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Relay for Life

Relay for Life: A Survivor's Story

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Pauline Hawkins

As we walked up to the registration table, I was reminded of all the things I wanted to forget. The word I protected my son from for all these years was proudly displayed on banners and t-shirts and wrist bands.

Actress Jena Sims of Film Last Vegas Talks About Kissing Jerry Ferrara and Being in Beauty Pageants

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

It's impossible for a beautiful woman such as Jena Sims to also have brains. Wrong! Jena is a smart, capable woman who not only makes us smile when she's in front of the camera, but runs her own non-profit organization called HBBQ's Inc. (Has Been Beauty Queens).

Girl, 4, With Cancer Inspires Community To Raise Thousands For Research

gloucestertownship.patch.com | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact

Watch out, cancer, here comes your worst enemy. She’s a new masked, pink-caped crusader with a bionic arm and an unwavering resolve not to let cance...

The Power of Relay for Life

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

Cancer is a fight that, while it's physically ended for me, I will continue to fight for the rest of my life as a survivor. I didn't choose to be an advocate, but I now understand that it's a gift, and I need to do more than sit at my computer and encourage others to act -- I need to act, too.

Friends Don't let Friends Relay

Jonathan Agin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

ACS is one of the largest, if not the largest cancer foundations on the planet. They have done amazing work in the space of cancer by leading the way on many fronts. Where the ACS should bow their heads in shame is when it comes to childhood cancer.

Keeping Calm and Carrying On: College Relay for Life Edition

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Hilary Sheinbaum

I was unsure if a hurricane or tsunami was engulfing the stage, but either way, the natural disaster at hand was disrupting my drag show.

Does The American Cancer Society Have A Problem With Atheist Money?

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

The last time I checked, atheists are human beings plagued with all the same ills of humanity; cancer is no respecter of persons.

Woman And Dog With Similar Muscular Diseases Fight Bullying

Fenton Patch | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact

She wanted to overcome the torture of other students teasing her, spit wads being thrown at her and the debilitating disease that weakened her. Gabri...

Coming of Age, With Cancer

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 09.29.2011 | Impact
Dr. Caroline Cicero

As younger person, I never dreamed I would get cancer. Twenty years later, cancer is not so surreal anymore. I am now one of 12 million cancer survivors in America.

American Cancer Society Volunteers Pledge Over 50,000 Volunteer Hours

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the American Cancer Society is encouraging Americans across the country to pledge volunteer hours they plan...

The Unhappy Beginnings of Cancer's Happy Endings

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

A field biologist by training, I'm familiar with nightly tick checks. My eyes saw it in the mirror before my fingers found it. At the lower edge of my right breast. Not a tick. A lump.