Tag Archives: Making a Difference

Farmhouse funds cancer research

October 11, 2017
By Clif Lusk

Troy University’s chapter of Farmhouse Fraternity has become the first known school-based organization to endow a research grant for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society that will study Hodgkin’s Disease.

“Cancer has impacted each of our brothers’ lives in some way, whether it be a friend or loved one,” said Andrew Dearing, the chapter’s president. “When…

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Cancer survivor Thornton now fighting for others

September 28, 2017
By Tori Bedsole

One Troy University student has conquered bone cancer and has chosen to give back to those in the situation she was once in.

Jada Thornton, a junior nursing major from Montgomery, was diagnosed was osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer, in 2009. In 2010, she created a Relay for Life team, which she named…

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Rural hunger, gardening and fighting food insecurity in Pike County

September 26, 2017
By Avery Livingston

Hunger is a silent problem and difficult to identify. It is not just an urban problem, and affects places like Pike County. In fact, it tends to hit rural areas even harder, considering its invisible nature. Almost 23 percent of Pike County residence are food insecure. According to Feeding America (2015), that is roughly 7,400…

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