The Making Strides issue

Oct 09, 2012
12:00 AM

Making Strides

"The next big step in the fight against cancer is the one we take together."That's the tagline for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement, and it's a fitting one. This annual fundraising walk, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is all about coming together with the community for a common cause. Every picture you see from the event tells the same…

Oct 09, 2012
12:00 AM
taking it in stride

Breast cancer diagnosis changes one walker's role

Even when Jill Gelinas was decked out in pink and marching in the Making Strides walk several years ago, she'd be the first to admit she was something of a passive participant.Never again.Gelinas was diagnosed with breast cancer just days before her 47th birthday this spring, and though she's still dueling her way through a bout of chemotherapy, she and her team of nearly 25 walkers will take part in the…

Oct 09, 2012
12:00 AM
Keeping the fire lit

Lula’s Peeps carry on their leader’s memory

Lula Knouse was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 at the age of 38. It was her first year participating in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Her husband’s coworkers at TDS Telecommunications organized a team called Lula’s Walkers, and they raised $1,900. The following year, Lula took over the team, changing the name to Lula’s Peeps. A fitting name for a lady who was all about the people around her. She…

Oct 09, 2012
12:00 AM

Lilly Oncology on Canvas

Lilly Oncology On Canvas is an art exhibition honoring the physical and emotional journeys people face when confronted by a cancer diagnosis. This free public exhibit, which is touring communities nationwide, showcases 25 select pieces of art from the 2010 Oncology On Canvas competition and is in Concord now until Oct. 14 when it will be displayed at the Making Strides Against Breast…

Oct 09, 2012
12:00 AM
playin' in the band

Influx of musicians leaves CHS short on uniforms

When Concord High School senior Kaitlyn Kelleher dons her band uniform every week, it doesn't carry the same thrill it used to.In fact, by her own admission, it's a little pathetic.Concord saw a monstrous growth in band this year, with nearly 40 new members. That's good. What's not so good is that the influx of bodies created a shortage of uniforms to outfit those bodies.…

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