Posts With Keyword ‘American Cancer Society’

Daffodil Order Deadline Extended

Posted: Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 6:26 am


The American Cancer Society has extended their Daffodil Days fundraising campaign. 

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Daffodil Days Orders Due

Posted: Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 6:26 am


If you have not placed an order for daffodils, today is your last chance to put in an advance order. 

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Daffodil Days

Posted: Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at 6:24 am


Even though the temperature is cold and snow is on the ground, the American Cancer Society is thinking spring. 

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The 35th Annual Great American Smokeout

Posted: Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 6:26 am

Today is the 35th Annual Great American Smokeout, a day established by the American Cancer Society to help people make a plan to quit smoking for good.

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Relay For Life Raises $125,000

Posted: Monday, June 21st, 2010 at 6:30 am

Saturday’s Relay For Life event in Washington’s Central Park raised approximately $125,000 for cancer, $25,000 more than the committee’s goal.

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Obesity Countering Bennefits of Less Smoking

Posted: Friday, January 22nd, 2010 at 5:42 am

Iowans are smoking less over the last 15 years resulting in longer life expectancy. However, according to a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine, those benefits could be wiped out by the growing obesity rate.

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Orders Being Taken for Daffodil Days

Posted: Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 7:09 am

Even though temperatures are low and snow blankets the ground, the American Cancer Society is already thinking spring.

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ACS Holds 34 Annual Great American Smokeout Today

Posted: Thursday, November 19th, 2009 at 6:22 am

press play to hear from the ACS’ Chuck Reed
The American Cancer Society is urging people to quit smoking…even if only for a day.

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American Cancer Society Welcomes New Coordinator

Posted: Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at 6:56 am

The Washington County branch of the American Cancer Society has a new community communications coordinator. Kiersten Peck recently has worked with the ACS for many years both as a volunteer and as an intern, but she says there’s something special about Washington County. Peck says she has been involved in Washington County since September 1 and she has already seen a great deal of interest from residents to get involved. She says she will be working with volunteers in coordinating special fundraising events like Relay for Life and Daffodil Days.