Monday, May 7, 2012
Local group raises more than $100,000 to fight lung cancer.
More than 1,000 people raised over $100,000 to fight lung cancer as part of a Breathe Deep Deerfield event Sunday by walking laps around the Deerfield High School track and running a 5K race Sunday. After weeks of organizing and raising money, Sunday was more about fellowship and remembering. Earlier: Deerfield’s Attack on Disease Starts Thursday “It's a way to honor them," Adrian Rattner of Wilmette said. She lost her father and husband to the disease and came to walk with her daughter, Jennifer Rattner. "There's a great feeling of everybody being together for a good cause." Carol Roseman of Glenview was there with a group of half a dozen friends and family to raise awareness of lung cancer. A good friend volunteers for the group and they…
Saturday, May 5, 2012
If you think you can do a 15K, run the Deer Dash 10K at 8 a.m. and then head to Deerfield High School for the Breathe Deep 5K at 10:30.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Breathe Deep, softball team and baseball squad have events scheduled to fight cancer and CFIDS.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Deerfield High School’s athletic complex will be ground zero for fighting disease Thursday through Sunday with a pair of Warrior teams and Breathe Deep Deerfield taking up causes to promote awareness and raise money. Targeted for defeat are Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) by the softball team Thursday, all types of cancer by the baseball team Saturday, and long cancer by the Breathe Deep Deerfield Sunday. The Warrior softball team will be trying to strike out Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome as well as Maine East batters at 4:45 p.m. Thursday. Members of the squad will be carrying decorated cans around school Thursday with the message Strike Out CFIDS seeking donations. Donations can also be made at …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
More than 600 people are expected at the Breathe Deep Deerfield inaugural event, which has already raised $88,000.
The fight against lung cancer has always been personal for Jill Feldman of Deerfield. Before she was 30, she had lost her mother, father, aunt and two grandparents to the disease. Looking for a way to fight, she joined the Chicago-based organization LUNGevity when it was founded by seven cancer patients in 2001. “LUNGevity was the absolute first organization in the country that was dedicated exclusively to funding lung cancer research,” Feldman said. “I got involved shortly after the first benefit. I was the first volunteer who wasn't a family member or close friend of one of them.” She worked to help the organization grow, as people around the country who had also been touched by the disease began launching walks and other fundraisers. “…
Monday, March 26, 2012
Deerfield is launching ‘Patch Click and Claim for Charity’ in April to help small business owners reach customers and help Breathe Deep Deerfield market itself in town.
At Deerfield Patch, we're all about helping local businesses and charities serve our community. So we've come up with a way to help Breathe Deep Deerfield while supporting local businesses at the same time. We’re calling it our "Patch Click and Claim for Charity" program. Breathe Deep Deerfield is a 5K fun run, 1-mile walk, and balloon launch held Saturday, May 6, to raise crucial funds for lung cancer research. The event will honor the memory of two local women who lost their lives to lung cancer, and will also serve to remember others in the community whose lives have been affected by the disease. Ready to help out? First you need to know about our business directory, which we try to keep updated with a listing for every business and …