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2014-04-23 23:08:27

Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. has announced its participation in the 2014 Relay For Life of Palm Harbor & Tarpon Springs event—for the fifth year in a row—to help raise funds and bring awareness in the fight against cancer. Palm Harbor, FL (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC) will fight against cancer for the fifth consecutive year at Relay For Life of Palm Harbor & Tarpon Springs, an annual event held to increase awareness and fundraising efforts to...

2014-04-22 23:14:39

Lake Prince Woods retirement community held a fund raiser for their American Cancer Society Relay for Life team modeled after television's Cupcake Wars. Suffolk, VA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 The frosting was flying recently as contestants vied for the top prize in Lake Prince Woods retirement community's Cupcake Wars. The event, open to the public, was a fundraiser for the Lake Prince Woods American Cancer Society's Relay for Life team. Modeled after the popular television...

2014-04-10 23:31:21

Company Kicks Off 7th Annual Fundraising Campaign in Support of American Cancer Society Bellflower, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Admiral Pest Control today announced that one of its owners, Jeff Jones, has been awarded the American Cancer Society’s 2013 Statewide Patient Courage Award. As a part of the award, Jones will throw the first pitch at the May 9, 2014, Dodger versus Giants game. The company is also using the event to kick off its 7th consecutive year of fundraising for the...

2014-03-25 08:27:28

- Livenation.com and Ticketmaster.com Give Fans Opportunity to Help Fight Cancer through April 13, 2014 - LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) and the American Cancer Society announced today a collaboration to raise awareness of cancer issues and critically needed funds to help finish the fight. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/LA85683LOGO Fans of concerts, sports, theater and family events can make a donation to help fight...

2014-03-04 23:26:28

J Wedge donates $2 to American Cancer Society for every blue J Wedge purchased in March. Wichita, KS (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, preceded only by lung and bronchial cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 50,310 Americans will die from colorectal cancer in 2014. Though younger people can develop colorectal cancer, approximately 90 percent of new cases occur in adults over the age of 50....

2014-03-04 12:26:34

Western Growers Commits $100,000 to Help Finish the Cancer Fight LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society's California Division and Western Growers announced today a first-time collaboration to raise awareness about cancer prevention tied to healthy eating choices and critically needed funds to help finish the fight. Western Growers has committed $100,000 over two years to help support American Cancer Society programs, services, advocacy and...

2014-02-27 23:02:15

Josephine Ford Cancer Institute at Henry Ford Hospital and the American Cancer Society are set to partner Monday, March 10 to host a community colon health event featuring an interactive, giant walk-through colon, as well as an educational panel discussion on colorectal cancer. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Taking a stroll through a 32-foot-long by 14-feet-high replica of the human colon may someday save your life. At least that’s the hope of the Josephine Ford Cancer Institute...

2014-02-25 14:04:38

Study shows way forward for age group that has benefited least from cancer progress A new American Cancer Society study shows that uninsured adolescents and young adults were far more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cancer, which is more difficult and expensive to treat and more deadly, compared to young patients with health insurance. The study, published early online, will appear in the March issue of the journal CANCER. The study's authors says their data suggest a way forward...

2014-01-29 08:27:03

First Joint Project Involves a $20 Million Dream Team Grant for Lung Cancer Research To Be Awarded in 2015 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society, the largest voluntary health organization in the world dedicated to eliminating cancer, and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the charitable initiative supporting groundbreaking research aimed at getting new treatments to patients in an accelerated time frame, announced today an historic collaboration in the...

2014-01-08 12:26:31

But Groups Say Work Remains to Further Reduce Number Of Lives Lost to Smoking-Related Cancers ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation marks the 50(th) anniversary this month of the first U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco and Health, the American Cancer Society and its nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), point to remarkable progress in the fight against tobacco and the resulting lives saved from...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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