DAMASCUS, PA — Michele W. Weinstein is in her bedroom, propped up in a hospital bed, adjustable if the pain gets bad. A copy of Gibran’s “The Prophet” is close at hand. The laptop on which she’s written her upcoming book sits in front of her. The caregiver, bustling around, makes sure Weinstein is comfortable.
Last weekend I was out and about down at the four corners in Eldred helping out at the St. Baldrick’s event to help fight childhood cancer. Lou Monteleone works for months to put this event together; he and about 15 other people shaved their heads, because bald is beautiful.
BETHEL, NY — There will be a fundraiser for the benefit of Dottie Roycroft at Hector’s Inn in Bethel on Saturday, September 22, at 7 p.m. Roycroft has been battling cancer since September 2017, and she has chronicled the process on a Facebook page called “My Cancer Journey” (tinyurl.com/ybtwooq5).
Colorectal (colon and rectal) cancer is the third most common type of cancer diagnosed, with prostate and lung cancer in males and breast and lung cancer for women being more common. Annually there are about 135,000 people diagnosed with bowel cancer and 50,000 related deaths.
HARRIS, NY — March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Catskill Regional Medical Center wants to remind the community of the importance and effectiveness of colon cancer screenings.
CALLICOON, NY — There will be a free event on Friday, November 3 at 7 p.m. at the Delaware Youth Center providing information about breast and prostate cancer. It is part of the Breast and Prostate Cancer Eduation (BPCE) Program at Catskill Regional Medical Center. The free event is supported with funds from Health Research, Inc.