Monday, May 13, 2013
Hundreds of residents from local towns walked in the greater Milford Relay for Life on Friday.
More than 400 people walked the track at Milford High school during an overnight event that raised an estimated $100,000 for cancer research during the Relay for Life on Friday. A group of 50 cancer survivors led the first lap of the relay. The event raised funds while bringing survivors and those suffering from the disease together. When Susan Haney started the greater Milford Relay 15 years ago, the event raised $25,000. "It's great to see how people are coming out and how it has become bigger since the first year," Haney said.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
“Toxin” is a word people toss around in conjunction with air, food, chemicals, and health. Making small changes every day may help.
At least once a day I have a client, friend or patient ask my thoughts on “toxins.” In general, people are aware that we live in an environment of chemicals in our food, air and water. However, many don’t know how to begin to decrease the exposure and are simply too busy to research. Although some readers may roll their eyes, there are many people who are searching for ways to decrease exposure for themselves, their families and friends. Why? A total of 1,638,910 new cancer cases affecting 9 million people and 577,190 deaths from cancer are projected to occur in the United States in 2012 according to the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the North American Association of Central Cancer …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Tracy (Woloski) Smith died today, April 12. We are re-featuring this February 2011 story about her family's positive attitude, strength and humor.
Editor's Note: Tracy (Woloski) Smith succumbed to cancer today, April 12, at the age of 43. Her family requested we run her obituary, and we have. Additionally, we felt it appropriate to re-feature a story about the Smith family, which originally ran on Valentine's Day in 2011. Original story: It's things such as laughing about blue boobs that help keep the Smiths sane. It was early in Tracy (Woloski) Smith's breast cancer diagnosis when daughter Emma, who was 4 at the time, found hysterical the fact that her mom was allergic to the dye used for one of her procedures. The liquid turned one of her breasts—you guessed it—blue. This sent young Emma into a giggle fit, and earned Tracy the affectionate nickname, "Smurfette," from husband Tom …