Portales residents bowling to fight cancer

Alisa Boswell Two Portales residents and coworkers are knocking down bowling pins for dollars — with the money going the fight for cancer. Roger Jones, who works at C&S Inc., and is on its Relay for Life team each year, bowls with the Continental Bowling League Thursday nights in Clovis. Jones came up with a […]

Relay for life planned for Thursday

The American Cancer Society will hold its 2012 Relay For Life Kickoff and its Great American Smokeout on Thursday. The kickoff and the Great American Smokeout strive to help smokers quit for life. Thursday’s kickoff event will take place at 6:30 p.m. inside North Plains Mall at the JC Penney store entrance. During the event, […]

Musician remembered for faith, strength

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Courtesy photo Kevin Gardels on the air during one of his radio programs. Benna Sayyed Kevin Gardels called on his spiritual strength to deal with his fierce battle against cancer, family members said. After being diagnosed with a rare cancer known as primary myelofibrosis in September 2002, the Portales musician’s battle lasted nearly a decade. […]

Thursday morning briefing: Tips for fighting cancer, a feast of sorts and a winner flops

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Fighting cancer The Clovis High girls volleyball team is spending Saturday working at Bradley’s Twin Cronnies Drive-In in Clovis, raising money to fight breast cancer. They’ll be taking orders from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and donating all tips to the cause. Feast for […]

No easy way to let go of family dog

I should have known, that Wednesday two weeks ago, when the dog was sitting in the passenger seat looking at me as if trying to memorize my face. In the past 12 years, I have never seen the dog look at me that way. The dog is a terrier, and not given to serious attitudes, […]

TRICARE covers cancer clinical trials

By Shari Lopatin TriWest Healthcare Alliance: TriWest Healthcare Alliance TRICARE recently expanded its coverage for cancer clinical trials. This makes it possible for cancer patients with TRICARE to receive more types of treatments. Beare, who is 63 years old and cancer-free today, is a strong believer in finding a cure. “Cancer is very real, very […]

Reader-submitted content: Hope Lodge supporting cancer patients

Cancer patients and their caregivers traveling to Lubbock for cancer treatments have found new hope for the past year. Since the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in Lubbock opened its doors, the “home away from home” has made great strides in the fight to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. In the […]

Flower pressing featured on show

Information on pressing flowers, cancer-preventing foods and making bumper pads will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kate Chu represents pressed-flowers.com, and she’s going to show different ways that pressed flowers can be attached to different objects, such as magnets, jewelry, candles and even light-switch plates. Chu […]

5-year-old cancer patient made honorary Melrose Buffalo

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Melrose High football players Toby Kulka, left, Josh Broom, center, and Lance Wagner hold their hands out to 5-year-old Jack Sullivan. Monday, the Melrose High football team presented Sullivan with a signed football to help keep his spirits up as he begins a new round of cancer treatments. Sharna Johnson […]

Friday morning briefing: Relay kicks off, Cannon chips in and an iconic deadly crash

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Relay for Life The annual Relay for Life fundraiser kicks off at 6 p.m. today at Ned Houk Park. Participants walk through the night to raise money for the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer. There’s food, live bands and a Lady […]

Education column: Students raise money with paper chains

By May 6, should you walk down the hallways at Barry Elementary, you will see billowing rainbows of colored paper chains suspended from the ceilings in each of the grade level corridors. Each year, April 6 to May 6, the entire school pitches in to help raise money for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay […]

Cancer fundraiser makes return to Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Tanya Baca, who is battling cancer, and her 3-year-old daughter, Emily, look at a display during the Relay for Life cancer research fundraiser at Greyhound Arena Friday night. The event lasted until 10 a.m. Saturday, and event chairwoman Cathy Hess said about 375 people had registered to participate as of […]

Foods can prevent colon cancer

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. However, instead of providing the same boring facts about colon cancer awareness, below are the top five foods that help prevent this disease. The American Cancer Society lists colon cancer as the third most common cancer in American men and women. […]

Thursday morning briefing: A cancer fighter, strike up the band and a giant killer

Good morning. Sit back and relax with a cup of coffee and enjoy the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. For a cause Sid Savage of Portales is ranked among the top five fundraisers in the state in the fight against cancer. He’s in a statewide contest through today, trying to raise even more money for […]

Legislator to compete in charity basketball game

CNJ staff Rep. Dennis Roch will compete in the University of New Mexico Cancer Center’s Hoops for Hope 2011 Annual Legislative Basketball Game on Thursday, according to a news release. Players on the House of Representatives team will be representing the New Mexico State University Aggies and players on the New Mexico Senate team will […]

Colorful caps donated for cancer patients

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Hat maker Evelyn Rush said she intentionally makes the caps for cancer patients bright and colorful. Liliana Castillo A big fan of crocheting is spreading cheer to Clovis area cancer patients from Sea Side, Oregon. Evelyn Rush, 73, began crocheting colorful caps after she got the pattern from a friend. […]