Danbury 3-Year-Old Faces Cancer

March 07, 2012  |  Posted by Mark Langlois

What looked like asthma seven months ago turned out to be cancer growing inside three-year-old Mackenzie Newsome of Danbury. Mackenzie Newsome, 3, of Danbury, is not comfortable. Sure Dora the Explorer is on the television, and Snow White and Jasmine are nearby. Mommy (Melissa Newsome) and Mi Ma (Grandmother Nancy Lahoud)...

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Supports Flashes of Hope

March 06, 2012

Flashes of Hope, a non-profit national organization, was founded in 2001 by parents of an 18-month old who was diagnosed with cancer. Their goal was to create uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses to help them feel better about their changing appearance by celebrating it....

Organization for ill kids celebrates their resiliency - Valerie Fund creates book of photographs and inspiring stories

February 29, 2012  |  Posted by Elaine Durbach

Some of the children featured in the book Voices of The Valerie Fund are bald; others look too wise for their years. They have all had or still have cancer or a blood disorder. But their faces are so bright with determination and courage, they invite smiles from the viewer.That...

Connecticut Kickball Teams Attempting to Break Guinness Record

January 27, 2012  |  Posted by Ronald DeRosa

The goal is a three-day game, meaning 60 hours straight, beginning March 30 to raise awareness and money for child cancer research. rn Former Naugatuck resident Sean Cummings has an ambitious goal set for the members of his World Adult Kickball Association: Beating a Guinness Book of World Records’ challenge by holding...

Young Cancer Survivor Shines on Fashion Runway at the Q

November 10, 2011  |  Posted by Gina Ragone

Eli Asmar's bright blue eyes sparkle as he talks enthusiastically about his favorite basketball players and recounts their statistics from what seems like an endless knowledge of the sport.What the 8-year-old doesn't remember, to the relief of his parents, is his battle with pediatric cancer five years ago.At age 3,...

Evan Taylor won't let leukemia keep him down

November 10, 2011  |  Posted by Max Reinhart

19-year-old Evan Taylor of Mentor, who has leukemia, is participating in a fundraiser for cancer research.Around the spring of 2010, Mentor teen Evan Taylor felt he might have been coming down with something.At 18 years old, Evan was a Mentor High School senior at the time. But instead of the...

Cavaliers host gala for pediatric cancer research

November 10, 2011  |  Posted by Tom Withers, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) - While they wait for the NBA lockout to end, the Cleveland Cavaliers are putting their time off to good use.With the season on hold because of the labor impasse, the Cavs turned their court over to help kids fighting cancer.On Tuesday night, the team hosted a fashion...

Cleveland Cavaliers and Flashes of Hope Host “Big Shots & Little Stars” Fundraiser

November 10, 2011

CLEVELAND, OH - October 26, 2011 - The red carpet was rolled out, the stage was set and the fashion was fresh tonight at Quicken Loans Arena as the Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the 3rd Annual Big Shots & Little Stars fundraiser to benefit Flashes of Hope and the Children's Tumor...

14-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Helps Others at Big Shots, Little Stars Event

November 10, 2011  |  Posted by Cory Shaffer

Andrew Miller's lymphoma diagnosis last spring started when a classmate at school noticed something was different about him. One of my friends told me it looked like my eye was bulging out, said Andrew, a freshman at Lakewood High School. I looked like Igor. This year, Andrew, now cancer-free for...

Capitals Raise Nearly $30,000 During Hockey Fights Cancer Night

October 31, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 25, 2011Capitals Raise Nearly $30,000 During Hockey Fights Cancer NightDonations benefit Flashes of HopeARLINGTON, Va. " The Washington Capitals raised $28,225 for the Washington, D.C., chapter of Flashes of Hope through their Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Oct. 22. Flashes of Hope is a nonprofit...

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