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For these walkers, the fight against cancer is personal – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Posted: August 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm

At the outset, dozens of cancer patients and survivors crowded onto the stage at Embarcadero Marina Park North along San Diego Bay. They raised their arms in one giant collective swoop and let fly a flock of white doves to symbolize their hope, and prayers.

Hundreds of others touched by cancer helped kick off the annual Relay for Life on Saturday morning, launching a 24-hour fundraiser and battle plan against one of the most pervasive killers in the world.

Its mainly about getting together with other survivors and being around positive people, said Cathleen Mingo of Oak Park, a wife and mother of two young children who was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in December.

Positivity is really important when you are fighting cancer, said Mingo, 40, whose orange-red hair is just beginning to grow back after her treatment. And to be able to raise funds and get more research is really important.

The around-the-clock event, the American Cancer Societys signature promotion that unfolds in dozens of cities across the globe every year, is designed to parallel the personal struggle that a cancer diagnosis often entails.

The morning represents the initial shock of digesting the news that many patients experience, followed by a pledge to fight through treatment, organizers said.

With the afternoon comes fatigue, mirroring the chemotherapy and its unwelcome side effects and everything else related to the fight for their lives.

The black of night, when walkers continue to push through Marina Park North while temperatures sink and self-doubt creeps onto their conscience, represents the fear and uncertainty cancer patients confront during the depth of their treatment.

And with the sunrise comes the hope of a winning effort and promise of one new day.

More than 50 teams signed up to participate in the fundraiser, with up to 1,000 individual walkers stepping in throughout the day and night.

The idea is that one member of the team is walking for 24 hours straight, said Kyle Wadstrom, community development manager for the local American Cancer Society chapter. Well be here until Sunday. Cancer never sleeps, so neither do we.

Nine-year-old Kate Marcos of Chula Vista began the day with an emotional performance of the national anthem.

Nearby, Phillip Selio said he was there to support his recently diagnosed little brother.

It just opened my eyes, the California Western School of Law student said of his brothers condition. It made me want to get a little more involved. Ultimately, the American Cancer Society mission is helping my brother.

Selio said his brother is doing remarkably well following his initial treatment.

Natalie Cardenas of Point Loma was one of 12 or so members of a team from the San Diego office of the California Department of Rehabilitation.

We have quite a few coworkers who have fought cancer, and are fighting cancer right now, Cardenas said a few minutes ahead of the kickoff. I wanted to show my support for them. Its a difficult thing. You just hope for the best.

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 1.7 million new diagnoses this calendar year, and 600,000 deaths from the disease.

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States, just behind heart disease.

The Relay for Life of San Diego was expected to generate tens of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society, which has raised more than $4.5 billion for cancer research in the last six-plus decades.

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UPMC and AHN react to rising costs and inconsistencies in cancer care – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Medical research is trying to change this, with many cancers now considered chronic illnesses rather than death sentences. If study results are any indication, researchers are working feverishly to develop better, cheaper methods to diagnose cancer

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‘Crawlin’ for a Cure’ pub crawl to benefit cancer research – Bryan-College Station Eagle

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The Brazos County Cattle Baron’s Ball Committee is hosting a Downtown Bryan event separate from the ball itself, a pub crawl that will raise money for those whose lives are affected by cancer.

“Crawlin’ for a Cure: 30 Shades of Brave,” a pub crawl through Downtown Bryan, will take place at 3 p.m. on Sept. 2 and will last till 1 a.m. the next morning. Participants will receive discounted food and drink. They will be invited to an after-party with games and activities, as well as a raffle.

All who attend are encouraged to incorporate different cancer ribbon colors into their outfits.

Venues participating include Village Caf & Art 979, Blackwater Draw, Rx Pizza, The Proudest Monkey, Papa Perez, Case Rodriguez, Downtown Uncorked, Caf Capri and Halo. Registration is available online at crawlin4acure.org and costs $40 per person.

Participants also can join a scavenger hunt for an additional $30. Proceeds from the pub crawl will benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Local girl donates all her livestock earnings to cancer research – Gillette News Record

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Shaylee Loveland, 9, had a special bond with her great-grandfather, Tom Wetherelt. Thats why it was especially hard when he lost his battle with lung cancer in February.

Less than three months later, Shaylees grandmother passed away from breast cancer.

Cancer had taken two of her favorite people in the world all in such a short time that the young Gillette girl started to feel helpless.

A few months before Shaylee would perform in her first county fair and livestock sale, she was driving around town with her mother, Kaylee Ellsworth-Little.

I hate cancer, Shaylee told her mom. Why cant they find a cure for it?

Ellsworth-Little didnt have an answer for her daughter, but said that donating to the cause could be helpful.

