Here’s the what is going on in cancer news and events around the globe!
Strike Out Breast Cancer located in San Francisco, CA, is celebrating TEN years. Join them on October 20th as they do it again while grooving to the beat of The Motown Sound.
DJ Lamont Young will be spinning oldies, with dancing, cocktails and fabulous food from Taste Catering, a Silent Auction, and of course, bowling!
FMI check out the website or contact them here: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Lazarex Cancer Foundation’s ‘It’s All About Life’ Fundraising Gala at Patrick David’s
“It’s About Life,” a fundraising dinner and auction to help change the face of cancer, one life at a time.
This upscale and elegant evening is black tie optional, with scrumptious food by Patrick David’s. The gourmet dinner options include beef short ribs or vegetable Wellington. Top rate performers, and Beatles cover band, The Sun Kings, will entertain, and a fast-paced and exciting auction will feature vacations, original artwork, sporting events, jewelry and much more.
The evening’s highlight is certain to be the inspirational messages from our cancer survivors. You will learn how Lazarex has worked together with these survivors, giving them the opportunity to receive new and promising treatments.
Saturday, October 18. San Ramon, California.
From the Editors of Practical Horseman magazine:
A Leg-Up on Breast Cancer: Fundraising Events
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month and the equestrian community has been busy with creative and unique tie-ins to horse events for fundraising that benefits research, lessons for cancer patients and direct help to individuals. Check out the site for a list of equine events across the country.
It’s a girl thing
Help Cancer Research UK to beat breast cancer this October
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and almost 46,000 new cases are diagnosed every year.
Sadly one in nine women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives and more than 12,300 women in the UK still die of breast cancer each year. Men can also get breast cancer but it is rare (around 300 cases are diagnosed each year).
Cancer Research UK is the largest single funder of breast cancer research in the UK.
During October please add your pink photos to the Pink 2008 group on flickr and help raise up to €30,000 for local charities.
Yahoo! will donate €1 for each pink photo, up to a maximum of €30,000. The total raised will be split equally between 5 charities in UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
Cancer Research UK is the chosen charity for UK and will use this donation to fund breast cancer research.
Games Industry . Biz, October 6, 2008. EA pledges Madden sales to breast cancer charity. “Electronic Arts has announced the release of Madden NFL 09 Pink, featuring the same content as Madden NFL 09 but with the proceeds partially being donated to the breast cancer charity, the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation.”
Reuters India, October 6, 2008. Two Drugs Don’t Boost Lung Cancer Survival: Roche. “Roche Holding AG and Genentech Inc said on Monday a study into the benefits of combining their Tarceva and Avastin drugs for lung cancer patients did not show an increase in overall survival.”
Calgary Herald, October 6, 2008. Obesity triples prostrate cancer death risk. “Obese men are nearly three times as likely to die from a diagnosis of prostate cancer than normal weight men. And the prognosis is even worse if they have high insulin levels as well.”
Reuters India, October 3, 2008. Diamond Studded Drug Patch May Help in Cancer Cure . “… flexible microfilm, which looks something like plastic wrap, is embedded with tiny bits of diamonds that can release a common chemotherapy drug slowly over time, limiting exposure to the drug’s toxic side effects.”