American Cancer Society marking 100th anniversary this summer.
Monday, April 8
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the organizers of the Wilmington Relay for Life.) This summer the Relay for Life of Wilmington and the American Cancer Society have much to celebrate. The Relay came to Wilmington 5 years ago, and the American Cancer Society came to being 100 years ago. Together local events and this national organization have made great strides in fighting back against cancer. Wilmington’s fifth Relay For Life will be held June 14-15 from 5:30 pm until 6:30 am at Shawsheen Valley Technical School. Since its beginning in 2009, Wilmington has raised $611,000. Those funds help people get well and stay well by supporting research to find cures and funding services such as rides to treatments. In …
Board Member calls the study a fiasco.
Outrage exploded onto the tiny scene at the Wilmington Board of Health meeting on Tuesday, November 16. Tempers flared amongst board members when they heard the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) had discussed the child cancer study at the Olin Chemical Superfund Site information meeting on Monday night without consulting the board or even updating them on what was occurring with the study. "This is a travesty, bordering on negligence," said board member Dr. James Ficociello, a local dentist. "Just furious! How dare you! Now we're finding out their statistical model is flawed?" Ficociello went on to call the study a "fiasco" and expressed outrage that the board was the body that requested the study (in 1999) from the state…