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Markita is a brave woman. She has a strong character that has seen her through some hard times. Back in 1988 after Markita experienced strange symptoms, such as trouble breathing and pain in her lungs, she was diagnosed with the inflammatory disease Sarcoidosis. The disease attacked her lungs and lymph nodes, forming lumps that interfered with her… More
He's an ex marine wearing a cap, and he's saying, "Adapt, Improvise, Overcome". Dennis has colon cancer and he's not backing down. In February of 2005 he was diagnosed with cancer after a colonoscopy. He had been experiencing stabbing stomach pains and other troubling symptoms. As a retired fireman, who had also worked as a shrimper,… More
Paul is a New Orleans native, and like so many people living in the Gulf Coast area, he lost everything through the devastation of Hurricane Katrina: his house, his possessions, and his job. After living in a FEMA trailer for a year, his family pulled everything together and bought a home in Slidell, Louisiana, where Paul found work with a… More
George and Sonya were best friends who had been married for thirty-two years. They lived an uncomplicated life in a rural area near Garner, NC. But in January of 2010, everything changed when George's lung collapsed. Test results revealed the worst: George was suffering from stage III small cell lung cancer. Like many Americans… More
For Calista G., nurturing comes very naturally; she has six children and twelve grandchildren, and she is a former worker in the childcare field. So, when she fell ill and became the one who needed care, it was hard for her to handle this role-reversal. During a routine self-exam, Calista noticed a lump in her left breast. Her doctor confirmed her… More
NCC Provides Program Assists American Patients
The NCC Provides relief program is providing required Factor VIII and Factor IX therapies to a number of special summer camps in the United States for children with hemophilia. It is estimated that over 1,000 children will attend these camps, and this new initiative will help several hundred underserved hemophiliac patients. The goal of this program… More
Coalition Spotlight - Angelle Stringer, Ph.D.
Dr. Angelle Stringer's professional career has been dedicated to the service of others. She currently teaches 9th grade English in a small rural community. Her past positions include having been the Director of the Teach Louisiana Consortium, a teacher certification program that attracts gifted individuals from a variety of backgrounds who… More
Coalition Spotlight - BD Employees Fundraise for Cervical Cancer Programs
CerviCusco Clinic, BD, and the National Cancer Coalition have partnered in a significant effort to reduce illness and death from cervical cancer. BD has donated BD SurePath™ Liquid-Based Pap Test cytology exams and a BD Prepstain™ Slide Processor to process the tests for 75,000 underserved Peruvian women. This is a giant step forward… More
Coalition Spotlight - Convergys Employees Give Hope
The reality is that almost everyone in the US is touched by cancer in one way or another. And that's heartbreaking. What's even more overwhelming is that for some people with cancer, treatment is unaffordable and a cancer that could be cured, becomes terminal for them. The over 800 employees at Convergys OnStar, one of our corporate partners,… More
Coalition Spotlight - Fran & Bob Ventre Give Back
Having undergone a complex treatment plan at UNC’s Women’s Cancer Center, Fran's cancer was in remission. Fran, a retired registered nurse midwife, wanted to find a way to give back some of the good fortune she had experienced in surviving cancer. But in 1998, Fran Ventre found herself at a crossroads. For Fran, the question was,… More