Shaylee agreed. When the time came to sell Pepper, her market lamb, at the Campbell County Fair, she decided all the proceeds would go to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital to help fight cancer.

Shaylee made a sign displaying what she was planning to do with the money and hung it above Peppers stall.

When the time came, Shaylee was noticeably sad to say goodbye to Pepper, the first animal she would sell at a fair.

During the livestock sale, it was announced over the speakers that Shaylee was giving all the proceeds to cancer research. The audience, including the auctioneers in the pit, applauded.

Shaylee didnt take more than 10 steps before the tears started. She walked Pepper around the ring twice. The bids for the animal kept going higher and higher until it finally reached $14 per pound.

The audience was buzzing with energy. The auctioneer on the microphone said he had never seen anything like that in all of his years of youth livestock sales.

PS Services ended up being the winning bidder, but the donations didnt stop at the sale. So many people wanted to add on to Shaylees donation that the auctioneer had to stop the auction just to take an additional 11 other donations.

Shaylee was happy about the response, because usually people dont clap at (her). But she was still sad to say goodbye to Pepper.

Thats when someone came screaming down the stalls relaying the information that PS Services had also donated the animal back to her.

She can keep Pepper! shouted the voice.

Shaylee cried more, but this time happy tears.

All in all, Shaylee raised $4,564 for St. Judes, a majority of which were from additional donations. Pepper sold to PS Services for $1,764. A typical market lamb of Peppers size usually runs between $4-7 per pound, or $189 total.

It made me feel grateful to live in such a wonderful community, Ellsworth-Little said. I was kind of blown away.

Papa would be so proud of me, Shaylee told her mother that afternoon.

It was fun, Shaylee said. I felt happy (when I was) crying happy tears.

Shaylee added that she hopes what the community contributed can help so people can stop having cancer.

Gillette 15-year-old shines at national beauty pageant

Nalea Evans, 15, represented Gillette and the state of Wyoming in Gulfport, Mississippi, at the 2017 American Royal Miss pageant.

Evans was crowned Young Miss Wyoming earlier this summer and also was crowned American Royal Miss, National Young Miss, National Royal Girl and Young Miss Photogenic.

Evans also won awards for best portfolio, prettiest eyes, prettiest smile and prettiest hair.

Is a friend or neighbor doing something noteworthy? Please send story ideas to News Record Writer Patrick Filbin at pfilbin@gillettenewsrecord.net or call him at 307-682-9306, ext. 204.

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Rockies’ Chad Bettis gets first start in 2017 after cancer treatment – ESPN

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Colorado Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis will make his 2017 debut after battling testicular cancer.

Rockies manager Bud Black said Sunday that Bettis will face the Braves on Monday at Coors Field. The game will be Bettis’ first since Sept. 30.

Bettis made five rehab starts. On Tuesday, he gave up one run over five innings before rain interrupted the game.

Bettis finished his last round of treatment in May, two months after doctors discovered his testicular cancer had spread. He had surgery in November to remove the cancer, but it returned and he was forced to leave the team in March for chemotherapy.

“To see where he was when he was re-diagnosed, it was hard for us, because he was a big part of our team,” manager Bud Black said. “To see him go through what he has had to go through, and to see him work his butt off — a guy who had chemotherapy, and how that feels — to where he is now, what a great story for all of us. It has been just wonderful to watch.”

The 28-year-old Bettis went 14-8 with a 4.79 ERA in 32 starts last season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell reveals her cancer treatment has failed but vows to keep fighting – Metro

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Defiant Leah Bracknell will continue to fight her cancer after a recent biological treatment failed (Picture: Twitter/ Leah Bracknell)

Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell has revealed to her fans that a new method of cancer treatment she was undertaking has stopped working but vowed to continue fighting the disease.

Leah, 53 played Zoe Tate in the long running soap and was diagnosed with terminal cancer last October. She funded her own immunotherapy treatment in Germany.

After that bout of treatment failed, she found out that her Chinese genes meant she was compatible with a biological based therapy at home in the UK but she has since learned that that treatment has failed too.

We have found out the drug definitely isnt working so she has been off this for a while while we find out the next steps, said Leahs partner, Jez Hughes, on her Crowdfunding page.

We think it probably stopped working back in March or even before. So for the last five months she has been prospering solely on the alternative treatments.

This is due to your incredible support as these arent cheap. So we are so grateful for the opportunity to keep Leah strong and well. We really believe it is working.

AsThe Mirror reported, Leah is gearing up toreturn to treatment in Germany, with her supporters and donors already raising 64,000 towards the treatment.

