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Group shot of speakers at 2013 ACS CAN NE Research Breakfast

ACS CAN Research Breakfast in Boston raises more than $250,000

The 2013 ACS CAN New England Research Breakfast raises more than $250,000 to support advocacy efforts.

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Sandy Goldstein of Stamford, CT, at 2013 roast in her honor

Annual philanthropist roast raises $335,000 in Connecticut

Stamford, CT, business leader Sandy Goldstein is "roasted" at a benefit for the American Cancer Society

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2013 Relay For Life of Aroostook County, ME

Anonymous donor pays a surprise visit to Relay in Caribou, ME

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Crowd at 2013 Northeastern University Relay For Life

College Relay season winds down, community Relay season kicking into high gear

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Ed Hough being presented with 2013 Omar Pace Award

Evening of Hope Gala in Springfield, MA, honors Hough Family

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The American Cancer Society’s 21st annual Evening of Hope Gala raised $235,000

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Lois McClure and Jill Smith at Hope Lodge Burlington's 5th birthday celebration

Burlington, VT, Hope Lodge celebrates five years of helping cancer patients

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Otis Brawley MD at 2013 LWCC in Augusta, ME

Dr. Brawley is the keynote speaker at Maine's 35th Living With Cancer Conference

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How to Hold a Fundraising Event for the American Cancer Society

Sometimes people want to raise money on our behalf outside of our own signature fundraising events. We appreciate the support and have created guidelines that will help both parties.

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Maine doctor honored with national St. George Award

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Footloose Team at Relay For Life of Chittenden County, VT

Jeff Osbahr: Rewriting a Family Health History

At the age of 21, Jeff Osbahr lost his 42-year-old mom to colon cancer. Now 48, married with two children, Jeff is determined to stay well so he is following doctor's orders and getting screened for the disease every five years.

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Robert A. Weinberg, PhD, of the Whitehead Institute

Society Grantee from MIT Wins Breakthrough Prize

Robert Weinberg, PhD, of MIT's Whitehead Institute is among 11 scientists worldwide to receive the new Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. He is a former ACS Research Professor.

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Katy Nowoswiat

Joking About Cancer is OK - Sometimes

College student and cancer survivor Katy Nowoswiat jokes about her prosthetic eye, but it's not so funny when someone else does.

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Sarah Atwell, survivor and ACS volunteer

Young survivor helps others "navigate a journey none of us asked to take"

Sarah Atwell was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer at age 26. In addition to participating in Relay For Life, she helps cancer patients "navigate this journey that none of us ever asked to take."

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Killer Tan Tombstone

Simple Steps to Reduce Your Skin Cancer Risk

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Tracy Battaglia, MD, researcher and survivor

Tracy Battaglia, MD: Survivor, Researcher, Mom, Relayer

Tracy Battaglia is a physician in the Boston area working on cancer research for underserved populations. She is a survivor and Relay For Life participant.

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Theresa Blankenship of Maine with Hilary Schneider

Fighting Back Through Advocacy: Maine woman successfully challenges insurance caps

Maine woman successfully fights lifetime insurance caps to prevent people from having to expend their savings and sell their homes to pay for cancer treatments.

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Michelle Morse and her mother

Michelle's Law: Advocacy at its best

Michelle's Law is a testament to the power of one - one mom on a mission to save her daughter's life and every other college student with a serious illness.

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Kasandra Riley, PhD

Relay & Research: A Lifesaving Partnership

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Katie Galasso, survivor and Relay leader

Young Survivor Helps Lead Relay For Life at Tufts University

Katie Galasso joined Relay For Life when she was a freshman in high school, after her grandfather was diagnosed with colon cancer. Then the unimaginable happened: Katie was diagnosed with leukemia in her senior year of high school.

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Skip Burritt

Connecticut husband turns loss into mission to save others

Skip Burritt of Plainville, CT, is committed to fighting back against cancer. His motivation is his word to his family and the memory of Allison, his wife of 27 years.

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Matthew Grossman at Great American Smokeout event

My Cancer was a Chance to See What Really Matters

Matthew Grossman's headaches in middle school were not caused by the stress of a tough physics class. He had a tumor in his brain. "My life had just started. Was it going to end soon?"

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Alex Goldowsky and family

Relay Community Offers Comfort During Trying Time

A Boston College student whose mom was diagnosed with cancer when he was in middle school explains how his Relay For Life community helped him brave the storm.

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Sharon Prachnik at Relay (large)

Funding Research is an Investment in Your Future

An American Cancer Society-funded researcher at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute explains to a Relay For Life team captain why the dollars raised by Relay are so important.

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Michelle Babyak and husband at Newtown, CT Relay

Connecticut Relayer Credits ACS with Saving Her Life

Michelle Babyak turned to the American Cancer Society for help when she was undergoing cancer treatment. Today she is a dedicated American Cancer Society Relay For Life participant, giving hope to others.

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