Keeping a positive mindset has been key to a Peterborough woman's battle with breast cancer
January 21, 2016
PETERBOROUGH — There’s no time for negativity in Jane Ulrich’s life and that’s just how she likes it.
Born and bred in Peterborough’s East City, Ms Ulrich is a cancer survivor, dragon boat racer, business owner and ray of positive energy. That energy helped her bounce back not only from her own cancer but the deaths of family members and friends. That positivity, she says, it’s the defining difference between her pre-cancer and post-cancer self.
In an era when people think it's okay to communicate in emoticons, it seems odd that several recent hit songs, including Adele's Hello and Drake's Hotline Bling, are all about talking on the phone. Maybe it's nostalgia, or maybe they've discovered anew that to have a conversation with someone, you really need to hear their voice...
Today is World Pancreatic Cancer Day, intended to raise awareness for one of the deadliest cancers in Canada. A group of local women have marked the day by helping to raise an astounding $91,500 for pancreatic cancer research through a single event. The inaugral “Glass Gala – Unlike Any Other” was held on Saturday, November 1st at Mercedes Benz in Peterborough.
Just three weeks ago, the local United Way made a public plea, stating its 2008 campaign was $146,756 shy of matching the 2007 total. At the time, United Way executive director Len Lifchus cited the stalling economy as the major reason United Way campaigns across Canada were feeling the pinch.