Earlier in August, Leah tweeted a heartfelt thanks to her fans, saying: Thank you for all your love and support, it means soooo much. #gliding Gloriously Living In Defiance of Expectation.

In April, Leah spoke out about the benefits of medical marijuana as she continues to fight terminal lung cancer in an inspiring Facebook post.

Leah praised alternative medicines and discussed the use of marijuana as pain relief, although she did not confirm she was talking about the drug.

Leahshared her inspiring message alongside a picture of a woman shooting a bow and arrow with the caption: Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

She urged any fellow cancer sufferers to do what felt right for them and not be limited by what doctors prescribe, also encouraging any readers to take charge of their lives.

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Hampstead teenagers form business to help people with breast cancer – Port City Daily

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The team behind the cancer fighting business Pink Bowz includes (from left): Molly Johnson, Alleigh Wiggs, Anna Williams and Kayleigh Riker. All are from Hampstead. (Port City Daily photo / KAISEY SKIPPER)

HAMPSTEAD The Pink comes from the color that represents the fight against breast cancer. Bowz comes from the teens experience with cheerleading.

Alleigh Wiggs, Kayleigh Riker and Anna Williams were all on the Topsail High School cheerleading team at the time they began The Pink Bowz.

It started when Wiggs and Riker heard one of their friends mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2015. A few weeks prior, Riker said Wiggs had sent her a text saying, Hey, we should do something charity-wise for people. After learning of their friends mother, Wiggs and Riker saw this as their opportunity and teamed up with Williams to start brainstorming ideas on how to raise money.

We were getting to talking one night before the fundraiser, and were like, You know, we should really continue this do something more with it, Riker said.

And something more they did. On Aug. 3, 2015, Riker, Wiggs and Williams filed The Pink Bowz as a business.

Aug. 15, 2015, The Pink Bowz completed its first fundraiser at the Hwy 55 in Hampstead, raising $670 to donate to their friends mother.

Its our community, Riker said. We want to give back to the community thats given so much to us.

The American Cancer Society estimated that for 2017, there will be 8,580 new cases of female breast cancer in North Carolina alone. Nationally, they estimated 255,180 cases of breast cancer will arise in 2017.

In the 2016 Cancer Annual report, New Hanover Regional Medical Center reports that in 2015, there were 421 total cases of breast cancer, while 418 of those were female breast cancer.

In two years, The Pink Bowz has donated $6,000 to seven women in the Hampstead and Wilmington area. Their goal is to donate $10,000 before they graduate from Topsail High School in June 2018.

As cheerleaders, Wiggs said they wore and made many bows for cheerleading alone, so they started making bows to sell to raise money for their business.

However, after participating in Hampsteads annual Spot Festival, Wiggs said they realized the amount of work that goes into making so many bows, so they switched their emphasis from bows to bigger fundraisers.

We found a niche to where it worked out a lot better to do these bigger fundraisers rather than try and sell bows because the market around here is a lot smaller, so we do it sometimes, but we definitely found greater success with other stuff, Wiggs said.

The Pink Bowz has grown into a club at Topsail High School as well, allowing more students and the community to be involved in the fundraising events.

Molly Johnson was one of the students who joined the club.

She said one of her favorite fundraisers The Pink Bowz has done is the Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser because she is not afraid to go door-to-door with some doughnuts.

In addition to the pancake breakfasts and Krispy Kreme fundraisers, The Pink Bowz has had penny wars between grade levels at school; pink-out games for volleyball, football and basketball; a bowling night; an ice skating night; and putt-putt. They are currently planning a 5K, which they are hoping will happen within the next year.

The four girls do not only focus on one person at a time, but they also share other stories about people with breast cancer in the area.

We like to hear peoples stories, Riker said. We like it if they have a GoFundMe because we can repost it to our Facebook, our Twitter, Instagram, and get the word out because not only can our followers help other people, but its getting shared then and going around social media.

But its not just the story its the personal touch the girls find most beneficial in receiving donations.

Knowing the story behind who youre donating to makes it a more personal experience because youll scroll through Facebook any day and see GoFundMes everywhere, but if you actually see a face with a name and a story it definitely pulls at your heartstrings more, Johnson said.

Wiggs said they try to give each person $1,000.

You know, even if these people are financially stable, this money does help them in some way take care of their costs, she said. Because you know theyre having to give up their paycheck to having cancer.

The business is in transition.

Riker, who graduated from Topsail High School earlier this year, is now beginning her freshman year at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She plans to spend her weekends home doing fundraising events with The Pink Bowz.

Im not done. Theres no way Im done, she said.

Johnson, Wiggs and Williams are finishing their time at Topsail High School.

