Britt

[Lawrence Memorial Hospital][1] and the [American Cancer Society][2] have partnered to provide an “I Can Cope” series of educational classes for cancer patients and their loved ones. The **FREE** classes are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at LMH, 325 Maine. They are: • **Sept. 9** — “Understanding Treatment Options ...

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