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...
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.
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...
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...
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...