Stories tagged with: American Cancer Society

March 6, 2016 - 8:20pm
3 weeks 4 days ago

 An event aimed to raised money for the American Cancer Society through dancing and twirling took place Sunday morning.

Twirling Unlimited hosted it's 32nd Annual Cancer Research Donation-- Baton and Dance competition at Maysville High school. A little after losing her mother and brother to cancer Pat Payne started the event to help raise money toward cancer research.

"I got the idea of doing it for cancer research because, everybody in their family has had someone that...

June 12, 2015 - 3:11pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

At 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Muskingum County cancer survivors, their friends, family and many more people will circle Riverside Park. 

They'll be doing so for 12 hours. It's all part of the annual Relay for Life of Muskingum County. Community Manager Jonathan Schuler said it doesn't matter if you come for ten minutes or ten hours, as long as you're there. 

Even if you can't make it tomorrow, Schuler said Relay for Life works...

April 1, 2015 - 10:56am
1 year 20 weeks ago

Being on top of a roof in thirty degree temperatures might seem foolish. 

But those on top of American Pride Wednesday morning were there for a good cause. These "fools" were raising money for the Relay for Life Campaign through the "Fools on a Roof" fundraiser. 

Each person was placed on the roof by the Zanesville Fire Department, and they were stuck there until they reached their monetary goal. 

Brooke Carpenter spent the morning raising...

October 1, 2014 - 5:52pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

The American Cancer Society is hoping we can finish the fight against breast cancer.

WHIZ Media Group is a proud sponsor of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k Fundraising Walk. The event will be held at the Ohio University Zanesville/Zane State campus on October 18th. Terri Kangas, community events specialist for the American Cancer Society says that registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the walk will start at 10:00 a.m.

"There is no registration fee. We encourage...

April 4, 2014 - 6:04pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

Due to rainy weather the annual Fools on the Roof Fundraiser took place at ground level on Friday.

Efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society were not dampened. Participants called all of their friends, family and business partners to reach their fundraising goals.

" We are doing really well so far today," said Income Development Specialist at the American Cancer Society, Jonathan Schuler. We had seven people from Walgreens in here who collectively raised $3...

March 9, 2014 - 5:52pm
2 years 23 weeks ago

A local women has dedicated the past 30 years to raising money for the American Cancer Society through dancing and twirling.

Maysville High School hosted the 30th annual Cancer Research Donation Baton and Dance Competition. With a basement full of trophies from her daughter's dance competitions, Patricia Dement Payne and her daughter decided they would host a dance contest and give her old trophy's away as prizes, and all the money from the contest to the American Cancer Society.

June 8, 2013 - 6:43pm
3 years 10 weeks ago

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.

May 3, 2013 - 5:34pm
3 years 16 weeks ago

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...

March 28, 2013 - 5:05pm
3 years 21 weeks ago

The Maple Ave. Walmart's Relay for Life team is getting an early start on raising money for the American Cancer Society.

"Team Sparks of Hope" is having a bake sale and food wagon this weekend to raise money for Relay for Life. The bake sale is from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Maple Ave. Walmart.

"We have all kinds of stuff. We have brownies, we have cupcakes of many, many  flavors. We have no-bakes, peanut butter eggs. We have all kinds of...

September 7, 2012 - 1:14pm
3 years 50 weeks ago

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...

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