July 10, 2016
On June 10, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosted its grand finale to its fund-raising competition with the announcement of the 2016 Man and Woman of the Year. The Eastern Pa. chapter of LLS, the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for blood cancer, set a goal of raising $500,000 in the competition, which started March 29. About 400 attended the event at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. The $384,000 in proceeds will go toward finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma.
March 20, 2016
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) drew more than 600 to its Red & White Ball at the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia on March 12. Supporters enjoyed an evening that included a silent auction, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and dancing, all for a great cause. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The mission of LLS is to support cancer research to seek treatments and cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma. The event brought in a record- breaking $570,000, bringing the total to $1.4 million raised over the last three years by the Red & White Ball.
October 19, 2014 |
Maybe there was something on the ground when Mark "Pete" Peterson waded through rice paddies in Vietnam in his first year as a U.S. Marine. Or in the air, across Asia and South America, where he piloted helicopters for most of his 22 years of service. Or maybe there was nothing and he got sick for no apparent reason. It began as a sore throat, like the ones before a seasonal head cold. It was mid-August 2012. "After a week, the runny nose and mucus buildup never showed up," recalls the West Grove resident, who is 65. He went to see his family practitioner, who prescribed a 10-day course of antibiotics.
July 6, 2014 |
THE FREEDOMS will open their season as a part of Mylan World TeamTennis tomorrow night at Springfield without one of their rising stars. Victoria Duval, 18, announced yesterday that she will miss the season as she undergoes treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. "I am truly devastated about having to miss the WTT season and competing with my Philadelphia teammates," Duval, who was set to play her second season with the Freedoms, said in a statement. "I will be cheering from home, though.
May 28, 2014 |
One dark afternoon in late January, Jane Withstandley threw her arms around her horse, Calvin, buried her face in his sleek, muscular neck and apologized for the random pain of the universe. "I'm sorry," she said. "You don't deserve this. " She fed him some of his favorite treats, wintergreen Life Savers and "stud muffins" - an equine delicacy made of grains and molasses, then she slumped into a pile of straw in the corner of his stall and cried. An hour before, she had learned that Calvin, her stunning 10-year-old thoroughbred, had cancer.
January 20, 2014 |
Dermatologist Gil Yosipovitch believes itch should be studied and treated as a disease in itself, not just a symptom of disease. That's why he founded the International Society for the Study of Itch in 2005. And that's partly why he left North Carolina's Wake Forest University six months ago to create the Itch Center at Temple University School of Medicine. "We're behind our colleagues in the field of pain," said Yosipovitch, who is also the new chair of Temple's dermatology department.
September 9, 2012 |
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who announced Aug. 28 that he was again battling cancer, was released Friday from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, his family said. Specter, 82, was expected to return to the hospital "periodically" for additional treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a brief announcement said. Specter, who served 30 years in the Senate ending in 2010, has had repeated medical troubles. He has been treated for Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
July 29, 2012
Pa. man caught in Ohio; 3 dead QUINCY, Pa. - A Pennsylvania man confronting his estranged wife about custody arrangements for their daughter shot the woman to death and killed her boyfriend and his mother, then fled with the 4-year-old girl before the two were found about 250 miles away in Ohio, authorities said. The girl was unharmed. Kevin Cleeves, 35, of Waynesboro, was charged Saturday with three counts of criminal homicide and was awaiting an extradition hearing in the Friday night deaths of Brandi Cleeves, 25; Vincent Santucci, 28; and Rosemary Holma, 55. Pennsylvania state police said in an affidavit that Cleeves told relatives he had been trying to contact his wife to make arrangements to pick his daughter up and went to Santucci's house to make sure the girl was safe.
December 11, 2011 |
The text message from Jeremy Maclin told David Culley that something was very wrong. "The text said, 'Coach, I'm very concerned about my health.' Period. Nothing else was there," recalled Culley, the Eagles wide receivers coach. "Although you can't feel a text, I felt just from what he said to me, there's something seriously wrong with him. " The confidence Culley knew so well was missing. By the time Maclin sent that message, he was well into a harrowing summer that involved no fewer than six tests for cancer, hours spent with needles inserted into his chest and back, and a frustrating lack of answers.