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Team Walk for Oliver

Miami, Nov 7, 2015: Over 200 of Oliver's friends and their families joined a Light the Night Walk for leukemia and lymphoma sufferers at Bayfront Park, making us the largest of 156 teams. We were the third highest friends and family fundraiser and also sold 200 OFS Foundation t-shirts. Thank you so much for remembering [...]

Artificial Turf Linked to Cancer?

ESPN, Tues Nov 3, 2016 8pmET/5pmPT: In this E:60 investigation 'The Turf War' former US National Team star Julie Foudy examines the use of crumb rubber on synthetic turf fields and the 180 reported cases of young athletes (including 65 goalies) who have contracted leukemia and other blood cancers after playing on these fields. Twenty [...]

Meet Oliver

Oliver Passion for soccer, compassion for the weak: Oliver, 12, died on Thursday June 18, 2015 within 36 hours of a leukemia diagnosis. Oliver was a goalkeeper for Miami's Key Biscayne U12 Elite team. They were the 2015 Kelme Cup elite level champions and ranked as high as 17th in Florida. As [...]

Child Cancer Clusters in Florida

Counterpunch, Miami, June 4, 2015: Alan Farago, President of the Society of the Everglades, reports on statistical studies by Dr Raid Amin, of the University of West Florida, identifying a pediatric cancer cluster in South Florida including Miami. The Florida Department of Health has not recognised the cluster, validated independently by other statisticians. Read more...

Benzene in Miami-Dade Well

The New Times, Miami, March 20, 2008: Reporter Isaiah Thompson looks into the story of how Bill Brant, then director of Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department, discovered that benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, was detected at a county water treatment facility - Northwest Wellfiled, which supplies the majority of the county's drinking water. One of [...]