Thousands Turn Out for American Cancer Society Walk in Ocean City

first_imgBy Donald WittkowskiMargie S. Burgess and dozens of other women wore sashes across their shoulders that were adorned with one very powerful word emblematic of their fight against breast cancer: “Survivor.”Burgess and the other survivors were showered with applause and cheers as they waded through a crowd in the thousands Sunday at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Ocean City.“It all makes you want to cry in a good way,” Burgess said of the crowd’s emotional salute. “It gives you a good feeling that you have survived.”Burgess, 75, of Atlantic City, was diagnosed with cancer in October 2014 after a lump was discovered on her right breast. She went through a series of chemotherapy and radiation sessions for her treatment. She credited her family and her faith in God for giving her the strength to pull through.Breast cancer survivor Margie S. Burgess, 75, of Atlantic City, (middle, in pink cap) was joined by family members in her support group.“My family was a terrific support system,” she said, noting that two of her daughters took family leave from their jobs to help care for her. “If it wasn’t for Jesus Christ, I never would have made it.”In addition to her “survivor” sash, Burgess was wearing a pink baseball cap for the walk. Minutes before the event began at Ninth Street, she said she felt “terrific.”Burgess and other breast cancer survivors have beaten an illness that is diagnosed in nearly 250,000 women in the United States each year and will kill more than 40,000 of them in 2016 alone. In New Jersey, about 7,500 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and nearly 1,300 will die, according to the American Cancer Society.Those alarming numbers were not lost on the estimated 6,000 to 7,000 people who walked in the breast cancer awareness fundraiser Sunday.Friends and co-workers of Shore Physicians Group employee Beth Beaver showed their support for her. Beaver, who is dealing with cancer, did not participate in the walk.There was a sea of pink caps, T-shirts and banners, all symbolizing breast cancer awareness and the quest for a cure. Some walkers wore clothing or carried signs that had inspirational messages, including “No one fights alone” and “Keep calm and fight on.”“There are a lot of people who have breast cancer. It affects nearly every family,” said one walker, Ann MacMurray, 60, of Seaview.MacMurray was among a group of employees at Shore Physicians Group in Somers Point who participated in the walk to support their co-worker, Beth Beaver, who has cancer.Michelle Smith, 45, of Egg Harbor Township, another one of Beaver’s co-workers, described Beaver as being incredibly upbeat, even as she deals with the disease.“She has the most positive outlook of anyone I’ve ever known,” Smith said.Jason O’Neil, 37, of Ventnor, another employee at Shore Physicians Group, was comically dressed in a pink wig and tutu to show his support for breast cancer awareness.Waves of walkers started out at Ninth Street before strolling on the Boardwalk.“People still need to be aware that it affects everyone,” O’Neill said of cancer. “We are coming out to support those people and to bring people together for this cause.”Last year, the American Cancer Society’s walk in Ocean City attracted 6,000 people and raised $300,000. Spokesman Jason Plaia estimated Sunday’s crowd at between 6,000 and 7,000. Now in its 10th year, the walk is the American Cancer Society’s biggest event in South Jersey.“This is a growing event. Our hope is to make it even bigger every year,” Plaia said.last_img read more

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne arrested for drunk driving

first_imgColombo: Sri Lanka’s Test captain Dimuth Karunaratne was on Sunday arrested for drunk driving after he was involved in an accident that put the driver of a three-wheeler in hospital.According to a ESPNCricinfo report, police said that the injured driver sustained minor injuries. Karunaratne is expected to appear in court as early as Monday after the 30-year-old cricketer was granted bail.Depending on the outcome of the court proceedings, Sri Lanka Cricket would impose its own sanctions on the player. Karunaratne recently led Sri Lanka to an incredible Test series win in South Africa in February. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Pro Bowl 2019: Results, highlights from showcase of NFL stars

