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17th Annual YSC Tour De Pink Rides Through Breast Cancer Awareness Month

17th Annual YSC Tour De Pink Rides Through Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Who: Young Survival Coalition CEO & Survivor Jennifer Merschdorf, 34 breast cancer survivors and over 100 cyclists, supporters, and volunteers. What: The 2021 YSC Tour de Pink Lisa J. Frank Memorial Ride is a 1-day, 62-mile bicycle ride in Ventura, CA. The ride will raise funds and awareness for the Young Survival Coalition (YSC).  YSC […]

Carrie’s TOUCH Presents, “Intimate Conversations: Black Women, Breast Cancer And Policy”

Carrie’s TOUCH Presents, “Intimate Conversations: Black Women, Breast Cancer And Policy”

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, to break the silence surrounding breast cancer in Black women, Carrie’s TOUCH hosts, Intimate Conversations: Black Women, Breast Cancer and Policy. While breast cancer mortality rates have declined over the last few decades, Black women still have a 41% higher breast cancer mortality rate than white women, the highest of any racial or ethnic group […]

The Ventura Fire Department Goes Pink In October

The Ventura Fire Department Goes Pink In October

Ventura, Calif. — For the 11th consecutive year, the Ventura Fire Department will partner with the Ventura City Firefighters Association and various Downtown Ventura businesses to support and promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month by selling pink, embossed department t-shirts.   Limited-edition t-shirts are available to the public during the month of October, while supplies last. Additionally, Ventura firefighters will wear pink t-shirts from October 1-15, to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment […]

California Has 2nd Lowest Smoking Rate In U.S.

California Has 2nd Lowest Smoking Rate In U.S.

Cigarette smoking, in particular, leads to staggering losses of life and money. More than 480,000 people die every year from smoking, according to CDC data. The medical care required to assist smokers and the lost productivity that results from smoking-related health issues exceeds $300 billion in yearly costs. And, the CDC noted in 2020, 16 […]

Trials Begin For Blood Test That Claims To Detect Up To 50 Types Of Cancer

Trials Begin For Blood Test That Claims To Detect Up To 50 Types Of Cancer

by Harry Wilmerding Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) announced it started trials on Monday for a blood test that can detect over 50 types of cancer before patients show symptoms. The Galleri test examines the patient’s DNA in the blood to look for early signs of cancer and significantly increases people’s chance of survival, according […]

Ventura, CA | Assess Your Cancer Risk At An Online Seminar On Aug. 26

Ventura, CA | Assess Your Cancer Risk At An Online Seminar On Aug. 26

(Ventura, California) Community Memorial Health System is hosting a free online seminar that can help you assess your risk for developing cancer. The free seminar, titled, “Genetic Testing: What it Can Tell You About Your Risk & Prevention of Cancer,” will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26. While there is no sure […]

Announcing An Online Charity Drive In Partnership With St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Announcing An Online Charity Drive In Partnership With St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Join the Coldwell Banker® online charity drive for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This August, you are invited to join the Coldwell Banker community in supporting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children. By donating to St. Jude, you can help ensure that families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing […]

‘It’s the Best Day of My Life’: MA. Firefighter Finally Returns to Work After Beating Cancer

‘It’s the Best Day of My Life’: MA. Firefighter Finally Returns to Work After Beating Cancer

BY EMG INSPIRED STAFF Wellesley, Massachusetts, firefighter Joanie Cullinan returned to work after an 18-month fight against cancer, and she expressed how it felt to be back. “Amazing,” she said, talking to Boston 25 News. It’s the best day of my life so far. That’s for sure.” Fellow firefighters and local law enforcement were on hand to welcome her back for […]

San Diego Researchers Say New Blood Test Can Detect Cancer 4 Years Before It Appears

San Diego Researchers Say New Blood Test Can Detect Cancer 4 Years Before It Appears

BY MICHAEL WING   Researchers in San Diego are developing an “exciting” new blood test that could potentially detect several types of cancer as early as four years before symptoms appear. The team of international researchers say that a non-invasive blood draw and “DNA methylation” screening can detect five types of cancer, predicting stomach, esophageal, colon, lung, and liver cancers. […]

Brother Supports 3-Year-Old Sister With Cancer by Shaving His Head so That She’s Not Alone

Brother Supports 3-Year-Old Sister With Cancer by Shaving His Head so That She’s Not Alone

BY DAKSHA DEVNANI When life throws a curveball, having the support of near and dear ones can make a huge difference in passing the trials put before us. A boy from Texas has touched hearts by being the best brother after he shaved his head in a show of solidarity to his 3-year-old sister, Lula Beth, who was […]

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