26 U A B C O M P R E H E N S I V E C A N C E R C E N T E R
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Celebrating Life Heads to the Ballpark
TO CELEBRATE National Cancer Survivors Day on June 1, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, along with an all-star collaboration of can- cer organizations across Birmingham, headed to Regions Park to cheer on the Birmingham Barons as they took on the Chattanooga Lookouts.
The event, known as Celebrating Life, honors cancer survivors. Survivors were recognized throughout the night, and a lucky few were able to run onto the field with the Barons players. National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, global celebration held in hundreds of communities during the first weekend in June. Participants unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive.
Promise Me, by Nancy G. Brinker, describes the breast cancer journey of Brinker s sister, Susan G. Komen, and her decision to raise money for breast cancer research to one day cure the disease. The book opens with two sisters play- ing in Peoria, Illinois, and closes with the creation of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Reduce Your Cancer Risk: Twelve Steps to a Healthier Life, edited by Ted Gansler and published by the American Cancer Society, discusses ways to assess one s own risk of getting cancer, ways to avoid certain cancers and the importance of early cancer screenings.
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Local Girl Scout Troop Makes Donation THE GIRL SCOUTS of Troop 268 from Helena, Alabama, proved that kids can make a difference by holding a rummage sale that raised more than $400 to support the research of young scientists through the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center s Young Investigator Grant. In thanking the girls for their hard work, Uma Borate, M.D., explained that scientists often struggle to find funding for their work early in their careers. Philanthropic support allows young scientists to establish research projects and generate data that makes them more competitive for outside funding sources, she told them.