A Night of Heroes honors local executives, community leaders and sports icons — and the people in their lives — who have been affected by a life-threatening illness. These individuals have demonstrated strength, resilience and selflessness, whether fighting their own battle of survival or supporting a loved one. Brought together by a mutual love of…

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In March of 2014, sports reporter Nestor “Nasty” Aparicio’s wife Jenn was diagnosed out of the blue with leukemia, just like some 50,000 people each year in the United States. Jenn has an extremely rare form of leukemia that has characteristics of both lymphoblastic and myelogenous leukemia, and the hope is that a bone marrow…

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Join for Joe – Senior Swab Day“Join for Joe” is said in my house almost as often as “good morning,” packages of swab kits are delivered frequently to my doorstep, and I often hear my high-schoolers announce “Hey, guess who swabbed today.” Almost three years ago, the name Join for Joe was born in my…

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