New Frogs Fighting Cancer club aims provide support for cancer patients

first_imgFacebook What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C. Corinne Hildebrandt Corinne Hildebrandt Parking lot closures cause new problems for students Corinne Hildebrandt Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders Previous articleSizzle Reel Episode 9Next articleWomen’s basketball wins season opener, 72-58 Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Facebook Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. ReddIt + posts TAGScancerFrogs for the Curephilanthropy TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printA new student group on TCU’s campus, Frogs Fighting Cancer, hosted a kick-off tailgate Saturday as a way to celebrate their new organization.Frogs Fighting Cancer, which was established as an official club on Nov. 1, aims to promote cancer awareness and unite the TCU community to overcome the fight against all types of cancer. Makenzie Burnett, a senior and co-founder of Frogs Fighting Cancer, said she noticed a gap of cancer supporters at TCU after Ann Louden and Frogs for the Cure went off campus.“We thought that there was a need on campus,” Burnett said. “This is something we have all been affected by, so that’s kind of why we started.”Louden established and chaired the student group, Frogs for the Cure, which was an on-campus organization that coordinated events to raise money for cancer research. While Louden’s and Frogs for the Cure’s legacy revolved mainly around raising funds for research, Burnett said that Frogs Fighting Cancer is taking a different approach. According to Burnett, the organization’s primary objective is not just on raising money for all cancers, but also spending quality time with people who are experiencing cancer first-hand.“The focus for this group is more on volunteering and being on the ground, hands-on, actually being with people who have gone through the cancer treatment process,” she said.Brooke Barlock, a senior and co-founder of the club, said the program is dedicated towards creating a strong community, so people have a place to go if they are struggling. “We want to create a support group where people can turn to if they’re dealing with anyone who is facing cancer, so that they can have a supportive environment,” she said. Frogs Fighting Cancer is also looking to volunteer at organizations throughout the community.“We also want to deal with volunteering at organizations in Fort Worth, like Cancer Care Services of North Texas,” Barlock said. “We want to volunteer once a month and get enough TCU students to really make a difference at those events.”Julia Zellers, a senior and co-founder of Frogs Fighting Cancer, said she is hoping to see their impact spread beyond the borders of TCU’s campus and into the surrounding community.“Our goal is to make an impact on the Fort Worth community because there are a lot of people that have to sit through chemo treatments with no one to talk to,” she said. “So we’ve started setting up appointments where we can get volunteers at cancer care services.”In order to raise more awareness for the organization, Frogs Fighting Cancer is planning to hold one fundraising event each semester.The first group meeting will take place in January and is open to all students looking to join the fight towards tackling cancer. “Anyone is welcome to join and come to our first meeting and be involved at any level they want,” Zellers said. “We would love to have you join Frogs Fighting Cancer.” Linkedin Corinne Hildebrandt What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina Twitter Corinne Hildebrandt Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Editorial – Home help cuts a false economy

first_imgPrint Email AS hundreds of home help care workers, supporters, trade unions and political representatives march on Dail Eireann to demand the Government and HSE reverse the cuts to home help hours, it begs the question yet again – what is a false economy? The people who have home help are in a position where they can have a much better quality of life with minimal cost to the taxpayer. Small things, which most of us take for granted but which are impossible for people with reduced mobility, are the very things that are being taken away.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The difference between being able to stay in the home which the elderly or infirm have loved all their lives and going into care could be as little as being able to wash the dishes.Cuts to an already sparse home-help service will leave many clients in a position where they have no choice but to go into institutionalised care. And it is well known that the cost of paying for a person in nursing home care runs to thousands each month.Compare that to the €14 per hour it costs to have a home help come in and make a house livable.  With clients getting between ten and twelve hours home-help a week, it’s not rocket science to choose the most cost-effective solution.Already at the start of this year, 500,000 hours were taken out of the home-help system, which has huge ramifications for both the clients and the home-helps who were on a part-time footing already.And that’s just the economics. Personal security and the knowledge that someone will be calling during the day is an integral part of the home-help system. The friendly housekeepers bring much more than a clean sweep.They bring company, conversation and human contact to people who may be otherwise isolated and alone. Facebook Linkedin Twittercenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsEditorial – Home help cuts a false economyBy admin – October 22, 2012 549 Previous article“Munster are not contenders” – Donal LenihanNext articleJanesboro takes Gold adminlast_img read more

Huntington School Concert Dedicated to Typhoon Victims

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A post-secondary school in Huntington will raise money Sunday during its winter concert for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the largest storms ever recorded.Half of the proceeds from the concert will go to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF—a global relief and advocacy group, which has already started sending supplies to some of the most devastated areas in the Philippines. Concertgoers are also welcome to make their own donations, Mahanaim School said.Donations will help UNICEF gather water, food, life-saving medicine and emergency supplies that the group can send to Tacloban, Ormac and Roxas—three areas severely impacted by the monster storm, the school said.Some of the performances will be “dedicated to the undying spirit of the people in the Philippines,” the school said.The official death toll from the storm is now over 3,600 and more than 12,000 were injured.Sunday’s concert is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The school is located at 300 Nassau Road, Huntington.last_img read more