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Racing Against Rare Cancers

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Some 100 stationary bikes were locked into place in Times Square as cyclists joined the race against rare cancers at the annual Cycle for Survival fundraiser.  All donations will help further research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which treats more than 400 subtypes of cancer annually.

The fundraiser, which takes place across the county, has raised more than $50 million since 2007. The high-energy event also gives cancer patients and their supporters hope.

 

Words of Praise for a Poet

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

New Yorkers celebrated the life of Maya Angelou during a packed memorial service at the Riverside Church in Morningside Heights. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and author Toni Morrison spoke to the crowd about the inspirational poet and writer, who died in June at age 86.

Angelou, best known for her memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” was recalled as a poet of the people who touched millions of lives with her words and spirit.

Caring for Caregivers

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

As America’s population ages, an increasing number of families are caring for loved ones with dementia.

In a bid to ease the burden on caregivers, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America hosts its Five Boroughs Concepts in Care Conference in New York annually. The event offers financial advice for families struggling to help loved ones with dementia, and aims to provide stress relief and tips for caregivers.

Keeping the caregivers healthy, experts say, is key to ensuring successful care for patients.

 

Veteran Outreach Efforts Flag

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Regional offices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have set up town hall meetings across the country to hear from former service members trying to get their benefits.

The New York regional office held its first meeting in a near-empty room: Only seven veterans attended.

Some attendees said they heard about the meeting at the last minute. For some, the poor showing underscored larger issues with the agency, which has been working to restore trust in its services amid revelations of months-long waits for veterans seeking healthcare and attempts to hide the delays.

 

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