Reminder! The TJ Memorial golf tournament is this Saturday! If you have not registered, please register HERE. You don’t have to pay until the day of the tournament but please register in advance. If you want to register and pay you can do that HERE. Your registration fee goes toward a scholarship for nursing students attending the Loretto Heights School of Nursing at Regis University; “The TJ Myrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship”. The deadline for registration is the 7th so please get registered today!
This scholarship has opened many doors for me. It’s allowed me to pursue one of my dreams, since I was in seventh grade, to become a Nurse! The T.J. Myrick Scholarship continues to give me the chance to forget about my financial worries and truly focus on my studies. I’ve been able to gain confidence in what I’m learning and why I decided to care for the whole person. I want to be able to provide the best care possible to a patient and being a student at Regis University is giving me that opportunity. My passion for learning has been able to continuously grow through the Nursing Program. I couldn’t be more excited for where my future is headed and it is because of the T.J. Myrick Scholarship that I’m able to have this mindset.
My name is Melissa Howell and I had the honor of being the first ever recipient of the TJ Myrick Scholarship. Since my graduation from Regis University, I successfully passed my board license exam on the first attempt and began working at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver shortly there after. It has been an amazing place to work with many supportive coworkers as I begin to develop my career and nursing practice. In addition to caring for my patients, I have most recently been awarded the position as co-chair for our Unit Based Council where the idea of shared governance allows the nursing staff to make their voices heard on changes in the hospital and share ideas about how we can make our work more efficient and safer, and better the time our patients spend with us. My unit director has also asked me to begin taking students and new nurses to shadow me occasionally during my work due to my affinity for teaching. I look forward to further growing in my skills and my nursing practice for years to come! I owe my successes in part to the Mr. and Mrs. Myrick and the TJ Myrick Scholarship for helping me turn my dreams into a reality. This scholarship meant so much to me and I know will help so many other bright future nurses in helping their dreams come true as well!
We have finally uploaded the pictures from the tournament. Please look for them HERE.
The causes of most childhood cancers are not known. About 5 percent of all cancers in children are caused by an inherited mutation (a genetic mutation that can be passed from parents to their children).
Most cancers in children, like those in adults, are thought to develop as a result of mutations in genes that lead to uncontrolled cell growth and eventually cancer. In adults, these gene mutations reflect the cumulative effects of aging and long-term exposure to cancer-causing substances. However, identifying potential environmental causes of childhood cancer has been difficult, partly because cancer in children is rare and partly because it is difficult to determine what children might have been exposed to early in their development. More information about possible causes of cancer in children is available in the fact sheet, Cancer in Children and Adolescents.
Information Source: http://www.cancer.gov/types/childhood-cancers
According to the National Institute of Health (http://www.cancer.gov/types/childhood-cancers), in the United States in 2015, an estimated 10,380 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed among children from birth to 14 years, and more than 1,000 children will die from the disease. Although pediatric cancer death rates have declined by nearly 70 percent over the past four decades, cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease among children. The major types of cancers in children ages 0 to14 years are acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors, and neuroblastoma, which are expected to account for more than half of new cases in 2015.