The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 26, 2012

The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Celebrates Survivors!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 — Charlotte, NC -- The American Cancer Society’s Making

Strides Against Breast Cancer continually strives to find a cure for

Breast Cancer.  They also offer programs that give women going through

breast cancer treatment the power and support it takes for their bodies

to heal.

Meet Danielle Murray, a wife, mother, and a breast cancer survivor.

The day before her 31^st birthday, March 24, 2009, Danielle was

diagnosed with a high risk and aggressive form of breast cancer

(borderline stage 3, HER2+, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma) Because of

Danielle’s age and lack of apparent risk factors, the cancer went

misdiagnosed for almost a year, resulting in her cancer being very

aggressive by the time it was finally diagnosed.

March 10, 2009, Danielle was watching Dr. Oz discuss medical mistakes.

  He mentioned a case where they switched two women’s mammogram scans –

one had breast cancer and the other did not.    This story was her

wake-up call to insist on a mammogram.  March 17, 2009, she had a

mammogram, which was followed by dozens of needle biopsies.  After many

more scans and tests, it was confirmed that she had four large tumors

growing within her, two in her breast and two in her lymph nodes.

Due to the just-in-time diagnosis and the aggressive treatments she

endured, Danielle is now 3 years out and in remission.  Her body

responded well to the chemotherapy and her chances of “disease free

survival” jumped from 40% to 90%.  She is a survivor!  She has found her

place of joy out of her experience.  She and her Husband, Dan; have

adopted a baby boy, they have named Aidan.  She looks back at the dark

times through her diagnosis and treatment and states “It all led me to

where I am today, “Aidan’s Mom”, it was all meant to be.”, DanielleMurray

Danielle Survivor.JPG

Dan, Danielle, Aidan (photo courtesy of Danielle Murray)

Text Only
  • NCSU STUDY: Finding the Mix: Solar Cell Efficiency a Delicate Balance

    Research from North Carolina State University reveals that solar cell efficiency is based upon a delicate balance between the size and purity of the interior layers, or domains. These findings may lead to better designs and improved performance in organic solar cells.

    March 30, 2014

  • William Shatner.jpg Shatner, Hogan, Elvira and more prepare for Mad Monster Party

    Prepare to boldly go where no man has gone before.

    March 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • DOT closes roads in Cabarrus due to flooding

    Charlotte - Heavy rains over the last several hours have prompted the N.C. Department of Transportation to temporarily close several roads in Cabarrus County flooded by rising waters. Sections of Rocky River may reach 17 feet and spill over its banks today, while localized flooding is still possible across parts of the Charlotte region through this afternoon.

    March 7, 2014

  • Highlight of Town Creek Under the Stars will be the Moon on March 15

    Mount Gilead – Town Creek Indian Mound will host Town Creek Under Stars on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.  Participants will view the nearly full Moon and learn fun moon facts.  The March full moon, called many different things by various American Indian tribes, was an important one in that it marked the end of cold weather and the beginning of spring

    March 3, 2014

  • NCDOT Will Close A Section Of Wilshire Avenue In Cabarrus County For Bridge Replacement

    The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of Wilshire Avenue in Concord at 8 a.m. Saturday, weather permitting. Crews will replace the bridge over Irish Buffalo Creek, requiring the road to remain closed through November 1.

    February 25, 2014

  • Concord Mills adds Sea Life Charlotte-Concord to its brand of shopping

    CONCORD – Concord Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Carolina, has added Sea Life Charlotte-Concord to its roster of popular retail stores, plus family dining and entertainment options. Sea Life Charlotte-Concord will further solidify Concord Mills’ position as a leading attraction for local shoppers and visitors from across the U.S. and beyond, according to the shopping giant.

    February 20, 2014

  • GRITS: The Musical returns to Wingate University this weekend

    Wingate, N.C. – GRITS: The Musical (Girls Raised In The South) returns to The Batte Center at Wingate University this weekend. Based on southern stories in the book by Deborah Ford, Erica McGee, president of McGee Productions, wrote the script and songs for the musical. The musical premiered at Wingate University in 2008.

    February 18, 2014

  • DENR staff working with utility at site of Dan River spill in Rockingham County

    RALEIGH – Staff with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources have been alerted to a spill of coal ash from a stormwater pipe into the Dan River in Eden and are on-site working with Duke Energy officials to control the spill to protect public health and the environment.

    February 4, 2014

  • Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir begin winter tour

     Wingate, N.C. – The Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kenney Potter, will be performing concerts around the state. They will perform sacred works from the 18th century as well as the 21st century. Additionally, they will be performing African-American spirituals and South African folk songs.

    February 4, 2014

  • Town Creek Under the Stars will view Neptune and Mercury on Feb. 8

    Mount Gilead – Town Creek Indian Mound will host Town Creek Under Stars on Saturday at 6 p.m.  Participants will view Neptune and Mercury side-by-side in the western sky at sunset.

    February 3, 2014

Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide