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Cancer

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  • Lots of fundraising legwork — but few pants — in Cupid's Undie Run

    Lots of fundraising legwork — but few pants — in Cupid's Undie Run
    For years, Meg Rowe has been a periodic patient at the Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Neurofibromatosis Center, awaiting test results and undergoing procedures. But on Feb. 15, she plans to run a mile through the bitter cold — happily and in her...
  • Quarter auction in Parkton to help girl, 13, fight cancer

    Quarter auction in Parkton to help girl, 13, fight cancer
    Chandra Parker Thacker was called to Eastern York Middle School in November to pick up her daughter Nina, 13, who complained of being short of breath and light-headed in gym class. Thacker took Nina to the family doctor for a chest X-ray in case the...
  • New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate

    New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate
    Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer. The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...
  • Catonsville advocate for the environment battles cancer

    Catonsville advocate for the environment battles cancer
    As a man actively involved in the community for years, it's difficult for Kit Valentine to sit in the large brown recliner he has named "King Tut." But that's the only way he's able to get any relief from the constant pain in his back. The Catonsville...
  • Lynne Parks explores loss of migratory songbirds in BMA exhibit

    Lynne Parks explores loss of migratory songbirds in BMA exhibit
    At dawn in the spring and fall, Lynne Parks walks through the streets downtown, gathering the bodies of birds. Hermit thrushes. Common yellowthroats. Rose-breasted grosbeaks whose markings give them the appearance of being streaked with blood. Parks...
  • Carroll students shoot to benefit Johns Hopkins Children's Center

    Carroll students shoot to benefit Johns Hopkins Children's Center
    Fourth-grader Nathan Saunders hadn't been to Elmer Wolfe Elementary School since his cancer diagnosis in November. When he visited the Union Bridge elementary school Thursday, his classmates welcomed him by playing his favorite sport – basketball....
  • New options to treat multiple myeloma

    New options to treat multiple myeloma
    Multiple myeloma is cancer of the bone marrow, an incurable type of the disease that kills about 10,700 people a year. But for the 22,000 diagnosed annually, including recently Tom Brokaw, former NBC news anchor, there are new options for treatment and...
  • Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]

    Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]
    Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost...
  • Seton Keough High School students' walk-a-thon for cancer

    Seton Keough High School students' walk-a-thon for cancer
    The loop in front of Seton Keough High School on Caton Avenue was filled with students Wednesday morning for the all-girls Catholic school's seventh annual Kathleen Bowen Walk for Hope. Hundreds of girls wearing purple shirts walked laps around the...
  • More than $60,000 raised to fight cancer at Havre de Grace head-shaving event

    More than $60,000 raised to fight cancer at Havre de Grace head-shaving event
    Organizers of the inaugural Havre de Grace head-shaving fundraiser for the St. Baldrick's Foundation raised at least $60,500 for children's cancer research, an amount that is more than double their goal. The head-shaving event, which was put together...
  • Fundraising, fitness and competition blend at Kidz Triathlon

    Fundraising, fitness and competition blend at Kidz Triathlon
    For Clemens Crossing Elementary School rising fifth-grader Emily Erwin and her friends, participating in the sixth annual TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon on Sunday, July 21, was about more than receiving a medal at the finish line. It was about finding hope...
  • Bel Air concert benefits child with cancer

    “Rock Childhood Cancer” a benefit concert for 7-year-old Julia Warren, who has a rare, aggressive form of cancer, will be held at Bel Air Moose Lodge 1952 on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. There will be seven local bands appearing include Rezin,...