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High rate of lung cancer in NC

Nov. 15. According to the American Lung Association, North Carolina has 63 new cases per 100,000 people, compared to the national average of 54.6 new cases per 100,000 people, putting us at No. 39 out of the 48 states ranked. Details in the 2023 “State of Lung Cancer” report.  

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Cancer fighter Adiba Barney plans fundraiser this fall

July 1. For Cornelius resident Adiba Barney, stage 4 metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is deeply personal. She was diagnosed with MBC in early 2015, at the age of 37, 10 years after her initial stage 1 diagnosis. She has made it her mission in life to raise funds for MBC research, and with that show […]

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New co-chairs at Cool Kids

Jan. 12. Cool Kids Campaign, a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families, has new co-chairs. Tiffany and Jon D. Kalupa will head up the local chapter which runs the Cool Kids Clubhouse in Huntersville. It hosts fun activities and events for cancer patients and their […]


Fundraiser for cancer patient Oct. 28

A fund-raising event for Ashley Jones, a Cornelius mom who has been diagnosed with aggressive Stage 3 Breast Cancer, is Wednesday Oct. 28 at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, starting at 8 pm. The show will feature award-winning stand-up comedian John Crist, who continues to gain momentum as one of America’s young rising stars of comedy. […]