Sunday, January 20, 2013
Preparations for the the American Cancer Society's Burlington Relay for Life are starting with a kick-off party and everyone is invited to attend.
Cancer directly affects millions of Americans a year and indirectly affects us all. A local group, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is inviting the community to join them in taking a stand against this disease. According to a release from the Relay For Life Burlington Committee, preparations for this year's Relay for Life are underway. They are now inviting the community to a kick-off event on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Temple Shalom Emeth. Full release: Last year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Burlington was truly amazing. And this year, with your help, we plan to soar even higher! If you’ve already registered online for this year’s Relay, log in to your My Relay dashboard and recruit team members to join you at the …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Friends and family of Bob Jankowski, who is battling cancer, are holding a fundraiser at the Woburn Sons of Italy this Friday.
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Thursday, January 3
The following is a guest article: The friends and family of Bob Jankowski are holding a fundraising event on Friday Jan. 4 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Sons of Italy in Woburn to raise money to support Bob's ongoing fight against cancer. Bob was diagnosed with colon cancer in June, 2009. He underwent surgery to have the cancer removed, but in August the doctors found that it had spread to his liver. In October of the same year, he had 60% of his liver removed. In March of 2010, he was given a clean bill of health and he was able to return back to work. By the fall of 2010, the cancer had spread to his lungs and his liver; he was told he would be on chemo therapy for the rest of his life. Bob has been a Master Mason for 27 years at Simonds …
Friday, November 2, 2012
There will be a spaghetti dinner tomorrow at the American Legion for Kyle Gendron.
The following is a guest story by Wendy Gendron When Mary Elizabeth Gendron was born in November 2004, her parents already knew she was born with an extra chromosome. That chromosome was earmarked early in Kerry Gendron’s pregnancy after a Level 2 ultrasound revealed that their 20 week-old daughter had markers indicating Down syndrome. After receiving the news, Kyle and Kerry Gendron spoke at length with their OB/GYN, who suggested the couple undergo amniocentesis to confirm the ultrasound results. They did, and their unborn daughter was in fact, diagnosed with Down syndrome. Upon receiving the confirmation, Kyle felt ‘it wasn’t a big deal.’ He had had previous experience with individuals with Down syndrome in both his youth and his …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Coronado Biosciences announced this week they have obtained a key patent for new cancer treatment.
Coronado Biosciences is at it again. Last week we carried a story of the bio-tech company researching the use of parasites found in pig feces to treat autoimmune conditions such as Chrohn's Disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Now this week the Boston Herald reported that the company has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent Trademark Office for a biologic that can activate a body's immune system's natural killer cells to fight cancer. According to the story, early studies of this treatment have shown activity in myeloma, breast cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancer. Click here for the full story.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The 2012 Burlington Relay for Life has raised $143,000 with more donations still coming in.
Can rain keep warriors again cancer home for the weekend? Absolutely not. Varsity Field at Burlington High School was alive with activity this weekend as members of the Burlington community came together despite the rain to raise money to fight cancer. The rain started early Saturday morning, but it wasn’t enough to keep away the many die-hard teams that participated in Saturday’s Relay For Life. There were 62 teams set up and ready do go at Opening Ceremonies. The evening started with a few speeches, the BurlingtonHigh School chorus sang the National Anthem, and then survivors, caregivers and teams took the track to walk from 6 pm until 6 am. There were teams walking the track all night despite the rain, keeping up the tradition and …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Employees come out to help raise money for cancer research.
The following is a note from Town Clerk Amy Warfield: Employees at Town Hall gathered together last week to show their support of childhood cancer awareness. The shirts were part of the fund raising activity to support that charity and honor Eve, the granddaughter of one of the staff members. Eve is 3 years old and has been diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. She is current undergoing chemotherapy as part of her treatment. There will be a 5K Charity Walk on June 18th. We will present more information shortly.
Monday, May 21, 2012
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Burlington is two weeks away.
The following is a release from the Burlington Relay for Life: Teams have been hard at work raising money for the upcoming American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in Burlington. Relay will take place on June 2-3 at theBurlington High School track. Members of each team will take their place, take turns and walk the track from 6 pm until 6 am as the idea behind Relay For Life is that “cancer never sleeps”. This is a great way to be a part of the community and make a difference. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Relay is a family-friendly environment for the entire community. There…
Monday, May 14, 2012
Pizza Party at Flatbread from 5:30 to 9 p.m. tomorrow night.
The following is a release from MSMS's student group Teen LIGHT: Hundreds of 8th graders from the Marshall Simonds Middle School have made it their mission to help teens with serious illnesses such as cancer. The students of Teen LIGHT will host a charity night at Flatbread restaurant on Tuesday, May 15. Proceeds will benefit Camp Sunshine, Christopher’s Haven, and Dana-Farber Jimmy Fund. The “pizza party” will be from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Flatbread restaurant. The restaurant is on 213 Burlington Road in Bedford across from Mitre field. Flatbread will donate $1.75 for each small pizza sold and $3.50 for each large pizza. Pizza sales include dine-in, take-out, and a new drive-up option. The evening will include a 50 – 50 raffle, T…
Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Burlington Relay for Life is hosting a kick-off celebration at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the Clubhouse at the Burlington Marriott.
Take a stand against cancer by getting involved in the Burlington Relay for Life, kicking off with a special celebration tonight. The disease directly affects millions of Americans a year and indirectly affects us all. Once again local fighters of cancer, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is inviting the community to join them in an overnight relay to raise funds to find a cure and support those afflicted by cancer. Preparations have already begun for this year's American Cancer Society Burlington Relay for Life set to be held at the Burlington High School in the evening of June 2 to the morning of June 3 and now organizers are reaching out to the community to get involved. Relay organizers would like to invite everyone to a…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
How to get involved in this year's Relay, scheduled for June 2 - 3 at the track at Burlington High.
The following is a press release from Burlington's Relay for Life: It may seem like a ways away, but planning is already underway for The American Cancer Society’s 2012 Relay For Life in Burlington. The website is up and running and ready for teams to sign up. The event will take place on June 2, 2012 at the Burlington High School track. Relay For Life had such a successful 2011, the Planning Committee is ready to jump into another amazing year! Are you new to Relay? This is a great way to be a part of the community and make a difference. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Relay …