Remembering a young hero and spreading the word about childhood cancer.
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Susan Appleby gets state to recognize November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Susan Appleby knows it's no accident that she has survived four-and-a-half years after being diagnosed with Stage 3B Lung Cancer. She knows she's blessed and she wanted to make sure she didn't waste that blessing. So the Tewksbury resident has been using all of the resources available to her to educate people about lung cancer and the risk factors associated with it. As part of that campaign, Appleby successfully lobbied the Legislature and Gov. Deval Patrick to declare November "Lung Cancer Awareness Month" in Massachusetts. "About three months ago I decided there must be a reason I'm still around. I wanted to get involved," said Appleby. "I'm one of the lucky ones." Earlier this month, Appleby was presented with an official "Lung Cancer …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
A look at the recent results for the Tewksbury High athletic teams.
Golf North Reading 124, Tewksbury 112 (Editor's note: Information below on the golf match was submitted by Coach Jim Sullivan.) In a match that was played in an adjusted Stableford Scoring system, North Reading High School defeated Tewksbury Memorial High School by a score of 124 to 112. In this format players are awarded points for the following scores; 8 points for an Eagle, 6 points for a Birdie, 4 points for a Par, 2 points for a Bogey, and 1 point for a Double Bogey. With this format, each player goes out with a partner for their own school and plays alongside two players from the other team as well. Upon completion of the match, the best six scores from each team are used and added together to determine the team total with the team …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Former Tewksbury resident writes a book about his daughter's triumphs and struggles.
"Lauren always wanted to write a book, and I decided one day I was going to write one for her," said former Tewksbury resident Frank Terrazzano. His book, Life, with Cancer: The Lauren Terrazzano Story, which he co-authored with Paul Lonardo, will be released Oct. 2. The only child of Terrazzano and his wife Virginia, Lauren graduated from Tewksbury Memorial High School, Boston University and the Columbia School of Journalism. She was a Newsday columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who wrote about societal problems. In 2007, Lauren died at 39 from lung cancer. "She was the voice for those who didn't have it," according to Terrazzano, who now lives in Hull. Writing with passion, she wrote features on the night court in NYC and …
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Tewksbury and Dracut team up to fight breast cancer.
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer heroically before succumbing to the disease in 1982. Her lasting wish to her sister, Nancy Brinker, was to make sure they fought this disease. Since 1982 the Susan G. Komen Walk for breast cancer has raised over $1.5 billion for survivors and research of breast cancer. Jo Ann Spencer of Tewksbury and Kathy Woods of Dracut began participating in the walk five and seven years ago respectively. The sisters were inspired by a college friend of Woods who had battled the disease. The event has since become a family affair as they participate each year and raise the necessary $2,300 annually for the race. "It is amazing and inspiring to see the courage and strength of those affected by cancer," Spencer said. "…