When Jane Staley was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the early 90s, she looked for a place where she could connect with other people dealing with cancer. She didn’t find what she was looking for, so with help from a group of friends, business and community leaders, cancer professionals and cancer survivors, she created a […]
Guest post by Jani Darak-Druck, Cancer Community Center Definition of a cancer survivor What is a cancer survivor? When do you become a survivor? Do you have to wait that magic five years before you can call yourself a survivor? Does it mean you are cured? Most people in the cancer world now consider a survivor to […]
I had such a great time last night! Here I am with Fran Seeley and Lisa Hachey at the Cancer Community Center in South Portland. Every year the Center honors its many volunteers and we were all on the guest list for the 2013 Recognition Reception. Some of you may know that my first career was as […]
Many congratulations to the Cancer Community Center for being named this year’s 6 Who Care Agency of Distinction! Take a look at this wonderful video produced by Channel 6 and please take a moment to send your own congratulations in a comment at the end of the post.
Great news from the Cancer Community Center in South Portland. With the help of sponsors and more than 750 bicyclists, runners, and walkers the Center raised more than $80,000 at its Fight Back Festival at Pineland Farms last weekend. The goal was $75,000. Congratulations! More than 250 cyclists participated in Chris and Dave’s Not Dead […]
Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host. They settled on Not Dead Yet, straight out of one of Chris’s favorite movies, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” An excerpt, courtesy […]
I like this. And this. And this! This is just a small sample of the outstanding work I got to enjoy in person at the Cancer Community Center’s Art Preview Party last night. The Center has hosted an online auction for the past nine years, but it was the first time it also hosted an […]