Cancer

Go Vegan this January with ‘Veganuary’

Initiative by Whole Foods Co-op aims to show people the benefits of a plant-based diet.

DULUTH, Minn.- If eating healthier is one of your New Year’s resolutions, a new initiative in Duluth wants to support you. Duluth Does Veganuary is part of an international movement to get more people to try plant-based diets. In Duluth it’s sponsored by the Whole Foods Co-op, with a Facebook group that currently has more than 300 members posting recipes…

Local Fishing Foundation Raising Funds to Help Those Impacted by Cancer

Catch Your Moment Foundation is Hosting a Raffle Fundraiser to Help Expand Their Mission in the Northland and Beyond

DULUTH, Minn. – Receiving word of a cancer diagnosis is never something you plan for in life. It’s why Catch Your Moment Foundation is looking to help Northlanders impacted by their diagnosis build strength and keep spirits strong. The Foundation is made up of a group of dedicated anglers and professionals looking to connect families touched by cancer with the…

Guns and Hoses Play Ball for Good Cause

12th annual Guns and Hoses Charity Softball game raises money for Northern Lights Foundation.

DULUTH, Minn.- The bases were loaded, the crowd was pumped, and the players knew all eyes were on them to play a good game, for a great cause. Every year Duluth Firefighters and Police Officers battle it out on the diamond in the 12th Annual Guns and Hoses Charity Softball Game, to raise money for the Northern Lights Foundation, which…

Cancer Patients, Survivors Encouraged to Attend Essentia Celebration

The Survivors Celebration is Happening Wednesday, June 12 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The Miller-Dwan Foundation is hosting their 4th annual Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center Survivorship Celebration for cancer survivors and their families Wednesday, June 12. The event is set to take place from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth. Folks are encouraged to attend and enjoy live music, square dancing, food, and fun for…

Young Girl’s Wish Granted at Lake Superior Zoo

Make-a-Wish Foundation surprises girl with trip to San Diego Zoo.

DULUTH, Minn.- Sometimes, a trip to the zoo is all you need to have a good day. On Sunday, Lake Superior Zoo donated some space, and time with animals to help make it a very special day for one girl who’s battled cancer twice. “A Lizard!” “Oohs” and “aahhs” are a normal sound at the Zoo. But today is no ordinary…

Mix Cosmetiques Brings Custom Makeup to Duluth

Owner Handmakes Soaps, Makeup, and More

DULTUTH, Minn.- Paris has Sephora, New York has Maybelline, and now Duluth has Mix Cosmetiques. The newest cosmetic store to hit the Northland offers custom, handmade makeup, soaps and lotion. Walking in, you’re hit with the sweet smells and vibrant colors of all the different cosmetics. You might even find the owner practicing her chemistry, mixing and testing different solutions to…

Warming Bodies, Warming Hearts

Hospital patients in Duluth are a little cozier thanks to a local car dealership and its customers.

DULUTH, Minn.-  While blankets are always needed in Duluth weather, they are extra special at St. Luke’s Hospital and Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center. About 40 blankets were given out to cancer patients at both hospitals. And it’s all thanks to Miller Hill Subaru in Duluth. As part of their 3rd annual Subaru Cares Program, they accepted donations of…

University of Minnesota, Medical School, Duluth Campus Hosts Chainbreaker Silent Auction For Cancer Research

All of the proceeds will go toward the Masonic Cancer Center.

DULUTH, Minn. – Cancer is the leading cause of death in Minnesota since 2000 and the University of Minnesota Duluth, Medical School, Duluth Campus is working toward changing that statistic in a fight against cancer. TheUniversity of Minnesota Duluth, Medical School, Duluth Campus and College of Pharmacy hosted a silent auction to raise money for cancer research at Bent Paddle Brewing…

St. Luke’s Hospital Supports Cancer Patients and Survivors with Lecture Series

Cancer Survivorship: Managing Legal and Financial Aspects of Cancer

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Luke’s Hospital is working to educate cancer patients about managing the legal and financial aspects of cancer. This morning, Manager of the Regional Cancer Center at St. Luke’s, Stacy Sandberg stopped by FOX 21 to give details of the lecture. It’s happening Tuesday, June 12 at Marshall School and the deadline to register is Tuesday, June…

FOX 21 to Host Blood Drive Inspired by Young Boy’s Cancer Battle

Bennett's Blood Drive to be Held at FOX 21 on Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – Everyday patients at local hospitals rely on donated blood, but blood doesn’t last forever. Donated red cells last only 42 days. That’s why FOX 21 is partnering with Memorial Blood Centers to host a blood drive this weekend. Bennett’s Blood Drive is being held on Saturday, May 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at FOX 21….

Living with Childhood Cancer

Northern Lights Partners with Grandma's Marathon to Fundraise

Up until Grandma’s Marathon in June FOX 21 is showcasing a part of the 26.2 miles that aims to make a difference in the community. Fifteen charity partners have teamed up with Grandma’s to create teams of runner that will be fundraising money before the race even starts. FOX 21’s Nikki Davidson is part of the Northern Lights Foundation Marathon…

St. Luke’s Doctors Help Patients Deal Impact of Cancer Treatment

Cancer Management: Tips for Improving Your Quality of Life

DULUTH, Minn. – This month, doctors from St. Luke’s Hospital are working together to help those who have gone through cancer treatment. Stacy Sandberg, the Clinic Manager for St. Luke’s Regional Cancer Center, stopped by FOX 21 to discuss an upcoming lecture. The lecture is part of a Cancer Survivorship series. The theme on Tuesday,  February 20 is “Quality of…

Cancer Screening Could Benefit Your Health

St. Luke's Radiation Oncologist Dr. Nils Arvold Says While Cancer Screening Can Be Beneficial, it Can Also Be Controversial

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s a procedure many of us may never think about until it’s too late. Cancer screening can be beneficial to your health, but local medical experts also say it’s a topic some doctors aren’t comfortable with quite yet. Doctors at St. Luke’s tell FOX 21, some cancers can be recognized at an earlier stage by getting screened…

Fundraising Event will Support Breast Cancer Patients and Research

Sunday: Rockin' for Hope

DULUTH, Minn. – Many Northlanders will be rocking out this weekend at Clyde Iron Works for an important cause this weekend. It’s all to support Circle of Hope. Rockin’ for Hope is a fundraising event to benefit local breast cancer patients going through life saving treatments, and funding Stage IV breast cancer research at the University of Minnesota Medical School…

St. Luke’s Doctors Host Cancer Survivorship Lecture

Doctors Focus on Breast Cancer Survivorship

DULUTH, Minn. -St. Luke’s Hospital is continuing a cancer survivorship lecture series. This month doctors are focusing on breast cancer survivorship. Dr. Kerri Harting, a breast radiologist at St. Luke’s Breast Center, will be discussing the importance of breast imaging. She’ll focus on breast imaging tools, their use and the importance of breast imaging in screening for breast cancer. It’s…

Chainbreaker Bicycle Ride to Raise Cancer Research Funds

Ride Takes Place in August

DULUTH, Minn. – Taking a bike ride this summer could help with cancer research. The University of Minnesota is partnering with a group called Chainbreaker to launch a fundraising experience for the Masonic Cancer Center at the University. Many treatments are now available to patients around the world were pioneered at the Masonic Cancer Center. For example, the University has been…

Wish Babies Bringing Happiness to Homes

Carol Pederson Has Dealt With the Loss of Her Daughter, a Cancer Diagnosis, and Life's Unforgettable Lessons

DULUTH, Minn. – One Duluth woman, living through a roller coaster of unfortunate events, is now looking to brighten her mood by bringing smiles to others’ faces. Wish Babies were born, after one life was lost. New Jersey Native turned Florida girl, Carol Pederson has dealt with a strong dose of reality over her lifetime. “My husband, Greg, was diagnosed…

CSS Football Team Raising Funds for Childhood Cancer Research

Saints Helping Saints will be Happening Saturday, April 29 at CSS Tower Hall in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Saturday, April 29 at The College of St. Scholastica, students on the football team will be raising money to help fight childhood cancer. Put on by the CSS football team in coordination with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Saints will be shaving their heads with the hope of finding a cure for children diagnosed with cancer. They…

Miller Hill Mall Expands Support for Breast Cancer Research through Bowling Tournament

Bowling for a Cure

DULUTH, Minn. – The Miller Hill Mall is a long-time supporter of the Susan G. Komen organization. This year, the mall is stepping up their support for the organization through a new event. That event is the Miller Hill Bowling for a Cure Tournament. It’s being held at Skyline Lanes on Thursday, April 27 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Skyline Lanes is…

St. Luke’s Urologists Raise Awareness of Testicular Cancer

Doctors Emphasize Importance of Monthly Checks

DULUTH, Minn. – This month doctors around the world are bringing light to a disease not often talked about. April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, so Dr. Rebekah Beach, a Urologist with St. Luke’s Urology Associates, visited FOX 21 to talk about this cancer. Dr. Beach says this is the most common cancer among men ages 15-44. According to the…

Hermantown Hawks Raising Money for Fellow Hawk

Mike Anderson of Hermantown was Once Again Diagnosed with Brain Cancer in February

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Hundreds of Hawks were soaring together in the Northland Wednesday morning. Students, staff, and faculty at Hermantown Middle School were crowded together for a group photo. It’s all for the husband of Special Education teacher, Jen Anderson. Former Hawk Mike Anderson graduated from Hermantown in 2002. “People say there’s kind of a motto at school that Hawks fly…

Caring for Cancer with Valentine Cards

Children in the Community Handcrafted Valentine's Day Cards for the Cancer Resource Center of Essentia Health

DULUTH, Minn. – Handmade cards full of color and love are now decorating the Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center of Essentia Health in Duluth. The Duluth KidsClub started two years ago, when Founder Brandi Worthing wanted to create a social hub for parents to connect with events happening in the community. Over the weekend, the Pottery Burn Studio and Duluth KidsClub…