survivors

NDSU Raises Sexual Assault Awareness At Take Back The Night

They're hoping that having survivors be able to speak and share their messages will help open people's minds about the level that it affects everyone.

  FARGO N.D. — Students clambered into the Great Room at NDSU’s Memorial Union to talk about a topic they say isn’t discussed enough. “A lot of sexual violence happens to college age students, so it’s very relevant to our age group; it’s just a way for people to protest against sexual violence and to set the stage for survivors…

New Ulm Diocese Reaches $34 Million Settlement Deal

The bankruptcy case involves 93 people who say they were sexually abused by priests and others

NEW ULM, Minn. — The Diocese of New Ulm in Minnesota has reached a $34 million settlement in its bankruptcy case with 93 people who say they were sexually abused by priests and others. Attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents many of the survivors, says it includes contribution of $8 million from the diocese and its parishes with the rest coming…

Making the Little Things Count: Local Organization Helps Breast Cancer Fighters

That's where Pink It Forward comes in...they think about the details

FARGO, N.D. — When you are fighting a life threatening disease, the little things can make all the difference. That’s exactly what Pink It Forward is doing. One in every eight women will develop breast cancer. “In some way we are all affected by breast cancer,” said Shannon Tjaden, the United States of American Mrs. North Dakota. But it’s not…

Sanford Health Helping Survivors of Stroke Move Forward

This is the second year Sanford put on the retreat

WEST FARGO, N.D. — For the second year in a row, Sanford Health is reminding stroke survivors it’s possible to recover and move on with their lives. Survivors and their caretakers were all invited to a retreat in West Fargo. Health care experts taught them about different lifestyle tips, rehabilitation and therapy techniques and what their caregivers can do to better…

Sanford Breast Cancer Retreat Helps Survivors Support Each Other

Survivors can share stories and hear from experts

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Sanford hosted a breast cancer retreat that brings survivors together. One attendee, Sandra Dunn, is a two–time cancer survivor. Her advice is simple: stay positive. When she was first diagnosed in 2008, she says she lived her life to the fullest. “I danced a lot, I spent a lot of time with my family and friends. I…

NDSU Partners with ND Cares: Furthering to Provide Support

ND Cares offers support for service members, veterans, families, and survivors

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU has officially partnered with ND Cares and people are honoring the collaboration at a signing ceremony. ND Cares offers support for service members, veterans, families, and survivors. NDSU President, Dean Bresciani says the university has always and will continue to be a strong supporter of those who put their lives on the line. Those with ND…

High School Students are Fishing for a Cure

Students are dipping in their fishing rods hoping to pull out some cancer research funds ahead of Relay for Life

FARGO, ND – Students are dipping in their fishing rods hoping to pull out some cancer research funds. In preparation for Relay for Life on Friday April 13th, students at Fargo North High School went fishing for a cure, using magnetic rods to fish out a prize. During the school lunch periods, kids donated $1.00, casted the lure into a…

Clothesline Project Raises Awareness of Sexual Assault to High School Students, UND Campus

This was the 22nd year for the Clothesline Project at UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Clothesline Project is on display in UND’s Memorial Union. T–shirts are hung on clotheslines throughout the union’s ballroom depicting messages of abuse survivor experiences. Students from Grand Forks Red River and Central High Schools visited the display. School officials hope that students become more aware of sexual assault and help those who are victims of…

North Dakota Firefighters Rescue Survivors of Collapsed Building…It’s Only a Drill

The chief said a Sioux Falls building collapse which killed one person last December is one of many reasons this training is important

FARGO, ND — Firefighters from Fargo to Minot are saving people from a collapsing office building as part of a simulation. Before getting a taste of the action, crews set up obstacles which will simulate a partially collapsed building. It’s the culmination of eight days of training to prepare them from natural disasters or other structural issues. Seasoned firefighters experienced…

Knitted Knockers Making a Difference in Lives of Breast Cancer Survivors

Knitted Knockers is an organization dedicated to making lightweight prosthesis for women who have had mastectomies due to breast cancer

NATIONAL — A group of women in Wisconsin are using their knitting skills to make a unique difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors. “It will bring tears to your eyes,” said Janice Stuntebeck, who is one of the knitters. “That makes you feel special.” Knitted Knockers is an organization dedicated to making lightweight prosthesis for women who have…