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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Kim Jewett's Thoughtful Thursdays program organizes a huge fleece-blanket making event at Grande Park Elementary.
When Kim Jewett created her Thoughtful Thursdays campaign, she never quite expected it to grow as much as it has. But the Plainfield resident, currently preparing to undergo radiation treatment for her second battle with breast cancer in the last three years, has started a movement that will only continue to grow and inspire. Jewett was recently named a Huffington Post Person of the Day, which is awarded to individuals who are confronting issues and making a difference in their communities. Several of the previous events that Jewett had done with Thoughtful Thursdays include volunteering at Feed My Starving Children, writing letters to service men and women and raising money for local charities. Last Thursday, Jewett hosted a fleece-…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Kim Jewett is 'surviving and thriving' with her acts of kindness program, Thoughtful Thursdays.
UPDATE: Kim Jewett has been chosen as the Huffington Post's Greatest Person of the Day, which features stories of people across the nation who are confronting major issues and making a difference in their community. Congratulations, Kim! -------------------------------- Kim Jewett may have been diagnosed for the second time with breast cancer, but rather than dwell on it she has chosen “to inspire” instead. Three years ago, when Jewett was 31, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This February, she was diagnosed again. To distract herself from her sickness, the Plainfield woman and Grande Park Elementary mom, implemented “Thoughtful Thursdays” over the summer, where she and her family and friends would do something thoughtful for others …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around Kendall County to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die from…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Local Yorkville residents training, fundraising for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in August.
Turning 16 wasn’t just about driving for Hadley Kruse. It also means she’s finally old enough to walk in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, an endurance walk that challenges participants to raise at least $2,300 for breast cancer research and programs. “She and I have wanted to do this for several years and finally she’s like: ‘I’m 16 this year,’” her mom, Mechelle Kruse, said. The two Yorkville ladies have raised more than $5,500 together so far and are working on training for the walk. Mechelle Kruse, who has two daughters and a granddaughter, has seen several family members and work associates touched by cancer. “We need to do something to help protect everyone we love and care about,” she said. The Kruses will join Yorkville’s …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Yorkville High School freshman Anna Schleitwiler's mother was diagnosed about a year ago, so she wrote a song called "You Survived the Cancer." The YouTube video posted Friday.
Editor's note: This article, originally posted Feb. 8, was updated about 7 p.m. Feb. 10, with the YouTube video imbedded. Life has been a little bit hectic for Anna Schleitwiler lately. The Yorkville High School freshman has been juggling her budding singing career with school work, family and friends. This Friday, she will release her first professional music video for her song, You Survived the Cancer, which she wrote in honor of her mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer about a year ago. Recently, Anna found out she will be traveling to meet with two prominent record labels. Last December, her family accompanied Anna to Los Angeles where she worked with multi-platinum producer Ramone Worldwide and recorded in the world famous …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Daily PatchCast: Plainfield North Athletic Director Resigns Amidst Sex Scandal, Naperville Security Guard Stabbed, Lemont Teachers Sing and Dance
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Check out these stories from Patch sites in your area: Plainfield North Athletic Director Resigns in Wake of Alleged Affair with PNHS Grad Police: Lombard Man Charged After Stabbing BlackFinn Old School Friends Aid Local Woman With Breast Cancer SEASPAR Prom is a Night to Remember VIDEO: Boy Bands, Lady GaGa, Pink Floyd Highlight LHS Faculty Idol