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In the weeks ahead, the Peninsula Clarion will publish a series of informative articles tied to enhanced cancer awareness. September is Prostate Awareness Month and on the heels of this, the much-publicized Breast Cancer Awareness campaign kicks off in October. As your neighbors in the Kenai Peninsula community, the Peninsula Clarion hopes to provide a broader focus in the weeks ahead, and to draw attention to other types of cancer and the impact they have on our local residents.

We encourage you to join us on this journey, with our intent designed to emphasize healthier choices towards the prevention of cancer, and to provide you with information should you or a family member receive a cancer diagnosis.

Our partner in this journey is Central Peninsula Hospital, who will be hosting a series of valuable resources – including their Pamper Me Pink night for mammograms and a cost effective way to gain valuable baseline data on your health with blood work programs at the annual health fair. Plan to join us at that event on Saturday, October 23 from 9am-1pm when the 2010 Health Fair/ Village Fair will be held at Soldotna High School.

Join in supporting cancer research, such as Deb Milam and others from First American Title Insurance & Wells Fargo are doing. Together with 3 other women, Deb’s local team called the “Alaskan Angels” will be traveling to San Francisco to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. Their 60-mile walk has already generated nearly $10,000 towards cancer research, and is scheduled for October 1-3rd.

Find encouragement and resources by joining together with voices like that of Dan Sexton, Lee Halstead and Kurt Nelson who are members of the local chapter of the Us Too Prostate Cancer awareness group. Their joint mission of support, education and advocacy towards prostate cancer and men’s health issues is inspiring.

Join us as we recognize and remember those who have been affected by cancer. The Peninsula Clarion will publish special tribute ads on October 31st that you can place in memory of, or to honor, a friend or loved one. A contribution will be made to the Central Peninsula Health Foundation from the proceeds of these ads, as well as from the upcoming series featuring local retailers in our special cancer awareness campaign.

Look ahead on your busy calendar and plan to join the Kenai River Brown Bears hockey team with their pink jersey night fundraiser or the Way Out Women snow machine ride this winter. Both events offer a fun atmosphere to directly support the needs of local cancer patients. Or join a few of our local residents in their temporary quest to become a hippie, by growing your hair out now so that you will be able to shave your head at the annual St. Baldrick’s fundraiser in March.

Share your story and join the discussion on our online forum at www.WeThinkPinkInKenai.com. In addition to a wealth of links and resources all focused on cancer awareness, you will also find a downloadable version of the donation form here that allows you to make a contribution to the Central Peninsula Health Foundation’s cancer care fund. This fund offers direct support to residents of the Kenai Peninsula.

Join in the recognition of cancer by wearing a ribbon. As pink is to breast cancer, blue is to prostate cancer, and a ribbon is a very simple way to draw attention to the cause. Purple is recognized as the universal symbol tying all types of cancer awareness together. Include your business in our 2010 cancer awareness promotional series. Contact the Peninsula Clarion’s Display Advertising Department at 907-283-7551 or email us at advertising@peninsulaclarion.com

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