Daymond John on why he went public with cancer diagnosis

The decision to go public with his thyroid cancer diagnosis was easy for Daymond John. “I wanted to talk about it because we often see people in the news, like my dear friend Big Ang, after it was too late,” John, 48, tells Us Weekly. Big Ang died in February 2016 after a battle with…

Inspiring Young Cancer Survivors Partake In Westwood’s PMC Kids Race

Many participants of the Westwood mini Pan-Mass Challenge had a personal reason for riding — they, or a loved one, have battled against cancer. “Today is all about people riding for people to earn money for people with cancer,” explained Allisa Freiberger, a young cancer survivor. Source: Inspiring Young Cancer Survivors Partake In Westwood’s PMC Kids…

Mother with cancer finds help for her daughter at Camp Kesem

Kellee Edwards sits on the front porch of her home in the Meadowthorpe neighborhood watching bicyclists and walkers power past. Because of her advanced cancer, she can only watch the people with powerful limbs and boundless energy soaring by. Her future is fuzzy. But she can plan for the future of her daughter, who is…

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! St. Jude cancer survivor beats odds to become a mom

Considering all she’s been through — an eight-year fight against cancer, her body shot through with toxic chemotherapy drugs and radiation — Tayde Cruz Dodds had no reason to think she’d ever be enjoying an afternoon spent bouncing her smiling, cooing, baby girl on her knee. “Uno, dos , tres — weeee!” the 37-year-old native of Mexico said as she played with…

Roseville Salon Raises Funds for 3-Year-Old Battling Stage 4 Cancer

Wash, cut and blow dry.It appeared to be a typical day of pampering at Teezed Hair Studio in Roseville. But everyone who got styled Sunday helped 3-year-old Frankie Militano. “Very spunky, very energetic … and it’s fun to be around her because you learn new things about her every day,” said Mitchell Militano, Frankie’s dad….

Cubs Honor Breast Cancer Survivors At Annual “Pink Out” Game

The sea of blue that takes over the Friendly Confines for every Cubs home game was mixed with some pink during Sunday night’s game against the Yankees. “It’s an impressive show of support,” said Dr. Heidi Memmel, surgical director of the Caldwell Breast Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Advocate Health Care sponsored #PinkOut, an…

Firefighters plan fundraising walk for children with cancer

Northport firefighters plan to walk more than 60 miles in one day to raise money and awareness for children battling with cancer. The April 28 trek is the brainchild of Manuel Jimenez, a paramedic firefighter with the Northport Fire Rescue Service, who said the goal is to raise at least $2,500 through the walk. Jimenez…

Biologist giving cancer patients a Dose of the Coast

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Ashley Ferguson experienced an epiphany four years ago when she took her cancer-stricken father on a guided fishing trip near Empire. In terms of numbers, there was nothing especially memorable about the day. They caught some speckled trout and redfish, but not limits of either. Her father, Donald…