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Wanting to show their support and to help with the financial burden that has come as the result of a seven-and-a-half-year battle against cancer, friends and family of long-time Gilbert resident Gary West have organized a benefit concert featuring several well-known local musicians. Called “Hope on. Journey on,” the concert theme is a reflection of how West himself has dealt with the disease.
A bone marrow stem cell transplant isn’t necessarily as expensive as staying in intensive care for months and going through chemotherapy and testing that could make medical bills seem insurmountable. Yet it’s finding a match for a bone marrow donor that can make the former an even tougher climb.
Bruce Turner accepts what fate handed him, but he ponders not on how life ought to be.
A Gilbert woman has been sentenced to prison after admitting that she pretended to have cancer in order to collect donations.
A Gilbert woman who faced dozens of felony charges for pretending to have cancer in order to collect donations has admitted to the allegations.
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center will break ground on a 130,000 square-foot, $62.6 million expansion on the Banner Gateway campus Jan. 22.
Gilbert’s Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center marked its one-year anniversary this week and the James M. Cox Foundation honored the milestone with a $5 million gift.
After the better part of a year battling leukemia and living in a hospital, an 8-year-old Chandler girl is finally going home — thanks in no small part to the support of the East Valley community that’s been rallying around her, and a lifesaving gift from her brother.
Last week, Be The Match, the national bone marrow donation registry, posted this on Facebook: “Fill in the blank! I support Be The Match because _________.”
Want to know about the types of stem cells and hematopoietic stem cell transplants? Find out how umbilical cords can help the ill? Learn more when Chandler-Gilbert Community College hosts “Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant: State of the Art and Future of Stem Cell” and Dr. Fred Goldman 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Performing Arts Center on the Pecos Campus, 2626 E. Pecos Road, Chandler.