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A young survivor tells her story to raise awareness of a rare cancer

            My name is Lauren Smith, I’m 22 years old and I’m from Bedford New Hampshire. One year ago, before my senior year of college, I was given the news that nobody ever wants to hear, the news that turns your world upside down, I was told that I had cancer. Cancers and tumors of the appendix are extremely rare, it was once thought to be diagnosed in about 1,000 people worldwide each year. In other words, the lifetime odds of being diagnosed were thought to be about one in a million.             Recent research indicates that the incidence of...

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The Power of Grapes

(Hour 2c)  Judy Loubier, a regular contributor to our program with her Caring for Seniors segment, and brand new grandmother (congrats), shares with us some surprising facts on nutrition, specifically grapes. Low in calories, and a low glycerin food source, the ordinary grape is an excellent choice for your aging loved one. Not only are they beneficial to the cardiovascular system, they can have a positive effect in the reduction of cancer cells!  Who know?  Listen in to hear...

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Memorial rallies around cancer stricken alumnae

Memorial High School Hosts Hair Drive in Honor of Graduate Battling Leukemia  PUBLISHER’S NOTE:  For our exclusive interviews with Jessica Moran and Kendra Guay, click here. Contact: Kendra Guay 603-494-6498  WHAT: Pantene Beautiful Lengths (PBL) hair drive to benefit women and children suffering from cancer treatment. WHEN: Friday, May 30th Open to students: A – H period (7:45 am – 2:45 pm) Open to the public: 3 – 5 pm WHERE: Manchester Memorial High School, Arthur J. Mirable Auditorium WHY: Jessica Moran, an MMHS graduate of 2007, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in February, only a week before her 25th birthday. Jessica was a very active student and well-liked by her peers and the MHS faculty. She was a member of DECA and competed at DECA nationals; she was a four-year varsity cheerleader/co-captain and a Crusader Award and Mayor’s Award recipient; she was class treasurer and even the prom queen. Jess was a ray of sunshine at MMHS and she continues to shine today. After graduating from the University of Tampa, Jess moved home to Manchester and worked for local advertising agency, Griffin York & Krause. She now lives in Boston and works for the TJX Companies in Framingham, MA doing marketing for TJMaxx. Since her diagnosis, she has been unable to work and decided to use her knowledge of social media to chronicle her story on a personal blog called...

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Francis: Never Feel Old or Fear Cancer Again

(Hour 1a, b) We were honored to meet Raymond Francis this morning, a man who traveled a remarkable medical journey.  Francis was in his mid-40’s when he started feeling tired.  His doctor ran thousands of dollars in tests to try to diagnose the problem and declared him “in perfect health.” Doctors eventually found the culprit: a parasitic infection that Francis picked up in his international travels.  The drug they prescribed to kill the parasite almost killed his liver instead.  It took two years, but Francis was able to recover. Applying his knowledge of chemistry, the MIT graduate cured himself. ...

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Steve Singer to hold Largest Community Blood Drive in the Country

(Hour 1bc)  Steve Singer from Merchant’s Auto Group came in to discuss the Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive.  In this clip, learn about Gail Singer’s battle with cancer and how Steve’s 30 years chairing the blood drive has helped the cause. Plus, hear how the Gail Singer Memorial Blood Drive has become the LARGEST blood drive in the country!  Hint: it has to do with a bag of goodies… You’ll want to hear this.  To contact Steve, call him at 669-4100. http://www.girardatlarge.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/8-26-2013-Hour-1bc.mp3 This segment is part of Community in Focus series, sponsored in part by Bellwether Community Credit...

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How to Spot Skin Cancer

(Hour 2b)  We had Your Health and Wellness with Caroline Pierce of Pelle Skin Renewal and this week we’re talking about skin cancer.  Guess who can help you find various forms of skin cancer? 8-13-2013 Hour 2b Caroline has been a Registered Nurse for 27 years, most of which has been in the skin care industry managing medical teams while serving as a director for wound care and hyperbaric...

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Gabrielle Giffords Throws First Pitch at Fisher Cats Game

(Hour 3b) We went In the Bullpen with Tom Gauthier, sponsored by the NH Fisher Cats.  Get the scoop on a special Fisher Cats first pitch thrown by Gabrielle Giffords at last night’s game.  Were there any politics behind this?  Of course, Rich asked! Plus, hear the details on this weekend’s matchup with the Binghamton Mets and this Sunday’s special Breast Cancer Awareness game.  Lots of games this weekend.. a great weekend for a ball game, right? 7-5-2013 Hour...

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Community Rallies Around Mom Battling Cancer

Brenda Garcia came in-studio to tell us the very sad story of her niece, Amanda Beauchamp. Amanda is young woman dying of neuroendocrine cancer and she desperately needs our help. 6-5-2013 Hour 1c Amanda and Brenda have reached out to Girard At Large in order to seek Manchester’s help and generosity to ensure the well-being of her two children when she passes. In this clip, learn all about Amanda and her two very young children. Moreover, learn how you can help by attending a special fundraiser to support this cause. The fundraiser and spaghetti dinner is tonight, June 5, 2013 in the St. Raphael Church Cafeteria at 103 Walker Street on the City’s West Side.  (That’s in Granite Square.)  Seatings for the supper are scheduled at 4, 5 and 6 PM.  Those interested in attending are asked to contact The Growing Years Early Childhood Center, at 603-622-7072.  Tickets are $15 per family (up to 5 people) will also be available at the door. The Growing Years will also be accepting donations on behalf of the family.  Please make your check payable to The Ross Children’s Fund, c/0 The Growing Years at 130 Harvell Street, Manchester, NH  03102.  Donations made payable to the fund can also be sent to St. Mary’s Bank Read our full story on this tragic story...

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