Aria Health’s Torresdale campus this week will be introducing an ultrasound system that will better help doctors identify cancers in within dense breast tissue.
Walking for a cause: Students at Henry W. Lawton School in Wissinoming make supportive posters for a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk around their school on Friday, May 9. Proceeds benefitted the Linda Creed Foundation. The walk was organized by first-grade teacher Linda Pratts Lopez, a breast cancer survivor. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA
The George Washington High School National Honor Society raised $2,200 for a breast cancer charity during a recent Walk For a Cure in the football stadium.
The recent Judy’s Answer for Cancer 2.5K Walk/Run raised $3,400 for Fox Chase Cancer Center. The event, held in memory of Judy Sabatina, took place in Pennypack Park, which was decorated with balloon gateways at the entrance. About 100 people participated, and they had the opportunity to tour the Fox Chase mammography van.
As a thoracic nurse navigator at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Caryn Vadseth is an advocate for people with lung cancer.
The 14th annual Cut for the Cure will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New Image Hair Salon, at 2522 Welsh Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard) in the Tremont Shopping Center.
Parx Casino and Parx Racing at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem invites runners, walkers and their supporters to take part in the second annual Octoberfest 5K to benefit the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health. Participants will run on the legendary Pennsylvania horse track on Saturday, Oct. 12, for a truly meaningful cause.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Philadelphia affiliate credits volunteer Sally Rotenberg with changing the face of breast cancer with the love of a sister, the dedication of a fighter and the soul of a survivor.
— Pam Cromwell has become a leading voice in the fight against cancer. She took part in a star-studded telethon in Los Angeles.