In all, six kids who live in the small town of Highland in Ulster County have been diagnosed with childhood cancers in the past 20 months.
There was a testy exchange between actress Cynthia Nixon and an audience member at a breast cancer summit on Long Island.
Given just three months to live after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in March, actress Valerie Harper may be close to remission, doctors say.
“I like that they made a camp for children who have cancer!” The kind of enthusiasm from Madison Lewinger, age 7, is typical of the cancer patients at Sunrise Day Camp.
The Valerie Fund has been in operation for 36 years and helps more than 4,000 children with cancer and blood disorders each year.
WCBS 880 has partnered with the Valerie Fund to support this Saturday’s Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy Run, which will be held in Verona Park in Verona, New Jersey.
Among the Valerie Fund’s programs is Camp Happy Times, a summer camp for current and former patients to get away and spend time with other survivors. 23-year-old cancer survivor Lashikeerah Walker spoke with Metaxas about the camp.
There are no age limits on the children the Valerie Fund will treat. Even the littlest of children can get cancer. Katie Mulcahy was only 14-months-old.
This Saturday morning, WCBS 880 will be part of the Valerie Fund Walk and JAG Physical Therapy Run in Verona. The annual event is a fundraiser for the organization which supports the comprehensive health care needs of children with cancer and blood disorders.
In 2010, 40-year-old Dede Frontera learned that her breast cancer had metastasized. All she wanted to do was leave a video message for her then 8-year-old daughter Nicole.
Some mothers on Long Island have decided to take matters in their own hands, and conduct a study on the possible increased rates of cancer in Bethpage.
The busy summer wedding season is just about here, and on Sunday, brides-to-be were getting a bargain on gowns while also helping the fight against cancer.
Two high school seniors from Staten Island Technical High School are up for the $75,000 Intel science prize tonight for their research on dangerous air around us.
Findings by a group of researchers at Berkeley’s School of Public Health showed nine different metals, including lead, in popular brands of lipstick and lip-gloss.
At the beginning of the school year Nicole was diagnosed with leukemia and suffered several near fatal medical setbacks including a run in with sepsis, two strokes, organ failure, and paralysis.