Culinary program Fox Valley Food for Health, in Illinois, helps teens learn to cook and provides meals to cancer patients and their families. The meals are designed to help keep patients as nutritionally healthy as possible to help them through treatment.
While going through cancer treatment last year Jennifer McKissick used art as an emotional therapy. Now she, and others, are sharing this tranquility art to other cancer patients through Hopestone Wellness and Cancer Support Center and Art Gallery.
High school senior Kathryn Harmon has raised $30,600 in four years participating in Relay for Life. Harmon’s passion comes from having watched her mother survive breast cancer, twice.
After spending hours at the tanning booth as a high school student, Brandi Dittrich Tobias is working with local public health officials to keep anyone under the age of 18 from using tanning beds. Tobias, now 28, chose this fight after being diagnosed with stage 1 melanoma.
Recent high school graduate Matt Hill was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a very rare form of bone cancer, in February. Now his fellow graduates and community are showing him support.