Colorectal cancer: 4 ways to reduce the risk, & why early detection is key

Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the country. The American Cancer Society (ACS) predicts in 2023, an estimated 153,020 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the U.S., and 52,550 people will die from the disease. Because colorectal cancer is often slow to develop, understanding your risk factors and early detection are […]

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Union Grove Relay for Life event to honor local cancer survivor on June 3

Kim Terpstra, a Union Grove resident and breast cancer survivor, is aware of the impact cancer can have on a family. It’s why she’s passionate about the work that Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society provides. About 20 years ago, Terpstra was the chairperson overseeing the Union Grove Relay for Life event. Now, […]

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Egg My House Fundraiser Aims to Raise Funds for Relay For Life

Egg My House! The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Racine is egging houses as a way to raise funds. This unique fundraising opportunity allows Relay For Life Racine volunteers the chance to deliver candy-filled eggs to porches across Racine County, just in time for Easter! 100% of the proceeds from this fundraising event […]

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Relay for Life Racine 2021

Relay for Life Racine is an annual fundraiser that benefits the American Cancer Society (ACS). The event’s goal is to raise funds for cancer research, honor survivors, support the community, and celebrate Relay for Life’s impact. This local event will take place on August 13 at Mt. Pleasant Campus Park, 8500 Campus Drive. The kick-off […]

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Relay for Life of Racine

Cancer doesn’t stop even when a pandemic occurs and these patients are some of the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Relay for Life of Racine will host a gathering from noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 via Facebook. Celebrating, remembering, and honoring those with cancer will look different this year. Click here to tune in. “We’ll be […]

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American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society works to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. We work with local volunteers in organizing two of the largest Relay For Life fundraising events in the state of WI (Racine & Kenosha Relay For Life). Each event averages $200,000 raised for the mission of the […]

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Leah Shovers Was A Pioneer Of Special Education Programs At RUSD

Leah Shovers, 88, passed away on Monday at her residence in Encinitas, California.  She was born in Woodstock, Illinois on October 26, 1929, the daughter of the late William and Sonia (Nee: Michnovitch) Woolf. Leah graduated from University of Iowa with a degree in Speech Therapy.  She was employed by Racine Unified School System  (RUSD) […]

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Gwenn Pfeiffer Loved Mickey Mouse And Lighthouses

Surrounded by her family, Gwenn Pfeiffer, 78, passed away on Sunday at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Kenosha following a short but courageous battle with cancer. Gwenn was born in Danville, Virginia on April 2, 1939, and was the daughter of the late Lee and Louise (Nee: Estes) Parker.  Gwenn graduated from Washington Park High School […]

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