Belleville veterans organization raises money for American Cancer Society

Belleville veterans organization raises money for American Cancer Society

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Following a raffle and donation table at the Post 105 annual picnic, American Legion Post 105 and Sons of the American Legion Squadron 105, both with matching donations, have been able to send a check to the American Cancer Society for $1,800. At the SAL general meeting on Monday, Oct. 11, the […]

Belleville School District’s pink-out event raises money, awareness

Belleville School District’s pink-out event raises money, awareness

BELLEVILLE, NJ — Belleville students, parents and faculty members hung pink ribbons in classrooms, affixed words of hope and inspiration to bulletin boards, and donned pink shirts, hoodies and sweaters. They turned every hallway, classroom and office in Belleville into a sea of pink. In many ways, Belleville School District’s sixth annual pink-out on Oct. […]

Irvington holds successful Breast Cancer Walk

Irvington holds successful Breast Cancer Walk

IRVINGTON, NJ — The Irvington Department of Health and Senior Services organized its 10th annual Breast Cancer Walk at Irvington Park on Saturday, Oct. 16, back after a hiatus last year due to COVID-19. COVID-19 testing and vaccines were also available for residents who wished to get tested or vaccinated. Walk participants were encouraged to […]

17 NJ municipalities shine a light on metastatic breast cancer

17 NJ municipalities shine a light on metastatic breast cancer

WEST ORANGE, NJ — METAvivor Research and Support held its third annual global landmark campaign, #LightUpMBC, to shine a light on the importance of awareness and funding for metastatic breast cancer research. Every year, more than 685,000 people worldwide die from metastatic breast cancer, also known as Stage IV or advanced breast cancer, for which […]

Payne receives top award from American Cancer Society

Payne receives top award from American Cancer Society

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. received the 2021 National Distinguished Advocacy Award from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network for his work to increase awareness and treatments for colorectal cancer. The award is the network’s highest honor for a public official. Payne has been a tireless fighter against colorectal […]

The Valerie Fund adds new members to its board of trustees

The Valerie Fund adds new members to its board of trustees

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Effective June 21, Chris Johnson and Neil Mehta have joined The Valerie Fund’s leadership board.  “The board of the Valerie Fund is thrilled to welcome Neil Mehta and Chris Johnson as our newest members,” board Chairman Neil Yaris said. “We look forward to working with them in our shared mission to provide […]

Hackensack Meridian CDI scientists find one-two punch against cancer

NUTLEY, NJ — A one-two punch of changing gene expression, then deploying immune checkpoint inhibitors, shows promise in battling one of the most treatment-resistant types of cancer in preclinical models, according to a new publication including authors from the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation, located in Nutley. Their research findings published Aug. 14 […]

Area scientists uncover signposts in DNA that pinpoint risks for cancers

Area scientists uncover signposts in DNA that pinpoint risks for cancers

NUTLEY, NJ — By sequencing entire genomes for DNA modifications, and analyzing both cancer tissues and healthy ones, Hackensack Meridian Health researchers and doctors have found what could be a key to risks for cancer and other diseases: specific locations in the DNA where those expression changes — methylation — are imbalanced, according to a […]

Camp Happy Times to operate remotely this summer

Camp Happy Times to operate remotely this summer

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This summer, Camp Happy Times, like the majority of camps around the country, will become a place that engages kids cerebrally and looks to online opportunities for growth and friendship building. The decision to move to a completely online camping experience was shaped by the new operating parameters of state and local […]

All-star hockey game to benefit The Valerie Fund

All-star hockey game to benefit The Valerie Fund

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Kids Ice Cancer and The Valerie Fund are teaming up to score a goal against pediatric cancer in New Jersey. When sophomore and hockey player Andrew Low lost three family members to cancer in 2016 he decided that he needed to play his position on the team fighting back against cancer. Low […]

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