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Fighting with each stride

Fighting with each stride

VALPARAISO | Jenna Elder was only 29 when diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago.

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M'ville cancer fight fundraiser slated Sunday at Hidden Lake

MERRILLVILLE | The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hidden Lake Park, 6355 Broadway.

October 09, 2014 12:05 am
GUEST EDITORIAL: Anchor's cancer struggle hits home

GUEST EDITORIAL: Anchor's cancer struggle hits home

As WCIA-TV evening news anchor Dave Benton shared his own devastating health news with viewers across central Illinois recently, he made it a point to acknowledge cancer is a battle many people and their loved ones face every day.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Show your support to kids with cancer

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Show your support to kids with cancer

Unless you've been under a rock or your wallet is $100 lighter, you've had a bucket of ice water dumped on your head in the name of ALS recently. Who knew such a thing would bring such awareness and resources to ALS?

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Bark For Life to raise money on Sunday for fight against cancer

CROWN POINT | South Lake County Relay for Life is hosting its first Bark For Life noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.

September 04, 2014 5:02 pm
MITCH BARLOGA: Take a hike, buddy; it's for your own good

MITCH BARLOGA: Take a hike, buddy; it's for your own good

“Sitting is the new smoking” has become the new buzz phrase in the ongoing battle of our bulges. Professionals in the physical fitness as well as physical environment disciplines are now adopting this mantra as they seek to get people more active in their daily lives.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
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
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American Cancer Society's Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk 2013 was held at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso.

October 21, 2013 11:38 am
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
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