It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and local women can get free mammograms all year long! The Onondaga County Cancer Services Program is for women between the ages of 40 and 64 who do not have health insurance or have other issues getting screenings. They also give free screenings for cervical and colon cancer. Several locations in CNY offer the services which you can find a list of here: http://www.ongov.net/health/cancerscreening.html
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A loyal Buffalo Bills fan took a jab at his favorite team in his obituary. Lee Markel passed away Sunday at the age of 83. He was a diehard fan of the BIll and SU. He wrote his own obituary and requested six Buffalo Bills players be his pallbearers... so they can let him down one last time! Lee went to all 4 Super Bowls the Bills lost and couldn't help but take one final jab at his team. Read the obituary here: Dignity Memorial
(24/7 NewsSource) An HIV vaccine is being tested in Seattle! A clinical trial will use the human immune system to fight HIV. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the study as it works toward finding an HIV vaccine. Results are expected late next year. It’s another step towards eradicating one of the deadliest diseases ever.
Nike just signed a new athlete and he’s making headlines because he’s the first person with cerebral palsy to get the gig. Justin Gallegos is a junior at the University of Oregon and a member of the school’s running club. He was greeted with the good news at the end of a recent cross-country race and broke down in tears of joy. He posted the video to his Instagram (below) on Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day to announce his new role. More on this story here: Newser
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Today on world Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, I reached a milestone in my running journey! Today I made Nike history and became the very first athlete with Cerebral Palsy to sign a contract with Nike! You don’t realize how realistic and emotional your dreams are until they play out before your very eyes! Signing this contract was a huge success for me and I would not have made it without my friends and family and teammates! This was perhaps the most emotional moment in my seven years of running! Growing up with a disability, the thought of becoming a professional athlete is as I have said before like the thought of climbing Mt. Everest! It is definitely possible, but the odds are most definitely not in your favor! Hard work pays off! Hundreds of miles, blood, sweat, and tears has lead me here along with a few permanent scars! But the journey is damn sure not over!!! Looking back, I would guess there is only a few select people who would see me were I am today! I have gone through just about everything in the book to be where I am today! I was once a kid in leg braces who could barely put on foot in front of the other! Now I have signed a three year contract with Nike Running! Trust the process! And most of all trust in God! God is good! Thank you to all my friends, family, and teammates on running club, and now a brand new atmosphere on teammates with Nike! This moment will live forever! Thank you everyone for helping show the world that there is No Such Thing As A Disability! #ProfessionalAthlete #SWOOSH #Nike72 #NikeTrackandField #NikeXC #ThereIsNoFinishLine #StrongerEveryMile #NoSuchThingAsADisability #NikeRunning #Limitless #Breaking2 Video Credits: @elevation0m
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