|Cancer Fighting Pub Crawl|
Sunday, August 6, 2023
Sunday, May 28, 2023
firstname.lastname@example.org͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏
Friday, May 12, 2023
It's Melanoma Awareness Month. Schedule regular skin exams & if you see anything that looks suspicious, contact your doctor.
|Franklin Health Department: Wellness Update - Melanoma Awareness Month|
Friday, May 5, 2023
"Take out at George's Pizza Franklin Wednesday May 10 and % of proceeds will be donated to the Gaspar family!"
|Fundraiser for Nick Gaspar Day, May 10 at George's Pizza|
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
The FHS Cure 4 Cancer club joined with the Hiking Club to announce:
Come join us and @fhs_hikingclub for our Hike for a Cure!
All donations will go to @danafarber - The hike will take place this Saturday at 1:00pm at Del Carte Reservation.
We hope to see you there!
|FHS clubs schedule hike at DelCarte to raise money for the fight against cancer - April 8|
Friday, February 24, 2023
A great night tonight at FHS for @fhsboysbball vs @XBHSBBall It was a great game but even better was the support for our honorary captain Nick Gasper!!What a special night to honor our friend Nick Gaspar. Thanks to the Xaverian players and Coach Sheehan. Live for the moment and value all your blessings. Nick was burying shots in warmups! So proud of our guys on and awesome season 18-1. 0-0 now and on to the next challengeThank you to @XBHSBBall for contributing to Gaspar night. So classy! We appreciate everyone who came out to support our guy Nick!Bigger than Basketball. @1NickStrong18
|FHS boys basketball tops Xaverian while supporting Nick Gaspar|
Monday, February 20, 2023
"Thursday is the Panther's last reg season game and will be Gaspar night. We'll honor our friend, Nick Gaspar & his fight against caner.
All proceeds will go to Dana Farber in Nick's name.
Another great way to help is to give blood & platelets. https://t.co/wQ6OOLeUJG @1NickStrong18"
Friday, February 17, 2023
It's National Cancer Prevention Month.
Book screening tests, get vaccinated, and make healthy choices.
Learn about prevention at: cancer.gov
Friday, December 2, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
Reduce your risk of lung cancer.
Visit becomeanex.org, smokefree.gov, or call 800-784-8669 to get help to quit smoking
|Other tobacco users and ex-smokers on their own quit journey share their smarts and lessons learned|
Friday, October 7, 2022
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Franklin Police DepartmentAttention: Officer Lance Pickering911 Panther WayFranklin MA 02038
Thursday, September 15, 2022
"September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
About 1 in 78 women develop ovarian cancer.
Learn of signs, prevention, & more at: ovarian.org"
|September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month|
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Nation's premier event for colorectal cancer awareness holds 12th annual event on Sat., Sept. 17, to raise money for local colorectal cancer screening efforts
On Saturday, September 17, runners, walkers, volunteers, colorectal cancer survivors, and caregivers will gather in the fight against the nation's No. 2 cancer killer: colon cancer. Get Your Rear in Gear − Boston is a family-friendly 5K run/walk to raise awareness and encourage screening for this largely preventable cancer. Opening ceremonies kick off at 8:40 a.m. with the timed 5K starting at 9:10 a.m. The course begins and ends at DCR Mother's Rest at Carson Beach. Along with the timed 5K, there is also a Kid's Fun Run, followed by music, snacks, and runner awards.
Get Your Rear in Gear events are held in annually in nearly 40 communities across North America, including Boston for the past 12 years. Join us to celebrate survivors, support caregivers, and remember those who left us too soon. Visit the giant inflatable colon to see what your doctor sees during a colonoscopy. Stroll the Blue Mile and see celebratory tributes to those lost and messages honoring survivors of colon and rectal cancer. Registration information is available at ColonCancerCoalition.org/Boston.
In 2022, the Colon Cancer Coalition through Get Your Rear in Gear – Boston is collaborating with the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) around the creation of educational messages and materials for public distribution through selected media outlets and community partners. BPHC has created these materials through focus groups and interviews to develop messages that will reach the high-risk individuals and those with family history. These messages will start rolling out in early September and are presented with culturally appropriate graphics with the message to get screened presented in native languages when applicable.
"Colorectal cancer is most treatable when found early through screening colonoscopy, so I am grateful to the Colon Cancer Coalition for increasing awareness among all Bostonians," said Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Commissioner of Public Health and Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission. "But we must improve screening rates, especially among communities made vulnerable. From 2019 to 2021, Black residents in Boston experienced colorectal cancer mortality rates that were nearly twice as high as white residents. Improving access to essential preventative care, like colonoscopy, is crucial to promoting health equity and improving outcomes."
"We are thrilled to support the Boston Public Health Commission's work to reach residents in their native languages with the important lifesaving message of colorectal cancer screening," says Chris Evans, president of the Colon Cancer Coalition. "Early detection of colorectal cancer is key to effective treatment of this disease that affects 1 out of 24 people. Get Your Rear in Gear events raise awareness by educating everyone about the symptoms of colorectal cancer, encouraging folks to learn their family health history, and scheduling routine screenings. We are proud that Get Your Rear in Gear – Boston can support Bostonians in this way and many others."
