Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

  • Hockey Fights Cancer on Saturday

    Nov 13, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local SportsNo Comments

    A group of hockey playing kids, and their parents, are doing their part in the battle of “Hockey Fights Cancer.” On Nov. 16 at Thames Campus Arena at 2 p.m. the Peewee Major AA Cobras of the Kent Minor Hockey Association will hold a special event during...

  • Run raises $60K

    Oct 8, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The CIBC Run for the Cure took place in Chatham-Kent on Sunday, raising more than $60,000. This is the second year for the 5k and 1k run/walk in Chatham-Kent to raise funds for the breast cancer cause. A total of 363 participants took part, from the inaugural...

  • Volunteers needed

    Aug 15, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    The CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society, and it is in need of organizational help. It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause. The event takes...

  • Relay raises $30K

    Jun 11, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Cancer survivors surrounded by their families and friends made their way around the track at Chatham-Kent Secondary School at this year’s Relay For Life on Friday. More than $30,000 was raised at this year’s event, which goes towards research and...

  • Helping cancer patients

    May 9, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    Barb Pelgrim of Barb’s Healthcare Apparel in Chatham is making giving back to the community a year-round event. A certified compression stocking and lymphedema fitter, Pelgrim works with many cancer patients and to help them out, she is giving away free...

  • McGlynn proud owner of new immune system

    May 1, 19 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments

    Two months after essentially winning the health lottery, Chatham-Kent’s Jocelyn McGlynn has received more good news. Diagnosed last year with a rare form of leukemia, Jocelyn learned recently her immune system has essentially been entirely replaced by that...

  • Young local woman in need of stem cell transplant

    Dec 19, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, Local News1 Comment

    Chatham’s Jocelyn McGlynn hopes to become a doctor some day, but first she must jump a tall medical hurdle of her own. The fourth-year Medical Sciences student at the University of Western Ontario is battling an aggressive form of leukemia, acute...

  • Any way you slice it

    Nov 14, 18 • 0 Views • Bruce Uncorked, Feature StoryNo Comments

    I can tell I’m in my 50s: Another week, another trip to the hospital. After heading there for an EMG test last week to check on my nerves in my right arm – I had been getting a buzzing in my right shoulder – I was back for a quick slice and dice at the...

  • Run raises $2K

    Oct 15, 18 • 0 Views • LifeNo Comments

    Chatham-Kent firefighters held a Run for a Cure 5K event for breast cancer recently. About 50 people took part, raising approximately $2,...

  • Ride to conquer cancer

    Sep 13, 18 • 0 Views • Feature Story, LifeNo Comments

    This summer, Ryan Doyle participated in his third Ride to Conquer Cancer; a two-day, 200-plus kilometre cycle from Toronto to Niagara Falls. This year the ride became much more personal for Doyle. Shortly after he completed his second ride, his dad Eelco...