December 27, 2010 |
For many cancer patients, the main obstacle to getting treatment in Philadelphia is not health insurance, side effects, or lack of therapies. "Twenty percent of appointments are canceled because patients can't get there," said Gerald Furgione. As executive director of Phillycarshare, Furgione has figured out a way to help: Enlist volunteers to drive cancer patients to treatment in car-share vehicles, at no cost to the drivers or riders. The Phillypatientride program, believed to be unique in the United States, will hit the road Jan. 4. Reduced car-share fees will be covered by the American Cancer Society, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Temple University Hospital.
May 6, 2005 |
Led by Penn's Fran Dunphy and St. Joseph's Phil Martelli, the city's college basketball coaches have taken their competitive spirit to the fight against cancer. They plan to deliver a big blow tomorrow night when they host the American Cancer Society's second annual Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall, a black-tie fund-raiser at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue. A trip to the Final Four, club seats to an Eagles game, a trip to watch Lance Armstrong's final Tour de France, and a chance to play basketball at the Palestra against the Philadelphia coaches will be available to the highest bidders at a live auction.
February 4, 1990 |
Tammy Parsons Savidge, 29, has reason to be thankful that she took her father's advice and attended the American Cancer Society's first bachelor auction two years ago. Savidge took along her mother to the fund-raising event, which the Burlington County unit started in 1988 to benefit cancer research and education programs. While it proved to be an expensive evening, the Delran resident has never regretted her spur-of-the-moment decision to bid for a dinner date with a landscape architect.
September 3, 1996 |
Bernard Rosenberg, 72, who under the name Bernie Robbins founded a chain of jewelry stores in the region, died Saturday night at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Mr. Rosenberg was a Philadelphia native and a 1942 graduate of Simon Gratz High School. After service with the Army during World War II, he began his retail career in sales at various city stores. It was during the 1950s that a manager at the old Dubrow's Furniture Store in South Philadelphia, where Mr. Rosenberg was then working, dubbed the young salesman Bernie Robbins, recalled his son-in-law and partner Harvey Rovinsky.
May 27, 2003 |
There is a war that we Americans are fighting on our own soil. It's a war that kills more than 500,000 people each year in the United States. The enemy is like a thief waiting to pounce and defeat human beings regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or social class. It is the war on cancer. The dictionary perfectly describes cancer as "a malignant evil. " This evil invades the body and leaves one feeling weak and defeated; yet there is hope. With the perseverance of organizations such as the American Cancer Society, cancer is losing ground in its war on humanity.
November 10, 2011
LEGENDARY BOXER Joe Frazier will lie in state tomorrow and Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center, a source confirmed to the Daily News. Fans may pay their respects to the former champion, who died Monday of liver cancer at age 67, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. "This will be an opportunity for his many fans, supporters and boxing lovers from around the world to pay their final respects to Joe Frazier," his family said in a release. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave., where a viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Donations in his memory may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 8400 Silver Crossing, Oklahoma City, Okla.
October 12, 2004 |
Though many aspects of the American breast cancer picture continue to improve, some news for Hispanic women remains daunting. According to the American Cancer Society, Latinas utilize mammography and other breast cancer screening tests less than any other ethnic group. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Latinas and five-year survival rates for Latinas are less than for any other ethnic group. Experts believe a gap in communication is a primary cause.
April 20, 1989 |
Cassie Sharrer, a registered nurse at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, has been named the 1989 Nurse of Hope for the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Cancer Society. The 24-year-old Wayne resident said she was shocked when she was selected April 6 from among 58 nominees. But her co-workers, including head nurse Suzanne Smith, said they knew she was a winner all along. "She's a very, very good nurse, a very good person, and I think that they could not have made a better choice," Smith said.
September 16, 1987 |
There will be mass jailings in Haddonfield this week - all sanctioned by Mayor Jack Tarditi, but all for a good cause. With the mayor's permission, the American Cancer Society plans to set up a mock jail in the borough gazebo on Friday and Saturday, take prisoners and hold them captive until they raise bail - in the form of donations to the organization. It is an unconventional form of fund-raising that the organizers hope will amass $20,000 for the Camden County chapter of the society.
July 8, 1995 |
Nick Forgione will turn 73 July 27, so to celebrate, he'll be taking a little ride. The Somerton resident will be one of about 3,000 cyclists riding in the 23rd annual American Cancer Society Bike-a-thon tomorrow to raise money for cancer research. He'll start at the Ben Franklin Bridge at 6:45 a.m. and make the 100 km (66.6-mile) ride to Lenape Park in Mays Landing, N.J. Don't count on Forgione calling it quits somewhere near Voorhees, though. He and 81-year-old biking partner Roland Ebert (who will be sitting this one out)