Friday, August 17, 2012
The walk will end at 5 p.m. Sunday in Dearborn.
In an effort to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer, Susan G. Komen 3-Day Michigan supporters are walking 60 miles over three days this weekend in Michigan. The walkers took to the streets beginning Friday morning in Troy, passing through Clawson, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville and Livonia before ending their 3-day journey in Dearborn. Supporters are welcome to join in on the closing ceremony, which will be held at Ford World Headquarters, located at One American Drive in Dearborn. The ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, but spectators are encouraged to arrive an hour early to ensure the best view. For more information, and to find printable signs for supporters, visit the 3-Day Michigan Walk website. Are you or is someone you…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A fundraiser was held Tuesday for Nancy Misovich, a Dearborn resident and mother of five who is battling breast cancer.
Nancy Misovich rarely thinks about herself. A dedicated mother of five and involved member of the Dearborn community, she hasn't let breast cancer stop her from rallying in support of keeping Dearborn's pools open. And so the community activism group Save Our Pools decided to give back to her. More than 200 people attended a fundraiser for Misovich and her family, held Tuesday night at Summer-Stephens pool. Organized by SOP members, the event included a live band, swimming, food and a silent auction and raffle filled with goods donated from businesses and residents. Misovich, who rarely had a moment to herself at the event, said she was "humbled" by the gathering of people. "There's so many friends to visit with, so many people that have …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Mayor Jack O'Reilly and Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Giering joined Oakwood officials in supporting the health care system's upcoming golf classic.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The Oakwood Women’s Healthcare Classic is turning 20 years old this year, and several Dearborn leaders are getting into the proverbial swing of things. Sporting pink, in support of Oakwood's 20th annual Women's Healthcare Classic, are Jennifer Giering, president of the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce; Jack O'Reilly, mayor of Dearborn; Maureen D'Agostino, senior vice president, Oakwood Healthcare; and Nancy and Bob Zakar, co-chairs of the Women's Healthcare Classic. The Women’s Healthcare Classic returns to the Dearborn Country Club and the Tournament Players Club of Michigan on June 11. In addition to lunch, golf, a silent auction, strolling food stations and a 20th anniversary dinner, the event will feature guest speaker Suzy Farbman, author…
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Hiam Hamade had been helping people through cancer diagnoses for years, but it wasn't until her own brush with breast cancer that she really understood what it's like to fight back.
Hiam Hamade’s desk at the ACCESS Community Health and Research Center is covered with papers. Documents from her patients, printed family photos, handouts on the center’s programs. But in the high, left corner of her office, a solo picture of her stands out. Beaming brightly and wearing a hot pink shirt, Hamade is no longer just the supervisor of Cancer Programs at ACCESS. She’s a survivor. Hamade was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 in her own offices at ACCESS. “That day, we had the mobile unit and we didn’t have enough patients, so I screened myself,” Hamade recalls. “I came back stage zero–but it was something. I had a mastectomy and it’s in remission now.” But the disease had been a part of Hamade’s life long before her diagnosis…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The metro Detroit restaurant group has teamed up with Oakwood Healthcare to help provide free mammograms through their Pasta & Passion event.
Every metro Detroit diner knows that Andiamo restaurants have a passion for pasta–but for the second year in a row, President and CEO Joe Vicari is supporting another thing close to his heart: Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Several years ago, one of Vicari's employees was diagnosed with breast cancer–a disease that eventually took her life. “It was a very difficult situation for everyone–her family, her friends and everyone she worked with,” said Vicari. Last year, in her honor, Vicari teamed up with Oakwood Healthcare to present Pasta & Passion–a monthlong event aimed at raising funds to help raise awareness and early detection of breast cancer. Throughout October, Andiamo will donate $2 of every entree sold to Oakwood Healthcare to …