childhood cancer

Fourth-grader shaves head for friend who battled cancer

Mikey’s Bald Brigade set out to raise money for childhood cancer research, and, oh boy, were they successful. The 29 boys and their dads — with plenty of help from fel ...

'Star Wars' characters cheer up ill child

Tristan Brusig’s love of all things “Star Wars” is in his genes. His favorite movie is “The Empire Strikes Back.” And his favorite characters? &ldquo ...

Young cancer victim honored at Roseville school

A crape myrtle tree was planted at Sargeant Elementary School in Roseville on Wednesday to honor a little boy who lost his life to brain cancer. Paul J. Virador, 6, succumbed to th ...

School bulletin: Cast your vote in Teen Photo Contest

Cast your vote in Teen Photo Contest The public is invited to help decide the winners of Granite Bay Library's Teen Photo Contest. Local high school students were asked to submit ...

Local St. Baldrick’s events raise some $350,000

Local St. Baldrick's events hosted by Keaton Raphael Memorial and five private celebrations recently raised more than $350,000 for childhood cancer research. The 10th-annual celeb ...

Robyn Raphael named Woman of the Year

Childhood cancer advocate Robyn Raphael was named 2012 Woman of the Year for the 4th Assembly District during a ceremony at the State Capitol Monday. Assemblywoman Beth Gaines pre ...

School bulletin: Granite Bay High School students shave heads

GBHS students shave heads Students at Granite Bay High School shaved their heads for the St. Baldrick's Foundation on campus March 19. This event raises money for childhood cancer ...

10-year-old girl will shave head at St. Baldrick’s in Roseville

Best friends Sadie Leber and Gaby Dickey are usually on the same wavelength. They giggle at the same jokes and enjoy similar hobbies, such as playing with Legos or their American ...

Roseville girl’s wish to go on Disney Cruise comes true

The young cancer survivor was in shock when she first saw the cruise ship she was about to board: The vessel was huge. “It’s bigger than four football fields,” s ...