Category Archives: Cancer sucks

Research is key to fighting cancer

Research is the most important aspect of the American Cancer Society. Since 1946, the American Cancer Society has helped to make nearly every major cancer research breakthrough.

Right now in Pittsburgh, the American Cancer Society has provided more than $4.5 million in research grants. So the next cancer breakthrough could happen in the City of Champions!

Help fund research and programs for cancer patients and families by making a donation to my Cherry Pickers team at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Cranberry Township.

Learn more about the American Cancer Society research program.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Cranberry Township is planned for July 22 at North Boundary Park in Cranberry. Kickoff is at 10 a.m. Listed below are highlights for when you might want to stop by!

The event is a fundraiser to raise money to support programs and research, including supporting cancer researchers right here in Pittsburgh.

Here are the highlights of the day’s events:

  • Survivor lap and lunch: 12:30 p.m.
  • Eugene and the Nightcrawlers performance: 2:15 p.m.
  • Miss Freddye performance: 4 p.m.
  • Performance painter George Williams: 5 p.m.
  • Food Trucks Dinner Party: 5-8 p.m.
  • Road To Recovery Race: 6 p.m.
  • Survivor and Caregiver Lap: 6:20 p.m.
  • Fight Back ceremony: 7 p.m.
  • Luminaria ceremony: 9 p.m.

See the full schedule of events here.

In addition, I’ll be having fun at the mission tent with games, prizes and so much more through much of the day.

Why am I very passionate about the American Cancer Society? Read my story here.

Thank you for reading this and helping to create a world with less cancer.

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Giving hope a home with your support

Please join the fight against cancer by making a donation to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Cranberry Township.

Money raised supports American Cancer Society efforts such as Hope Lodge, where cancer patients and caregivers can find comfort during medical treatments.

“American Cancer Society having this Hope Lodge for a family that has to go through something as traumatic as we are — I can’t describe it… They’ve saved us so much money and so much stress.” — Eileen Fauteux & Her Mother

In addition, you may consider purchasing a luminaria in honor or memory of a loved one who has faced cancer.

I’d like to invite you to a great community celebration to help support programs and research in our effort to fight cancer.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Cranberry Township is planned for July 22 at North Boundary Park in Cranberry. Kickoff is at 10 a.m., but listed below are highlights for when you might want to stop by!

The event is a fundraiser to raise money to support programs and research, including supporting cancer researchers right here in Pittsburgh.

Here are the highlights of the day’s events:

  • Survivor lap and lunch: 12:30 p.m.
  • Eugene and the Nightcrawlers performance: 2:15 p.m.
  • Miss Freddye performance: 4 p.m.
  • Performance painter George Williams: 5 p.m.
  • Food Trucks Dinner Party: 5-8 p.m.
  • Road To Recovery Race: 6 p.m.
  • Survivor and Caregiver Lap: 6:20 p.m.
  • Fight Back ceremony: 7 p.m.
  • Luminaria ceremony: 9 p.m.

See the full schedule of events here.

In addition, I’ll be having fun at the mission tent with games, prizes and so much more through much of the day.

Why am I very passionate about the American Cancer Society? Read my story here.

Thank you for reading this and helping to create a world with less cancer.

Letters from Santa!

As Christmas nears, Santa’s got a lot on his plate (besides cookies!) — from getting the elves in order, making sure the sleigh is ready and making his list and checking it twice.

This year, Santa has asked if I would help him gather and send letters to children!

For a $5 donation per letter to support team Cherry Pickers (of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Cranberry Township), we will make sure your children get a special letter from Santa!

Fill out the form on this link (http://bit.ly/lettersfromsanta2016), we’ll confirm your information and your children will receive a letter in December signed by Santa!

Deadline for submission is Nov. 30. The elves will confirm information within a few days of Nov. 30. All letters will be mailed by mid-December!

One year later …

   
One year ago today, my friend Laura received a call changing her life.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Early detection helped doctors diagnose early.


Laura was one of 642 people who, on average, are diagnosed with breast cancer each day.

One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Early detector and regular mammograms are key.

Just ask Laura. She’s living proof.

Find more from the American Cancer Society at cancer.org.