Stories tagged with: American Cancer Society

April 1, 2015 - 10:56am
3 weeks 2 days 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
29 weeks 2 days 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
1 year 2 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
1 year 6 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
1 year 45 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
1 year 50 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
2 years 3 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
2 years 32 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...

June 9, 2012 - 9:22pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

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...

March 30, 2012 - 10:41am
3 years 3 weeks ago

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...

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