HealthWatch: Hope Lodge

When battling cancer… patients often have to travel hundreds of miles to get the proper treatment. Finding a place to stay during treatment can be stressful and costly. That’s why the American Cancer Society funds hope lodges across the country…. a home away from home for cancer patients. Danny Shletz, Director of Hope Lodge, says, … Continue reading »

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 »

Girl Gives Life Savings to Fight Cancer

PORTLAND, Ore. — A young Portland girl was a planner, and when she died she left half of her life savings to help other kids fighting cancer. Ella Westervelt wrote in her will before she died, giving half of her life’s savings to the Children’s Cancer Association. Ella’s parents say the association helped her for … Continue reading »

Cancer-Fighting Salad Ingredients

MEDFORD, Ore. -Building a healthy lifestyle starts with a healthy diet. NewsWatch12’s Kirstin O’Connor joined “Cooking For Wellness” Chef Pablo Aguilar in the kitchen to demonstrate how to create a salad with cancer-fighting ingredients.

WEB EXTRA: Meet Gamerosity’s Manny Munoz

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Gamerosity’s founder and executive director, Manny Munoz, decided to start up the organization to give back to the community, and help kids who are fighting cancer feel more normal. In this exclusive extended interview, Manny talks about how Gamerosity got started, how it works, and why he is so passionate about … Continue reading »

Doctors Link Sugar to Health Issues

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Sugar is a major contributor to the country’s obesity epidemic, which is why doctors say now is as good a time as any to kick the craving. It’s the sugar that’s already added to food products that you need to be wary of. The American Heart Association recommends women consume no more … Continue reading »

Art Therapy for Cancer

MEDFORD, Ore.– There is a new type of therapy to help cancer patients in Southern Oregon. This type of healing process is an art class; meant to heal the emotional impacts of the disease. Once a week participants gather at Providence Medford Medical Center. The very first class was held last Thursday. For two hours, … Continue reading »

Taking Flight: Soaring with a Smile

Medford, Ore. — As several schools prepare to adopt new Sparrows for the school year, one North Medford High School student will be adopted by her peers. Hailey Maddox will be adopted as her school’s Sparrow.  The 15-year-old is fighting a rare cancer.  In January, doctors found it in her knee, lymph nodes and lungs. … Continue reading »

Rodeo Honors Cancer Survivors

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — In addition to the roping and riding at the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo in Central Point, on Friday night, there was special recognition cancer patients, survivors, and their families. The goal is to honor anyone who has dealt with the disease. Asante handed out 250 tickets to cancer survivors over the last … Continue reading »

Thieves Target Family’s Craigslist Ad

WHITE CITY, Ore. — As the final boxes were moved out of Oscar Millan’s home, he was still hard at work checking chores off a to-do list. “We’re moving into a smaller house, we’re moving in with my stepsister because my mom has cancer and it’s just me and her here so we’re all going … Continue reading »

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