By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Because breast cancer will find one in eight American women, chances are high it will strike someone you know. Survivors from across Northeast Mississippi say they coveted the support from their friends, families and neighbors to help them through treatment and beyond. “It makes a world of difference,” said […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal PONTOTOC – The Pontotoc High Warriors added a bit of pink to their black and gold. The Pontotoc High School Band brought breast cancer awareness to the Friday night game with Itawamba AHS to assist local breast cancer survivors as they raised money for new band uniforms. “We knew […]

By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal BELDEN – If there’s such a thing as a lucky cancer diagnosis, Lisa Hill got one in December 2007. After two mammograms, she was told she had ductal carcinoma in situ in her right breast. According to the American Cancer Society, that meant the cells that lined the ducts […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Nearly every breast cancer journey goes through the surgeon’s office. “Every case gets surgical input,” said Tupelo surgeon Dr. Danny Sanders. “We’re always on the team.” Women often come for that first visit post-biopsy feeling bombarded by information, scared and overwhelmed. It’s a lot to take in, surgeons say. […]

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Two walks will be held in the next month to support those fighting Alzheimer's.

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal In the next month, Northeast Mississippians will have two opportunities to lace up their walking shoes in support of those fighting Alzheimer’s disease. “We want everybody to come out and walk,” said Shelli Wood of Tupelo, who is serving as the walk chairwoman for Saturday’s Walk4ALZ at Ballard Park […]


My Saturday morning never seems complete without a call from my friend, Kayla, alerting me to the best weekly deals at the local grocery stores. This gets my adrenaline flowing and, despite the fact I dread the bumper-to-bumper weekend traffic that seems to spill into the grocery aisles in the form of cart-to-cart traffic, I […]

By William Moore Daily Journal TamiMarie Bishop’s new red hair matches her outgoing personality. It’s no surprise she didn’t let a cancer diagnosis get her down – or slow her down. She ran a 5K in Key West, Florida, the day before she had a double mastectomy in Tupelo last October. She has already run […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal Brenda Worthey of New Albany and Joan Sparks of Belmont have seen first hand what breast cancer can do. Sparks lost her mother to breast cancer and melanoma in 1984. Two of her three children have survived cancer – one as a baby, one as a young adult. When […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Jennifer Groves’ experience with breast cancer has been anything but typical. The Booneville woman was diagnosed in April at the age of 29, more than a decade before breast cancer screening recommendations kick in. “I found a lump in March,” Groves said. “Nobody thought it was breast […]