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Photo courtesy of Riverchase Day School

Children at the school raised $3,690.13 with this year's effort. Read more

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With a father who died of skin cancer and a mother who survived uterine cancer, Ashley Huffstutler thought in she probably would get some of kind of cancer in her old age, but she never imagined it would strike her at age 29 while pregnant. Read more

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Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

Sarah Finnegan

The surprise happened Saturday morning, the day after Huffstutler's final cancer treatment. Read more

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Photo courtesy of Hoover City Schools.

Melisa Guthrie was shocked to receive a cancer diagnosis in fall 2016. That October, it was discovered through routine testing that she had stage three colon cancer. Read more

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Lucas Dunigan Legos

Photo courtesy of Michael Dunigan

The second-grader from Rocky Ridge Elementary School was one of two children who lit the city of Hoover's official Christmas tree this past December. Read more

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Photos by Alyx Chandler.

Naomi Pitts named Volunteer of the Year for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Read more

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Brenda Ladun

Photo courtesy of American Cancer Society

The event is organized by the American Cancer Society Junior Board and held at the St. Vincent's One Nineteen facility off Alabama 119. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Professional fisherman Behrle uses platform of bass fishing to raise money for childhood cancer. Read more

People

Hope Floats

Photo courtesy of Wrapsody

The fundraiser takes place at the Wrapsody retail stores in Hoover and Auburn from Sept. 26 to Oct. 1. Read more

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Photo by Frank Couch.

Brad Booth was diagnosed with cancer more than five years ago. The constant barrage of treatments have kept him busy and weak, but thanks to some good Samaritans, he and his family now have a backyard retreat. Read more

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Daniel Morales

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Middle school boys don’t usually decide to grow their hair out to donate for cancer victims’ wigs. Daniel Morales knows this, but he decided to do it anyway. Read more

People

Dustin Cherry

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Viette Smith is looking at her son's future as a fresh start as his recovery from lymphoma continues. Read more

People

Make a Stand Campaign

Photo courtesy of Heather Durham Photography.

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and local organization Hope for Autumn Foundation is teaming up with the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation for the “Make a Stand” campaign to creatively support the cause. Read more

People

Gretchen Anderson

Photo by Erica Techo.

The Ross Bridge neighborhood is lined with ribbons. They’re pearl, in honor of Gretchen Anderson. Her family is using money raised from the ribbons to give back to the community. Read more

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Pancreatic Cancer

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

In the span of five months, Diane Eggert watched pancreatic cancer take her husband’s mobility, health and ultimately his life. As he fought the fast-spreading and painful disease, she remembers Paul wished that it would not happen to anyone else. Read more

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Kayla Perry has helped raise $465,620 for pediatric cancer research in less than a year. Read more

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Hope for Autumn

Photo courtesy of Heather Durham Photography.

In 2006, a group of friends gathered for a backyard crawfish boil in Ross Bridge. Local resident Travis Diggs organized the event to raise money for his best friend’s daughter, Autumn, who was battling cancer. Read more

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Photo courtesy of the Converse family.

They may be in their seventies, but don’t call Riverchase-area residents Rhea and Judy Converse an old married couple. Read more

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A blood drive, silent auction and book drive will be held in the Ross Bridge neighborhood on Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Read more

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Proceeds from the event benefit the families of local pediatric cancer patients, as well as the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorder’s Developmental Therapeutics Program. Read more

News

  • Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

    Sarah Finnegan

    Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

    Friends and volunteers prepare 1,200 balloons with well wishes and prayers for Ashley Huffstutler to decorate her front yard. Ashely completed her final round of active treatment on January 12, 2018 after battling a brain tumor for several months.

  • Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

    Sarah Finnegan

    Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

    C.J. Philpot places balloons on the Huffstutlers' lawn early January 13, 2018. A group of friends and volunteers gathered prayers and well wishes from all over the world and wrote them on 1,200 ballons. Ashely Huffstutler, who had been battling a brain tumor for several months, completed her final round of active treatment on January 12, 2018.

  • Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

    Sarah Finnegan

    Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

    Ashley Huffstutler, right, looks on as her daughter Evelyn, 2, examines a bunch of ballons on their front lawn on January 13, 2018. Ashely Huffstutler, who had been battling a brain tumor for several months, completed her final round of active treatment on January 12, 2018.

  • Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

    Sarah Finnegan

    Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

    Ashley Huffstutler, right, looks around at the many balloons on her lawn with her husband David Huffstutler, right, and daughter Diana. A group of friends and volunteers gathered prayers and well wishes from all over the world and wrote them on 1,200 ballons. Ashely Huffstutler, who had been battling a brain tumor for several months, completed her final round of active treatment on January 12, 2018.

  • Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

    Sarah Finnegan

    Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

    Ashley Huffstutler, left, reads some of the messages and prayers written on the many balloons on her lawn with her mother Mary Fruge, right. A group of friends and volunteers gathered prayers and well wishes from all over the world and wrote them on 1,200 ballons. Ashely Huffstutler, who had been battling a brain tumor for several months, completed her final round of active treatment on January 12, 2018.

  • Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

    Sarah Finnegan

    Ashley Huffstutler Balloons

    Ashley Huffstutler, left, reads some of the messages and prayers written on the many balloons on her lawn with her mother Mary Fruge, right. A group of friends and volunteers gathered prayers and well wishes from all over the world and wrote them on 1,200 ballons. Ashely Huffstutler, who had been battling a brain tumor for several months, completed her final round of active treatment on January 12, 2018.

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