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7-year-old supports cancer patients at Children's Hospital
7-year-old supports cancer patients at Children's Hospital

Though she's just 7 years old, Naomi Thomas's life has already been touched by cancer. A childhood friend, her grandmother and a great-grandparent were all diagnosed with cancer.

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Several groups offer support for cancer survivors

A vibrant group of women is launching a women's cancer support group Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 11:30 p.m. in the Crag Crest classroom at the Grand Mesa Oncology & Infusion Center. Bring a lunch to enjoy.

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4-H'ers assemble care bags for cancer patients
4-H'ers assemble care bags for cancer patients

At a recent District 10 4-H retreat, about 60 4-H youth gave their time to make care bags for San Juan Cancer Center patients.

The event includes 4-H children from Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, Grand Junction and San Miguel counties.

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Cancer patient awarded dream of Disney World trip
Cancer patient awarded dream of Disney World trip

Jimmy Retherford's life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with stage four cancer in November 2016. Prior to his diagnosis, Jimmy could be found on the golf course fulfilling his love for the game.

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Team Aniya takes up the fight against brain cancer
Team Aniya takes up the fight against brain cancer

Eight-year-old Aniya Corona is battling brain cancer, but she's not alone. She's supported by medical professionals, concerned friends and loving family members, all of whom make up "Team Aniya."

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Dinner for cancer survivors cancelled

Much to the disappointment of organizer Judi Culp, a dinner to honor cancer survivors and their caregivers has been cancelled.

Culp scheduled the dinner for Aug. 27, after the annual Relay For Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, failed to come together.

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Anderson benefit set for Saturday

A group of friends that has worked together raising funds in the fight against cancer by supporting national organizations is banding together again this summer to raise cancer fighting money on a strictly local level.

"The Pondy Cancer Warriors Fighting for Mark Anderson," is finalizing plans for a day-long, 12-hour community walkathon at the CHS athletic track on July 30 beginning at 9 a.m.

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Cancer benefit for local family set for July 30
Cancer benefit for local family set for July 30

A group of friends who have worked together raising funds in the fight against cancer by supporting national organizations are banding together again this summer to raise cancer fighting money on a strictly local level.

"The Pondy Cancer Warriors Fighting for Mark Anderson," are finalizing plans for a day-long, 12-hour community walkathon event at the CHS athletic track on July 30 beginning at 9 a.m. It will be a hometown effort to help raise funds for the family of cancer sufferer Mark Anderson.

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Walkathon, survivor dinner replace Delta's Relay For Life

The Relay For Life, an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, has been cancelled in Delta for 2016, but a couple of alternatives have already surfaced.

The Pondy's team headed by Barb Hladik has collected donations totaling $1,600, which Hladik says will remain with Relay For Life, but now team members have shifted their focus to a local cause.

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4K for Cancer riders make annual stop in Paonia
4K for Cancer riders make annual stop in Paonia

For more than a dozen years, a group of college-age bicyclists riding coast to coast for cancer has selected Paonia as one of its stopovers. Last Thursday, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults' 4K for Cancer bicycle tour arrived in Paonia just before dusk, where they were greeted by Pastor Steve Dunkel and several of his parishioners.

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Golfers support breast cancer fight
Golfers support breast cancer fight

Melissa Brown Scheetz, her family and the DHS Alumni Association would like to thank the community and businesses for their generous support of the Melissa Brown Scheetz Golf Scramble held at Devil's Thumb Saturday, June 6. The huge outpouring of support for Melissa, who has been going through breast cancer treatments, was overwhelming.

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