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April 14, 2010 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Carolyn Baumann Waltz Boor, 80, of Doylestown, a retired administrator with the American Cancer Society, died of complications from dementia Friday, April 9, at ManorCare in Lansdale. Mrs. Boor grew up in Maryland and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland. In 1951 she married Bruce W. Waltz, whom she had met at a fraternity party at Lehigh University. The couple, who had three children together, divorced in the 1980s. She married Peter Boor in the 1990s.
NEWS
August 1, 2009
Nothing like a good, healthy-looking tan from an ultraviolet sunbed? Actually, there is something like it: Cigarette-induced cancer, according to new research. And there's nothing healthy about that. That news rocked the tanning-salon business this week. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which previously listed sunbed tanning as a "probable" cause of cancer, moved the practice into the "definite" category. Its report issued Wednesday put the under-30 crowd at a 75 percent higher risk for skin cancer if they use a tanning bed. The IARC - cancer arm of the World Health Organization - also said the cancer risk posed by sunbeds is similar to that of tobacco.
SPORTS
May 4, 2009 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN For the Daily News
The popularity of the Blue Cross Broad Street Run keeps rising. A record 26,923 runners registered for yesterday's race, with 23,079 finishing. These numbers top last year's record 22,064 who registered with 19,112 finishing. Reasons for the increase include online registration making it easier for runners and more advertising of the race in mid-Atlantic area. Also, the 10-mile distance is comfortable for runners who aren't up for running half marathons or marathons. Inspiring students Hang around long enough at the finish line and you'll see inspiring sights.
NEWS
October 26, 2008 | By Megan DeMarco INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It would have taken more than a light drizzle to keep family, friends and colleagues of Gail Zane away from Cooper River Park yesterday morning for a walk in her honor. Zane, who would have turned 62 next Friday, died in November after a nine-year battle with thyroid and bone cancer. Organizers hope to make the "Walk for Hope" an annual event. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society for thyroid and bone cancer research. Zane taught first grade at William Tatem School in Collingswood for almost 30 years.
NEWS
May 24, 2008 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Byron R. Prusky, 72, of Penn Valley, a lawyer and certified public accountant, died of cancer yesterday at home. For more than 40 years, Mr. Prusky practiced law in the areas of tax planning, estate planning and employee benefits, and he was responsible for incorporating more than 500 small and medium-sized businesses. He participated in seminars on living trusts and estate planning, was a guest on the former WWDB-FM radio program Legal Perspectives, lectured extensively, and wrote articles in legal journals.
SPORTS
April 24, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Temple and St. Joseph's are scheduled to host the AAU Quaker City Shootout high school boys' basketball tournament this weekend to benefit the Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer School Initiative Program. The event features 600 boys' basketball players - on teams of players 17 years old and under and 16 and under - from New York to Maryland competing in a three-day tournament to support the fight against cancer. More than 30 NCAA Division I basketball coaches, including Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer co-chairs Fran Dunphy of Temple and Phil Martelli of St. Joseph's, are also scheduled to attend and watch players they may recruit for the 2009-2010 season.
SPORTS
September 26, 2007 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of the best soccer players in the world, Carli Lloyd, is playing in the biggest soccer tournament in the world in China. But her No. 1 fan is in Delran. Lloyd, a Delran High alumna, and the U.S. women's national team will take on Brazil tomorrow in the semifinals of the 2007 Women's World Cup in Hangzhou, China. The game can be seen at 8 a.m. on ESPN2. Cancer patient Madge Otto is one of Lloyd's biggest supporters. Otto hosted a soccer breakfast in Lloyd's honor Saturday.
NEWS
July 26, 2007 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The buzz on this morning's presidential visit may echo loudest in Devon. That's the home of the Houlahan sisters - Molly, 15, and Carly, 13 - who will be waiting breathlessly on the tarmac when President Bush steps off Air Force One. The Agnes Irwin students were selected to receive a volunteer service award for "Hives for Lives," the nonprofit company they started in 2004 to fund cancer research. The company has donated $22,000 to the American Cancer Society and expanded to include a nationwide network of "helper bees" - kids interested in raising money in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
NEWS
June 25, 2007 | By Marie McCullough INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When a gynecologist and three other doctors misdiagnosed April Donahue's symptoms for six months, their confusion was understandable. She was 24 years old, complaining of bloating and abdominal pain. Even a diagnostician as brilliant as cable television's Dr. House might not have suspected she had ovarian cancer, a relatively uncommon disease that typically develops after menopause. But she did. It was discovered only because her gynecologist removed what he thought was an ovarian cyst.
NEWS
June 25, 2007 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
When a gynecologist and three other doctors misdiagnosed April Donahue's symptoms for six months, their confusion was understandable. She was 24 years old, complaining of bloating and abdominal pain. Even a diagnostician as brilliant as cable television's Dr. House might not have suspected she had ovarian cancer, a relatively uncommon disease that typically develops after menopause. But she did. It was discovered only because her gynecologist removed what he thought was an ovarian cyst.
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