Volunteers can make a big difference in the lives of families facing cancer. The Ronald McDonald House in Hershey, PA depends on volunteers to make dinners every night, clean the facilities and interact with the parents and children.

Michelle Rubeo, a breast cancer survivor, and her family received a special gift. They went to Orlando, FL courtesy of For Pete's Sake Cancer Respite Foundation.


August 28, 2011 was my 75th birthday.  I celebrated this event with the person who saved my life – Lois, my wife of 50 years (50th wedding anniversary - 22 July 2011).

When a child is newly diagnosed with cancer, there a lot of questions and unknowns. Child Life Specialists like Julie O'Neill at the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, are there to support children with cancer and their families along the journey and can help to answer those questions.

The American Cancer Society's sold out 2011 Farm to Table fundraising event was a delicious success!

The American Cancer Society's Camp Can-Do is a "fun fun fun and safe" place for kids who are facing cancer to enjoy summer activities.

Patients often do not give a detailed family history because they do not see how this information has any significance to their current care.

The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge of Central Pennsylvania in Hershey offers cancer patients and their caregivers a safe and inviting "home away from home." And, at no cost.

Olivia's House is a beautiful Victorian house located in York, PA. But it's much more than a house. It's a grief and loss center where children who have lost a loved one can learn from experienced staff members and volunteer "companions" how to cope with their pain by sharing stories.  (scroll down to watch a video)

A diagnosis of cancer can be devastating to the patient who has been disgnosed and the patient's family and friends.  Even though medical science has made great strides toward treating cancers and many more people are surviving, a person who has just learned they have cancer often imagines themselves in the worst case scenario.

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