Christiansburg Domino’s is donating 100% of its sales Tuesday to celebrate International Women’s Day
It is ladies’ night at Domino’s in Christiansburg. The store, located at 1655 Roanoke St., is celebrating International Women’s Day by donating 100% of its sales to two local nonprofits: Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley and Lishy’s Gift in Roanoke. The store will also be 100% staffed by female team members on March 8.
‘A godsend’: Rose’s House for breast cancer warriors helps first ‘grateful’ guest through major post-op recovery
Last year, it was just a dream -- serving as a safe haven of comfort and peace, for women recovering from major breast cancer surgery. Now, it’s become a reality for Pat and Phil Gonzales.
Northwest Mosquito Abatement lab teams track mosquito swarms after heavy rains
Mosquitoes have been coming out in droves after recent heavy rains and crews from the Northwest Mosquito Abatement lab are working to track the increase in insects and monitor for West Nile virus. The Northwest Mosquito Abatement District is about 242 square miles, according to Assistant Director and Entomologist Patrick Irwin.chicagotribune.com
Police shooting on Chicago's West Side
Read your July horoscope to reveal what's in store for you, from the astrologers at Tarot.com. The New Moon in Cancer on July 9 will put a focus on home and family for the first half of the month. There might be a new opportunity to move or to improve your relationship with a relative. Take advantage of it! — By Tarot.com Astrologerschicagotribune.com
Multiple law enforcement officers shot
Three law enforcement officers were shot early July 7, 2021 near the Chicago Police Department’s Morgan Park District station on the Southwest Side, an official said. One law enforcement officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a graze wound, a Chicago Fire Department official said.chicagotribune.com
President Biden visits Chicago area
President Joe Biden will make his first trip to the Chicago area as president, July 7, 2021, with a visit to northwest suburban Crystal Lake, where he will push a portion of his domestic agenda aimed at easing the financial burden on working- and middle-class families.chicagotribune.com
Women raise $11K for Roanoke Hospitality House by shaving heads for friend with cancer
ROANOKE, Va. – You have heard the saying “fight like a girl,” but one group of women wants to do more than that. Not allowing the disease to set the tone of their friendship, they decided to raise money to shave their heads. Ad“We really wanted to hit $10,000, that was our stretch goal and we hit stretch in 36 hours and we were like, ‘wow,’” said Cooper. They collectively raised $11,000, which is going to help build Roanoke Hospitality House, a home away from home for family members of hospital patients. “They actually in 36 hours made a donation to us that was greater than any one single donation we have ever received,” said Terrianne Julian, acting director of Roanoke Hospitality House.
Column: Hospitals are helping cancer patients with COVID-19 continue chemo, even as they fight the deadly virus
“To get cancer and then to get COVID and you’re told you can’t get chemo, your lifeline? “Hearing how thankful our patients are to continue their treatments, that keeps us going every day. Even when I’m walking patients outside, they’ll tell me, ‘Thank you. My family says thank you. I can’t say thank you enough.’”chicagotribune.com
January full moon 2021: The 'Wolf Moon' rises with winter constellations
The full moon of January, called the Wolf Moon, will occur on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 2:16 p.m. EST (1916 GMT) according to NASA. So in New York, where the day is about 10 hours long on Jan. 28, the moon rises before sunset. Going farther north, to Reykjavik, the moon rises at 3:51 p.m. local time, and the sun doesn't set until 5:02 p.m. Visible planetsThis sky map shows the Full Wolf Moon with planets and constellations as seen from New York City, on Jan. 28, 2021, at 8 p.m. local time. In fact, Jupiter is in conjunction with the sun on Jan. 28, meaning the planet will pass behind the sun from Earth's point of view.space.com
Community rallying behind Botetourt County mom with incurable cancer
She has a whole life ahead of her, but she’s been given less than five years to live it. “Hearing that you are incurable and that there’s really nothing that they can do is heartbreaking,” said Hodges. It’s a type of thyroid cancer that is considered treatable; however, since then, she’s been through three surgeries to remove the tumors, which spread to her lymph nodes and now her lungs. Lauren Hodges, 29, is battling Stage 4 thyroid cancer. The money will cover medical bills and travel expenses to Duke Cancer Center for scans every three months.