But even though they all plan to leave the Hampstead area for college, they hope to bring The Pink Bowz with them wherever they go.

I think if everything works out well, I want to keep it going while Im in college, Wiggs said. Hopefully itll see even better days than it has already.

Those interested in seeing what The Pink Bowz are doing can follow The Pink Bowz on Facebook @thepinkbowz, Twitter @thepinkbowzfund and on the blog thepinkbowzblog.wordpress.com.

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Breast cancer survivors lead human chain of bras from City Island into Harrisburg – FOX43.com

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CITY ISLAND, Pa. — If you were by Harrisburg this evening, you may have seen an interesting sight near City Island: nearly 200 people parading more than 1,000 bras from FNB Field into Harrisburg.

They collected the bras at FNB Field and made a human chain with them. Breast cancer survivors led the march.

The event’s called Bras Across the Bridge and it’s hosted by the Feel Your Boobies Foundation which empowers young women to self check. Money raised from the event goes back to the foundation’s College Outreach Program which helps colleges educate young women on breast education.

“We’re really proud of being able to make sure our message is in front of those young women, and our message tends to work better than the traditional message because it makes them giggle and chuckle, but it really is a call to action to make them pay attention and feel their boobies,” said Leigh Hurst, Founder of Feel Your Boobies and a breast cancer survivor.

Hurst says she’s proud to celebrate 13 years of the foundation and the third year of the Bras Across the Bridge. As for the bras, she says they donate them to thrift stores and other non profits.

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Vintage Tea Party at Pengethley raises 1500 for local breast cancer charity – The Ross Gazette (press release) (subscription) (blog)

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The Partridge family, who live at Pengethley, were delighted to enable Breast Cancer Haven in Hereford to host a Vintage Tea Party on Sunday, July 30th, which rasied 1,500 for the charity.

A local couple, Chloe Partridge, and her fianc, Carl, donated the use of their wedding marquee to Breast Cancer Haven for the fundraising event, the day after their wedding took place on July 29th at Chloes family farm in Pengethley near Ross-on-Wye.

Chloe and Carl were approached by the Hereford charity earlier this year when the charity was looking for a venue for their summer vintage tea party. Williams Marquees, also agreed to the use of the marquee for the charity event.

The vintage themed afternoon saw over 200 people enjoying afternoon tea in the glorious surroundings at Chloes family farm, Upper House Farm, Pengethley.

There was a display of vintage vehicles, summer games on the lawn, vintage stalls and lots of very energetic dancing to jive, swing and rock n roll music.

The summer event raised 1,500 for Breast Cancer Haven in Hereford, a charity providing support to anyone affected by breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Haven is a national charity, offering free emotional support; help with symptom control and practical advice to anyone affected by breast cancer from its network of centres, one of which is based in Hereford. Everyone is welcomed; whether recently diagnosed, in treatment, or seeking help to lead a healthy life after that treatment has finished.

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New hair dye and breast cancer risk reported – Digital Journal

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The new research examines the connection between some popular hair products and breast cancer risks. The research shows the importance of gathering health related data and using computerized big data analytics to review findings and to make health recommendations. The research also signals a safety warning about the level of testing required, especially for companies entering the health and beauty market.The connection between some hair products and cancer is drawn is because some of the additives to hair dyes and relaxers have classed as carcinogenic following animal studies. The overall evidence from animal models, however, remains inconclusive.For the study, the research group reviewed and trended data from some 4,300 women. The women were taking part in the Women’s Circle of Health Study, which aims to understand breast cancer in black women. Breast cancer among African American women is of a more aggressive nature, leading to their worse survival compared to Caucasian women.With the study population, some women had developed breast cancer. Medical News Today reports that with the 4,285 women studied, 2,280 had breast cancer and 2,005 did. The women’s ages ranged from 20 to 75 years.The researchers then accounted for other factors that may influence breast cancer risk, including genetics; the level of alcohol consumed; and smoking. The medical records of the women were then examined in relation to the hair products the women used. This included hair dyes, relaxers, straighteners, and conditioners.The analysis, as Laboratory Roots summarizes, established a link between breast cancer and hair product use. There were differences here between women in different ethnic groups, with black women having a lower association than white women. Risks were greatest when the researchers narrowed down the population to look at estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. With white women, who used chemical relaxers or straighteners, the risk for breast cancer increased to 74 percent. To re-stress the findings can only show a relationship between the regular use of some hair products and breast cancer risk. The researchers conclude that further examination is required. Here a greater narrowing down of different types of hair products and the chemicals they contain, together with the typical number of exposures is needed.The research has been published in the journal Carcinogensis. The research paper is titled “Hair product use and breast cancer risk among African American and White women.”

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