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The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition  The mission of the NOCC is to save lives by fighting tirelessly to prevent and cure ovarian cancer and to improve the quality of life for Survivors.

More than 22,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and over 14,000 women die from the disease. Unfortunately, most cases are diagnosed in later stages, when the prognosis is poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early, when the cancer is confined to the ovary, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent. That is why it is imperative that the early signs and symptoms of the disease are recognized, not only by women, but by their families and the healthcare community.

ACS2_LOGO The American Cancer Society – Information and Resources for all forms of Cancer: Cervical Breast, Colon, Prostate, Lung, and Other Forms.Cancer causes 1 in 8 deaths worldwide and is rapidly becoming a global pandemic. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, there were 12.7 million new cancer cases in 2008. If rates don’t change, the global cancer burden is expected to nearly double to 21.4 million cases and 13.5 million deaths by 2030. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the toll of cancer and other chronic diseases is greater in low- and middle-income countries where people develop chronic diseases “at younger ages, suffer longer – often with preventable complications – and die sooner than those in high-income countries.” The economic toll is equally alarming; in 2008, cancer accounted for nearly $1 trillion in economic losses from premature death and disability.American Cancer Society “The Official Sponsor of Birthdays”
Chamber Logo McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau: McKinney, Texas #1 on Money Magazines Best Places to Live List! Money Magazine, McKinney ranked #1 on the best places to live in America. McKinney is the only Texas city in the top 10. Money editors and writers look at employment, schools, crime and safety and overall quality of life aspects to come up with the list. McKinney stood out thanks to our beautiful natural parks and open spaces, affordable and diverse housing, plenty of jobs and vibrant downtown that offers lots to do for residents.The elements that established McKinney as unique from its very beginnings are the same that continue to attract residents, visitors and businesses to our community today. Beautiful tree-lined streets, diverse residential neighborhoods, outstanding educational opportunities, a robust business environment, a charming historic downtown and a strong sense of community make McKinney truly stand out. The unique by nature brand so strongly associated with the city is more than a tagline, it is a commitment that embodies the community’s willingness to work together to make McKinney a great place to be. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, residents, businesses and visitors alike show that they strongly embrace the community’s vision and strong overall quality of life.Just 30 miles north of downtown Dallas, McKinney is a picturesque city with a small-town feel that is quite different from the Metroplex’s urban sprawl. Our friendly charm, green spaces and comfortable pace belie the fact that McKinney, with a population of more than 141,000, is one of the fastest-growing cities in America.
Chamber Logo Welcome to McKinney , Texas and the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. As one of the fastest growing communities in the United States you will find McKinney to be an outstanding place to live, work and raise a family! McKinney is truly unique by nature and is noted for its beautiful tree-lined streets with historic homes, gently rolling hills, and safe and family friendly environment. We boast a robust business climate and an appreciation for the arts, an abundance of shops and restaurants coupled with a storybook downtown and a strong sense of community.The McKinney Chamber empowers our member businesses to achieve economic success. We proudly serve over 1,200 member businesses representing over 39,000 employees throughout McKinney and Collin County . Our programs and services allow our strong membership the opportunity to grow their businesses and engage in our world-class community. Strong leadership and our committed membership allow the McKinney Chamber to be well positioned to lead our business community and navigate the ever changing business landscape.We invite you to get to know McKinney and get engaged with the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber Board, staff and membership are committed to your business success.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

 LLS is the leading source of free, highly specialized blood cancer information, education and support for patients, survivors, families and healthcare professionals. We touch patients in their communities through our chapters across the U.S. and Canada. We advocate for blood cancer survivors and their families, helping patients navigate their cancer treatments and ensuring they have access to quality, affordable and coordinated care.


The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent organization devoted to melanoma. The MRF is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients, caregivers and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.

The MRF’s website is the premier source for melanoma information seekers. The MRF is also an active advocate for the melanoma community, helping to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure. Its online forum – the Melanoma Patients Information Page (MPIP) – is the oldest and largest community of people affected by melanoma and is hosted through the MRF. It is designed to provide support and information to caregivers, patients, family and friends.

MMWS_Logo The Mickey Mantle World Series. AABA 16U World Series in McKinney, TexasAl Alford Field in McKinney, TX will once again be playing host to the AABC Mickey Mantle World Series.This year will mark the 16th consecutive year that the 16U division of the American Amateur Baseball Congress will be held in McKinney. There will be nine teams that have won the right to compete for the MMWS title in 2013. Teams have to win their state and regional tournaments to advance to the MMWS. Teams from all across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada compete for the right to play in the MMWS. This will be a great opportunity to watch some of the best 16 year old players in the country play this great game.
Dr._B_Logo Texas Hematology Oncology CentersTexas Hematology Oncology Centers (THOC) is a leading-edge, outpatient diagnosis and treatment facility in McKinney, Texas, conveniently located in the northern part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. At THOC, the goal is to eliminate cancer. To THOC, people are more than just their cancer symptoms. Compassion paired with aggressive treatment, has earned the gratitude of countless patients and their families. The Cox Family is eternally grateful and very blessed to have Dr. Dennis Birenbaum in our life.
TCYBA The Colony Baseball Association The Colony Youth Baseball Association (TCYBA) is a Texas non-profit organization that is tax exempt per Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. TCYBA is operated by its board members who are volunteers from the community that enjoy baseball and working with youth.TCYBA welcomes players from The Colony as well as other communities in the area. Please note that players who do not live in the city of The Colony will be required to pay a non-resident fee each season, per the City of The Colony Parks and Recreation Dept. TCYBA facilities are provided and maintained by the City of The Colony Parks and Recreation Department. tcyba.netThe Colony Five Star
The American Brain Tumor AssociationOur Mission, The mission of the American Brain Tumor Association is to advance the understanding and treatment of brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis. We do this through interactions and engagements with brain tumor patients and their families, collaborations with allied groups and organizations, and the funding of brain tumor research.
Dallas Web Design Company - Red Spot Design Red Spot Design is a Dallas web design company that offers website design and internet marketing to small and mid-sized businesses across the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex as well as world wide. Red Spot Design provided the website with integration into a content management system to allow Strikes for Cancer the ability to maintain their own website.



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