July 26, 2017

Breast cancer awareness brings family support

by Keira Skenandore, Staff Artist The Illinois Department of Public Health says breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Because of these dangerously high statistics, the nation has recognized October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in order to raise awareness, educate the public on the disease and raise money for research. This month means a lot to me in particular because my mother, now 51, had a year-long battle with breast cancer during her early 40’s. When I was young, my mom was a tall, high-energy blonde….

Marquez fundraises for Relay For Life, other cancer charities

by Rosalie Chan, Web & News Editor     Ever since she has become cancer-free, Amanda Marquez, freshman, has raised money for cancer research because of her inspiration to give back to the community. “I feel that I need to give back since they (doctors, hospitals, cancer organizations) helped me.  It would help future patients get better,” Marquez said. Recently, Marquez participated in Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society event.  She raised and stayed overnight at the Wheeling Relay for Life event on May 19, where she participated in the survivor’s walk. Marquez was diagnosed in 2006, but now…