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Some participants in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Oct. 20, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Thousands Walk Against Breast Cancer In Central Park

The American Cancer Society hopes its annuals Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will raise close to $3 million.

10/20/2013

A pink ribbon NFL logo wraps around a goal post as part of the "A Crucial Catch" breast cancer awareness campaign at Cowboys Stadium. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Report: Only About 8 Percent Of Sales From NFL’s Pink Merchandise Go To ACS

Business Insider reported that 50 percent of sales go to the retailer who sold the products, 37.5 percent go to the manufacturer and 8.01 percent go to the American Cancer Society.

10/17/2013

A screengrab of the NFL's 'A Crucial Catch' website. (credit: NFL.com/Pink)

Now Cancer Free, Jets Fan Is A Star Of The NFL’s Pink Push

Tina’s story was played in short clips shown last weekend during NFL games across the country. On Sunday, she will serve as an honorary captain for the Jets at their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

10/11/2013

New York State Capitol in Albany (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Critics: State Budget Favors Buffalo Bills, Hollywood Over Cancer Prevention

Some critics are not happy that the proposed New York State budget cuts funding for cancer screenings and teen smoking prevention programs, but expands spending to help the Buffalo Bills and Hollywood.

03/25/2013

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How To Help Your Kids Choose The Best Extra-Curricular Activities

Help your kids learn and prepare for the future through after-school activities.

01/16/2013

File - A woman uses a tanning bed (Photo credit: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuomo Signs Under 17 Indoor Tanning Ban Legislation

Teens under age 17 in New York will be banned from indoor tanning under a new law intended to protect children from ultraviolet radiation and a higher risk of skin cancer.

07/16/2012

Participants of the George Washington Bridge Challenge (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Roughly 3,000 Participants Cross George Washington Bridge To Raise Money For Cancer

Whether on foot or by bike on Sunday morning, those of all ages showed their support for the American Cancer Society with every stride on the George Washington Bridge.

06/10/2012

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Calhoun Riding To Benefit Cancer Research

Several hundred bicycle riders and walkers are joining Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun in Simsbury for his annual charity ride to benefit cancer research.

06/09/2012

File - A woman uses a tanning bed (Photo credit: GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Advocates Want All N.J. Minors Banned From Tanning Salons

The American Cancer Society says the rate of skin cancer, otherwise known as melanoma, has increased in the Garden State by 43 percent over the last 10 years and says indoor tanning booths are a major factor.

05/07/2012

A woman smokes in a Times Square pedestrian island on September 16, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NY Gov. Cuomo’s Budget Cuts Anti-Smoking Effort, Says Advocates

Anti-smoking advocates said Tuesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget would continue to cut help for smokers to quit, even as it takes advantage of their habit by raising the tax on cigars and loose tobacco used in rolled cigarettes.

01/25/2012

Childhood obesity (credit: AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

Study, Assemblyman Seek Action On ‘Food Deserts’

Fewer groceries in urban and rural areas statewide have worsened the so-called food deserts in New York, where the poor have little access to affordable fresh produce and nutritious foods, a study finds.

11/27/2011

Westchester College To Ban Tobacco In January

Westchester Community College will ban tobacco on its campus starting in January.

11/25/2011

Cupcake (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

AOL Selling Cupcakes At Grand Central Terminal To Fight Cancer

AOL has given all of its thousands of employees worldwide the day off Friday to give back and help out.

05/20/2011

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New York Warming To 1st Indoor Tanning Ban For Children

The tanning industry considers a bill before the Legislature to be another “nanny state” assault on their business, and the proposal comes at the height of the indoor tanning season for teens: prom time.

05/04/2011

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NFL Donates $1 Million To American Cancer Society

The NFL will donate more than $1 million to the American Cancer Society as a result of this year’s breast cancer awareness campaign.

WFAN–12/28/2010

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