A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Kentucky leads the nation in cancer deaths, but falls short on policies to prevent the disease

Kentucky ranks first in deaths from cancer and has for several years, but falls short in its fight against cancer when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent it, according to an American Cancer Society report released Aug. 11. The latest edition of “How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality”...

Group of survivors, families to ask legislators to improve quality of life for patients with cancer

More than 100 survivors, families and loved ones will gather in the State Capitol rotunda to urge legislators to take steps to improve quality of life for patients with cancer and other serious illness during the annual American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 9. A variety of speakers will discuss the importance of palliative care, a growing field of specialized...

Join the American Cancer Society at the annual 'Belles and Beaus Ball' on Sept. 25

  The American Cancer Society will host its signature event, the Belles and Beaus Ball, “Best of the Bluegrass,” at the Carrick House in Lexington on Friday, Sept. 25. This annual event is a huge community fundraising gala expected to draw 350 guests with the goal of raising $200,000.   This event is crucial for helping the ACS and its mission of eliminating cancer as a major health...

Red or blue? Rivalry Gala brings clashing sides together for American Cancer Society

  There’s a rite of passage to being a Kentuckian: you bleed blue or you bleed red. The great division of allegiance for which the Bluegrass State is known is the centerpiece of the inaugural Rivalry Gala to benefit the American Cancer Society. The Rivalry Gala is set for Saturday, Oct. 17, at Valhalla Golf Club outside Louisville.   “Kentucky and Louisville fans battle it out on the...

American Cancer Society to host annual 'Belles & Beaus Ball' fundraising gala Sept. 25

  The American Cancer Society will host its signature event, the Belles and Beaus Ball, “Best of the Bluegrass,” at the Carrick House in Lexington on Friday, Sept. 25.   This annual event is a community fundraising gala expected to draw 350 guests with the goal of raising $200,000. This event is crucial for helping the ACS and its mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem...

'Cruisin’ for a Cure' fundraiser set for Aug. 1; car and bike show to benefit Relay for Life

  Cruisin’ for a Cure, a car and motorcycle show hosted by FCPS All together for a cure, is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Rupp Arena lower parking lot. Net proceeds go to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign. Admission is $20 per entry; it’s free for spectators.   Awards will be presented for Best of Show, Rattiest Rat Rod, #1 Classic Car, Best Muscle...

Night of bingo, auction, designer bags in Louisville benefits American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society will benefit from Purses, Pouts and Pearls” A Bluegrass Belle’s Night Out on Friday, Nov. 7, at Woodhaven Country Club in Louisville.   The evening at 7200 Woodhaven Rd. from 6-10 p.m. includes a bingo game for up to 10 designer handbags, a silent auction, gift bags, light bites and signature cocktails.   The designer handbags are from Tory Burch,...

Schools offering early-bird discount for Walk it! Run it! Cure it! 5K in March to benefit ACS

Registration is now open for the Walk it! Run it! Cure it! 5K event March 22 at Keeneland.   The Fayette County Public Schools’ group All Together for a Cure is organizing the charitable 5K for the second year. The Relay for Life team will be made up of FCPS employees and proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.   Early-bird registration is $20 through January; afterwards, it’s...