first_imgFor the third straight year, the AFC defeated the NFC in the Pro Bowl. The conference dominated from start to finish to win 26-7.Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes (156 passing yards, touchdown) and Jets’ safety Jamal Adams (sack, interception) took home the offensive and defensive game MVP awards respectively, in a game that featured many of the NFL’s best players from the 2018 season.  MORE: Super Bowl odds, picks After a fairly straightforward first half, some different looks emerged from both sides in the final 30 minutes, when players such as Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara lined up on defense while Melvin Ingram and Jalen Ramsey appeared on the offensive side of the ball, leading to several fun sequences of events.Sporting News provided live scoring updates and highlights from the Pro Bowl.Pro Bowl 2019: Results, highlights(All times Eastern.)NFC: 7AFC: 26Final: AFC 26, NFC 75:31 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC. Jaguars safety Jalen Ramsey catches a touchdown pass from Watson with 19 seconds left to pad the AFC’s advantage. The two-point conversoin attempt is no good. AFC 26, NFC 7CB ➡️ [email protected] catches the TD pass from @DeshaunWatson! #ProBowl— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 20195:30 p.m.: Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram now getting some run in at running back. 5:25 p.m.: Anthony Sherman’s big day continues. He makes the grab for a 49-yard gain. 5:23 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, AFC. Xavien Howard, who was tied for the NFL lead in interceptions, picks off Prescott’s fourth pass attempt on the drive. [email protected] with the fake pitch after the INT 💯📺: #ProBowl on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 20195:16 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, NFC. Mike Evans, who gets some run on defense, comes up with an interception. Several laterals later and the NFC will have the ball at the opposing 39-yard line.Not Dak to Coop. @Dak to HOOP!📺: #ProBowl on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 20195:09 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, NFC. The NFC finally gets on the board on a touchdown pass from Prescott to Austin Hooper. AFC 20, NFC 7Not Dak to Coop. @Dak to HOOP!📺: #ProBowl on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 20195:06 p.m.: The NFC had an easy touchdown but Dak Prescott’s pass went right off a wide open Amari Cooper’s helmet. 5:02 p.m.: Alvin Kamara and Saquon Barkley are playing on the other side of the ball and help the NFC defense get a stop. [email protected] and @Saquon… on defense! 👀📺: #ProBowl on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 2019End of third quarter: AFC 20, NFC 04:56 p.m.: NFC now has eight drives but no points as they go three-and-out. 4:47 p.m.:  Myers makes his second field goal of the game to increase the lead. Deshaun Watson led the AFC offense 57 yards down the field on the drive.  AFC 20, NFC 04:40 p.m. INTERCEPTION, AFC.  Adam Thielen throws the ball on a trick play and is intercepted by Jamal Adams. Second pick of the day for the AFC defense. . @TheAdamsEra is all over the place.He intercepts @Athielen19 on the double pass 😬📺: #ProBowl on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 20194:36 p.m.:  Ezekiel Elliott takes the fake and runs for 22 yards and a first down. FAKE PUNT! @EzekielElliott runs 22 yards on 4th and 13!📺: #ProBowl on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 20194:30 p.m.:  Myers misses a 57-yard field goal, an attempt set up by the short field.4:26 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, AFC.  Mitchell Trubisky, who entered the game at the end of the second half, is intercepted by Chris Harris Jr. on the first play of the quarter.He’s been talking about it all week … @ChrisHarrisJr with the #ProBowl PICK‼️— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) January 27, 2019Halftime: AFC 17, NFC 04:11 p.m.:  The NFC doesn’t get very far down the field before the half. They will start with the ball in the third quarter.4:07 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, AFC.  Myers kicks a 31-yard field goal to push the lead to two possessions.3:58 p.m.:  Luck and the AFC get a conversion on third-and-10 as we hit the two-minute warning. 3:49 p.m.:  The NFC’s offense continues to sputter as Michael Dickson’s third punt of the game lands inside the 10.3:46 p.m.: INTERCEPTION, NFC.  Luck’s pass is picked off by Kyle Fuller.. @The_Dream99 gets up in the QBs face and Kyle Fuller picks it!THAT’S Chicago Bears football!📺: #ProBowl on ESPN / ABC— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 27, 20193:44 p.m.:  After a three-and-out by the NFC, Andrew Luck takes over at quarterback.3:37 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC.  Fullback Anthony Sherman pounds it in for the AFC’s second touchdown of the game. Jets kicker Jason Myers tacks on the extra point.  AFC 14, NFC 0. @Chiefs doing work! @PatrickMahomes5 hands off to @Shermanator_42 for the TD!📺: #ProBowl on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 2019End of the first quarter: AFC 7, NFC 03:31 p.m.:  AFC quickly takes over with the ball and Mahomes and Allen connect for 50 yards to get into the red zone. . @patrickmahomes5 and @keenan13allen getting that connection down!📺: #ProBowl on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 20193:25 p.m.:  A trio of incompletions and a short run leads to the AFC turning it over on downs.3:19 p.m.:  Mahomes picks up where he left off and connects with Jared Cook for 33 yards.3:15 p.m.:  The NFC drives inside the 10 but Derwin James and the AFC come up with a goal line stand. Wilson was 3 of 3 passing for 57 yards on the drive.3:05 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, AFC.  Mahomes finds a wide open Eric Ebron, who walks into the end zone for a quick AFC score.  AFC 7, NFC 0.. @Ebron85 just keeps scoring TDs!The AFC gets on the board first.📺: #ProBowl on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 20193:04 p.m.:  AFC is putting together some early chunk plays. Mahomes with completions of 18, 15, and 12 yards to James Conner, Keenan Allen and Tyreek Hill. Conner also adds a 12-yard run.  The AFC West connection! @PatrickMahomes to @Keenan13Allen for the first down.📺: #ProBowl on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 20193:01 p.m.:  No kickoffs, so the AFC will start with the ball at the 25-yard line. Rain is coming down pretty hard in Orlando. 2:46 p.m.:  Mahomes would rather be in the Super Bowl, but this isn’t a bad alternative.#ProBowl @PatrickMahomes5 🔥📺: Pro Bowl | 3pm ET on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 20192:11 p.m.:  Russell Wilson warming up under center for the NFC. 👋 @DangeRussWilsonLess than an hour until gametime!📺: #ProBowl | 3pm ET on ESPN + ABC + Disney XD— NFL (@NFL) January 27, 2019last_img read more