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Tue, 05/29/2018 - 5:25 PM | by Pete Mackin

Skin Cancer Awareness

May—finally, we get warmer weather and plenty of sunshine! While it may be tempting to lose those winter layers and bask in the summer sun, be careful. Skin cancer is the most common cancer among Americans and the exposure to ultraviolet radiation is one of the leading causes. But that doesn’t mean we should fear […]

Sun, 03/25/2018 - 8:00 AM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By: Caylie Guinn, Health Educator at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorps Public Ally   Colorectal cancer—the disease behind the often-dreaded colonoscopy. But while most of us do not look forward to the intimate screening, it is one of the most useful and universal cancer screenings around. Colonoscopies have been shown to reduce cancer deaths […]

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 8:00 AM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

Go Further with Food: National Nutrition Month

By: Caylie Guinn, Little Red Door Cancer Agency Health Educator, AmeriCorps Public Ally Go Further with Food: National Nutrition Month Proper nutrition can often be a confusing part of a healthy lifestyle. With so many options in the grocery store, it’s hard to know exactly what foods are good for you. Luckily, March is National […]

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 8:00 AM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

World Cancer Day 2018

By: Caylie Guinn, Health Educator at Little Red Door Cancer Agency, AmeriCorps Public Ally Cancer can occur anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. Cancer doesn’t care what race you are, where you live, or what language you speak. In fact, worldwide, almost 9 million people die from cancer each year. World Cancer Day aims to reduce […]

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 8:00 AM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

New Life Resolutions

By: Caylie Guinn, Little Red Door Health Educator – Americorp Public Ally “Get in shape!”   “Stick to my diet!”   “Watch less TV!”   “Go green!” We’ve all had them: the infamous New Year’s Resolution. Those promises we make at the beginning of each year to live better and kick our bad-habits out the […]

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 3:25 PM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

National Family Caregivers Month

By: Caylie Guinn, Health Educator – AmeriCorps Public Ally Today, cancer is at the forefront of medical discussions and services. Agencies across the globe work to provide treatment, support, research, outreach, and education on cancer. And while the talk around cancer is stimulating awareness, one of the most importance aspects of cancer often gets overlooked: […]

Sun, 11/12/2017 - 8:00 AM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

By: Caylie Guinn, Little Red Door Health Educator – Americorp Public Ally Overview: November isn’t just for turkey, it’s  also Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, with only 18% of people surviving five years after diagnoses. Every year in the U.S., over 155,000 people […]

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 3:28 PM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

Breast Cancer Disparities in African American Women

By: Caylie Guinn – Health Educator October is here, which means it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Affecting over 250,000 women each year, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women worldwide (and the second most common cancer among all people). Sadly, though, many people are still underinformed, particularly those who are underinsured/uninsured […]

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:00 AM | by Pete Mackin

New Hope Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  LITTLE RED DOOR ANNOUNCES NEW HOPE CAPITAL PROJECT Indianapolis – Little Red Door Cancer Agency is excited to announce the New Hope capital project, a $ 2.1 million project that will transform and improve LRD’s building at 1801 N. Meridian into a vibrant community center for those battling cancer. Through this transformation, […]

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 8:00 AM | by Tiffany Kerrigan

Stay Sun Smart this Summer

By: McKenna Wilson, LRD Intern The summer brings some of the most beautiful days of the year. It’s a perfect time to take the day off, grill outside, and enjoy the sunshine with family and friends. Unfortunately, summer also brings harsh UV rays from the sun that burn our skin and put us at an […]