Stories tagged with: cancer

March 5, 2013 - 6:09pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

West Muskingum 7th and 8th grade students are becoming "Blanketeers" by donating quilts they are making in their Cultural Arts class to a nationwide non-profit organization called, Project Linus. The mission of Project Linus is to give kids a security blanket in hopes of providing them a sense of security and comfort to children who are seriously ill or traumatized.

"I think this is great because they can cherish this the rest of their life and keep it for a long...

October 16, 2010 - 7:16pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

A local woman, who lost her life to colon cancer, is still helping others with their battles.

The ninth annual Becky Ziegler Memorial Jam was held in Zanesville Saturday afternoon at The Barn. Tami Swope, a close friend of Ziegler's and coordinator of the event, says Ziegler never looked at herself as a cancer patient.

"In between her treatments, she would still make it to band practice. It really picked her up and gave her new purpose in life," says Swope.

Swope...

June 12, 2010 - 7:46pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

It's Anita Wright's first time taking part in Relay for Life, and she was one of many who kicked off the event by walking the initial survivor lap at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

Wright is an 18 month survivor of breast cancer.

"After the initial diagnosis, which is totally devastating to you and your loved ones, it's been a long journey, but it's one that I'm proud to have taken. I am truly blessed. Along the way, I've met some truly amazing people, " says Wright...

April 10, 2010 - 5:30pm
4 years 20 weeks ago


Residents were walking in circles Saturday morning for a good cause.

Cancer touches the life of almost everyone, so Saturday cancer survivors and supporters walked the track at the Franklin Local Track Complex to raise money for a cure. The day started off with a lap for survivors.

"It is just frightening how many people have had it, but it is exciting and I think it is good for people going through cancer right now to see this many survivors who have...

March 20, 2010 - 8:47pm
4 years 23 weeks ago

Kim Schuster has been battling cancer for more than a year, and she just received some great news. The doctors believe she is cancer free.

Schuster just had surgery this past week.

"They removed all the jaw bone and the lymph nodes here. She is supposedly cancer-free. Then they're going to take a piece of bone from the leg and reconstruct the jaw, " says benefit coordinator, Dave Johnson.

It's one of many surgeries ahead for Schuster. Her treatment has put a...

October 5, 2009 - 5:57pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

One local woman is holding an event to help benefit her friend and others throughout the community who are battling cancer.

Susie's Favorite's Owner, Susie Dodson, says her friend was diagnosed with breast cancer back in January.

"And she's doing very well, very well. She's still going through radiation, but she's doing really well, " says Dodson.

Dodson has held Susie's FallFest and Benefit for a few years, each helping out a different organization, including the...

September 27, 2009 - 9:10pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

A community is rallying together for one woman's time of need.

People gathered in Chandlersville for a benefit dinner to support Kandi VanFossen, who was diagnosed with cancer back in July.

"She has bone cancer with no medical coverage. This was just to raise money for her and her family, " says Event Coordinator, Jamie Dady.

It was an event that also raised VanFossen's spirits.

"Yes, she's seeing friends that she hasn't seen for years, " says Event...

September 24, 2009 - 7:40pm
4 years 48 weeks ago

 

It may be raining tonight, but that didn't stop hundreds of people from gathering at OUZ and Zane State College.

The 'Light The Night Walk' provided dinner, music and family fun, but the event had a very serious purpose.

"Our Light The Night Walk is our annual event to raise money for blood cancer...

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