Friday, May 17, 2013
Jolie announced Tuesday she underwent a double mastectomy to prevent her chances of breast cancer.
Actress Angelina Jolie announced Tuesday in a New York Times op-ed piece that she recently underwent a double mastectomy to cut her chances of developing breast cancer after discovering she carries the "faulty" gene, BRCA1. Jolie wrote she decided to receive genetic testing since she was at a higher risk of breast cancer — her mother fought the disease for almost a decade before dying at age 56 — and because she wanted to make sure she would be there for her children, according to her New York Times column. Patch caught up with Selvi Palaniappan, MS, CGC Coordinator at Northside Hospital Hereditary Cancer Program, to learn more about these cancer genes. P: What are the BRCA genes? SP: They are two different genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2. …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Meeting their Relay for Life fundraiser goal, Bartow County Commissioner and Cartersville Mayor Matt Santini road camels through downtown.
Two local government officials reached their goal, raising at least $2,500 for Relay for Life, in the “Camel Challenge to Fight Cancer.“ As promised, Mayor Matt Santini and Commissioner Clarence Brown mounted camels provided by Pettit Creek Farms and took a ride through downtown Cartersville.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
With nearly a month left, teams are planning and doing last-minute fundraising in the hope of raising $300,000 for the 17th annual Relay for Life on Sept. 9 in Dellinger Park.
The motto is “celebrating more birthdays.” This year, the American Cancer Society's plans to celebrate more birthdays in a big way in Cartersville's Dellinger Park—with a birthday-themed bash for the 17th annual Relay for Life. ACS Northwest Georgia senior community manager Gretchen Barkley said the event, which is an annual cancer walk for Cartersville and Bartow, helps ACS raise funds for cancer research and cures, informational purposes within communities around the nation, and for providing services and programs to patients. “We spend several months fundraising before the big event in the park,” Barkley said. “So, the (Relay) is really the celebratory side all the hard work our teams have put in over those months. We decided to do a …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Celebrate life, art and nature this weekend.
Looking to plan your weekend calendar? Cartersville Patch has you covered! Here are ideas for your favorite days of the week. BEST BETS FOR THE WEEKEND • CANCER SCREENINGS Where/When: Cartersville Medical Center on Friday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Why Go: It might not be fun, per se, but it is necessary and it is this weekend. Local physicians will be performing free cancer screenings (oral, head and neck) at the Hope Center. Pricing: Free • CASS HIGH REUNION Where/When: Clarence Brown Conference Center on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. Why Go: Catch up with friends while you help a great cause. Open to all Cass High alumni, faculty and staff. Proceeds from the reunion will benefit the American Cancer Society. Pricing: $70 each or $100 per couple…