After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, a Minnesota woman decided to support cancer charities and raise awareness – with a flock of pink flamingos. Mary Leisses ask friends and colleagues for $10. If they gave it to her, a pink flamingo would go in the yard and the donation would go to the American Cancer Society. Last year there were 380. This year, she wants 400.
Since 1978, Minnesota seniors have been able to count on them for a hot meal. But now the future of Meals on Wheels is in jeopardy. It’s a bright spot in Betty Luebke’s day; a fresh hot lunch, delivered just for her. The cancer survivor still suffers the effects of chemotherapy and has a hard time cooking for herself.
Academy of Holy Angels students will take the stage this weekend to perform the musical “Hairspray.” Derek Schwartz is playing the mother of the show’s main character. And his brother Joey also has a big role.
When we consider the things we are thankful for this time of the year, good health is high on the list for many of us.