Local heroes inspiring us all.
Enjoy these stories of local heroes making a difference in the lives of so many, whether through their strength or care for others. Be inspired by their personal stories and journey in helping others.
Mary Lou Robinson
Cancer has hit close to home more than once for Mary Lou Robinson, and that’s why she’s so passionate about helping others in their fight.
Help Sami Kick Cancer and The Lodge
Founded in memory of Samantha “Sami” Curtis, The Lodge at Dreaming Tree Ranch offers a retreat where families can go to escape the every day stress of a pediatric cancer diagnosis with relaxation and outdoor adventure.
Kim's Hair Art Studio and Wigs
A stylist with more than 20 years of experience, Kim Peck can help women who have lost their hair to cancer find the perfect wig at her salon in Brushton.
As an End of Life Doula, Amber can offer nonmedical, emotional and spiritual support to local patients and families facing a terminal diagnosis.
St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund
The St. Lawrence County Cancer Fund continually raises money for the local fight against cancer with its annual event, the Edward I. Moses Walk/Run for Life.
Jackie Green and her team at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Cancer Center strive to make a patient’s experience with a cancer diagnosis as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
The staff at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s Richard E. Winter Cancer Center is dedicated to providing individualized care and offering a sense of hope for every cancer patient they help.
Rebecca Rivers and her students at Northern Light Yoga in Canton are no strangers to raising money to help people in their community.
Canton Central School
The staff at Canton Central School understands it takes a village to battle cancer, and they take that saying seriously when it comes to supporting students in need.
Dr. Robert Saidel
Dr. Robert Saidel and his wife Rita founded Ryan’s Wish Foundation in memory of their son Ryan, who strived to live life to the fullest even as he battled cancer.
The Gouverneur Breast Cancer Fund is composed of volunteers, including Terry Pistolesi, dedicated to helping provide support and financial assistance for anyone in the county diagnosed with breast cancer.
Local cancer patients who are terminally ill and no longer receiving curative treatment can find comfort in receiving care from Hospice, as can their families and caregivers.
For the past decade Cindy Murdie has helped raise tens of thousand of dollars towards the local fight against cancer in memory of her son Eric, who passed away from the disease nine years ago.
Penny Kring (Heath)
Photographer Penny Kring (Heath) offers individuals in St. Lawrence County facing a cancer diagnosis the opportunity to have beautiful pictures taken of themselves and with their families.