Detroit surgeon aims to reduce disparity of Black men dying from prostate cancer
DETROIT – The Today Show weather anchor Al Roker is battling prostate cancer, and he’s not alone. Prostate cancer survivor Dr. Isaac Powell has treated thousands of cancer patients and has decades of research experience. When it comes to prostate cancer in Black men, the numbers are staggering. There’s also the fear of the diagnosis of prostate cancer, to many men the diagnosis is considered a death sentence. Powell and a team of researchers have identified a profile of genes responsible for a more aggressive prostate cancer.
Photos: Alex Trebek through the years
Alex Trebek, the iconic host of Jeopardy, lost his battle with cancer and died on Sunday, according to multiple reports. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. is saddened to share that Alex Trebek passed away peacefully at home early this morning, surrounded by family and friends. Alex Trebek, Vanna White, Pat Sajak and Merv Griffin in 2006. (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images) (Getty Images.)
Rowan Price’s legacy lives on, funding groundbreaking childhood cancer research
ROANOKE, Va. – Research is underway to help children battling a rare, aggressive form of cancer, funded exclusively by money raised in memory of Rowan Price. This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, you don’t have to go too far to find tributes in honor of Rowan. That’s what happened to Rowan and that’s what this research is trying to change by developing a groundbreaking test that’s 100-times more sensitive than what’s currently available. We want to save the next child, stand up to the cancer, fund research that will make a difference in a child’s life and a family’s life,” said Price. The Price family continues raising money to fund even more childhood cancer research.
Friends bring businesses to aid needy Bangladeshi people
With that, they began distributing food packs in the impoverished neighborhoods in Dhaka. Eventually, they succeeded in bringing about 120 organizations and business houses under one umbrella for their aid campaign, Mission Save Bangladesh. Kadir spoke with The Associated Press as he and other volunteers visited a cancer hospital in Dhaka to distribute food packs. The group provided food packs to about 13,000 families and another 60,000 individuals. Abdullah Biswas, a father of a cancer patient in a specialized cancer hospital in Dhaka, was happy to get food packs.
St. Jude’s in TN says Chadwick Boseman visited children fighting cancer in the midst of his own battle
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Even while battling colon cancer, Chadwick Boseman worked hard to ensure children also battling cancer were inspired and always had a smile on their face. Boseman, 43, visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee in 2018, the hospital said on Instagram Saturday. Two years ago, Chadwick visited the St. Jude campus and brought with him not only toys for our patients but also joy, courage and inspiration,” the hospital said in a tweet. The actor was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016, according to the announcement of his death posted on Twitter Friday. It’s not every day that St. Jude gets a visit from an Avenger!
My pandemic pregnancy: From infertility to cancer to IVF to a 20-week scare: ‘It happened exactly how it was supposed to’
When Hillary Calhoun’s fertility doctor brought her in for a procedure and then a nurse called her just a few short business days later, asking her to come into the office immediately, the now-36-year-old had a hunch something wasn’t right.
Former WSLS news reporter Jane Gardner dies after fifth bout with cancer
NORFOLK, Va. – Former Virginia news anchor and Richmond native Jane Gardner died Saturday night after her fifth bout with cancer. The Richmond native returned home to join WTVR-TV in 1976. In 1990, Gardner moved to WTKR-TV in Norfolk to become the co-anchor for the station’s 6 and 11 p.m. newcasts. Friends say she seemed unbeatable after prevailing against skin cancer in 2009, ovarian cancer in 2015 and lung cancer in 2016. “There are people who are so much worse off than me,” Gardner said in a 2015 interview with WTKR about her ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Cancer may never be wiped out, study shows
Cancer may never be wiped out, study shows Since 1971, the National Cancer Institute has spent $90 billion on research and treatments. Cancer expert Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss whether we can really find a cure for the disease.cbsnews.com
Pancreatic cancer to become second most fatal cancer
Pancreatic cancer to become second most fatal cancer Lung cancer is currently the deadliest cancer, followed by colorectal and breast cancers. But as deaths from many cancers drop, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network predicts pancreatic cancer will rise from the fourth to the second leading cause of cancer death by 2020. Alexis Christoforous reports.cbsnews.com