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Horsham resident Ashley Rossi (far left) walks for her grandfather who died of cancer in 2008. (credit: Brad Segall)

Hundreds Pack Montgomery County Football Stadium To Help Fight Cancer

The Relay 4 Life began at 9 a.m. Friday and for 24 hours teams walk around the track at Hatboro-Horsham High School raising thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society.

06/14/2014

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South Jersey Town Tries To Flush Out Thief Who Stole Toilet From Cancer Charity

The idea is people donate $20 to have one of seven toilets left in a friend’s front yard in order to “flush cancer.” So the Hansons were disheartened when someone stole one of the toilets from a lawn in Audubon.

03/21/2014

cyclists bike along the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Hundreds Of Cyclists Take Part In 41st Annual American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon

Several hundred riders took part in the 41st annual American Cancer Society Bike-A-Thon on Sunday which began in Philadelphia and finished 65 miles away in Buena Vista, New Jersey.

07/14/2013

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City Council OKs Law Requiring Parental Supervision of Teens at Tanning Salons

The final vote came after some last-minute pleas from those on both sides of the issue.

05/23/2013

Retired Detective Andy Lara volunteers to transport cancer patients from the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Cheltenham for their treatments at Philadelphia area hospitals. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Colon Cancer Survivor Drives Home The Message About Early Screening

A retired Philadelphia police detective is among those the American Cancer Society is recognizing during this Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

03/08/2013

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Health: Want To Help Fight Cancer? Nat’l Organization Looking For Help From Healthy People In Our Area

The fight against cancer is ramping up and now a national organization is looking for your help.

03/06/2013

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More Delaware Valley Participants Sought For Long-Term Cancer Study

The American Cancer Society is trying to get 300,000 Americans to participate in the “Cancer Prevention Study III.”

03/06/2013

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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.

01/16/2013

(A technician takes blood from one volunteer at left as other volunteers go through an initial questionnaire for the 20-year study.  Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Hundreds Volunteer in Philadelphia For Nationwide, Long-Term Cancer Study

Hundreds of people were signing up in center city Philadelphia to take part in a decades-long study on preventing cancer.

10/19/2012

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Annual Dragon Boat Festival Raises Money For Many Causes

The teams with 21 to a boat – lined up on the river’s east bank. Some were there for the fun of it, but a lot of teams were there to raise money for charities.

10/07/2012

Health Alert

Health: Nearly 18 Million Cancer Survivors Expected In U.S. By 2022

Nearly 14 million Americans are cancer survivors, and that number is expected to skyrocket over the next decade. 3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has more on why and the challenges it brings.

06/14/2012

(Anna Krentcil was arrested on charges that she took her six-year-old daughter into a tanning booth.  File photo)

Anti-Cancer Groups Want N.J. To Ban Indoor Tanning For Those Under 18

The push is not due to the recent hue and cry over that New Jersey mom and her child in a tanning facility, but to what the American Cancer Society says are scary new figures about melanoma.

05/07/2012

(Kara Schmidt, left, and Katie Stonelake held a flea market to raise money for charity.   Credit: Lauren Lipton)

Positively Philadelphia: A Couple of Gung-Ho Charity Fundraisers

“We’re having a yard sale, and all of the proceeds are going to be donated to the American Cancer Society or the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure,” say Katie Stonelake and Kara Schmidt.

05/06/2012

(Dr. Anil Rustgi, of the University of Pennsyvlania medical school, announces his search for study participants.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

UPenn Cancer Researcher Seeking Participants For Long-Term Study

The American Cancer Society is looking for people between the ages of 30 and 65 to participate in “Cancer Prevention Study 3,” a long-term, national study exploring the role of genetics in cancer development.

04/25/2012

(City 6 coaches and others pose with a giant check at the 2012 "Coaches vs. Cancer" kickoff breakfast at the Paleestra. Credit: Ed Benkin)

Philly’s ”City 6” Basketball Coaches Gather for Cancer Society Fundraiser

Even though college basketball may have been on the minds of the fans at the Palestra, the annual event raises money for the American Caner Society.

03/12/2012

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