Getting “Pinked” for Cancer

MEDFORD, Ore.– Over the next few months, you may see more pink in some local yards than normal. It’s called “pinking,” and it is meant to raise money for the American Cancer Society and a team participating in Relay for Life. To participate, a person donates $20 to nominate someone to get “pinked.” That person’s yard … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Colon Cancer Rates Decline

MEDFORD, Ore. — The American Cancer Society is reporting a 30% decrease in the number of colon cancer cases in the past 10 years. Researchers say that drop is directly related to the number of colonoscopy’s that are performed. The American Cancer Society says “screening has the potential to prevent colon cancer because it can … Continue reading »

Grants Pass High School Wears Purple

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass High School is usually decked out in blue and white, but on Friday, the students added purple to the mix. The high school set up a booth where students could donate money to the American Cancer Society and, as a visible sign of support, kids were wearing purple. “I … Continue reading »

Cancer Prevention Study in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregonians are getting the chance to be a part of the National Cancer Prevention Study. Asante and the American Cancer Society will enroll local volunteers in the Cancer Prevention Study-3. People 30 to 65 years old who have never been diagnosed with cancer will be helping researchers determine factors that cause … Continue reading »

Local Restaurant Raises Money for Cancer

ASHLAND, Ore. – A Southern Oregon restaurant is turning profits into vital medical funding today. Louie’s restaurant in Ashland is donating all of their profits today to cancer research and support for cancer patients. The money goes to Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Volunteers with the Relay were at Louie’s all day … Continue reading »