Friday, July 27, 2012
A memorial for Heather Murnighan will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Marr Community Bible Church in Howell.
Friends and family are remembering the fighting spirit of 34-year-old Heather Murnighan this week after she lost her battle with a rare, inoperable form of cancer on Tuesday. Murnighan was diagnosed with an inoperable malignant tumor located in her sinuses towards the end of May. She immediately began chemotherapy and radiation treatment to combat the rapidly growing tumor, and as a result had to take an extended leave of absence from her position as a head server at Stout Irish Pub. The Brighton community had rallied around Murnighan, holding a fundraiser to help her pay medical bills and volunteering to drive her to doctors appointments. Murnighan passed peacefully, surrounded by family at the University of Michigan Hospital, according …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held at Stout Irish Pub Thursday from 6-9 p.m.
A little more than a month ago, the floor dropped out from under 34-year-old Heather Murnighan's feet when she was diagnosed with an inoperable malignant tumor located in her sinuses. Murnighan immediately began chemotherapy and radiation treatment to combat the rapidly growing tumor, and as a result had to take an extended leave of absence from her position as a server at Stout Irish Pub. Stout, in return, is doing everything it can to help Murnighan, including offering a sign-up sheet where people can volunteer to take the single mother to her doctor appointments and rallying the community by holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Thursday to help pay Murnighan's medical bills. The fundraiser will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will …
Monday, June 18, 2012
New sunscreen labeling guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration aim to help consumers choose the right level of protection.
Whether you are beach bound or boating this summer, sunscreen is a must for anyone who spends time in the sun. And on Monday, the Food and Drug Administration began rolling out its new sunscreen labeling regulations. Choosing a sunscreen product should be easier for consumers to find the right level of protection, according to Richard Keidan, M.D., director, Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic, Beaumont Health System. “Sunscreens may only be labeled ‘broad spectrum’ if they protect the skin from both UVA and UVB rays,” said Keidan, who sees a wide range of patients, including those with precancerous conditions to late stages of melanoma. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and is the leading cause of death from skin disease. “…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The Brighton Relay for Life will be held at the Brighton High School track from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday.
On Saturday morning at 10 a.m., survivors, caregivers, family and friends will fight back against cancer as they take the track at Brighton High School for the 20th Annual Brighton Relay for Life. In the past 20 years, Brighton Relay for Life has raised $2.1 million, according to Theresa Hurley from the American Cancer Society. "That is huge," she said. Hurley said that Brighton is one of the largest relay events in the area, with more than 350 participants and 41 teams this year. Hurley also said since the event is open to the public, anywhere between 500 and 800 people will attend. This will be Howell resident Amy Downer's first relay in Brighton, but she has been participating in the event in Grand Rapids for six years. "I was diagnosed…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The study by the American Cancer Society will follow people throughout their lives to help determine lifestyle-related cancer risk factors.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
In the United States, there are nearly 12 million people who have survived cancer – and countless more who have avoided it – who will be celebrating birthdays this year. You can join the movement for more birthdays and fight back against cancer by enrolling in a new research study. "When you hear the words 'you've got cancer' and you've been diagnosed, time stops for a little bit, honestly," Melissa Howell, a breast cancer survivor and General Motors' executive director of Human Resources in North America, says in a video created by GM to promote the Cancer Prevention Study - 3 (CPS-3). "It really makes you question your own mortality and also makes you question what in my life, other than genetics, have I done that could have potentially …
Friday, September 9, 2011
The Meatloafers will be at the Smokin' Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival Friday and Saturday. They will donate all proceeds to cancer research.
About a year and a half ago, after a lot of random volunteer work at various events, Joseph "Pit Boss" Peardon, Thomas Archer, Jason Conrad Huntley and Robert Legowsky decided to form a charity grill team and call themselves the Meatloafers. Since forming, the men have cooked at several Brighton Masonic Lodge picnics and fundraisers. "These guys are really good cooks and I'm a really good gofer," Huntley said. "Well, I'm not a good gofer, but whatever, they let me tag along anyways." Their first group event was the Smokin' Jazz and Barbecue Blues Festival in downtown Brighton last year. Since it was their first event, it seems fitting that it will also be the last with all four original Meatloafers. In the past year, cancer has struck the …