Asbestos, a Toxic Terror

There are many known (and un-known) environmental carcinogens that we come in contact with almost daily.  First and foremost it is in the hands of our leaders and lawmakers to regulate and protect our children and communities as effectively and efficiently as possible.  And there are some individuals in power who care deeply about the […]

Cancer battle brings Last Unicorn to Boise

Ten Year old Lula Coe has faced more in the past two years than most people face in their lifetime.  In December of 2011 she was diagnosed with Wilms’ Tumor. The cancer sent Lula in and out of the hospital for countless surgeries and chemotherapy treatments. One thing that helps Lula through her struggles on […]

House Hearing on Chemical Safety Bill Showcases Doubts

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013 Washington, D.C. – A hearing at the House Energy and Commerce environment subcommittee yesterday surfaced deep doubts about a chemical industry-backed bill introduced earlier this year in the Senate to update the nation’s chemicals safety law. “I agree we should not pass S.1009 as written,” Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said of […]

Tug McGraw Foundation and Trevor’s Trek are Going ‘Over the Edge’ for Brain Cancer Research

    September 30, 2013, Yountville, CA – The Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF) has teamed up withAccelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2) to go “over the edge” and raise money and awareness for brain cancer research, treatment and to find a cure. Over the Edge for Brain Cancer is a unique fundraising challenge where participants or “edgers” commit to a fundraising minimum […]

State fails to keep track of dangerous materials shipped for disposal

Year after year the trucks rolled in, dumping loads of sewage sludge and contaminated dirt at a soil-recycling plant in this tiny desert community. Thousands of deliveries were dutifully recorded in a state database. Anyone who checked it would have seen that the plant had no state permit to accept hazardous waste. Yet the dumping […]

Filmmaker Ken Burns eyes Clyde Cancer Cluster

  Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is training his lens on the cancer cluster in eastern Sandusky County and the Clyde area, raising hope that he’ll raise awareness of the effect of the cancers on local families. Burns is not the director of “CANCER: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a planned six-hour, three-episode public television miniseries scheduled […]

Argentinians protest Monsanto as pesticide usage increases rates of birth defects and cancer

Ever since the biotechnology industry first made inroads into South America back in the 1990s, rates of birth defects, cancer and other illnesses have steadily increased, a direct result of pesticides and herbicides being sprayed near residential areas. And one group of mothers from Argentina, known as “Mothers of Ituzaingo,” is demanding that the industry’s […]

Suits claim Love Canal still oozing 35 years later

By CAROLYN THOMPSON — Associated Press NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — Thirty-five years after Love Canal’s oozing toxic waste scared away a neighborhood and became a symbol of environmental catastrophe, history could be repeating itself. New residents, attracted by promises of cleaned-up land and affordable homes, say in lawsuits that they are being sickened by the same buried […]

Over the Edge for brain cancer research wraps up

The ‘Over the Edge’ event for brain cancer research wrapped up this weekend in San Diego.  It has been an incredible experience for us.  We made many great friends and connected with old ones.  Team McGraw powered by Trevor’s Trek exceeded their fundraising goal with a total of $23,477 raised for brain cancer research.  We […]