Personal Stories

Local heroes inspiring us all.

Enjoy these stories of local heroes making a difference in the lives of so many, whether through their strength or care for others. Be inspired by their personal stories and journey in helping others.

Ron Addison

It was February 23, 2016. I was sitting in a doctor’s office in disbelief as he told me the results of my biopsy. He said I had an aggressive form of stage four prostate cancer...

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Mary Lou Robinson

Cancer has hit close to home more than once for Mary Lou Robinson, and that’s why she’s so passionate about helping others in their fight.

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St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund

The St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund continually raises money for the local fight against cancer with its annual event, the Edward I. Moses Walk/Run for Life.

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Jackie Green

Jackie Green and her team at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Cancer Center strive to make a patient’s experience with a cancer diagnosis as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

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Kay Zimmer

The staff at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s Richard E. Winter Cancer Center is dedicated to providing individualized care and offering a sense of hope for every cancer patient they help.

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Rebecca Rivers

Rebecca Rivers and her students at Northern Light Yoga in Canton are no strangers to raising money to help people in their community.

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Canton Central School

The staff at Canton Central School understands it takes a village to battle cancer, and they take that saying seriously when it comes to supporting students in need.

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Dr. Robert Saidel

Dr. Robert Saidel and his wife Rita founded Ryan’s Wish Foundation in memory of their son Ryan, who strived to live life to the fullest even as he battled cancer. 

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Terry Pistolesi

The Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund is composed of volunteers, including Terry Pistolesi, dedicated to helping provide support and financial assistance for anyone in the county diagnosed with breast cancer. 

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Kellie Hitchman

Local cancer patients who are terminally ill and no longer receiving curative treatment can find comfort in receiving care from Hospice, as can their families and caregivers. 

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Cindy Murdie 

For the past decade Cindy Murdie has helped raise tens of thousand of dollars towards the local fight against cancer in memory of her son Eric, who passed away from the disease nine years ago.  

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Penny Kring (Heath)

Photographer Penny Kring (Heath) offers individuals in St. Lawrence County facing a cancer diagnosis the opportunity to have beautiful pictures taken of themselves and with their families.

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Marc Blevins

For the past several years Blevins Bros. have sponsored monthlong Drive Out Cancer events to raise money for the local fight against cancer.

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