June 3, 2015
Many people made Relay for Life a success
On May 9, our community took to the track at Issaquah High School for Issaquah’s 2015 Relay For Life. For 20 hours, we celebrated cancer survivors, remembered those no longer with us and learned about how we can continue to fight back against cancer. This year’s Relay For Life was an outstanding event, made possible by everyone involved.
May 12, 2015
May 5, 2015
More than 750 people will descend on Issaquah High School this weekend to take up arms against a nasty, unforgiving foe.
The fight against cancer comes to Issaquah on May 9-10 in the form of Relay For Life, an American Cancer Society fundraiser that backs the nonprofit’s mission to create a world without the disease.
April 21, 2015
When doctors diagnosed Issaquah mom Sheila Cecil with a rare sarcoma in 2000, her three children were just 5, 9 and 10 years old.
“For a long time, I remember thinking, ‘I’m not going to be here for them, to see them grow up,’” she said.
April 14, 2015
Sydney Hopper has enjoyed heroic moments in softball.
Winning hits at the plate, game-saving strikeouts in the pitching circle.
April 7, 2015
Gloria Pritchett was exposed to cancer very early in life.
Pritchett, an employee at Issaquah’s Providence Marianwood retirement facility, was just 9 when her father was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer.
March 3, 2015
It’s a dreaded word and a deadly disease.
More than 1 million people in the United States get cancer each year. You likely know someone who has battled the disease. You may have known someone who has died from some form of it.
March 3, 2015
Emily and Lori Kargl sat down in an Issaquah coffee shop last Friday and started rattling off names.
First, a grandmother, and then a soccer coach. Next, a neighbor, followed by a family friend. All of them, acquainted or not, were connected through a shared battle of a debilitating disease.
February 17, 2015
Issaquah resident Stacy Strickland can remember the immediate bond she felt with Karen Conley the morning they met at Relay for Life on the track behind Issaquah High School.
The women were both at the school in response to an article in The Issaquah Press that described the need for additional help at the annual fundraiser that raises money to fight cancer.
August 26, 2014
Kym Clayton has a child who struggles with social skills and speech delays, and in her quest to find help, she stumbled across an idea from a suburban school in Pennsylvania.
Christian Bucks, a student at Roundtown Elementary School in York, Pa., invented a simple but effective way of helping children who were feeling sad or lonely. His Buddy Bench concept — a bench where kids can sit when they’re in need of a friend — has spread like wildfire in less than a year, reaching schools around the world.
Clayton believed the Buddy Bench might be a useful tool at Sunny Hills Elementary School, where she was PTSA president during the 2013-14 school year.
But simply going to a local hardware store and building a bench wasn’t what she had in mind.
“I think it would be really neat to be full circle, that kids are building this bench for other kids,” she explained. Read more