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March 19, 1992 | By Pauline Pinard Bogaert, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
They were "wearing the green" for the American Cancer Society on Saturday at the Marriott West in Conshohocken. The event, a silent auction, dinner and dance, was the 14th year the Gaelic Gala has been held, and more than 250 people attended. Vin Gordon, Wayne, president of the organization, was master of ceremonies. On the committee were Chris Aldworth, Roseanne DeSpirito, Ellen Panaro, Jean and Steve Ruckman, Judy Scancella, all of King of Prussia; Don Blackburn, Sheila and Paul Gaffney, Debbie Gordon, Mary Maro, Bev McGloin, Mary Richards, Erna Schultz, Jill Wellman, and Jeanne Whitmore, all of Wayne; Gail Hough, Gulph Mills; Eileen McCue, Paoli, and Pat Mitchell, Malvern.
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July 12, 2010 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most of the time, the Ben Franklin Bridge spans a river, carrying automobiles, buses, and trucks. But on Sunday morning, the bridge became a river - a river of bicycle spokes sparkling like water in the morning sun, a river of colored jerseys, each catching the light, but most important, a river of stories. Because, if there was anything that united the 4,200 or more riders who embarked on Sunday's 66.2-mile American Cancer Society's Bike-a-thon to raise $1.7 million for cancer research, it was the story behind every ride.
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March 10, 1994 | By Christine Schiavo, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The world around Angela Deon is pink and animated. Mickey Mouse dangles from marionette strings tacked to the ceiling. Ariel the Little Mermaid overlooks shelves of bound fairy tales. And Beauty and the Beast dance across a fluffy bedspread. "I love my room," said the 4-year-old. "I want it all pink. I want to paint pink carousel horses and merry-go-rounds on the walls. " In her room, the world is bright and rosy. But Angela knows what life is like outside a little girl's fantasy.
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October 17, 1994 | By Jennifer Wing, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The name resale shop usually conjures up images of drab polyester shirts from the 1970s and ill-fitting golf pants. But at the Rediscovery Shop in the Valley Forge Shopping Center, that dreary concept is replaced with heavy wool sweaters and tailored linen business suits less than five years old. And the merchandise is all sold to help fight cancer. The King of Prussia Rediscovery Shop is one of two American Cancer Society businesses in Pennsylvania - the other is in Frazer - that raise money for cancer research.
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September 12, 1990 | Special to The Inquirer / SHARON GEKOSKI
TAKING A SWING, Paul Budd of Woodbury plays in the Ralph Cornell Memorial Golf Tournament at the Woodbury Country Club. The tournament Thursday raised money for the Gloucester County Unit of the American Cancer Society.
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June 27, 1997 | Inquirer photographs by Vicki Valerio
As Nick Forgione, 74, rode his bicycle yesterday up to the Fraternal Order of Police lodge, he reached a remarkable mark - 50,000 miles pedaled in the last 12 years. At the lodge, FOP president Richard Costello presented Forgione, a retired Highway Patrol officer, with a $500 check for the American Cancer Society. Forgione is a cancer survivor who has had a colostomy. He says he bikes to give inspiration to cancer patients.
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January 25, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / BOB HILL
With an eye on eating and nutrition, MaryAnn Ellsworth offers Danny Petrusky, 4, a sample from a tray of fresh vegetables and fruit at the Super Fresh market in Glassboro. His mother, Renee, looks on. The American Cancer Society sponsored an "Eat Smart" demonstration at the supermarket on Friday, with help from the Gloucester County Health Department.
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May 5, 1986 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JOHN SLEEZER
Tap-dancing across the finish line at John F. Kennedy Stadium, Liz Ursic (left) and D.B. Symmez finish the Broad Street Run with a flourish. The two women said they danced the entire 10-mile route. About 3,300 people participated in the run, which started yesterday at Central High School, Broad Street and Somerville Avenue. They raised money for the American Cancer Society through sponsors who paid for each mile completed.
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July 17, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / BILL CAIN
Sara Levitt, 7, and her father, Joel, take it easy during a swim-athon for the Cheltenham Unit of the American Cancer Society. The group recruited 25 volunteers, ranging in age from 7 to 58, who completed more than 1,500 laps at the Conklin Pool in Cheltenham Tuesday in an effort to raise $2,000. Last year's swim-athon at Conklin raised $1,600.
