Tag: American Cancer Society

The Great American Smokeout

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 14, 2012, 6am – The American Cancer Society’s 37th Great American Smokeout on November 15 can help smokers make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. Tobacco use accounts for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths and 80 percent of lung cancer deaths. In the United States, tobacco use is responsible for nearly 20% of deaths, or about 443,000 premature deaths each year. Smokers who quit, regardless of age, live longer than people who continue to smoke. In just 20 minutes after quitting smoking, heart rate and blood pressure drop, and in about 1 to 9 months after quitting, coughing and shortness of breath decrease. The first Great American Smokeout was in 1976 as a way to inspire and encourage smokers to quit for a day. The Great American Smokeout encourages smokers to commit to making a long-term plan to quit smoking for good. At the American Cancer Society website you can get tips and tools to help you quit smoking for...

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Relay For Life Team Operation Hope Fundraiser At Old Country Inn

Big Bear Lake, CA, July 20, 2012, 3:00pm – On Monday, July 23 starting at noon, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Team “Operation Hope” will have a fundraising event at Old Country Inn. It’s a special spaghetti dinner for $5.99 with proceeds going to Relay for Life Team “Operation Hope”. The team will be having raffles and information on the Relay. Relay for Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, to remember loved ones lost, and to provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay for Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours raising $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay for Life will take place in nearly 5,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries. The event at Old Country Inn will raise money to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, and by finding cures and fighting back. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31607.mp3|titles=Cancer Society Fundraiser At Old Country Inn – Mike Evans Reporting]...

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American Cancer Society Relay For Life Of Big Bear To Hold Kickoff

Big Bear Lake, CA, June 4, 2012, 8:00am – On Wednesday, June 6 at 5:30pm, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Big Bear will officially get underway as new and returning event volunteers and participants gather at Wyatt’s Saloon and Café to kickoff the Relay season. The kickoff will feature speakers committed to fighting cancer, and its also the first opportunity to register a team for the overnight event to be held on August 25 at Veterans Park. The world’s largest grassroots fundraising movement, Relay For Life mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and provide participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease. Relay For Life began in 1985 with one man who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay For Life will take place in nearly 5,100 communities in the United States and 20 other countries. The event will raise funds to support the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, and by finding cures and fighting back. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31535.mp3|titles=Relay For Life – Mike Evans Reporting ]...

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American Cancer Society Seeks Volunteers

Riverside, CA, April 6, 2012, 3:00pm – The American Cancer Society is holding a New Volunteer Orientation on Wednesday, April 18 from 6 to 7pm at the Society’s offices at 6355 Riverside Avenue in Riverside. An RSVP is requested. There are many different volunteer opportunities to serve as an American Cancer Society volunteer. All volunteers are matched with specific jobs, depending on their skills, interests, and time availability. Volunteers organize special events, advocate for public health legislation, drive cancer patients to medical treatment, help educate school children about the dangers of tobacco use, and assist on fundraising projects. The Society offers training opportunities, challenging and new experiences, and recognition for volunteer efforts. For more information about becoming a volunteer call the American Cancer Society Volunteer Hotline at (951) 300-1218. To find out more about cancer prevention, detection, treatment and recovery visit www.cancer.org. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31454.mp3|titles=Cancer...

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