New York Wellness – Cancer Awareness

American_Cancer_SocietyEvery year the Hoosick Falls Central School in New York chooses a different topic on New York wellness on which to focus. This year it was cancer, and the wellness day dealt with issues such as grief and loss. It was chosen as a testament to Isabel McGuire – a teacher from the school who recently lost her battle against cancer.
Next month, the American Cancer Society will host the 9th Annual Financial Services Cares Gala in New York, on 42nd Street. This is a fundraiser attended by around 500 financial industry leaders in an attempt to raise funds and awareness while getting additional support for all programs fun by the American Cancer Society. Unofficially, the theme was “fighting breast cancer on and off the field,” and had Bon Jovi, Brian Kelly, Linda Holliday and others at the party in an attempt to raise awareness and funds.
In other New York cancer awareness news, Terry Bourgeois undertook a challenging bike ride from New York City to Niagara Falls. He did this to raise money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute. This was not the first time Bourgeois participated in the ride – he has been on board for since 1999 – but this year was different. He completed a ride across the entire state, raising $8,000 – funds that are to be put toward brain tumor and ovarian cancer vaccines and lung cancer genetic testing. He realized how many close family members have been impacted by the disease over the years. He said, “I realized that this is the biggest war we’ll ever face. And it’s all around us.”