Welcome to the weekend edition of cancer news, events and anything else interesting going on in the world of cancer.
The Upside Down Ribbon of FRIENDS for an EARLIER BREAST CANCER TEST
“While most breast cancer organizations focus on searching for a “cure” for breast cancer, Friends is the only breast cancer organization whose sole purpose is to find a new method for earlier pre-tumor detection of breast cancer. Right now, breast cancers may be growing in the body for 5 to 8 years before they can be found through modern technology. Friends is dedicated to making funds available to researchers who are searching for a biological method capable of indicating the presence of breast cancer in the body within the first year of onset. Friends’ upside down ribbon represents their commitment to this vision. ”
Go shopping with the Friends! Check out the unique products or buy a 2008 Gathering of Friends Raffle Ticket. Win one of 12 great prizes for only $25 per entry. You can also purchase a ticket to the Join Friends at the 2008 GATHERING OF FRIENDS for an inspirational Lunch or Dinner on Monday, October 13, 2008 in Greensboro, NC. Table Sponsorships and Individual Tickets are available now!
Don’t you just love it?
Four lovely ladies from Newcastle, UK came up with this great fundraising idea that benefits prostate cancer. Put on your wedding/evening attire and bring anyone from the wedding party, groom, bridesmaid, wedding guest. This event is not only for married women.
Details: September 27, 2008 at the Gateshead Marriot hotel. The event also features a silent auction, raffle and a chapel of love where you can be ‘married by Elvis’. The ball will be supporting The Prostate Cancer Charity and Disability Sports Events.
Check out all the great events going on at the University of Minnesota, Masonic Cancer Center, that support cancer research and awareness. This event in particular caught my eye, because a gorgeous quilt will be raffled off.
October 10-11 Quilted Treasures:
October 10: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; October 11: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Washington County Fairgrounds, Hwy. 5, Lake Elmo
The River Valley Quilters will be selling a quilt to benefit the Masonic Cancer Center during its “Quilted Treasures” event, which will also feature a small-quilt silent auction, a raffle quilt, baskets, quilts on display, and refreshments. Admission is $3.
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is the country’s foremost breast cancer education and awareness organisation. It is a non-government funded charitable trust promoting awareness of breast cancer, providing information and education, and raising funds to support breast cancer related initiatives including research, scholarships, medical grants, community education and a breast cancer patient register. The Foundation was specifically established to educate all New Zealanders on the life-saving benefits of early detection and the importance of mammograms.
Check out the site, for upcoming events and to find out how you can support the October 2008 Pink Ribbon campaign, by having a box of Ribbons and or Wrist Bands at your workplace or community .
Headline Cancer News:
The Salt Lake Tribune: September 19, 2008. Cancer taboo: The Navajo and Western medicine. Patient navigators try to break down elders’ distrust and fear about health care and its white practitioners. Navajo turn to the medicine man and other healing traditions, postponing modern medical screenings and treatments.
Market Watch, September 19, 2008: Book Proceeds Help Cancer Patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Best selling author and real estate developer, Ken McElroy dedicates latest book and donates his book proceeds to the McKenzie Monks Foundation to help children cope with their cancer treatments.
McElroy’s recent release: Rich Dad’s Advisors The ABC’s of Property Management
ABC News, September 18, 2008. Looking Out for Bogus Cancer Cures: Federal Trade Commission Sues Five Companies It Says Sell Fake Cures Online. Lydia Parnes, director of the FTC’s bureau of consumer protection, said Thursday that while she credits the Internet with giving patients more information about their health care, “unfortunately, it also has become a vehicle for some marketers to engage in blatant health fraud.”