Growing up after cancer: With remission comes new life, new challenges

A triumph over cancer is a joyous feat no matter the age of the patient. But when children and teens with cancer overcome their illness, the feat somehow seems even more remarkable. However, a win over cancer in a child’s life does not necessarily mean the end of their concerns and a return to normalcy. … Continue reading Growing up after cancer: With remission comes new life, new challenges

Hope Mural painting comes to life at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center [video]

In September, we told you about the work of hundreds of volunteers to bring to life a mural dedicated to those touched by cancer. The work over two days at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center was part of the Hope Murals Project, a national competition in its 10th year. The painters created a … Continue reading Hope Mural painting comes to life at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center [video]

Talking about cancer on WFAA’s ‘Two Chairs’ series

As part of his continuing “Two Chairs” series, veteran WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reporter David Schechter has interviewed random strangers about domestic violence, drunk driving, love and murder. This week, he shot his latest installment at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, as part of a series of reports surrounding the Hope Murals Project. The … Continue reading Talking about cancer on WFAA’s ‘Two Chairs’ series

Hope Mural painting underway at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center

More than 100 people today helped paint a mural at the Baylor Dallas campus in support of those touched by cancer. The work took place at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center as part of the two-day Hope Murals Project, a national competition in its 10th year. Volunteers are painting a large version of … Continue reading Hope Mural painting underway at Baylor Sammons Cancer Center

Cancer journey mural: public invited to help paint

For Mary McIntosh Tepper, the painful journey of her husband’s cancer is captured in her painting of the picturesque Cathedral Rock, near Sedona, Arizona. It was one of Steven Tepper’s favorite places. He traveled there with his wife many times. After Steven, a non-smoker, died in August 2008 of lung cancer, his wife spread his ashes at … Continue reading Cancer journey mural: public invited to help paint

$500 million in donations for Baylor Health Care System Foundation

The Baylor Health Care System Foundation has raised more than $500 million since its inception in 1978, The Dallas Morning News reports today. Per The News: It passed that milestone because of gifts from many of Dallas-Fort Worth’s leading citizens, including $20 million from the Sammons family and the men and women of Sammons Enterprises … Continue reading $500 million in donations for Baylor Health Care System Foundation

KERA’s Broken Hip panel discussion recap [with video]

If you missed last night’s panel discussion on The Broken Hip series, we’ve got you covered. You can watch a full video of the event above and take a look at some of the Tweets below. KERA’s Health reporter, Lauren Silverman, hosted the panel. It featured Dr. Alan Jones, the medical director of orthopaedic trauma … Continue reading KERA’s Broken Hip panel discussion recap [with video]

Survivors on Purpose – Breast Cancer Heroes Come Together

As a breast cancer survivor, Leslie Williams felt grateful to be alive. She also felt confusion about her disease triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a type of cancer that seems to affect women of color more than other ethnic groups. TNBC is named because the breast cancer cells test negative for estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and HER2. … Continue reading Survivors on Purpose – Breast Cancer Heroes Come Together