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Survivors celebrated at Relay for Life event

Survivors celebrated at Relay for Life event

By Kaitlin Erdman

April 13, 2016

This past weekend, The University of Akron held its annual Relay for Life event in The Louis and Freda Stile Athletics Field House. This event is held to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who have passed. It also provides a support system for those who are currently battling cancer. This...

Good things come from cancer

By Brooke Griffin, Student Writer

October 28, 2015

We often think we have life figured out; but what if we don’t, and instead are leading a life aimlessly. Can one tragic incident change how we view our lives? I have a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2015, her name is Sue Shrodes. Shrodes has been my confidant when I’ve needed...

‘Cuts for a Cause’

‘Cuts for a Cause’

By Kelly Unger, Writer

April 15, 2015

Women take pride in how their hair looks; it is a statement of identity. But women who undergo treatment for cancer might lose their hair. On Tuesday, April 14, UA hosted "Cuts for a Cause,” an event that accepted donations for Pantene's Beautiful Lengths program. This is the second time UA has...

Running for a chance to win the battle

By Kaitlin Erdman, Writer

April 8, 2015

Whether directly or indirectly, cancer affects the lives of everyone. From Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, April 12 at 3 a.m., UA is hosting Relay for Life to celebrate those who have won their battle, remember those who have lost their battle, and fight with those who are currently battling...

How to make your body inhospitable to cancer cells

How to make your body inhospitable to cancer cells

By Justin Cohen, Writer

December 1, 2014

What really is cancer? Cancer is simply a temporary malfunction in your normal cell division process.  The human body is an incredible complex system designed to be able to heal and protect itself against injury or disease. To allow your body to gain its fullest functioning potential to protect you,...

In support of Relay

April 16, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger I know many students on campus have heard of Relay For life, but many have never attended the event before. If those students were anything like me, they’ve never looked into the event nor thought they could really make a difference.  There are also many who might t...