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Horseshoe Casino hosts employee Relay for Life

Horseshoe Casino hosts employee Relay for Life

HAMMOND | Horseshoe Casino hosted its third annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life this month, raising $10,000 to support the ACS’s mission of saving lives from cancer, and leaving 324 volunteers exhausted, but happy, after walking a combined 2,194 miles inside The Venue.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Daffodil Day's Vintage Logo

Daffodil Day's Vintage Logo

Daffodils, the floral symbol of "Spring Hope," served as the blooming reminder of a spring tradition for the American Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Days fundraising campaign.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: American Cancer Society annual Daffodil Days finished after 40 years

OFFBEAT: American Cancer Society annual Daffodil Days finished after 40 years

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Daffodils in Floral Bunch

Daffodils in Floral Bunch

Daffodils, sold in bundles of 10, raised more than $17 million across the country last year, during the final year of the American Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Day Fundraiser.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am
American Cancer Society Annual Daffodil Days Fundraising Campaign Logo

American Cancer Society Annual Daffodil Days Fundraising Campaign Logo

American Cancer Society annual Daffodil Days Fundraising Campaign was a 40-year tradition every spring to raise money for research and outreach which ended in 2013.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am

Tri-Town Relay for Life to host spaghetti dinner

HAMMOND | As part of its effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society, Tri-Town Relay for Life will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Peotone-Beecher-Monee Relay for Life team starts planning for July event

PEOTONE | The Relay for Life of Peotone-Beecher-Monee has announced their committee and team meeting schedule for the year leading up to the annual event in July.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am
Relay for Life of Hobart to kickoff fundraising efforts

Relay for Life of Hobart to kickoff fundraising efforts

HOBART | The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Hobart will officially get underway as event volunteers and participants gather at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13 at the Board Room at Hobart High School, 2211 East 10th Street, Hobart (Door 1), for a kickoff rally to launch their fundraising…

January 03, 2014 3:45 pm

Cancer society reaches goal for long-term study

With the help of about 8,900 Indiana residents, the American Cancer Society has reached its participation goal for an upcoming cancer prevention study.

December 10, 2013 11:45 am
Marathoner goes 7-for-7 in finishing under three hour

Marathoner goes 7-for-7 in finishing under three hour

HEBRON | If pets really do tend to resemble their owners, "Boston" and Jeff Mescal are glaring exceptions.

December 06, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: 'Busting' the myths of breast cancer

GUEST COMMENTARY: 'Busting' the myths of breast cancer

Through years of practice as a general surgeon — much of it caring for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer — it is clear that there are some general misconceptions about the disease. Who’s at risk? Who should get routine mammograms? I can understand the confusion.

October 29, 2013 10:00 pm
Cancer fight continues in streets of Valparaiso

Cancer fight continues in streets of Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Survivors of breast cancer and people with family members who died from the disease crowded Central Park Plaza on Sunday to raise money to continue the strides made in treating breast cancer and battle for a cure.

October 20, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Cancer fight continues in streets of Valparaiso

Cancer fight continues in streets of Valparaiso

Hundreds of people walk down Washington Street in Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk.

October 20, 2013 5:31 pm
Cancer fight continues in streets of Valparaiso

Cancer fight continues in streets of Valparaiso

The American Cancer Society's Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk took place Sunday afternoon at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso.

October 20, 2013 5:26 pm

Breathe easier: Local doctors battle lung cancer

As doctors, Gaurav Kumar and Masood Ghouse are on the front lines of the war against lung cancer.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am
Singer Frankie Valli and Actress Tina Louise at Press Event in New York City Novemeber 1990

Singer Frankie Valli and Actress Tina Louise at Press Event in New York City Novemeber 1990

Singer Frankie Valli and actress Tina Louise, who played Ginger on the TV show "Gilligan's Island," crush a giant packet of cigarettes in New York City in this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1990 promo photo to celebrate the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am

Dinner/Comedy Night Fundraiser Oct. 11 benefit planned

GARY | U.S. Steel Business Planning Department is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner/Comedy Night Fundraiser from 5:30-11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 7132 Arizona Avenue, Hammond.

October 01, 2013 10:30 am
Community turning blue for prostate cancer cause

Community turning blue for prostate cancer cause

MUNSTER | The school colors are red and white, but Munster High School and community businesses are turning blue this month.

September 26, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Lakeshore chamber spotlights nonprofits

HAMMOND │ Seventeen local nonprofit agencies received “three minutes of fame” Wednesday at the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Hammond Marina.

August 28, 2013 2:50 pm
Testing: Skin mapping used to track progress of evolving moles

Testing: Skin mapping used to track progress of evolving moles

While people use maps to chart a trip's progress, dermatologists are using the same technique to track changes in the human's largest organ.

August 09, 2013 3:23 pm
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