One day out of the entire year is your day. On this day, you can get away with (almost) anything. Everyone is super nice to you on this day because it is your birthday. However that perfect present or the cake may mean more to some than others, especially the people who are fighting to get to that next birthday. For these people, birthdays are doubly special because of the long hard journey that they have encountered during their cancer battle.
Louise Sukle is the chair of this year’s American Cancer Society Farm to Table Dinner, an open air dining experience based on ingredients sourced directly from local farms and farmers' markets in Central PA.
(Hanover) -- More than 20 years ago, Lynn Eib was a busy, young mother to three small daughters. Then, her doctor delivered some devastating news: She had stage III colon cancer. Now, Eib's cancer-free and working as a cancer patient advocate to help others who are going through what she once did.
There is no more poignant time in one’s life as the moment you are told “You have cancer.” For most people, it means the beginning of a difficult journey which may or may not have an obvious clinical endpoint.
“One year and five days after I started working for the American Cancer Society, I was diagnosed with stage I testicular cancer, and it happened to be my brother’s birthday as well: January 8th, 2007.”
The American Cancer Society's Camp Can Do is a "fun fun fun and safe" place for kids who are facing cancer to enjoy summer activities.
Lawrence Tyler and Carol Brown have been friends since high school but recently joined forces to create a photography business, Tyler Brown Photography, in York, PA. They do it all- weddings, parties, portraits. But, recently, they’ve created a special project about something that has touched both of their lives deeply: cancer.
“The neat thing about golf is that every day, even if playing the same course, you have unique challenges: different weather, wind terrain, the surroundings always changing. You have to adapt your skills to meet the changing demand. And the life lesson is that you have to be wiling to adapt your path in life to meet whatever challenges come your way.” This is the philosophy of PGA golf pro, father and twenty plus year cancer survivor, Ben Witter.
When Joy Lindsay was diagnosed with bi-lateral breast cancer in Oct 2010, she wanted two things more than anything else: to be able to drive ad to be able to keep working. Joy has been an employee at Harsco for 25 years and is currently the Corporate Communications Administrative Assistant there.