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Look Good Feel Better provides a new outlook for cancer patients

December 9, 2014

The physical repercussions of cancer are no match for the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) and the Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) program, Look Good Feel Better.  Developed in 1989, Look Good Feel Better has found success providing men, women and teenagers with ways to cope with the phys...

Spotlight Survivor: Maureen Parks

Spotlight Survivor: Maureen Parks

By Alice Smelyansky, Staff writer

October 30, 2014

In the pouring rain, Maureen Parks hurried from the parking lot to her office at the Henry Administration Building. As soon as she walked through the door, she put the umbrella down and swung her hood off. But along with her hood, Parks’ wig fell off, revealing her bald head.  President Emerit...

Survivor Spotlight: Anna Mehl

Survivor Spotlight: Anna Mehl

By Declan Harty

October 23, 2014

Anna Mehl has always been a fan of “Star Trek.” In particular, the fictional alien animal on the show — Tribbles.Tribbles are fluffy, ball-shaped animals that are first seen in the episode “Trouble with Tribbles.” In the show, the animal is born pregnant and is widely considered harmless until ...

Survivor Spotlight: Angie Dimit

Survivor Spotlight: Angie Dimit

By Declan Harty

October 9, 2014

It was a Monday when Angie Dimit found the lump.Overwhelmed by the possibility of what it could be and a cousin’s recent death, she didn’t tell her husband, her two sons, her mother or her siblings.Instead, she remained “neutral.” Refusing to self-diagnose, Angie underwent a biopsy and an ult...

Bicyclists race to raise money at Gold Sprints

Bicyclists race to raise money at Gold Sprints

By Rebecca Jacobs

April 24, 2014

A bicycle pump sat on the stage of The Void Room, but there were no tires attached to the two bikes. Instead of pedaling to go a distance, riders were pedaling to fundraise.  Illini 4000 hosted Gold Sprints at the Canopy Club on Wednesday night. All money raised funded Illini 4000, a nonprofit orga...

Wellness Center’s Smoke Out event to prepare students for smoke-free campus policy

By Mara Shapiro

November 20, 2013

The University’s Wellness Center and Colleges Against Cancer will participate in their annual Great American Smoke Out, an event created by the American Cancer Society, on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The organizations will feature booths to educate staff and students about the risks of smoking a...

Lodge members partake in No Shave November

Lodge members partake in No Shave November

By Brittney Nadler

November 19, 2013

Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 are breaking their uniform code this month by participating in “No Shave November” to raise money for cancer awareness. The department required each participant to donate $25 to the American Cancer Society. The lodge is matching the amount raised, w...