This week's feature, "In Sickness and In Health," tells the story of Jen Berman, who lost her fiance, Doug Furcht, to brain cancer last year. On Saturday, June 7, she and other supporters will participate in the annual Denver Brain Tumor Walk at Sloan's Lake Park, which raises money for brain tumor ... More >>
In 1971, 34-year-old Sue Miller had a great modeling career, a husband and three children -- and breast cancer. While shopping for a prosthetic, Miller was asked if she would model for a fashion show. Angry at first, she decided to take the job, and found other cancer survivors to join her on the r ... More >>
In its coverage of Sandy Nguen, who allegedly scammed $25,000 from friends and neighbors by pretending her son had cancer, 7News describes the alleged crime as "unbelievable." In truth, however, it's all too easy to believe someone would perpetrate such a hoax -- since it's happened several times i ... More >>
Medical cannabis has been on the fast-track to mainstream acceptance over the last few years, and more and more high-profile organizations, including the MS Foundation, are aligning themselves with cannabis groups promoting the safe and beneficial plant. Add to that list Boulder's BStrong foundatio ... More >>
We've got some sad news to share with you this morning: Tanner Seebaum, the sixteen-year-old DJ we told you about last month who was battling brain cancer, passed away this past Friday, July 12. As you might remember, a number of Denver dubstep icons stepped up to support the young man, who was able ... More >>
Update, 7:30 a.m. 6/28/13: After the Dreams Benefit Show at Cervantes last week, Tanner Seebaum, the sixteen-year-old boy battling brain cancer, received an invite to play during Electric Daisy Carnival at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's Rehab pool party in Las Vegas. And now today, Beatport has ta ... More >>
These days, there are plenty of breast cancer fundraisers, as well there should be: It's a great cause. But so far as Carla Gurovich knows, there's never been one quite like Two Topless Miles, at which breast cancer survivors and their friends, family and supporters will be able to take off their s ... More >>
Big Head Todd and the Monsters already devote a good deal of time and energy to charity-related events and organizations. But when the outfit plays an intimate show at the Soiled Dove Underground this Friday, October 26, it will be for a cause that hits close to home. Very. Keyboardist Jeremy Lawton ... More >>
"The Pen-Is Mightier." That was my suggestion for what Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs should have renamed the smoked dopplebock it's making this fall for Pints for Prostates, a nonprofit organization that raises money with beer to help fight prostate cancer, after the federal government r ... More >>
Medical marijuana advocates say THC is especially effective when it comes to reducing nausea for people who have cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy. Now, The Clinic and Flower of Life are offering a way of delivering that substance free of charge to medical marijuana patients on chemo -- with th ... More >>
Race for the Cure.For many years, the regional Planned Parenthood headquarters was Westword's neighbor, and we had a front-row seat for the picketers who harassed employees of an organization that does so much more than providing abortion services.
Buds for Boobies, taking place at 7 p.m. tonight at the Boulder Theater, is among the season's most unusual fundraisers -- a medical-marijuana-themed decorative bra auction, with proceeds earmarked for breast-cancer research. But it's also a music-filled educational symposium arguing that MMJ ... More >>
Next month, Alicia Vargo, the proprietress of Pampered Passions Fine Lingerie in Englewood, will open a new outpost of her much-lauded house of bras and panties with an unlikely address and a noble cause. The boutique, to be called Pampered Passions Care Wear, will cater to the needs of women who've ... More >>
Big pic below.We've been following the progress of Larry Shurtleff, who was finally able to undergo facial reconstruction surgery after being deemed cancer-free -- a diagnosis he largely credits to Phoenix Tears, a cannabis oil treatment. This weekend, he left Porter Hospital to continue his ... More >>
Larry Shurtleff.Update:Larry Shurtleff's facial reconstruction surgery -- a procedure that couldn't go forward until he was deemed cancer-free -- was a success, reports Timothy Tipton, his medical marijuana caretaker. An indication that doctors encountered fewer problems than anticipated: Th ... More >>
Chemo101.com, a Denver-based website designed to educate patients and caregivers about chemotherapy drugs, has welcomed over 125,000 unique visitors since it's launch in December 2010. That's equal parts impressive and sad for its president and founder, Kristin Gustafson.
Fighting breast cancer in style.On March 13, Colorado natives Mackenzie Bell, Page Kelley, Jeremy Rubingh, Allie Shafner, Alison Friedman and Laura Yale loaded a pink RV with their gear, a set of fake boobs and breast cancer information and headed for Steamboat with the goal of skiing every C ... More >>
St. Paddy's Day isn't until next Thursday, but already, Fadó Irish Pub and Restaurant, the behemoth Irish-themed watering hole, roughly the size of Dublin, is gearing up to paint the town green -- starting with your bald head.
The official ride of breast cancer awareness.Goofy-looking Texans on spring break at Colorado ski resorts will have a tough time standing out next week. While a jeans and cowboy hat getup will draw some finger-pointing, it's got nothing on a band of pink cape-wearing, fake boob-carrying phila ... More >>
Big pic below.Remember Ann Crall, the Lakewood cop's wife who allegedly faked cancer in order to shake down folks -- including police officers -- for thousands in charitable donations? Well, take the "allegedly" out of the previous sentence, because she's pleaded guilty to theft and charitabl ... More >>
Since this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October is overflowing with events to support breast-cancer causes. The most delicious event, though, will definitely be Cook for the Case, tonight at Kimball Distributing, 1400 West Third Avenue, and billed as "a delicious way to help fight the ba ... More >>
See full-sized photos below.Suddenly, people allegedly pretending to have cancer for personal gain are everywhere. Hot on the heels of the jail sentence leveled against admitted cancer-faking hottie Tausha Marsh, we learn about a grand jury indictment against Ann Crall, who's said to have col ... More >>
As Colorado's medical-marijuana industry grows, marijuana dispensaries of all types and sizes are proliferating around the state. Some resemble swanky bars or sterile dentist offices; others feel like a dope dealer's college dorm room. To help keep them all straight, Westword is offering a no ... More >>
Breakfast! It's what's for dinner! That's the siren song of this year's Breakfast for Boobs, a benefit to battle breast cancer. The fundraiser, which takes place on Sunday, April 18 from to 5 to 8 p.m. at Hot Cakes Diner, 1400 E. 18th Ave., is hosted by the Denver chapter of Ladies United for ... More >>
"And here's another mistake you guys made..."Back in 2007, the Denver Post's Jim Spencer was downsized right out of his plum metro-columnist's gig -- and months after landing a job as the communication director for the University of Colorado Denver's School of Medicine, he was still publicly ... More >>
Lance Armstrong at rest.Mason Tvert is brilliant at making any subject about marijuana -- but he's really outdone himself this time. In his latest media jeremiad, the head of SAFER (Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation) goes after bicycle racer Lance Armstrong for becoming the new spoke ... More >>
During October, Village Tavern ,at 1 West Flatiron Crossing Drive in Broomfield, is marking the 25th anniversary of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by serving up special Hope-tini cocktails to raise money for breast cancer research. "People are definitely interested," says John Davis, Villag ... More >>
Chocolate plays well with others.
LUPEC's Breakfast for Boobs raises cash to fight cancer.
The dangle angle
Monica Janzen had a great voice, a solid band and a new record. She also had breast cancer.
When a doctor makes a rare but horrible mistake, who should bear the scars?
Can bone-marrow transplants save breast-cancer patients? There's little middle ground in the debateand lots of uncharted territory.
Dr. Paul Hamilton refused to let his patients meekly accept their cancer.
WHEN MEGAN JONES ASKED HER INSURANCE COMPANY TO PAY FOR HER CANCER TREATMENT, SHE FOUND TRUTH WAS AT A PREMIUM.
THE DOCTOR'S IN JAIL AND MOST BOARDMEMBERS HAVE QUIT--BUT BILL COORS VOWS TO PRESS ON.
AT DEATH'S DOOR, AIDS DOCTOR ADAM MYERS BATTLES TO POSTPONE THE INEVITABLE.WHERE THERE'S HOPE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS, DR. ADAM MYERS MEASURES VICTORY ONE DAY AT A TIME.