Additional funds have been dedicated to colorectal cancer screening programs through Boston Health Care for the Homeless, Family Van, and the Dimmock Center. Other public awareness messages and campaigns have also been supported by money raised at this event in the past 11 years.
"My brother-in-law was diagnosed with colon cancer when he was in his 30s," notes Brian Shelly, Kingston-resident and local event director for Get Your Rear in Gear – Boston. "I brought Get Your Rear in Gear to Boston because I want to increase awareness about the signs and symptoms and encourage all people to be knowledgeable about their bodies and be screened for colon cancer. By talking openly about colon health and the importance of colon cancer screening, more lives can be saved."
Information about volunteering, fundraising, sponsoring the event or forming a team can also be found at ColonCancerCoalition.org/Boston.
About the Colon Cancer Coalition / Get Your Rear in Gear®
The Colon Cancer Coalition is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging screening and raising awareness of colorectal cancer. The organization's signature Get Your Rear in Gear® event series is volunteer-driven in communities throughout the United States. Annually, the Colon Cancer Coalition works to distribute over $1 million dollars to communities across the United States to build and sustain programs that (1) encourage early prevention & screening, (2) provide public education and awareness, (3) fund research to improve the quality of life for patients both young and old, and (4) provide support for those living with this disease. By making the words colon, colorectal and colonoscopy a part of everyday language, we believe we can overcome the fear and decrease deaths from this largely preventable cancer. For more information visit ColonCancerCoalition.org.
About the Boston Public Health Commission
The Boston Public Health Commission is the country's oldest health department. Governing (BPHC) is a seven-member board of health, appointed by the Mayor of Boston. The mission of the BPHC is to protect, preserve, and promote the health and well-being of all Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. We achieve our mission by providing and supporting accessible high-quality community-based health and social services; community engagement and advocacy; development of health promoting policies and regulations; disease and injury prevention; emergency services; health promotion; and health education services.
|Get Your Rear in Gear® for Colon Cancer Awareness - Colon Cancer Coalition Boston 5K - Sep 17|
Friday, August 12, 2022
August is Sun Safety Month. In the US, more than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day
Learn about prevention: cancer.org/healthy/be-safe-in-sun
|Franklin Health Department: August is Sun Safety Month|
Friday, May 20, 2022
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
"Around 6:40 PM on Monday, a line of 21 police cars slowly drove onto the track at Pisini Stadium.
They weren’t there for any trouble, however. They were part of a pregame ceremony for a special young man.
In the middle of the motorcade was a gray SUV driven by Tim Gaspar. Gaspar’s 15-year old son, Nick, a freshman at Franklin High, and the rest of the Gaspar family were also in the car. The car circled around the track before coming to a stop on the far sideline at the 50-yard line.
That’s when the Gaspar family exited the vehicle before Nick walked out to midfield, where he was greeted by the Franklin varsity and JV boys lacrosse captains as well as a bunch of Franklin youngsters. He was then presented with a new stick with a custom blue head, the same color as his favorite college basketball team: University of North Carolina."
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
"COVID shouldn't even be in the top 10 causes of death in the US if we consistently used all the tools available. Yet we're still now losing the lives of 500 Americans each day. "
Shared from Twitter -> https://twitter.com/EricTopol/status/1516066189914501124
|COVID still among top cause of death in US|
"The chart above combines data on COVID-19 mortality rates from KFF’s tracker with data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on weekly counts of death by jurisdiction and cause of death and monthly provisional counts of deaths by select causes. Looking at average daily deaths for each month, deaths from some non-COVID causes—for example, heart disease deaths—sometimes increased with surges in COVID-19 deaths. This could be in part directly or indirectly related to COVID. "Source of data -> https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/brief/covid-19-leading-cause-of-death-ranking/
"To rank COVID-19 among other leading causes of death by age groups, we looked at COVID-19 deaths for each age group and the most recent available data for other “rankable” age-specific leading causes. The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 are available for recent months, but the number of deaths from other causes in the most recent months are incomplete. Therefore, for each age group, we assume the number of deaths that arose from non-COVID-19 leading causes were an average of the first half of 2021 (or the most recent data year available). We do not include children under age 5 in age-specific COVID ranking because there are relatively few deaths from any cause, meaning that the rankings of leading causes in each month can be influenced by even a small change in the number of deaths from a given cause."
Friday, March 4, 2022
March's Health Observance is Colorectal Cancer. Regular screening begins at age 45 and is the key to prevention.
Learn more at: www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal
You received this message because you are subscribed to the [Town of Franklin-Health Department] group.
Replies to this email will go to the Town of Franklin-Health Department group. To reply only to Alisha Deptula, email email@example.com.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
The past few years have been crazy for everyone. But the past months have been even crazier for FHS Freshman Nick Gaspar. Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor last year, Nick has been undergoing treatment for it ever since it was removed. A common theme one might find with him is that he is a “fighter”.
Announcer Kevin Papa read off a letter from Nick’s parents describing their journey through Nick’s treatment and how grateful they are for the Franklin Community support. Afterward, the FHS boys team honored the Freshman Basketball and Lacrosse player with his own custom jersey. All of the fans from Franklin and Milford were on their feet cheering for Nick."