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Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:51 AM | by Carly Stunda

Hometown Heroes: DeAnna Wesley

By Lindsay Harrison | Communications & Development Intern DeAnna is a fellow Hoosier who first heard about Little Red Door in 1993 when her own mother passed away from cancer. Outside of work, DeAnna’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her two beloved sons who she considers to be her greatest joys, Brandon, […]

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:50 AM | by Carly Stunda

Hometown Heroes: Jane Ambro

By Lindsay Harrison | Communications & Development Intern Jane is a cancer control specialist who’s originally from Moscow, OH and eventually ended up in Indianapolis and was immediately hired as a receptionist right here at Little Red Door. As she grew up in the Midwest, Jane has a passion for the Cincinnati Reds, Skyline Chili […]

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:46 AM | by Carly Stunda

Hometown Heroes: Dawn Drinkut

By Lindsay Harrison | Communications & Development Intern Dawn is an Indianapolis native who grew up on the east side, and has always loved the greenway trail system and logging as many miles as she can along the way. Other than being a client navigator for us here at Little Red Door, Dawn likes to […]

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 10:37 AM | by Carly Stunda

Hometown Heroes: Cheryl Mathews

By Lindsay Harrison | Communications & Development Intern Cheryl grew up as the daughter of a Navy pilot and was always moving around as a child, but likes to consider the tiny town of Canal Point, FL her hometown. Not only does Cheryl like to give her time to help others at Little Red Door […]

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 9:30 AM | by Carly Stunda

Pride Series: Sexual Gender Minority Health Risks

By: Madeline Elkin-Aquino, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorp Public Ally In celebration of Pride, this month we will be doing a blog series around sexual gender minority (SGM) health topics. SGM is an umbrella term that encompasses the LGBTQ+ community as well as those whose sexual orientation, gender […]

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 12:20 PM | by Carly Stunda

World No Tobacco Day

by Lea Simms, Health Education intern World No Tobacco Day is May 31, and we should all take time to contribute to this special day. This could be a day to quit an old habit or start a new project. Whatever it is, make this a day to start fresh. You might wonder what exactly […]

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 10:29 AM | by Carly Stunda

Oral cancer: dentists know the drill

By Madeline Elkin-Aquino, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorp Public Ally Did you know going to the dentist helps with the fight against oral cancer? As of 2014, oral cancer killed nearly one person every hour of the day. However, oral cancer does not have to be a death […]

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 3:12 PM | by Carly Stunda

Superfoods: Possible cancer-killing fruits and vegetables

By Madeline Elkin-Aquino, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorp Public Ally Most people have heard of superfoods, which usually refers to eating specific fruits and vegetables that do wonders for your body and health. But what about a food so super that it can kill cancer?! Recent studies have […]

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 9:59 AM | by Carly Stunda

Butterfly kisses…and hugs: a self-calming technique

By Madeline Elkin-Aquino, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorp Public Ally Having a bad day? All you need is a butterfly hug! You might be imagining a beautiful little butterfly landing on your chest and squeezing you tight, but this is actually an easy to do self-calming technique that […]

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:52 PM | by Carly Stunda

The connection between sexual health and cancer

By Madeline Elkin-Aquino, Health Educator and Outreach Specialist at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorp Public Ally Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means a couple of things: 1, it’s time to bring out those “loveable” puns and, 2, it’s time to talk about sex. Sexual health is an underdiscussed health topic on its own, […]