Anchorage News

Anchorage is getting “Down There” aware, you should too

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Each year during the first weekend of February, Let Every Woman Know – Alaska hosts a weekend of great events in Anchorage. The gynecologic cancer awareness and arts of healing weekend aims to raise awareness about the cancers that are hard to talk about and bring together a community of men and women who have been touched by those cancers. If you haven’t already saved the date for Feb. 1-3, here is why you should.

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Take the plunge for American Cancer Society

 

 

 

 

It’s been cold for the last few weeks but for some brave Alaskans it’s about to get a lot colder in the name of cancer awareness. In a few short weeks, 24 teams and 88 participants will cannonball into the Seward Small Boat Harbor to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society. So far this year, more than $58,000 has already been raised.

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Last-minute gift guide for people in treatment and caregivers

 

It’s all too easy to let time slip away and before you know it, tis the night before Christmas and you still have presents to buy! If you’re a last-minute shopper seeking great gift ideas for people undergoing treatment or for your support systems at home, you’ve come to the right place!

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Books to add to your library if you are battling cancer

While going through treatment you might find yourself with extra time to pick up a good book. Whether you’re looking for informational books about your specific diagnosis and treatment or you’d prefer something fictional that will both allow you to forget about your own troubles for a while and give you a character to identify with, there are plenty of books to choose from. Here are a few of our favorites!

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Low-impact ways to get out in the winter

Get out and get active this winter

 

Even when it’s cold, especially when it’s cold, it’s important to stay active. So many of our favorite winter activities are high-impact and difficult to enjoy when undergoing treatment. Get creative and find new ways to stay in shape. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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