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May 21, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
John R. Favorite, 69, of Moorestown, was a theatrical director at Burlington County Footlighters in Cinnaminson from the 1960s into the 1980s. "Sometimes he would direct, sometimes he would act," but he was better known as a director there, brother Tim said. During those years, Tim Favorite said, "he spent some time in Hollywood. " Mr. Favorite had speaking parts in two 1975 Roger Corman-produced movies, Capone, starring Ben Gazzara, and Death Race 2000, starring David Carradine.
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April 25, 2015 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Seffrin, 70, chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society, will retire next Friday after 40 years with the venerable nonprofit cancer-fighting organization, including 23 at the helm. In an interview this week, he talked about some of the 102-year-old society's accomplishments under his leadership, financial issues, and his plans.   Progress against cancer In 2009, the society (ACS) trademarked the slogan "Official sponsor of birthdays" to highlight that its work to prevent cancer, detect it early, and improve treatment helps people live longer.
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December 11, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
WITHOUT two starters yesterday, La Salle High stunned Germantown Academy at the Team Taggart Classic, a special basketball event at Cabrini College with far greater meaning than a non-league matchup between two top area schools. Missing seniors Najee Walls and David Krmpotich, the Explorers led nearly the entire game, trailing only after the Patriots nabbed the game's first basket. By rule, Walls and Krmpotich had to sit one game after each was disqualified during an in-game kerfuffle against Coatesville last week.
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October 30, 2014
OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - and a call to action to get your annual breast checkup. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. About 232,670 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. Megan Donascimento was happily enjoying life when, last fall, the 46-year-old Mount Airy resident was rocked by the news that she had breast cancer. "I was always adamant about getting mammograms because by mother had breast cancer at 34," said the married mom of two teenagers, a daughter, 18, and a son, 17. Her November 2013 diagnosis was "an aggressive, Stage 2 tumor.
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December 30, 2013 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donald Edwin Funk, 91, of Willow Grove, a lawyer and World War II veteran, died of heart failure Tuesday, Dec. 24, at home. Funk, who practiced law for more than 60 years, graduated from Temple Law School in 1951 and started a private practice specializing in wills, trusts, and estate administration in the late 1950s. He practiced on South Broad Street and in Montgomery County. He retired in 2012. Mr. Funk was born on a farm in Elk Creek, Va., and raised in Altoona, Pa. He was valedictorian of the Class of 1940 at Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia.
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December 5, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Janis Plostnieks, 80, of Blue Bell, a corporate chemist and executive at Johnson & Johnson for many years, died Friday, Nov. 29, of cancer at Holy Redeemer Hospital. Born in Liepaja, Latvia, he came to this country in 1949 from a resettlement camp in Germany "with nothing," said his wife, the former Gunta Keris. A family in North Carolina sponsored him. He did manual labor until he could establish himself in America. He went on to complete high school in Cleveland and earn his bachelor's degree in chemistry at Case Western Reserve University.
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October 28, 2013 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
Some call it the "icing on the cake. " Others deem it the "illusion of a protrusion. " But for Patricia Missiras, 57, of Brookhaven, having 3-D areolas and nipples tattooed to her reconstructed breasts goes much deeper. It's part of her quest to put her bilateral mastectomy, chemo, and radiation firmly in the rear-view mirror. "I want to look as normal as I did before," she says. "I know it's not going to look exactly the same, but I want to get back to where I was before all of this happened.
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July 15, 2013 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mary Louise Leuters met her husband at 16 at a roller-skating rink in Port Richmond. She married up. He was from Fishtown. They have been married 61 years now, and the love is still there but her knees are gone, bone on bone, and this is a concern. Because who is going to take over as president of the Ladies of Port Richmond? Mary Louise - Mary Lou to friends, or even just Lou - is a two-time breast cancer survivor. She felt so grateful to her doctors and hospital that she wanted to give back.
SPORTS
January 7, 2013 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Look around the gymnasiums of local high schools next week and you are sure to see a lot of pink. It's Coaches Vs. Cancer Pink Sock Week. Coaches Vs. Cancer is a nationwide collaborative project between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Fund-raising events raise awareness throughout the season, including boys' and girls' tournaments. The Philadelphia-area organization raised $234,000 in the last fiscal year, the most in the local initiative's history.
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May 4, 2012 | BY BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News
NICOLA TASOFF and Jamie Adams-Ford are teachers and friends. Despite their hectic schedules, they find time to run. On Sunday, the South Jersey residents will take in the morning sights in the 33rd annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run. Tasoff is the "veteran" Broad Streeter: This will be her second 10-mile jaunt down Broad Street. Adams-Ford is making her Broad Street debut. Tasoff's advice for her friend is "just enjoy it and take it easy. It's a little breathtaking at first to be surrounded by so many people.
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