• Trial for former inmate's lawsuit over cancer begins

    Updated: 45 min ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Yellowstone County jail inmate is asking for $3 million from the county, saying his throat cancer went undiagnosed for nearly a year despite numerous complaints about pain and a lump in his throat. The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1FUJ0TL ) that the trial for 51-year-old Freed Everett Miller's lawsuit began Monday. Miller was diagnosed with cancer in September 2010 after he had been transferred to a jail in Missoula. He is asking the county for $3 million in compensation for wrongful conduct, loss of enjoyment and anticipation of harm going forward. Miller was arrested on a theft charge in September 2009.

  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: SAISD schools join forces to combat breast cancer

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    If you go to a volleyball match in San Angelo on Tuesday you'll be helping support breast cancer awareness and research — whether it is at Central's Babe Didrikson Gym or at Lake View's Ben Norton Gym. The Lady Cats will host their annual Rally for a Cure match against Odessa High, and the Maidens will have their Pink Out night against Lubbock High. Proceeds from both will go to a donation to the American Cancer Society. Central head coach Connie Bozarth, who started holding the Rally for a Cure match 11 years ago, said the goal is to eclipse the $17,000 that was donated last year. At Central that comes from contributions from most clubs and programs on campus and the T-shirts sold by the volleyball program.

  • Hospital dresses up in pink ribbons and bows as Breast Cancer Awareness Month gets underway

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    The pink bows worn by medical professionals, breast cancer survivors and their relatives are a powerful reminder for Peterson Regional Medical Center staff specialist Amy Duplant of the disease’s toll on families. Two members of her family have had it, Duplant said. “Unfortunately, I also had a friend who passed away from breast cancer,” Duplant said. “She found out that she had it when she was eight months pregnant. They had to take the baby early. She fought it for two years, and it spread aggressively. I tell people all the time to watch out for it. I wear my pin all year.

  • EDITORIAL: The power to raise awareness

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    It’s October, and while for many people it marks the return of pumpkin spiced everything, here at The Times we are excited to bring back our annual Power of Pink campaign starting next week. For the next few weeks, your Tuesday newspaper will come in a shade of pink to help raise awareness of breast cancer, rally around local patients and support fundraising efforts through the community. This marks the fifth year we have participated in this campaign. So why do we do it? Because like you, there are women — and men — in our lives who have or someday will fight this disease. It can attack any woman at any time and does not care about income, class or race.

  • Chiefs Bengals Football

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    A Breast Cancer Awareness sticker is shown on the helmet of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) in the first half of a NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Cincinnati.

  • Lions Seahawks Football

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals cheerleaders perform during an NFL football game between the Seahawks and the Detroit Lions , Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, in Seattle.

  • Courage, compassion, and support - Third annual Tribal Breast Cancer Awareness event set

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    MIAMI – Recognizing courage, expressing compassion and offering support to those dealing with breast cancer is the goal of the Third Annual Tribal Breast Cancer Awareness Event. For three years now the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma with the help of several sponsors has offered a week of events aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer, promoting early detection efforts, and supporting those dealing with the diagnosis. Every day at the event, which started Monday and runs through Oct. 9 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. at the Ottawa Tribe's Adawe Community Center located at 10 North Highway 69A in Miami, daily giveaways and door prize drawings are scheduled during the Title VI lunch. Winners do not have to be present to win and w

  • Cancer patients, families share stories, run for a cure

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Sheila Roesler says her cancer diagnosis has brought her family closer together. On Saturday morning, Roesler’s children, Chad Roesler and race organizer Paige Kraus of Garden City, nephew Bronson Brown and his wife, Debbie, of Wakefield, and their daughter, Mollie, all walked for her in the Spirit 5-kilometer race as part of the eighth annual Leave a Legacy Foundation road races event in Garden City. Roesler is currently in chemotherapy for adenocarcinoma, which started in her upper right lung and has spread to her brain. “The support of my friends, my family keeps me going. I have great doctors, I have great support from my church, Episcopal Church of the Covenant in Junction City,” Roesler said.

  • Vikings Broncos Football

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    A football adorned with the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon sits on the sidelines during an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Denver.

  • Two-time cancer survivor lobbies for legislation at Capitol Hill

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    When Rebecca Esparza went in for routine surgery Thanksgiving Day 2001 and awoke to her parents weeping at her bedside, she knew something was wrong. "I woke up … And I thought 'this can't be good.'" she said. It wasn't. Esparza learned doctors had to perform a hysterectomy, and that she had germ cell ovarian cancer. "I was just 30 years old," Esparza said when she learned of her diagnosis. "I didn't have a chance to have kids." Esparza has beaten cancer twice and now fights to make sure nobody has to go through the same experience. She joined more than 700 cancer advocates in a trip to Washington D.C. from Sept.

