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Sophomore goes bald to raise awareness of childhood cancer 

Sophomore Jacy Demcisak shaves her head to support childhood cancer research. Demcisak has shaved her head every year for the last four years.

Harris Keekley

April 24, 2020

Why do you shave your head? I shave my head because my brother's best friend, who was also really close to me, passed away from childhood cancer. His mother and his family still do it and my brother and I still do it in honor of Adrian and his memory. We go bald by choice so that hopefully no kid ha...

Fire department raises money for cancer awareness

Pink T-shirts available for purchase at the St. Louis Park Fire Station 1. The shirts cost $20 and are being sold in support of breast cancer awareness.

Gabriel Kaplan

November 25, 2019

John Wolff, St. Louis Park’s deputy fire chief, said he believes the fire department’s pink T-shirt sales — which support the local Jane Brattain Breast Center — will make a positive impact on the community. “We’re trying to help where we can. It’s a small gesture on our part to support f...

Ellen George, cancer survivor

Library media specialist Ellen George was diagnosed with stage four uterine cancer in 2005. George reflects on her battle to beat the disease.

Nietzsche Deuel

February 21, 2018

Book club adviser and library media specialist Ellen George said she vividly recalls her initial surprise after being diagnosed with stage four uterine cancer in 2005. “It was a surprise because I was only 50 years old and that just wasn't in my family history or anything. You just can't believe i...

Band plays at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Senior Ethan Rickert stands alongside band teacher Steven Schmidtz during one of their warmups at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The walk took place Oct. 8. at the U.S. Bank Stadium.

Alex Balfour and Izzy Leviton

October 13, 2017

Surrounded by pink ribbons and a high energy atmosphere, senior Ethan Rickert, whose mother passed away from breast cancer last summer, felt a personal tie to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk Oct. 7 at the U.S. Bank Stadium. “I have to thank Making Strides Against Breast Cancer because they gave my mom a substantial...

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