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LaughFest, MI Blood & Blue Care Network Team up for Blood Drive

It's often said that laughter is the best medicine. Unfortunately for many, laughter simply isn’t enough. So for the third year in a row, Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids (GCGR) and LaughFest are partnering with Michigan Blood and Blue Care Network to host blood drives during LaughFest. The drives will be held on Feb.24, March 2, 3, 4 and 9, 2015.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Game Benefits Van Andel Institute [Sponsored]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are hosting their fourth annual Purple Community Game to benefit Van Andel Institute on Friday evening.

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They are Best Friends Through the Good Times and the Bad [Video]

You've never seen a better pair of best friends than six-year-old buddies Zac and Vincent. The two first-graders in Union, Missouri, are inseparable, and play together nearly every day.

When Zac Gossage became ill, and was diagnosed with leukemia, Vincent vowed to not let him go through it alone. This is such an inspiring story.

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Pink Hues for October Mean Breast Cancer Awareness Month [Infographic]

For American women, breast cancer is the second most common cancer -- second only to skin cancer.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise the consciousness about the potentially fatal disease that affects about 12 percent of women in the U.S.

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(Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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Gilda’s Club’s 3rd Annual Zumbathon is May 3

For the first time since the doors opened at Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids and Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit, both organizations will come together to Zumba® along with supporters of both cancer support organizations. Though this is the 3rd Annual ZUMBATHON, it’s the first time both organizations will benefit from the event, as the "meet in the middle".  It takes place on Saturday, May 3rd at the Lansing Center in Lansing.

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School Bans Girl Who Shaves Head in Support of Cancer-Stricken Friend [VIDEO]

What started out as an act of compassion has turned into a heated controversy.

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A Heart-Tugging Video From Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (video)

Katy Perry's song, Roar, has inspired so many people with it's positive lyrics.  So many of Katy's songs are uplifting.  And, Roar, has inspired tons of videos.  There were contests to create the best video, groups all around the country singing along and having fun.

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Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
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Jay Leno, Lily Tomlin, Chris Tucker And More Coming For LaughFest 2014

The nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced its first round of talent and shows lined up for the festival’s fourth year to be held March 6 to 16, 2014.

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Kids at New Hampshire Children’s Hospital Lip-Dub Katy Perry’s “Roar” (video)

This video is so heart-warming, and it's the best!

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Bone Cancer Survivor Has a Leg Trick You Have to See to Believe

Okay, we're not saying there's an upside to cancer, but this is pretty cool.

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$99 for a CT Scan? Yes, at St. Mary’s Hospital

Are you a smoker?  Worried about lung cancer?  You should be, because the odds are against you.

Lung Cancer is a tough disease and the survival rate is poor...poor, that is if it's not caught early.

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Slip! Slop! Slap! and, Wrap! May Is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

The month of May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  And, Melanoma cases are growing at an alarming rate.  We all should be aware of the dangers of too much sun without protection.

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