The Muskingum County Fairgrounds was filled with cancer survivors and their supporters.
The 2013 Relay for Life event of Muskingum County took place Saturday. Staff Partner, Chelsea Edwards says this relay holds a special place in her heart.
" I started relaying when I was 15 and I started working for the American Cancer Society when I was 21 but I lost my grandfather when I was 8 years old to a very ugly battle with cancer, neck and throat cancer, " said Edwards.
Local community members were stranded on top of a roof Friday morning.
The Fools on the Roof event is part of the American Cancer Society's fundraising efforts.Community members were put on top of American Pride Power Equipment Building and were not allowed to come down until they raised enough money for cancer. The volunteers would make calls to family, friends and businesses until they reached their quota. Once they did the Zanesville Fire Department rescued them. One fool said he's...
A study is helping to create a world with less cancer.
The Muskingum County Area of the American Cancer Society is hosting Cancer Prevention Study Three. The study is looking to enroll individuals between the ages of thirty and sixty-five who have never been diagnosed with cancer. The purpose of CPS-3 is to better understand the factors that cause cancer to better eliminate it as a major health problem.
"It's all about the prevention, we're looking at the DNA, we're looking...
People at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds are pulling an all-nighter to raise money for cancer treatment.
The annual relay for live event is on-going.
Chelsea Edwards of the American Cancer Society said the event has been going on for over 15 years, and thrives on the support of those walking to honor loved ones past and present battling the disease.
"Most people here have been touched by cancer, in someway whether it's been personally or a loved one, and some people...
Members of the community found themselves stranded on a rooftop Friday morning.
It's part of the American Cancer Society's "Fools on a Roof" fundraiser. On the rooftop community members on top of American Pride Power Equipment made phone calls until they could make enough money to be resecued by the Zanesville Fire Department.
One "Fool" got involved because of his parents.
"My mom is in hospice and she's been there for 19 weeks and I'm there...
Those who have suffered from cancer are being remembered.
Coshocton's first ever "Bark for Life" event sponsored by the American Cancer Society was held on Saturday. Locals were invited to walk a mile with the canine companions along the Lake Park towpath to help raise money for the organization.
"It turned out really nice, we had almost 80 dogs here walking, we've raised over $1,000 for the American Cancer Society so I think we've had a really nice event,"...
Some local residents felt a little foolish sitting on top of the roof of the Genesis Healthplex Friday morning, especially with the chilly air.
18 community members spent time on the structure for this year's Fools on the Roof Fundraiser. In it's 10th year the event has brought in $150,000 for the American Cancer Society with the money going towards research.
"We've made advancements in cancer treatment because of research and we can continue to improve upon our patient care...
Maysville students kicked it in to high gear to raise money for a good cause.
The high school students took to the track for a miniature Relay for Life, honoring those who's lives have been touched by cancer.
"Every year they look forward to doing this," said teacher and walk co-coordinator Missy Talbot. "We start in April and they really like getting their teams together, they get to pick when they come out and walk. They get to miss a little bit of class and have...
There wasn't much fooling around on the roof of the Genesis Healthplex Thursday.
Thanks to a ladder truck from the Zanesville Fire Department, some well known community figures spent time on the rooftop as part of the 9th Annual Fool's on the Roof event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society and helps fund local programs for cancer patients.
"We want to keep winning the battle and hope that one day we can find a cure for this devastating disease," said...