american cancer society

John Beagle, Trenton Harper, Scott Brannin and Cody Schlicher with Jamie Smith.

The third annual Drive Fore a Cure event held in late October raised more than $8,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society – a good take for a day on the greens, said event organizer Jefferson County District Clerk Jamie Smith.

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Broussard Family

The American Cancer Society has been fighting to eliminate cancer as a major health problem since 1913, and the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research has contributed more than $4 billion to save lives. Because of the efforts of this global grassroots force of more than 3 million volunteers, 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.

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The Lamar University softball team teamed with the softball team from Lamar State College-Port Arthur to raise $7,400 for the American Cancer Society.

The teams opened the day with a softball game that saw the Lady Cardinals claim a 5-0 victory. That was followed by a 5K run in the evening in which more than 200 runners participated.

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The American Cancer Society is calling out to local cowboys and cowgirls to “saddle up” for the much-anticipated annual Southeast Texas Cattle Barons’ Ball, an event that not only features fine cuisine and Grammy Award-winning entertainment, but does so while at the same time investing in the battle against cancer.

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Steve Wariner

Cattle Barons’ Ball, in asso­ciation with the American Cancer Society, is celebrating its 24th year of givin’ cancer the boot at the “Boomtown Bash” on Saturday, Nov. 9, in the stockyard barns of Ford Park in Beaumont.

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A friend is there for you during a time of need. Whether that companion is a biped or quadruped really shouldn’t matter, should it?

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On May 21, relayers, service volunteers, cancer survivors and loved-ones of cancer victims alike gathered at the ACS office in Beaumont to commemorate ACS’s 100th birthday and to commemorate struggles lost and battles won.

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