On March 15, Constanza Alva de Urmeneta got in the car behind the hearse for the funeral procession of her 15-year-old daughter, Pía Urmeneta. Typically somber occasions, it was apparent from the second they drove off the church lot that this was instead a celebration of Pía’s life, just as she had wanted.
Immigrant Mom With Breast Cancer Dies
Maria Barragan, a mother from Guatemala who was battling stage 4 cancer and who was reunited with her undocumented husband in Brooklyn this past summer, passed away on Oct. 3.
Aftereffects of 9/11 Reach Mississippi
Earlier this year, when Kate Baragona was diagnosed with cancer, she was stunned. But the news was also a reminder of how far-reaching the effects of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks continue to be 18 years after the fact.
Brooklyn Teen on Early Road to Sainthood Remembered at St. Bernard’s Parish
It’s been just over a year since Kaitlyn Rose Bernhardt of Mill Basin died from cancer, but the investigation into making her an ocial saint of the Catholic Church has already started with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio’s blessing.
Remembering Kaitlyn at Kearney
With bright yellow T-shirts symbolizing the light of the life of their classmate Kaitlyn Bernhardt, who passed away in 2018 after a courageous two-year battle with bone cancer, students from the Bensonhurst high school held a variety of school events honoring their Kearney sister.
Calvary Hospital Hosts Living with Cancer Conference
This free conference is for people who are living with cancer, their families, friends, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
Randall Knocks Prostate Cancer Out of the Park
Longtime radio broadcaster Ed Randall not only defeated prostate cancer, but he also runs a foundation committed to raising awareness of the disease.
Xaverian Goes Gold For Frankie
On Sept. 16, students from both Xaverian’s middle school program, Genesis, and high school in Bay Ridge joined forces to Go Gold to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. The Go Gold effort has been spearheaded by Camille Orichio-Loccisano, who lost her son, Frankie, a member of Xaverian’s class of 2008, to pediatric cancer in 2007. […]
Holy Cross and TMLA Take Swings at Cancer
A natural partnership has developed between Holy Cross and The Mary Louis Academy, and now they’re using that cooperation to fight cancer.
Swish For Kids Classic Provides Needed Break (with video)
At the Swish for Kids Classic, the men’s basketball teams from St. Francis College and the College of Mount St. Vincent put on a clinic for children battling cancer and those who have completed their treatment.