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Cancer study

The American Cancer Society is enrolling participants in its Cancer Prevention Study-3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown; Sept. 11 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center; and Sept. 13 at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.

A participant’s 20- to 30-year commitment to the surveys will involve completing periodic follow-ups, usually every other year. Enrollees must be between 30 and 65 and have never been diagnosed with cancer.

Visit or call 1-888-604-5888 for information on the research project.

Hope Lights The Way event


Akron Children’s Hospital’s Hope Lights the Way event is at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 1 in Perkins Square Park in front of the hospital. The annual celebration is an opportunity to pay tribute to friends and loved ones, living or deceased, by having a luminaria dedicated in their honor.

The evening includes an inspirational message from hospital employee Teresa Hedrick, luminary dedications, refreshments and entertainment provided by the Firestone High School Tuba and Euphonium Quartet, a dance troupe from the hospital’s Expressive Therapy Center, and a vocal performance featuring hospital employees Jenna Williams and Franklin Choate.

Luminary dedications are free. Forms are available at the hospital’s Human Resources department, on the website at, or by calling 330-543-8335 .

There is no charge to attend the event, and free parking is available in the Bowery Street Parking Deck.

Cancer Survivorship


ValleyCare Trumbull Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation, is having the 24th Annual Cancer Survivorship Day from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln School, 2253 Atlantic St. NE.

Survivorship Day provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to connect with one another, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them. It’s a chance for survivors, their family members and friends to share their experiences and celebrate their successes in the fight against cancer.

The free program includes a presentation by Dr. Gary Koski, ACS researcher and assistant professor of biological sciences for Kent State University. Other highlights include a patient testimonial, displays, music and refreshments, and the traditional and butterfly release in which all are invited to participate.

Cancer survivors, family members and friends are encouraged to attend. To register in advance or for information, call Trumbull Memorial Hospital Radiation Oncology at 330-841-9399.

Tips for food allergies

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America offers these tips to deal with food allergies at school:

• Become familiar with your state’s policies regarding food-allergy education, prevention and emergency care at school.

• Be sure your child’s medical information is complete, current and in a form that is easily understood by school staff. Your child’s medication should clearly show their name and the dosage.

• Talk to your children about their responsibility to take medications and not taking food from other children.

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