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Blood drive asks for donations

September marks the beginning of Blood Cancer Awareness month and a three-day event on campus is encouraging students to donate blood and register for bone marrow donations. The event kicked off Tuesday at the University Dining Hall. Bloodmobiles will be ...

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Why I Wore Pink: Awareness is Not Confined to One Month

October is a special month.  In the span of thirty-one days we commemorate important topics nationwide–domestic violence, LGBT history, ADHD awareness–just to name a few off the list. The point behind these campaigns is to start a conversation.  This month ...

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The art of healing

Art of Life Cancer Foundation held its annual festival on Sunday at Woodward Park and also held the groundbreaking of the Art of Life Healing Garden. Dr. Christopher Perkins is an oncologist and founded the Art of Life Program in 2007. ...

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Race for the Cure

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Race for the Cure raises awareness and funds for cancer

By Nikki McCabe   There’s no finish line when it comes to fighting breast cancer. However, participants at the 16th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure fundraiser reached their goal Saturday at Fresno State. Sharon S. Johnson, executive ...

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Cancer survivors illustrate journey through art

The three-piece painting was a collage of spring – bright green, sunflower yellow and sky blue. Suzanne Blattel, of Fresno, and her two friends Sharon Lawson and Diana Garrison – all of them cancer survivors – shared their work, “God Shines Through,” ...

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Fresno State cancer researchers seek deeper understanding of cancer issues

Although Hispanic women are not diagnosed with breast cancer as often as Caucasian women, the disease tends to be diagnosed late in Hispanic Women. Biology professor Dr. Jason Bush, who has a Ph.D. in experimental medicine, is examining the link between breast cancer and pesticides.

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Supporters of Prop. 29 encourage students to aid in finding cancer cure

A message was delivered to students on Wednesday of a proposition that, if passed, will generate $600 million every year toward research on cancer, emphysema, stroke and heart disease prevention.

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Race for the Cure 2011 [soundslide]

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held at Fresno State Saturday October 29. The Race began early Saturday morning when cancer survivors, friends and family raced to support the fight against breast cancer.

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Students take part in breast cancer awareness

This October marks the 25th year of being the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and students throughout Fresno State got involved.

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@issue: Should marijuana be legalized?

This November, an initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana in California in a similar fashion as alcohol will be on the ballot.

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Anchor shares obstacles at Women’s Conference

Robin Roberts exemplifies overcoming adversity. Not only was she the first African-American anchorwoman on ESPN, the first African-American co-anchor of ABC News’ Good Morning America and a best-selling author, but she also survived breast cancer.

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Campus’ pancreatic cancer research leads the way

As the average lifespan of Americans increases with each generation, the likelihood of an individual developing cancer, the second leading cause of death in the United States, increases with each passing day.

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Students write to help fight childrens’ cancer

“Fight the yawn” and stay awake to help cure childhood cancer is the motto ascribed to by “Up ‘til Dawn.” The student-run program designed to raise awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Running to raise awareness

A woman pointed out a white paper bag, inscribed with a name and glowing with light sticks in the dusk, to her young daughter. “That’s your daddy’s,” the woman said. “He’s watching you from heaven.”

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‘Light the night’ returns to campus

Opportunities abound for students and others who desire to give a helping hand and volunteer for a good cause. The annual “Light the Night” walk, put on by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will be held on campus Saturday, Oct. 6.

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