Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The third annual "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" campaign is a coordination between the RI chapter of Pink Heals and firefighters across Rhode Island.
The RI Pink Heals has once again teamed up with firefighters throughout the State of Rhode Island to wear pink tee shirts while on duty to support the women of RI with all types of cancer. The shirts are pink because it is the color of women, not the color of the disease. The shirts are being worn by all of the participating fire departments from Oct. 21-28, 2012. This year, the shirts also have the name "Jenna" on the left sleeve to remember Jenna Jacques, who passed away on July 6, 2012, from brain cancer. Earlier this year, ACI Customs of Johnston and RI Pink Heals teamed up for a benefit bike run and car show in Jenna's honor, and Pink Heals has named its rescue truck after her. Wednesday, Oct. 24, would have been Jenna's 10th …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's a list of local breast cancer support groups.
One in 8 American women and 1 in 1,000 American men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that more than 2 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer and fight for their lives each year. Breast cancer is difficult to face alone—for both patients and their loved ones. To help in the battle, there are a number of resources and support groups near Johnston. A website run by the Rhode Island Cancer Council also includes links to more information about local support groups, programs, and doctors. Other organizations include: “Support groups are really beneficial,” says Debra Somerrs Copit, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and a member of the medical advisory board for …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The continuation of Breast Cancer awareness month tops the 5 Things to Know Today list for Oct. 5, 2012.
1. Campaign Pt. 1: It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Follow along with cancer survivor Judy Fitzgerald as she blogs her experiences and shares lessons for staying healthy and helping prevent the disease. Give Thursday's installment a read here and check back each weekday at 2 p.m. throughout the month of October for a new submission. 2. Campaign Pt. 2: Incumbent Mayor Joseph Polisena addressed his record, his campaign platform, and his opponent. We have excerpts here. Republican Peter Filippi responded to the Mayor's statements — see the comments. 3. Campaign Pt. 3: And, oh yeah, the Presidential race had a bit of a complexion change after Wednesday night's televised debate. See what people said on Patch. 4. Support: Johnston's own …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Check out the topics we're covering this month in our 5 Things to Know for Oct. 3, 2012.
1. Breast Cancer Awareness: For the month of October, JohnstonPatch has a special topics page dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. Also be sure to check out the blog posts by Judy Fitzgerald — and if you'd like to share your experience, post a comment or start your own blog, 2. Halloween: Want to let parents know where the best costume shop is? Have any suggestions for what to do with Halloween candy once the holiday is over? Visit our Halloween page — and watch for more articles as we get closer to Candy Day. 3. Election 2012: There are just over four weeks left before the election [and there's a Presidential debate tonight], and we've got your guide to where and how to vote, and who's running. And if you're a candidate, reach voters …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Seventh-graders in the National Junior Honors Society coordinated a dress-down day and bracelet sale on Oct. 20.
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students at St. Rocco School in Johnston held a dress-down day on Oct. 20 in honor of Suzanne Henseler, a longtime teacher at the school and town official in North Kingstown who passed away in 2006. Bedecked in pink to highlight their effort, members of the National Junior Honors Society handed out pink bracelets for students and staff who made donations. Check out the accompanying video for scenes from the dress-down day.