Posts in category "Cancer"

SELF Magazine Tutu Bashing: You should be ashamed of yourSELF

SELF Magazine Tutu Bashing: You should be ashamed of yourSELF
Have you heard the story yet? A runner, Monika Allen, gets an email from SELF Magazine about a month ago, asking if they can use her photograph, which shows Ms. Allen running the LA Marathon in a tutu. Specifically, a Wonder Woman tutu. Rock ON, Monika Allen! Monika tells ABC News in San Diego, she... Read more »

Regret not running the Chicago Marathon? The A City Mom solution

Regret not running the Chicago Marathon? The A City Mom solution
It’s that time of year again, when the marathon is over and you are full of regret because you let another year go by without running it. (Feel free to use the same excuse I used this year: Someone brought back Twinkies.) However, A City Mom believes a better choice than offering excuses is offering solutions!... Read more »

It's "Donna Day" at ChicagoNow

It's "Donna Day" at ChicagoNow
Donna was the daughter of one of the bloggers in our ChicagoNow family, Mary Tyler Mom. Donna died at the age of four of pediatric cancer. You can read her heart-breaking story here. But even better, you can donate to the non-profit Mary Tyler Mom created to honor Donna and raise money for pediatric cancer... Read more »
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They Did It! 26.2 Miles, Three Brothers, One Cause

They Did It! 26.2 Miles, Three Brothers, One Cause
In September, I wrote about three brothers running the Chicago Marathon together. They weren’t doing it to be macho or because it was a good way to spend a day together. They were running to raise money for cancer research, specifically research into mulitple myeloma, a rare blood cancer that one of the brothers, Jeff... Read more »

26.2 Miles, Three Brothers, One Cause

26.2 Miles, Three Brothers, One Cause
Jeff Goad was out playing softball when he took a swing with the bat—and fractured two vertebrae. Just swinging the bat! Obviously, this isn’t normal and after extensive testing, he learned the reason: Jeff has multiple myeloma, an incurable white blood cell cancer that affects the plasma cells. Multiple myeloma makes up just one-percent of... Read more »

Ever run a 5k an hour after your flight arrived from Paris?

I just did that exact crazy thing last Thursday. Although I wouldn’t exactly call my performance “racing.”  My fellow blogger, Traci Mitchell of Get Fit Chicago, already wrote an excellent blog summarizing the Run for Gus—you should read it—and it was all for a great cause: Pediatric brain cancer research. I already wrote a blog... Read more »
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Guest poster Patrick O'Hara: Lance Armstrong is no inspiration.

Last week the US Anti-Doping Agency formally charged Lance Armstorng with possession and use of testosterone and blood doping.  In a move that could possibly strip him of his 7 Tour de France Titles.  For a long time Lance has been seen as an inspiration to cancer patients and survivors.  As a survivor myself I... Read more »

A Valentine you can feel good about: give to Donna's Good Things and St. Baldrick's

A Valentine you can feel good about: give to Donna's Good Things and St. Baldrick's
On Valentine’s Day, no one wants to think about cancer. But thinking and reading about cancer today may be just one notch better than actually eating one of those awful candy hearts. I jest. It’s what I do here as a writer, but it’s also what I do when I get uncomfortable. And kids’ cancer... Read more »