  • Packers 49ers Football

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    A pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness is shown on the field at Levi's Stadium before an NFL football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

  • Head of New Jersey cancer society killed by falling tree


    COLTS NECK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The executive director of New Jersey's chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was killed Saturday afternoon when a tree fell on her vehicle during a storm. Stacey Weathers, 46, of Tinton Falls, was in her Mustang convertible on Route 34 in Colts Neck Township when the tree fell on her, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Friends and colleagues said the woman's death is a huge loss for people with blood cancer. She helped raise $7 million at the society to support patients and fund cancer research. "She would take every death, every loss of life to blood cancer, she would take it as if it was one of her own family," Michael Shevlin, the chairman of the charity's boa

  • Rams Cardinals Football

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    The Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon is shown with the NFL logo after an NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 24-22. (AP Photo/Ross D.

  • Cancer patients complete 5K race inside hospital due to rain

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Dozens of patients completed the Winship Win The Fight 5K inside Emory University Hospital after the outdoor event was cancelled due to rain. WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/1JMPY8p ) reports the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University's 5K race was scheduled to begin Saturday at 7 a.m. at Emory University's McDonough Field. However, rain in the area forced organizers to cancel the outdoor race. Instead, patients decided to walk laps on three floors of Emory University Hospital to complete the race. The competition allows participants to direct their tax-deductible donations to benefit specific cancer research based on their personal interests, WSB-TV reports. ___ Information from: WSB-TV, http://

  • Thousands gather to raise awareness about breast cancer

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Thousands of people have gathered in Rhode Island to raise awareness about breast cancer, support survivors and memorialize those who died of the disease. The Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation held its 10th annual "Flames of Hope" event in Providence on Saturday and Sunday. The foundation says the gathering is the region's largest breast cancer awareness event. Survivors and their loved ones carried torches in a procession to the Providence river basin Saturday night. The statehouse was lit pink. Jeannie Bucci told WPRI-TV she carried her torch high to honor the women who are battling breast cancer and those who didn't make it. Bucci says she was diagnosed in 2009 and i

  • EXCHANGE: Children's librarian battling breast cancer

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    STERLING, Ill. (AP) — In Tampico, she's known as "the baseball mom." In Sterling, you'll know her as the children's librarian at Sterling Public Library. Wherever you know Anita Elgin from, though, it's almost certain that she's made your life a happier one, or at least tried to. "She's the best person I've ever known," her daughter, Wendi Ketchum, said. "She would do anything for anybody and would give her last penny to someone if they needed it." This year marks Anita's 40th at the library, where generations of children have gotten to know the sound of her voice as she's paged through countless children's books before rapt audiences of youngsters. Lately, though, she's been absent.

  • Grant funds preventive care services for breast cancer

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    SAN ANGELO, Texas - The Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health has been awarded a nearly $1.5 million grant that will help it continue to fight cancer. The institute, on the Angelo State University campus, received the Access to Breast Care for West Texas grant through the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas in July. CPRIT grants for preventive care include tobacco cessation programs, vaccinations, screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, genetic testing, counseling and survivor care. The grant covers three years of access to cancer prevention services for women in 21 counties in West Central Texas, said Shayla Grelle, program and clinical manager at the Center for Community Wellness,

  • SWAT team, superheroes honor children cancer survivors

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Batman and a few of his closest friends joined nine child cancer-survivors on Wednesday as each child rang a bell symbolizing winning the battle with cancer. The Mobile SWAT team joined the festivities with a grand entrance, rappelling down USA Children's and Women's Hospital dressed in costumes to greet the survivors and hand them their certificates. Family-members were let in on the secret and clutched cameras as music suddenly started playing. Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, MPD Chief James Barber and hospital officials looked to the sky, and the audience promptly followed. Emerging over the ledge several stories high was Robin, throwing his cape over his shoulder and descending toward the crowd.

  • 'Date Night' wine dinner helps fight against cancer

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The fall season's social calendar is dotted with a series of events that are planned to promote excitement and support for Montgomery's major fundraiser of the year, eagerly anticipated and hosted as a benefit for the American Cancer Society. For two decades, the tradition has been to include several wine acquisition events among those, during which patrons enjoy an evening in local wine establishments, and select wines for purchase and donation to the main event's silent and live auctions. Those events are still in full swing, but some new ones have been added.

  • Fundraisers assist family of boy fighting cancer

    Updated: Sun, Oct 4, 2015

    In his father’s arms, less than 24 hours after being released from the hospital, Gunner Williams shyly turns away from a cellphone camera during the Golfing 4 Gunner benefit held Saturday at Meadowlake Golf Course. A short time later, the 4-year-old smiles as he holds a selfie stick and takes pictures of himself with his parents. Not even a month ago, the little boy’s life changed while playing with his older brother. A fall from the sofa onto tile floor resulted in an emergency room visit, during which his mother requested a CT scan. The scan, on Sept. 12, revealed cancer — medulloblastoma — in Gunner’s brain.