Chad, my son-in-law, the life of the party, the Dude, got rectal cancer. They spotted it in the fall and he just had his surgery two weeks ago. His first lab results were clean, but there is still a lot of waiting and testing ahead. He is permanently sewn up in the back and adjusting […]
A spaghetti feed fundraiser will be held at the Clocktower to benefit a Fairfield woman battling a rare, aggressive cancer known as Leiomyosarcoma. Jamie Ramirez, 39, works as a massage therapist in Napa but has been on disability for more than a year. In March 2016, she went to the doctor for a hysterectomy due […]
There is only so much strife a person can handle. Most would give up after being told their liver has failed, and later they would be diagnosed with breast cancer. Rosemary Droszcz did not surrender to the situation life presented her. She endured and will be participating in Vallejo’s Relay for Life on Saturday. Droszcz’s […]
The Rellik Tavern will be hosting a fundraiser Friday for Joel Griffin, the Griffin Fitness founder who was recently diagnosed with stage four cancer. Griffin, who founded his business on Rose Drive in 2002, has been a personal trainer for more than 20 years and has trained world-class athletes in such sports as freestyle skiing, […]
(Note: This story has been updated from the print edition.) Benicia Middle School will be partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive Saturday for two children who have battled cancer in the past year, one a BMS student and the other the son of one of its administrators. In September […]
The Tim and Jeannie Hamann Foundation will be hosting its annual dinner and auction to benefit research for cancer patients, but this time it will be returning to Benicia. The Hamanns began doing fundraising auctions in 2004 out of their home, which they continued to do for the next five years. For the following six […]
When the American Cancer Society declared Friday “Don’t Fry Day,” it wasn’t talking about cooking food in oil. Instead, the organization is encouraging people to protect themselves and their children from harmful rays from the sun, said Terry Baldwin, chairperson of the Benicia Relay for Life that raises money for the nonprofit.
Benicia’s Relay for Life dates have been selected, said Terry Baldwin, chairperson of the event. The annual 24-hour event that raises money for the American Cancer Society will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 16 and conclude at 9 a.m. Aug. 17.