WOHS grad becomes orthopaedic surgeon to help others

WOHS grad becomes orthopaedic surgeon to help others

WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School Class of 2007 alumnus Dr. Joseph Ippolito has led a miraculous life, and he has dedicated his life to providing miracles for others. When Ippolito was 5 months old, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma. “I underwent several surgeries and chemotherapy for the first few years […]

WO runs to ‘Break the Silence’

Mayor’s 5K raises $80,000 for ovarian cancer research and awareness

WO runs to ‘Break the Silence’

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of runners and walkers trekked up and down Main Street on Sept. 22 for the annual Mayor’s 5K Walk/Run to Break the Silence, raising approximately $80,000 for the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to aid research and raise awareness for early detection. The Downtown West Orange Alliance helped organize the event, […]

Going pink in style for breast cancer awareness

Going pink in style for breast cancer awareness

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On Sept. 26, Susan G. Komen North Jersey hosted the Pink Champagne Lunch & Fashion Show at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, featuring local breast cancer survivors as the models on the runway. The event consisted of an afternoon full of celebrating survivors and networking with passionate advocates in the fight […]

$5 million raised to support pediatric cancer and blood disorders

$5 million raised to support pediatric cancer and blood disorders

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Valerie Fund successfully completed its first-ever capital campaign, the Green Light Initiative, by raising more than $5 million for pediatric cancer and blood disorders. The funds raised by the Green Light Initiative will play an integral role in expanding services throughout the area for children fighting cancer and blood disorders. Investments […]

World Subaru, Valerie Fund team up to fight childhood cancer

World Subaru, Valerie Fund team up to fight childhood cancer

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — World Subaru is partnering with The Valerie Fund, a Maplewood-based nonprofit for its 5K run and walk on Sunday, Oct. 13, in Long Branch. Last year, thousands of supporters and patients participated in the 5K run and walk with more than $125,000 raised to help children battling cancer and blood disorders. “We […]

Local fundraiser to support St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Local fundraiser to support St. Baldrick’s Foundation

WEST ORANGE, NJ — It takes a community to cure childhood cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at The Shillelagh Club, 648 Prospect Ave. in West Orange, on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 3 to 8 p.m. Dozens […]

Rutgers develops Cancer Health Justice Lab in Newark

Rutgers develops Cancer Health Justice Lab in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The Cancer Health Justice Lab at the Rutgers School of Public Health has launched a series of educational programming on cancer information, prevention and treatment.  Run by Pamela Valera, assistant professor of urban-global public health, and students at the Rutgers School of Public Health, the multidisciplinary research lab is committed to addressing […]

WO students send hundreds of holiday cards to U.S. troops overseas

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Hundreds of military personnel stationed overseas will have their holidays brightened with handmade cards thanks to the caring students in West Orange schools. For the past few years, students and teachers have created beautiful and unique handmade cards with messages of encouragement and support. The efforts began after WOHS Class of […]

Saint Barnabas first to offer new system for image-guided cancer treatments

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Department of Radiation Oncology is the first in New Jersey to offer the Halcyon system for image-guided radiotherapy to deliver advanced high-quality cancer treatment. This new technology can be used to treat a wide range of cancers including prostate, breast, head and neck, and more, according to a […]

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