For decades, people in Carbon and Schuylkill Counties proudly showcase their talent and hard work with a 24-hour telethon. Since 1980, that event has raised millions of dollars in the fight against cancer. Eyewitness News Reporter Monica Madeja has more on how you can help this year's effort, in this buddy check report.
A cancer diagnosis can be earth-shattering. And for many people it can bring out more than just sadness or worry.
The American Cancer Society's 'Relay for Life' takes place each summer in communities across our state. Now is the time to sign up.
He's just a kid, but 12-year-old Timmy Walsh of Olyphant is waging a big-time battle.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in this Buddy Check,, you're about to meet one family that says wearing pink is just the beginning.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, 14,000 children are diagnosed with cancer. Advocates say not enough emphasis is put on research and awareness.
She's a familiar face at Eyewitness News and during her short time on earth, she put up one of the toughest fights against breast cancer that we've seen. Now, her family is honoring her legacy, the best way they can.
June is Cancer Survivors Month. One survivor owes part of her recovery to a complete stranger, who just wanted to throw a lifeline during a trying time.
Cancer research is complex and widespread, just like the disease itself. A unique partnership right here in our area is giving local college students a chance to make a difference in the fight against the disease.
Each year, millions of people are diagnosed with cancer and the steps to get better, are to say the least, tough. But one couple, with local ties, is using their personal experience in the fight against cancer to help out someone else.
A tremendous effort by the energetic staff of Geisinger Medical Center, is giving cancer patients a lift on the road to recovery.
Eyewitness News caught up with 13-year-old Cole Winters as he presented a check to Doctor David Greenwald
Bryn Harvey is Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2014 and this year she is using her crown to push on in the fight against breast cancer, and it's personal.
The rough and tumble world of football doesn't usually bring to mind the color pink. But one group of young men from Greater Nanticoke Area High School think in pink, because they know it can help make the lives of some cancer patients just a little easier.
A recent survey found 70% of U.S. women with advanced breast cancer have caregivers who help them manage with their disease. The daughter of former Presidential Candidate John Edwards and the late Elizabeth Edwards knows what that is like.
Today's Buddy Check features Mary Rucco. We've been featuring our Buddy Check series since 2001. Ten years ago, we introduced you to a special woman named Mary Rucco , this breast cancer survivor credits "Buddy Check" for saving her life. We caught up with her all these years later and it turns out, she is living that life of hers to the fullest.
Health experts answer your questions during PA Live, Eyewitness News at 5, Six and 7 on WYOU
Call your Buddy! Also Join us on Monday, September 30 for a Special Buddy Check Call In Show!
There is a special place in Lackawanna County, just for a very special group of people. You might have never heard of it, and you'll probably never want to go there. But for the people who do, it is changing their lives dramatically, one weight at a time. Monica Madeja introduces us to these incredible ladies in this month's Buddy Check.
A local non-profit is making it easier to navigate through life-saving cancer screenings, for free.
Young minds can have pretty big ideas in the face of tragedy. "My mom got breast cancer so I just decided I wanted to help other people with the same disease," said Cole Winters, 12, of Kingston.
It's a drastic move that could save your life. A Lackawanna County woman talks about her decision to have a bi-lateral mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer.
If you live in Luzerne County, you have the unique opportunity to take part in a life-changing cancer study. But it won't just be your life that is affected.
Brian Russell is moving forward. Just two months after his vivacious 32-year-old wife died of breast cancer, he is planning perhaps the trip of his life-- a walk across America.
It's an event six years in the making and raising thousands for breast cancer research and awareness. In this month's Buddy Check we're painting the slopes pink.
It is the 28th of the month, so time for our monthly Buddy Check Report.
This month we are introducing you to a lively lady battling breast cancer with her love for life and free spirit.
State Capitol Fountain Turns Pink as First Lady Susan Corbett Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Today is the 28th of August and time for our Buddy Check report. The focus of our story a Luzerne County woman whose bout with breast cancer wasn't enough to keep her from opening her own business
This past weekend.. cancer fighters and survivors turned out for the
third annual fashion show to benefit Candy's Place, the free cancer
wellness center in Forty Fort.
In this month's Buddy Check, Kyla Campbell introduced us to some of the women who took part in the show.
A breast cancer survivor says free services at Candy's Place continue to help her nearly two years after her diagnosis.
A wife, mother, and professional photographer from Lackawanna County continues working through chemotherapy treatments, after getting diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.
We meet a woman from the Poconos who counted on her family, friends, and customers at Chat-N-Chew Cafe in the Blakeslee area to help have a humorous outlook after her breast cancer diagnosis.
A new documentary is helping breast cancer patients know what to expect during chemotherapy, after a mastectomy, and how to celebrate life after cancer.
Candy's Place Center for Cancer Wellness is organizing a fundraiser relay run during breast cancer awareness month, called "Do the Ten."
A Luzerne County woman and her doctors are learning more about a new breast-related condition called PASH.
A fertility clinic with locations nationwide, including the Lehigh Valley, is offering free fertility rescue to cancer patients who could face sterility following chemotherapy.
Buddy Check reporter Kyla Campbell lets the camera tag along as she has her first mammogram.
Poconos native Candice Adams finishes the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure as she's coming up on the first anniversary of her diagnosis.
After Judy Isenberg won her own battle against cancer, she watched her granddaughter fight the disease.
A breast cancer survivor from Carbondale was selected for a makeover by a local salon owner.
The American Cancer Society wants local people to participate in a nationwide survey that could help find preventative measures and even cures for cancer.
Candice Adams was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer at the age of 29. And after months of treatments, she threw a party to celebrate moving on.
A local oncologist says without any doubt, women should begin getting mammograms at age 40.
Shirley Wicker is more than five years cancer-free, after getting diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005.
For the last Buddy Check of 2010, we revisit some of the women and men who inspired others with breast cancer.
Julie Rockey was diagnosed with breast cancer, one day after the doctor at her OB-GYN visit felt a lump during an exam.
Two breast cancer survivors, including a man, share their stories through the Blue Cross "Gallery of Hope."
A Hazleton firefighter is honored with the opportunity to drive a pink fire truck cross-country to raise cancer awareness.
A woman from Schuylkill County is battling stage four breast cancer, but her community is providing a lot of support.
Jen Arellano is battling breast cancer for the second time in less than three years.