Tuesday, October 23, 2012
More than 11,000 walkers turned out for the annual Making Strides anti-cancer fundraiser.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
This weekend the American Cancer Society's Northwest New Jersey region hosted the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K at the Mack-Cali Business Campus in Parsippany. By all accounts it was a great day for folks dressed in pink and blue (in support of men with the disease): More than 11,000 walkers showed up to support the fight and raised $790,000 for breast cancer research and services. Walk organizers say the money raised will go to local anti-breast cancer efforts. Enjoy some scenes from the event provided by Making Strides.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause locally and beyond.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Long Valley and beyond: Pig Roast BBQ For the Cure When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 3pm Where: Stirling Elks Lodge, 1138 Valley Road, Sterling. Pricing: $25 at the door Making Strides Against Breast Cancer When: Sunday, Oct. 28, 9am Where: New Jersey Convention & Expo Center at Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison Making Strides Against Breast Cancer When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 8am Where: Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park & West Side Ave, Jersey City Making Strides Against Breast Cancer When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 8 am Where: Military Park…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
American Cancer Society 'cancer prevention study 3' to monitor 300,000 volunteers over several decades.
The mayor of Madison called out his fellow regional leaders Tuesday. But, don't expect a political bloodbath. Bob Conley, also as vice president of operations for the Madison Area YMCA, was one of several speakers at a press conference at Morristown Medical Center announcing a new cancer prevention study, which calls for volunteers between ages 30 and 65 to be monitored over the next several decades. That study, CPS-3, will collect blood samples from volunteers who have never been diagnosed with cancer and "help researchers better understand the lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that cause or prevent cancer," according to an American Cancer Society statement, which also calls the campaign a "historic cancer research effort." "I …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
A Parsippany family recently brought a new chapter of a nationwide child brain cancer foundation to Morris Plains in memory of daughter Bizzie Stein.
The nationwide cancer foundation The Cure Starts Now just added its 22nd chapter, in Morris Plains. The foundation specializes in pediatric brain cancer research, and the Morris Plains addition was started by Amy and Joseph Stein in April. The Steins, of Parsippany, were inspired to start the chapter after their 3-year-old daughter, Elizabeth "Bizzie" Stein, died on Jan. 15, 2011 after an eight-month battle with DIPG, a type of brain tumor. "Bizzie" Stein was a "fiery little spirit" who loved all girly things such as princesses and ponies, according to The Cure Starts Now's site. She was strong-willed when it came to her wardrobe, as she often went to radiation treatment in pink tutus and a princess gowns. The Steins also have a son and …