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Stronger: Kids Cancer Video Goes Viral May12

Stronger: Kids Cancer Video Goes Viral

A video featuring young cancer patients, their nurses, doctors and parents lip-synching to Kelly Clarkson’s hit “Stronger” has gone viral! The awesomely uplifting video was filmed via Seattle Children’s Hospital art program, the idea of which came from 22 year old Chris Rumble, a leukemia patient who wanted to share something with his hockey team in his hometown of Wenatchee, Washington. “I’m everyone’s big brother and I have a lot of friends here at Seattle Children’s,” Rumble said on the Seattle hospital’s blog. According to Dr. Douglas Hawkins, the patients and staff at Seattle...

Beastie Boys Adam Yauch Dead At Age 47 May04

Beastie Boys Adam Yauch Dead At Age 47

Family, friends, fans and activists are mourning the loss of Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch. Yauch passed away today after a several year battle with cancer. He is remembered both as a hip hop pioneer and as a preeminent activist for the Tibetan liberation movement. Youch, aka “MCA”, was propelled to hip hop stardom in 1984 with the release of the Beastie Boys hit record, License To Ill. The Beastie Boys went on to sell over 22 million albums in the U.S. and over 40 million worldwide in a career that spanned three decades. In 1994, Youch established the Milarepa Fund to help raise awareness and generate funds for the...

Bald, Beautiful, Barbie Apr26

Bald, Beautiful, Barbie

What started as a mere Facebook group has turned into a petition-winning, corporation-convincing movement. Back in December, a page entitled Beautiful and Bald Barbie! Let’s see if we can get it made appeared on the omnipresent social networking site. Just more than three months later,...

Chevron Calls Ecuadoran Natives “Irrelevant” Apr19

Chevron Calls Ecuadoran Natives “Irrelevant”...

Chevron is apparently trying to get out of paying an $18 billion judgment to 30,000 Ecuadoran rainforest residents, for creating “one of the world’s largest oil-related environmental disasters,” aka Chevron’s Chernobyl in the Amazon. Yes, this is bigger than the BP f*@k up, only it happened 19-years ago and they’ve been trying to keep it on the down-low ever since. Chevron attorney, Doak Bishop of King & Spalding, said, “The plaintiffs are really irrelevant. They always were irrelevant. There were never any real parties in interest in this case… There will be no prejudice to [the rainforest...

Rockers Speak Out Feb04

Rockers Speak Out

Celebrity Charities – Although the Susan G. Komen Foundation (SGKF) recently apologized for its decision to pull funding from Planned Parenthood, the backlash from the original announcement is likely to be felt for some time as many have already made decisions to donated directly to...

What About Boobies? Feb02

What About Boobies?

Women’s Issues – The Susan G. Komen Foundation (SGKF) has long been a representative for women’s health care, so it came as a surprise when they recently announced they would be pulling all their support from Planned Parenthood. The announcement, of course, sparked a...

Team Liam:  Miracle Boy 4 A Cure Jan23

Team Liam: Miracle Boy 4 A Cure

Social Issues – With the cost of health care reaching exorbitant levels these days, one cancer patient is turning to art to help his family pay his medical bills. That little boy, three-year-old Liam Myrick, has taken to painting as a form of mental and physical therapy. And in order to combat their medical expenses-totaling more than half a million dollars-his parents are auctioning off his works via a Facebook page. The toddler was diagnosed with stage four Neuroblastoma, a malignant tumor that forms in nerve tissue. In Liam’s case, the tumor was on his kidney and so far, he’s already had chemotherapy and a bone marrow...

Demolition Boy Jan13

Demolition Boy

Social Issues – Seven-year-old cancer patient Maxwell Hinton got an answer to what might be the coolest wish one could have-he got to blow up a building. A big one, no less. The Fresno, California boy was granted the opportunity by the Make-A-Wish foundation, a foundation that meets with...

Toxic Boobies Dec22

Toxic Boobies

Social Issues – France is urging its surgically endowed ladies to lose the boobs. What may sound like a terrible mistake might be a life-saving decision. The targeted implants aren’t just botched boob jobs… They’re more like potentially cancerous foreign objects waiting...

Hats for Hope Dec09

Hats for Hope

Celebrity Charities – Actress Scarlett Johansson is what we’d call our ideal activist. She’s an ambassador for Oxfam America and has assisted USA Harvest with food banks post-Hurricane Katrina. She supports Project (RED) and Soles4Souls. Most recently, Johansson co-designed two...

Nicki Minaj Barbie Dec06

Nicki Minaj Barbie

Celebrity Charities – Just in time for the holiday season, Nicki Minaj and Mattel have teamed up to create a one of a kind Barbie doll modeled after the pop sensation, that will be auctioned off for charity. The Barbie ties perfectly into the sensation that Minaj has created for her...

‘Baah’ Means No! No, Really. Please Stop. Nov13

‘Baah’ Means No! No, Really. Please Stop.

Animal Rights – Hopefully this doesn’t come as surprise, but having sex with animals is looked down upon by the medical world. Recent studies published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine reported that men who took part in coitus with animals were twice as likely to develop penile cancer than those who stick to their own species. Urologist Stenio de Cassio Zequi explained, “We think that the intense and long-term SWA [sex with animals] practice could produce micro-traumas in the human penile tissue. The genital mucus membranes of animals could have different characteristics from human genitalia, and the animals’...

Free Cancer Care? Nov13

Free Cancer Care?

Social Issues – The Kenyan Parliament’s vote to make cancer treatment free of charge will save lives and promote the right to health, Human Rights Watch said today. They added that the Kenyan government should work swiftly to turn the decision into a reality, and that donors...

Rockers For Teens Nov08

Rockers For Teens

Celebrity Charities – The Who’s Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend have announced the launch of the Daltrey/Townshend Teen & Young Adult Cancer Program, which will serve young adults and teen cancer patients at the Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center and aims to treat teens as...