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10th Annual Walk on Saturday, October 13th at New Cumberland Borough Park

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – September 28, 2012 – For the 10th straight year, Vickie’s Angel Walk is preparing for their signature fundraising event in New Cumberland Borough Park. Registration at 8:00 am, program at 9:30 am and the walk begins at 10:00 am. A local non-profit organization, Vickie’s Angel Walk helps cancer patients and their families by providing a bridge to ease financial burdens such as food, rent, fuel, car repair, and other expenses, so the family can focus on fighting the disease.

Each year, students across PA raise money to help kids who are fighting a tough fight against cancer. In 2012, they raised over 10 million dollars through THON events! The Beecher family is featured in this new documentary that chronicles the student-run philanthropy, THON, and the children, families, and students who are changed by their experience.

Central PA prostate cancer survivors and advocates Jay Snyder and Thomas Goodman, Jr., report back from the ZERO Summit to End Prostate Cancer in Washington D.C. where they learned about the latest in prostate cancer awareness, research and legislation.

The 30th Annual Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards were presented Saturday, September 22, 2012, at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia. witf won the Mid-Atlantic Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Community Service for Facing Cancer Together

News in brief 9.20.12

Snakes are able to convert their venom back into harmless molecules that scientists say could help find a cancer cure and be used to treat diabetes.

As most people are aware, there are many changes coming to healthcare as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is fully implemented within the next two years.

“We’ve done air quality studies, we’ve done economic impact studies, and we have seen that there has been no change in the revenue that is collected from those places that are smoke-free,” says Judy Ochs, the director for the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control.

Before an advance screening at witf of the new WPSU documentary, "Why We Dance: The Story of THON," Shane Beecher painted a moving portrait of his young son Charlie's cancer journey- from the anguish of a diagnosis to the comfort that the doctors, nurses, child life specialist and music therapists offered the family along the way. The Four Diamonds Fund & THON made this possible. 

Dozens of Pennsylvania parks and recreational areas are being declared smoke-free zones.

(Ephrata) -- A little more than a year ago, Ephrata Community Hospital in Lancaster County became one of the first in the region to implement a tobacco-free hiring policy.

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