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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2006 | Daily News wire services contributed to this report
EVER HAVE that embarrassing experience when you ask a rotund woman when the baby's due and she looks at you with daggers and says, "I'm not pregnant. " The male version happened recently to Eddie Murphy. While drumming up support for "Dreamgirls," Murphy was asked by a TV interviewer if he was excited that his girlfriend, former Spice Girl Melanie Brown, was pregnant, with his baby. Murphy replied: "Now you're being presumptuous because we're not together anymore. And I don't know whose child that is until it comes out and has a blood test.
NEWS
July 2, 2006 | By Kathryn Quigley FOR THE INQUIRER
When she was a girl, Aimee Belgard's special dinner treat was her mother's famous Yorkshire pudding. More like bread than pudding, the warm biscuit-like concoction was flavored with drippings from a roast and covered with brown gravy. Belgard and her little sister, Judy, couldn't eat enough of it. When their mother, Marge Reed of Haddonfield, died of cancer in May 2004, there were no more Yorkshire puddings for the family. Then Belgard found her mother's recipe written on a piece of paper, tucked in a corner of a cookbook.
SPORTS
June 1, 2005 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michael Stack, 51, who played basketball at Villanova and Monsignor Bonner High, died Saturday at Bryn Mawr Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Stack, who lived in Ardmore, ran his own sporting-apparel business. He played for Villanova from 1972 to '76 and remained close to the program. He averaged 17 points and 14 rebounds in his senior year at Bonner. Former Roman Catholic High head coach Speedy Morris, who now coaches St. Joseph's Prep, recalled playing against Mr. Stack's teams in the Catholic League.
SPORTS
May 6, 2005 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 12, 2004 | Daily News staff report
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.
NEWS
May 28, 2004 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thomas L. McDermitt, 57, of Glenside, a clinical social worker who spent the last 10 years counseling cancer patients while battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, died Saturday at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. McDermitt was in and out of remission four times since he was diagnosed 23 years ago. Through his own experiences, he found ways to comfort and advise cancer patients. He held counseling sessions, led workshops, and started support groups. "He somehow always found the courage and stamina to do one more thing," said Jane Hutton, Mr. McDermitt's sister.
NEWS
May 12, 2004 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marguerite "Marge" Kelly Reed, 57, of Haddonfield, who chronicled her 20-year battle with cancer in a poignant and funny one-woman show that was her way of spreading a message of hope in the face of illness, died of the disease Monday at home. Mrs. Reed performed Why Not Me? more than 100 times. She took the play to neighborhood theaters and women's clubs, sharing her story in offices and cafeterias. The one-hour show portrayed her fight with cancer, which started in 1983 when she found a lump in her breast.
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