Thursday, October 18, 2012
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- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Ben Gross
Thursday, October 18, 2012
According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, more than 226,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2012 nationally, with 4,700 of them in Maryland (Komen Foundation statistics). Chances are that most people are married to, related to, work with or are acquainted with someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Help raise awareness by sharing your memories of loved ones lost to breast cancer, or inspirational stories of surviving breast cancer. You can upload remembrances, poems or any style of writing, plus photos and videos.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Four years after losing her fight with breast cancer, Jane Hydorn's passion lives strong at Watkins Mill High School.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tonight's breast cancer fundraiser has become a Lady 'Rines tradition.
One special night every year, Watkins Mill High School's gynasium fills with a sea of pink as the girls' volleyball team takes up a cause that hits especially close to home: the DiG PiNK fundraiser for breast cancer research and awareness. This year's match pits the Lady 'Rines against the Clarksburg Coyotes tonight at Watkins Mill. JV starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by varsity at 6:30 p.m. Watkins Mill is one of thousands of teams from around the country taking part in the DiG PiNK National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally, in which players and coaches raise funds and promote breast health education. At Watkins Mill, the DiG PiNK game honors the memory of Jane Hydorn, a volleyball parent who lost her battle with cancer four years ago. Jane …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The three-day event, taking place in Washington, D.C. throughout the Weekend of Oct. 8-10, starts with a "home base" in Germantown.
Participants flocked by the thousands this weekend to join in the Susan G. Komen "3-Day for the Cure." By the time the weekend comes to a close, participants will have walked 60 miles to demonstrate their commitment to end breast cancer. The event began in the nation's capital at National's Stadium and, throughout the course of Friday, more than 2,000 registered participants made their way into Montgomery County. By Friday night's end, they had arrived at their home-site, where they are camping out through the weekend, at Germantown's Phillip's Farm on Schaeffer Rd. Day 2 of the event took place all over Germantown and Gaithersburg. On Sunday, walkers will head back to D.C., where the closing ceremony will take place at the national mall…