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The Breast Cancer Society has announced a call for entries for educational scholarships to breast cancer survivors and their children. The Empower One Scholarship and Hope Scholarship programs assist those who have been affected by breast cancer with obtaining a college degree or trade certificate.
Take the fam out for a not-so-ordinary night at the ball park, where a host of celebs — including Darnell Dockett, Richard Sherman, Gary Payton, Marcel Reece, Louis Vito, Eddie House, Terrell Owens, Tia Alexander, Claudia Jordan, Lindsey Berg, and of course, Larry Fitzgerald — battle it out in a charity softball game, benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the American Cancer Society, among others.
"It’s been 10 years, now,” the strong voice said on the phone. Mari Justin is a breast cancer survivor. She, along with hundreds of thousands of breast cancer veterans have faced the demons and now crusade alongside those who are fresh on the battlefield.
The Phoenix affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has hired Phoenix resident Lee San Miguel as its community health and mission programs director. In this position, Lee will oversee the Komen Phoenix affiliate’s current and future mission programs, including grant making, community outreach, education programs, community partnerships and public policy initiatives.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the No. 1 cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. The top risk factors, hypertension, dyslipidemia, smoking, diabetes and obesity are poorly treated, often with toxic pharmaceutical drugs, and most patients never reach their goals. There are also more than 400 coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors and mediators now proven.
Among the leading health issues, most people automatically think of breast cancer as the No. 1 killer for women.
We are all familiar with the fact that chemicals, particularly pesticides and herbicides, have negative side effects. The United States and international government agencies have acknowledged that different pesticides have been linked to a variety of health problems including hormonal disruption, skin, eye and lung irritation, birth defects, weight gain, nervous system toxicity and cancer. Many times, the negative effects of pesticides can take a long time to show, and by the time symptoms are clear, a lot of damage may have already been done.
She’s young, tall-model-slender, beautiful and with a song bird voice. I’ll call her Annie. And, today she sits in jail, serving a lengthy term for her history with drugs. Like so many others, her road to trouble started with alcohol.
The Affordable Care Act strengthened Medicare in important ways. Signed in 2010, the federal health law already has provided free preventive health benefits to millions of people with Medicare, and saved billions of dollars for those who hit the gap in their Part D prescription drug coverage.
The Arizona Board of Regents has given final project approval for construction of The University of Arizona Cancer Center — Phoenix outpatient clinic at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
Saturday, Nov. 24
It was the early summer of 2008 when Curtis Gruninger first thought of the idea to photograph thousands of cleavages adorned by pink ribbon necklaces for breast cancer awareness and charity.
"Dig Pink in Tukee" volleyball match between Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe at DV on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. [David Jolkovski/AFN]
Fred Mann had two ways to go Thursday night.
The numbers, which probably should be written in pink these days, are staggering but they are being helped out by a bunch of young women hitting and digging around the nation.
The Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista programs not only compete in volleyball but in fundraising for breast cancer awareness as well for the Dig Pink event.
Iron Boy Promotions’ recent Boxing Continues fight card at Celebrity Theater showcased the best of up and coming Phoenix boxers.
All month, Advanced Auto Service will be “Thinking Pink” to raise both funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Donations raised in stores, by associates, as well as donations made direct to Team Advanced Thinks Pink will assist the American Cancer Society.
The Desert Cancer Foundation of Arizona is having its Learning, Loving and Living with Cancer Luncheon this month.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce has announced nominees for the 2012 Palo Verde Business Woman of the Year and the 10 women are well known in the community for not only their business but their service.
Women across the Valley can “streak for a good cause” with a splash of pink hair when they make a $10 donation to support the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Brillare Hairdressing Academy through Oct. 31.
Did you know that every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer? Do you think breast cancer affects women only? Think again. Men are not exempt from breast cancer. Many breast cancers are fueled by estrogen, a hormone produced in fat tissue. Although there are numerous reasons why women predominantly experience estrogen dominance (use of birth control, menopause and pregnancy), both men and women are increasingly affected by estrogen dominance.
Thousands of local breast cancer survivors, volunteers, businesses and community members will walk together as a unified force to end breast cancer.
Saturday, Sept. 29
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