American Cancer Society

Op-Ed: Finishing the fight against breast cancer
News Op-Ed 10/19/2013 at 9:38AM

Alvaro Carrasca l, M.D., M.P.H. Senior Vice President, Cancer Control One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight against cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers and the biggest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, we’ve contributed to a 20 percent [...]

Star of Queens: Len Santoro, American Cancer Society, Juniper Park Civic Association
Star of Queens: Len Santoro, American Cancer Society, Juniper Park Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 8/05/2013 at 9:12AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Len Santoro started working with the American Cancer Society three years ago. It was his first time volunteering for such a group. Since then, Santoro has worked on several fundraising projects for the society. He also helped work with financial services company Standard & Poor’s to organize a volunteer day. Around the same [...]

Christ the King hosts ‘Community Day’
Christ the King hosts ‘Community Day’
News Queens Courier Photographers 5/17/2013 at 11:13AM

Different organizations from around the borough joined together on Saturday, May 11 at Christ the King High School to share their initiatives with intrigued attendees. The American Cancer Society set up shop and detailed its Relay for Life event, and representatives from groups such as the Juniper Park Civic Association and the Glendale Chamber of [...]

‘Harlem Shake’ causes stir among Queens students
‘Harlem Shake’ causes stir among Queens students
Top Stories Melissa Chan 2/28/2013 at 8:09AM

A viral video craze has shaken Queens. The “Harlem Shake” Internet sensation led to the arrest of one Forest Hills High School teen last week after he organized a “senior prank” that jammed the school lobby with students trying to get in on the fad, cops said. Arnis Mehmetaj, 17, invited some 500 students on [...]

Howard Beach ‘Lights’ the way
Howard Beach ‘Lights’ the way
News Timothy Petropoulos 6/12/2012 at 1:45PM

Once again Howard Beach came together to stand up to cancer. More than $150,000 was raised at the Fourth Annual Relay for Life of Howard Beach by 302 participants and 37 teams. The event, which took place on June 9 and 10, was sponsored by the American Cancer Society and held at Frank M. Charles [...]

Making Strides, raising funds, giving hope
News Alana Manning 10/19/2011 at 2:06PM

“Hey, Soul Sister,” the smash hit by Train, was blasting through speakers as walkers gathered in the field at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. The song was fitting as hundreds of survivors who had never met all became, in a way, “soul sisters,” rallying for [...]