Friday, October 26, 2012
Men are particularly at risk if the breast cancer gene (BRCA2) runs in their family.
The focus of Breast Cancer Awareness efforts are focused on women -- the ribbons are pink, after all. But men can get breast cancer too. Patch sat down with a few local experts about male breast cancer: Patch: Why is it important to talk about male breast cancer? Dr. Lee: It's important because men don't think they can get breast cancer. They don't think they can receive a mammogram screening. The discussion should be focused on breaking the myths and informing people on what is fact versus fiction. Men will say to me “men can't get breast cancer.” So they tend to show up late, when the lump has been there for several months, which is usually stage 2 or later. And that means that it has already spread to the lymph nodes because they …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around Avon and Avon Lake 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 …
Friday, October 12, 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. There's no shortage of items locally. To name a few: 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 Bed Bath & Beyond and see something with a pink …
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we gathered your favorite motivational songs and made a Spotify playlist.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to celebrate, we turned this week's Spotify playlist pink. We asked you to tell us your favorite inspirational song or your favorite song with the work "pink" in it. Check out the playlist above and if we missed any songs, be sure to tell us in the comments!
Friday, October 5, 2012
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want you to tell us either your favorite song with the word "pink" in it or your favorite inspirational song.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Megan Rozsa
Friday, October 5, 2012
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to celebrate, we're turning this week's Spotify playlist pink. Are you a breast cancer survivor? What song kept you motivated through your treatments? Maybe you lost someone to breast cancer? Do you have an inspirational song to remember your loved one? We want you to tell us your favorite inspirational song, and we'll create a Spotify playlist that will appear on the site on Friday morning. If you know a survivor of breast cancer, or if you've lost someone to it, leave a message in her honor or in her memory in the comments. We'll also share your thoughts when we run the playlist.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
District gears up for Volley for the Cure tonight; supports fight against breast cancer by wearing pink.
Maureen Zollos, a third-grade teacher at Avon's Heritage South Elementary school, rocks the pink as do her students Oct. 4. Students district wide are wearing pink Thursday to show support for the fight against breast cancer. The girls volleyball teams (freshman, JV and varsity) are participating in Volley for the Cure tonight, and honoring a parent in the community who died from breast cancer in August. Have pictures of an Avon student in pink? Upload it to the gallery and show your support for the fight against breast cancer.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
This year's match is dedicated to an Avon parent Annette Sefchik, who died in August.
Avon High School girls volleyball teams are taking part in Volley for the Cure, and it’s personal. Avon will play Vermilion High on Thursday Oct. 4, and are hoping to raise money for a cause that hits close to home. “This year it is very personal to AHS volleyball; this fall one of our teammates had a close family member lose her battle with breast cancer,” Debbie Romanchok, Avon Volley for the Cure co-chair 2012, said. Senior Tri-Captain Madion Matisak lost her aunt, Annette Sefchik of Avon, to breast cancer on Aug. 17. And although the team has participated in Volley for the Cure for years, the 2012 match, featuring the team in hot pink jerseys, has special meaning tor Matisak and her teammates. It’s a little bit extra special this year…
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Charity game to support fight against breast cancer at All Pro Freight Stadium July 14.
In the spirit of “paying it back,” a local firefighter has founded a charity softball game started four years ago is continuing to grown with the community’s support. This year, the Fourth Annual Breast Cancer Charity Softball game featuring the Avon police and firefighters against their Avon Lake counterparts, will be held on Saturday, July 14 at All Pro Freight Stadium. The event has its roots in a friendly cross-track rivalry game between the Avon and Avon Lake firefighters. “It was a family get together and picnic,” Avon firefighter John Gansor, who founded the modern-day fundraiser four years ago. That changed four years ago when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. Six months later, another Avon firefighter’s wife was …