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American Cancer Society

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  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month promotes everyday awareness

    March is observed across the nation as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Many survivors, patients, caregivers and others whose lives have been affected by colorectal cancer come together to generate awareness of the importance of getting screened and...
  • Water Witch fire company sells out of its barbecue chicken quick [Commentary]

    Members of the Water Witch Fire Company barbecued chicken for the second time this season at Woodlawn Station off Tome Highway Saturday and sold out by 2:30 p.m. The next dinner is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. Get there early! Teams...
  • Catonsville native prepares for cross-county bike ride

    Catonsville native prepares for cross-county bike ride
    Up until a month ago, Sarah Robbins had never ridden her bicycle more than 15 miles at a time. In less than a month, the 20-year-old Catonsville resident will bike 4,349 miles from Baltimore's Inner Harbor to Portland, Ore., for the Ulman Cancer Fund...
  • Mini-Relay for Life a big attraction for Carroll schools and residents

    Mini-Relay for Life a big attraction for Carroll schools and residents
    Butterflies were too expensive and doves were out of the question. After six years of using balloons instead of luminaries, the mini-Relay for Life committee at Carroll Vista in Taneytown was looking for something different. Concerns for the environment...
  • War of 1812 demonstration enacted at Heritage event [Port Deposit]

    The former Carriage House to the Tome Mansion was the scene of fascinating story-telling and scrumptious refreshments April 25 as the Port Deposit Heritage Corporation held its 38th annual General Meeting. After an abbreviated business meeting and...
  • Kaitlin Ames of Churchville participates in Stevenson University's Relay for Life

    On April 19, psychology major Kaitlin Ames of Churchville participated in Stevenson University's Relay for Life Event. More than $38,000 was raised to support the American Cancer Society. More than 500 Stevenson University community members gathered...
  • Rescheduled book signing for Jack Feezer's memoir is May 4

    In February, I wrote about 93-year-old John F. "Jack" Feezer, a Sykesville resident who penned a memoir about growing up in rural Howard County during the Roaring '20s and the Great Depression. Feezer went on to become a successful businessman, with a...
  • Water Witch Fire Company honors volunteers at annual banquet [Port Deposit]

    The men and women of Water Witch Fire Company gathered for their annual awards banquet on April 20 at the VFW Post 8185, Port Deposit. The banquet was dedicated to Rev. George Hipkins, who has 60 years of service to the company! Company president Rich...
  • Otis R. "Damon" Harris Jr., Temptations singer

    Otis R. "Damon" Harris Jr., Temptations singer
    Otis R. "Damon" Harris Jr., a Baltimore singer who performed with the Temptations during the 1970s and later used his own diagnosis of prostate cancer to help raise awareness of the disease in African-American men, died Feb. 18 from the disease at...
  • Anne's adventures in compassion

    Anne's adventures in compassion
    —A lazy Sunday morning. Arising later than usual. A long week of work in the books, a promising week ahead. Now living in Armenia, I correspond regularly with colleagues, friends and family back home in the States. Birds chirp as I check some emails...
  • Thompson's late kick leads to Survivor Run 5K win in Bel Air

    The lead runners in the Survivor Run 5K in Bel Air Sunday finished with a flourish of speed. Darren Thompson, 36, of Bel Air, led a pack of 240 as he rounded the final turn, 50 meters from the finish line. He glanced back as he did so, and saw two...
  • Paying for the illusion of cheating death

    Paying for the illusion of cheating death
    Anyone who wants to know why health care costs continue to soar need look no further than the recent recommendation by the American Cancer Society that current and former heavy smokers discuss lung cancer screening with their doctors. The guidelines...