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New cancer research center comes to harlem

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Harlem continues to attract investments in the latest technologies.

A consortium of major cancer centers in NYC, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Hospital have identified an entire City-owned block in Harlem between East 126th and East 127th as the future location of the New York Proton Center.

The $240 million project will offer proton beam therapy services to 1500 patients per year.

Via New York Proton Center Identifies Harlem Location ›

American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life 2011 – Harlem NY Saturday July 9th

By HarlemGuy

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

This year’s Harlem NY venue will be on Saturday, July 9th, 2011 at Riverbank State Park-679 Riverside Drive.

At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

Relay began in 1985.  Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Since then Relay has grown into the world’s largest movement to end cancer.  Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 19 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.

Relay is helping to create a world with more birthdays.  A world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life.

Anyone can participate in Relay For Life.   There is a $10 per person  registration/commitment fee (per person)  due upon registration.

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2011 Relay For Life of Harlem NY
Saturday, July 9th, 2011
Location: Riverbank State Park-679 Riverside Drive
Email: christine.sagge@cancer.org

American Cancer Society's Relay For Life 2011 – Harlem NY Saturday July 9th

By HarlemGuy

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

This year’s Harlem NY venue will be on Saturday, July 9th, 2011 at Riverbank State Park-679 Riverside Drive.

At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

Relay began in 1985.  Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Since then Relay has grown into the world’s largest movement to end cancer.  Each year, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the United States, along with additional communities in 19 other countries, gather to take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.

Relay is helping to create a world with more birthdays.  A world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life.

Anyone can participate in Relay For Life.   There is a $10 per person  registration/commitment fee (per person)  due upon registration.

   |   Signup   |   Donate   |   Updates   |

2011 Relay For Life of Harlem NY
Saturday, July 9th, 2011
Location: Riverbank State Park-679 Riverside Drive
Email: christine.sagge@cancer.org

What Did Pro Cyclist Lance Armstrong Learn In Harlem

By HarlemGuy

Lance Armstrong’s newest innovation is what’s being called a “navigation center”. It’s designed to help patients negotiate a local health care system.

A recent New York Times story reveals that Lance was inspired by Dr. Harold P. Freeman who founded the first such center, the Patient Navigator Institute in Harlem New York City in 1990. The underlying concept is to eliminate barriers to timely cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.

Mr. Freeman is former chairman of President Obama’s Cancer Panel. The panel is responsible for assessing the National Cancer Program. Lance also served two three-year terms on the panel. Says Mr. Freeman:

“He came to see me at our center, which takes care of poor black and Hispanic people, many of whom have no health insurance,” Dr. Freeman said. “He showed a genuine interest in what I was trying to do and came back four different times. I see him as a compassionate person who cares about people who don’t have resources.”

Once again Harlem is at the center of something both beautiful and inspirational.