Area Highlights

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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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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Kyuson Yun, Ph.D., cancer researcher

ACS Funds Young Brain Cancer Researcher in Maine

Kyuson Yun, Ph.D., is researching brain cancers at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME, thanks to a 4-year, $720,000 grant from the American Cancer Society.

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Megan Woody

BC Students Finds Lots to be Thankful for This Holiday Season

Boston College student Megan Wood, a cancer survivor, finds lots to be thankful for this holiday season.

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Annual Key Gala Supports AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston

Our 2012 Boston Key Gala was a phenomenal success, raising $1.1 million to support the operating cost of our Hope Lodge in Boston.

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Jody Miguel of Rhode Island thyroid cancer survivor

Rhode Island Survivor Credits Early Detection For Saving Her Life

Jody Miguel of Rhode Island was 32 when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She credits early detection for saving her life - a message she wants the public to hear.

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College Relay Leaders Visit AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Boston

How the Dollars You Raise Help Breast Cancer Patients

Learn how the dollars you raise and donate help breast cancer patients every day.

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Dave Norlach with his wife Shirley

One Man's Breast Cancer Journey

Dave Norlach of Massachusetts is a 14-year breast cancer survivor. Here is his story, in his own words.

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You Are What You Eat

One-third of cancers are blamed on poor diet and lack of exercise, and another third on smoking. That's good news because those behaviors are within your control.

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Barbra Tugman

Lodge Offers Comfort, Support, and Hope During Recovery

Barbra Tugman of Florida says her stay at the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston was essential to her recovery from breast cancer.

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