Here’s what’s going on in the world:
The Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life. Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back. “Relay is fun, fulfilling, and your participation gives strength to our mission to eradicate cancer. Walk with us in this inspirational 12-hour overnight event as we come together and fight to make cancer history. ”
Buy a luminary for five dollars, before or after the event. ” Luminaries are candles that are placed in special bags that bear the names of cancer survivors and loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer. ”
Relay events are scheduled beginning May, 30th. Go to the site to find one near you and to register to participate or volunteer.
“Comedy for Cancer” Charity Sketch Night
For one night only, the best sketch groups in London will be performing at the Comedy Store in aid of Cancer Research UK. Monday night, June 2nd, 2008. The Comedy Store, 1a Oxendon St, London SW1Y 4EE. For more information see The Comedy Store Official Site.
World Health Organization, 2008 World No Tobacco Day. May 31, 2008. “Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the world. It is the only consumer product that kills when used as intended by its manufacturers. Tobacco kills up to 50% of its regular users. ”
Phillies Fundraising Night Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Phillies play the Cincinnati Reds on June 2 & 3 at 7:05PM.
Tickets, available for $20, will raise funds for Philadelphia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure as the Phillies will donate a $10 rebate per ticket to the Affiliate.
To purchase tickets and fight breast cancer, visit phillies.com/komen.
Headline Cancer News:
ScienceDaily, May 21, 2008. Could Common Painkillers Have a Role in Cancer Prevention? “Recently, researchers have begun looking to NSAIDs as having a potential role in the prevention of colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer and pancreatitis.”
MSNBC, Reuters, May 20, 2008. Is Hormone Therapy Safe for Early Menopause? “Amos Pines, chairman of the International Menopause Society, said his team had reviewed dozens of published studies and found no increase in the risk of heart disease in women aged 50 to 59.”
ABC News Australia, May 20, 2008. Scientist Confident of Cancer Treatment Breakthrough. “A leading Australian researcher predicts that chemotherapy side-effects such as nausea and hair loss will become a thing of the past as scientists gain a greater understanding of the biology of cancer.”
Reuters UK, May 19, 2008. Kidney Cancer in the US Being Caught Earlier. “Most cases of the commonest form of kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma, in the US are now more likely than ever to be detected at stage I of the disease, an analysis of the National Cancer Data Base shows.“