|Updated: 9/07/2012 6:00 pm
||Published: 9/07/2012 5:11 pm
Today is Arkansas Grandparent Caregiver Day.
And one network wants people to be aware of the important role grandparents play in a child's life.
The Arkansas Kinship Caregiver Network met this morning in the capitol rotunda.
It's a new peer-led advocacy coalition of grandparent and relative caregivers.
Right now nearly 70,000 Arkansas children live with a grandparent, including those in foster care placement.
And more than a third of them live in poverty.
Coalition members' main goal is to give caretakers the resources they need to live a quality life.
Breast Cancer Radiation
A new approach to radiation therapy for breast cancer could be a safer one.
A study out of New York University shows changing the position of a patient during radiation may reduce the risks of heart and lung problems later on.
The study suggests the prone, or face-down position may be better for most women.
The prone position was linked to less exposure of the lungs in all patients.
And in those with cancer of the left breast, the prone position was linked to a reduced exposure to the heart.
Stand Up to Cancer
Stand up to Cancer - that's the name of a star-studded fundraiser airing tonight at seven - here on FOX16.
One out of every two men and one out of every three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime
The "stand up to cancer" initiative raises awareness and money for cancer research.
You can donate through online or televised efforts.
Tonight Tim McGraw and Alicia Keys will perform. Also appearing are Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Katie Couric and many more.