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Warm-hearted memories of UW-W’s biggest fan

Warm-hearted memories of UW-W’s biggest fan

January 23, 2013

  By: Zach Hicks Lying in his bed on Milwaukee Children’s Hospital’s cancer floor, Shaymus Guinn turned to his father to make a request. The request was not one many would expect from an 11-year-old who was losing his fight against Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, with his...

Student finishes 4K for Cancer bike trip

October 3, 2012

  After countless months of preparing and fundraising, Dong Hoon Lee spent this past summer biking from Maryland to California to benefit cancer awareness. The cause is close to Lee because his mother was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2006 while he attended high school in Fort Atkins...

UW-Whitewater graduate posts heartbreaking final video

August 19, 2012

For the past three years, UW-Whitewater graduate Eric McLean has been documenting his battle with cancer through a series of YouTube video blogs. McLean, 28, who was diagnosed with Leukemia nearly 10 years ago, was recently told by doctors there was nothing left they could do. In response, McLean...

Going the distance to fight cancer

April 4, 2012

UW-Whitewater international student Dong Hoon Lee will begin a 70-day bike trek across America to raise awareness of cancer on May 27. The non-profit organization, 4K for Cancer, is in charge of the fundraising event in which over 90 college-age people are participating. Lee’s 70-day bike journey...

Dreads for donations

March 30, 2011

Despite his numerous entrepreneurial projects and world travels, senior Henry Schwartz is most recognizable for his head full of dreadlocks. But anyone who easily recognizes him for this physical trait will soon need to find another way to identify him. With 52 dreadlocks on his head, Schwartz is...

Professor wins grant to study cancer cells

March 2, 2011

Christopher Veldkamp, assistant professor of chemistry, was awarded the Academic Research Enhancement Award by the National Institutes of Health to fund the research of cancer cells spreading throughout the body. Veldkamp applied for the $334,633 grant through the NIH after finding out about it through UW-Whitewater’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and through the...

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