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Louisville-based nonprofit Hope Scarves provides support for patients at UK Markey Cancer Center

By Allison Perry and Laura Ross University of Kentucky Scarves and stories of hope are easing the paths of cancer patients at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. Hope Scarves, an international nonprofit based in Louisville, is partnering with UK Markey Cancer Center to provide a little hope and sunshine for patients facing cancer. UK Markey Cancer Center is the first Lexington-area cancer...

Kevin Porter, founder of Covington’s Coach and Four, dies at age 63 at UK Chandler; donations to Markey

By Tom Ferguson Special to KyForward Kevin Porter, one of the founders and the chef of The Coach and Four and The Boot Italian restaurants in Covington, died on November 29, 2019 at The Albert B. Chandler Hospital, in Lexington. He was 63. Kevin was born in Princeton, Indiana on August 14, 1956 and was raised all over the country: Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Kentucky. As a teenager,...

Twice a breast cancer survivor, Cathy Bell
is loving life, helping others learn to cope

Cathy Bell was diagnosed with breast cancer first in 1994 and again in 2013. (Photo from UKNow)   By Allison Perry Special to KyForward   In 1994, Cathy Bell of Lexington was diagnosed with breast cancer – for the first time.   Because she had a family history of the disease (her grandmother fought breast cancer), she began having mammograms at an earlier age than most. And during...