Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Glade Sun

March 20, 2013

Neighbors Together Against Cancer – Our 2013 campaign begins

CROSSVILLE — The Fairfield Glade Advisory Committee of the American Cancer Society (ACS) has good news to report, as well as sobering statistics. Here is a brief synopsis of more detailed information available at www.cancer.org/cancer/news/annual-report. The rate of death from cancer in the U.S. continues to decline among both women and men for the most common forms of cancer including lung, colon, breast and prostate cancer. This trend began in the early 1990s and is continuing as the weight of previous decades of enormous medical research, nutritional education and legislative advocacy has now begun to show encouraging and measurable progress in the war against cancer. Therefore, we do not need to continue to donate our hard earned funds to fight this insidious disease, right? You may want to read the rest of this article if you think we have cancer licked.

Since 1971 when Congress and President Nixon declared war on cancer, it has taken more than 20 years and billions in research funds to begin to slow down and finally change the trend statistics of new cancer incidences and deaths in the United States. This statement only applies to certain forms of cancer, previously mentioned, that produce nearly half of all cancer incidences in the U.S. Here are the most current statistics: new incidence of cancer reported in the United States for 2012 is estimated to be 1,638,910. U.S. deaths from cancer during 2012 are estimated at 577,190; estimated deaths from cancer in Tennessee are estimated at 36,610. These are not merely statistics, these numbers are about our fellow countrymen, Tennesseans, friends, neighbors and relatives.    

We are fortunate to live in a country that leads the fight against cancer. Cancer is an enormous global health burden. Today, cancer accounts for one of every eight deaths worldwide. More than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. In 2008, there were 12.7 million cases of cancer diagnosed and 7.6 million deaths from cancer around the world. These annual statistics are on a par with the worst wars in history, and they will never stop; they will only increase unless we win the war on cancer.                 

Yes, you may ignore this war; after all, we residents of Fairfield Glade are among the most fortunate. Look around, no matter how wealthy, or how poor we think we are, we are among the most fortunate one percent of the population of planet earth. But we do have a big stake in this war. Consider the latest percentage statistics (2006-'08) of developing cancer in the United States: At age 60-69: men 16 percent, or one in six; women 13.34 percent, or one in 10. At age 70+: men 38.27 percent or one in three; women 26.68 percent, or one in four. From birth to death, the statistics remain: men 44.85 percent or one in two; Women 38.08 percent or one in three. Over the next few weeks we will write more about how you can avoid cancer and how you can help win the war against cancer.

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  • County residents urged to vote

    Cumberland County has around 39,000 registered voters, as well as a strong reputation for voter participation.  However, as of press time on Tuesday, only 4,300 residents had taken advantage of early voting for the Aug. 7 primary and general elections. Local officials are predicting less than 50 percent of registered voters will cast their vote in the 14 days of early voting, plus election day. Only 23 percent of registered county voters participated in the May elections.

    July 30, 2014

  • Board amends by-laws

    At the July meeting of the Fairfield Glade Community Club, the board of directors approved a vote to amend the club's bylaws regarding uncontested elections of board members, effectively declaring Bob Diller and Steven Smith new board members.

    July 30, 2014

  • Naiad Kuhlman.jpg Senior olympian on the run for good health

    No one can get away with telling Naiad Kuhlman of Crossville that age is a barrier to exercise. The avid runner, personal trainer and instructor at Cumberland Medical Center’s Wellness Complex at Fairfield Glade won’t buy the excuse.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Enjoying nature.jpg Get your mink coat on the road

    It is interesting what animals you see crossing the roads sometimes. When animals cross roads, you can get a look at them, that wouldn't be possible if they stayed inside the cover of trees or grass. Sometimes, it is just a fleeting glance and you aren't sure what you saw. When you go into the woods looking for animals, they usually hide or leave the area before you even know they are around. But, roads are wide open with no cover. Also, most mammals are nocturnal, so they are out when we aren't. Anytime that I am on a two-lane road at night, I am always watching intently for wildlife in the headlights.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Read the latest edition of "The Bulletin"

    The Crossville Chronicle-Glade Sun also publishes a newsletter called "The Bulletin" in which you'll find a schedule of Glade activities and events, a restaurant and dining guide, golf information, and even tour schedules. Click here for the latest PDF edition of "The Bulletin."

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  • Patches of Life: The replacement years

    I need a new refrigerator. There are some other things on order too as we seem to be in the replacement year of our life. Everything from the light bulbs to the computer seemed to agree that this is the year of replacement.

    July 30, 2014

  • Abacus Column: Tennessee the third most corrupt state in the U.S.?

    According to a recent article in Time magazine, Tennessee is ranked third among U.S. States in political corruption. I am not sure how they measure such crime in order to make such a charge. Does some purveyor of statistics identify the number of elected officials proved guilty in a court of law; or merely charged with corruption?

    July 30, 2014

  • A Time 4 Paws celebrates pet adoption after 3 1/2 years

    Three and a half years ago, a local no-kill animal welfare organization known as A Time 4 Paws (AT4P) received an important email. A Nashville animal shelter volunteer asked if AT4P could take two severely abused English Pointer mixes. The email said they didn't want to take back two dogs they had placed in foster care for fear they would have to kill them.

    July 30, 2014

  • A Time 4 Paws collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls in fight against global poverty

    Attention anyone with a closet! Those shoes no longer wanted are desperately needed to fight the human tragedy of global poverty.
    That’s the message being delivered by A Time 4 Paws, which has launched an ongoing drive to collect shoes to help the poor. Used and new shoes can be dropped off at A Time 4 Paws in Crossville and can be left in the blue recycling bin outside labeled Soles4Souls.

    July 30, 2014

  • FFG Treasure Hunt set for Sept. 5

    The 2014 Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt is set for Friday, Sept. 5. This has always been a fun evening for those who enjoy puzzle solving, figuring out clues or just having a good time.

    July 30, 2014

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