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2008-09-24 12:00:37

Today, Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, cycling champion and founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), announced the creation of the LIVESTRONG(TM) Global Cancer Awareness Campaign focused on supporting the 25 million people living with cancer worldwide, dispelling the misconceptions surrounding the disease and urging world leaders to make cancer a greater priority. "I'm returning to cycling in order to raise awareness of the global cancer burden," said Mr. Armstrong....

2008-09-22 21:00:21

Dave Erickson A fter Dave Erickson completed his first Ironman triathlon in June, the Vancouver native was looking for a new challenge. "I was trying to think of something I could do to draw attention to a local charity," said Erickson, who graduated from Washington State University Vancouver and is now a news anchor for Spokane TV station KXLY. He came up with the idea of doing 30 triathlons in 30 days and turning that personal challenge into a fundraiser for Cancer Patient Care, a...

2008-09-18 06:00:40

Today, The Wistar Institute, the first independent nonprofit biomedical research institute in the country, was accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard(TM) certification, recognizing the organization's commitment to the health of their employees and family members by certifying their efforts to meet an exceptionally high standard of cancer prevention, screening and care guidelines. In doing so, Philadelphia-based Wistar becomes the twenty-fifth organization and fourth NCI-designated...

2008-09-17 12:00:11

Today, New York-based Pfizer, the world's largest research-based biomedical and pharmaceutical company, was accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard(TM) certification, recognizing the company's commitment to the health of their employees and family members by certifying their efforts to meet an exceptionally high standard of cancer prevention, screening and care guidelines. In doing so, Pfizer becomes the twenty-fourth organization that has demonstrated exemplary effort to prevent cancer...

2008-09-11 06:00:33

Today, Virtua Health was accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard(TM) certification, recognizing the organization's commitment to the health of their employees and family members by certifying their efforts to meet an exceptionally high standard of cancer prevention, screening and care guidelines. In doing so, Virtua Health becomes the first hospital in New Jersey to be Gold Standard accredited and the twenty-third organization that has demonstrated exemplary effort to prevent cancer in...

2008-09-09 06:00:39

Today, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute (Moffitt) was accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard(TM) certification, recognizing the organization's commitment to the health of their employees and family members by certifying their efforts to meet an exceptionally high standard of cancer prevention, screening and care guidelines. In doing so, Moffitt joins with twenty-one other organizations that have demonstrated exemplary effort to prevent cancer in the workplace...

2008-09-03 15:00:42

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CANCER101(R), a New York City-based nonprofit organization, founded by breast cancer survivor and marketing executive, Monica Knoll, is announcing their national launch set for October 2008. CANCER101 will extend their services across the country as a national organization, helping those affected by breast cancer by providing 20,000 free breastCANCER101 planners to patients at more than 300 prominent cancer centers and advocacy organizations across the...

2008-08-22 18:00:43

By LESLIE HUNT Staff writer Tim Deegan of Chartwell, 45, a member of the Severna Park Peloton Bike Club has taken his liking for biking to a new level - off of the usual course along the Baltimore Annapolis Trail and on to pavement - to help raise awareness and money for cancer research. The father of four, ages 19 months to 6, was one of 900 delegates from across the country to attend the LIVESTRONG Foundation's LIVESTRONG Summit held last month in Ohio. Each delegate was chosen on the...

2008-08-19 06:00:57

Today, the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) was accredited with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard(TM) certification, recognizing the organization's commitment to the health of their employees and family members by certifying their efforts to meet an exceptionally high standard of cancer prevention, screening and care guidelines. In doing so, LAF joins with twenty other organizations that have demonstrated exemplary effort to prevent cancer in the workplace and in their leadership in the overall...

2008-07-24 00:00:47

Today four former United States Surgeons General stood with the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Canyon Ranch Institute, and numerous other collaborators to issue a National Call to Action on Cancer Prevention and Survivorship from the nation's capital. Cancer is a public health crisis that carries an unsustainable societal and economic burden, costing our economy over $400 billion a year. More than 1.4 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and at least half of those new cases...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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