Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The committee for the Relay For Life of Woburn would like to thank St. Anthony’s Club of Woburn for hosting the first fundraising event for Woburn’s 2013 Relay. The fundraiser was the third Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser that was hosted by the Club with all proceeds from this year’s event going to the American Cancer Society. Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner, live entertainment and were also able to try their luck on winning one of the dozens of great raffle prizes. The event raised over $2,000 for the Relay For Life of Woburn to go to the Society’s breast cancer research efforts. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Woburn Memorial High School's girls' soccer teams wear pink for breast cancer awareness.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Woburn Memorial High School girls' soccer team competed against Winchester last week wearing special "Think Pink" jerseys. The shirts are part of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. In addition to the jerseys, athletes from WMHS also participated in a Breast Cancer Walk at Horn Pond on Oct. 14. Thanks to Bob Hurkett for sending us photos from both events!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Pretty in pink!
The Woburn Memorial High School girls' varsity soccer team was pretty in pink this weekend in their Breast Cancer Awareness jerseys. Thank you, Bob Hurkett, for the great photo! Do you have a picture you'd like to share with us for Photo of the Day? Remember, all POTD come from readers, so without you, we have no photos! Text them to 781-502-8325 or e-mail email@example.com. We will publish your photos as soon as we can!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Zumba for a Cure on Friday night will give residents the chance to raise money for the Avon Breast Cancer Walk.
Jennifer Stacey enjoys when her customers at Live Life Fitness leave for the day with a sense of accomplishment. On Friday, she’ll have the chance to see plenty of residents heading out the door having accomplished something for themselves, but this time there will be a benefit for others as well. Live Life Fitness is hosting “Zumba for a Cure,” a fundraising effort that will assist a local woman currently fighting breast cancer who hopes to raise enough money to participate in an upcoming Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event. “The cause motivates me to do more,” Jennifer said. “It’s a fun night, it’s for a good cause and it’s a chance to get people together to raise money and maybe become a little more aware that cancer is everywhere and …
"Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors" shares the wisdom of breast cancer survivors with the newly diagnosed. What's your story?
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of the greatest challenges for those who have been newly diagnosed is finding sources of support. Patients are eager for information on everything from enduring surgery and chemotherapy to how to deal with hair loss. While there are many local resources and support groups available in Woburn, women can also find comfort in a sisterhood of survivors who have already been in their shoes. Best selling author and breast cancer survivor Barbara Delinsky has gathered the wisdom of hundreds of breast cancer survivors who are eager to inspire those who are new to the “breast cancer sisterhood.” She shares all of the stories and tidbits she found in her book "Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood…
Friday, October 12, 2012
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's a list of local breast cancer support groups.
One in 8 American women and 1 in 1,000 American men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that more than 2 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer and fight for their lives each year. Breast cancer is difficult to face alone—for both patients and their loved ones. To help in the battle, there are a number of local resources and support groups. The most well-known and active local group is, of course, the Woburn-based Tanner Ta-Tas. The group sponsors several events in October and throughout the year to support Woburn residents with the disease. But there are other regional groups near Woburn, including: “Support groups are really beneficial,” says Debra Somerrs Copit, MD, Director of Breast …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means a variety of pink products will be hitting the shelves. But, do your pink purchases always go towards the cause?
A wave of pink is flooding stores everywhere, as retailers participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the savvy shopper, it's an opportunity to donate to a good cause while snagging unique, pink-hued items. Stores like Target on Commerce Way and Stop & Shop on Elm Street have lots of pink-labeled products. But before you plunk down your green for some pink, the nonprofits behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month want you to check the label. Jenna Glazer, director of development for Young Survival Coalition (YSC), a global organization dedicated to helping young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, said that buyers should be on the lookout for a label or tag that tells where the money from the purchase goes. "If you walk into …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around Woburn 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 …
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Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn: 1) WMHS on Twitter Are you a Woburn Memorial High School student? A parent of a WMHS student? A staffer? Just someone interested in what's going on over on Montvale Avenue? Then you'll want to follow the high school's new Twitter account—@WMHSTanners. We just started following them yesterday and can't wait to interact with the high school admins! 2) Think pink The lights are a pinkish hue, the ribbons hang from everywhere. As part of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the city has gone pink to highlight the many families that are affected by breast cancer. Mayor Scott Galvin posted this statement Tuesday about it: Thanks to everyone who turned out last night to help the …
Monday, October 1, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Woburn.
Woburn Memorial High School BullsEye Reporter Jackie Kelley contributed to this report. 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 Woburn: There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure. Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions. You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling …