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Andy Capwell’s Choice for Television Show of the Year

As 2012 comes to a close, you'll read 'best and worst of' lists. I want to keep this upbeat and only focus on the good. I am a television junkie and I like my share of what I call 'fast-food' television. Shows that are entertaining but really don't have much substance to them. However, I wanted to take this time to select my television show of the year.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Martina McBride’s Fans Raise Over $25K for Cancer Research

It's no secret that the right song can inspire healing and action, and Martina McBride's recent ballad 'I'm Gonna Love You Through It' is a prime example. The powerful and emotional song -- which describes one woman's journey through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment -- inspired McBride's fans to raise over $25,000 for cancer research.

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Indianapolis Colts Shave Heads to Honor Cancer Stricken Coach

It's been quite a season for the Indianapolis Colts. Led by rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, they find themselves 5 and 3, a surprising improvement from last year when they were among the league's worst teams.

The Colts have been quick to credit their first year head coach Chuck Pagano for setting the tone for their turnaround. But Pagano has actually been absent from the team since September, when he was diagnosed with leukemia.

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Courtesy of The Greenroom PR

Jason Aldean Raises Over $500K for Fight Against Breast Cancer in One Night

A Jason Aldean concert packed with over 20,000 fans is reason enough to put the whole room in a celebratory, rowdy mood. A Jason Aldean concert that also raises serious dollars for a good cause? That's an even better reason.

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Breast Cancer Also Affects Men

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and while all the pink we see on the players during NFL games in October mainly focuses our attention on how the disease affects women and what they can do about it, we should also keep in mind (or learn) that men, too, can contract breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in 1,000 men will fall victim to the disease, which claims the life of at least one man every day.

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Hit Songwriter Tim Johnson Dead Following Battle With Cancer

Tim Johnson is behind the lyrics to some of the most powerful country music songs written over the last two decades. The songwriter had over 100 of his songs cut on major label records, and was a cherished father, husband and friend to many in the Nashville community. Johnson died Sunday morning (Oct. 21) after a long battle with cancer.

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Can a New Sports Bra Really Detect Breast Cancer?

Is possible for a bra to detect breast cancer?

Well, according to First Warning Systems, the answer is a resounding yes. The Reno, Nevada-based company says they have invented a sports bra that comes complete with built-in heat sensors that can allow doctors to see malignancies through a state-of-the-art thermal imprint.

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Two Major Cancer Awareness Events Raise a Record Amount of Money This Weekend

More than $1.5 million was raised this weekend during two major cancer awareness events in Maine.

The 16th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk drew more than 1,500 participants in Portland alone. Other walks were held in Brunswick, Kittery and Damariscotta Sunday.

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image courtesy WALB

Man Discovers Skin Cancer on Scalp While Shaving Head To Support Wife’s Cancer

Talk about your lucky breaks.

Bud Stringer walked into a barber shop recently with a noble goal. His wife of twenty years, Dolly, was losing her hair due to the chemotherapy she had to take for breast cancer, and Bud wanted to show support by shaving his head as well.

Good thing too, as it revealed a cancerous melanoma on his scalp.

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Webb’s RV Center to Host Fundraiser to Fight Prostate Cancer

October is 'Breast Cancer Awareness Month.' Many special events are planned throughout the month to bring awareness and support to those effected and to their families. Also this month, a very special event is being planned in Bangor to raise awareness about prostate cancer in men.

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