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American Cancer Society

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  • Laurel Community Garden grows into second season

    Laurel Community Garden grows into second season
    With recent snows and sub-zero temperatures, it might not seem like spring is right around the corner. But Laurel gardeners are taking a cue from the plants they grow and keeping their eyes to the sun, like Suzanna Pieslak, who is caring for seedlings...
  • Port's Tome School added to sites for annual River Sweep cleanup

    Good news! The 14th Annual Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway River Sweep will add a new site to the usual waterfront scouring. This year, The Tome School campus on the Bainbridge property, will benefit from the shoreline and roadside clean-up. The...
  • Anne Arundel County health brief

    Heart health February is American Heart month. The Anne Arundel Department of Health offers kits and fact sheets about heart disease, its risk factors and prevention on the website learntolivehealthy.org. Tobacco-free kids week February 9 to 15, kids...
  • A cancer survivor's appeal [Letter]

    A cancer survivor's appeal [Letter]
    As a lung cancer survivor who began smoking as a teenager because it was cool, I know the dangers of smoking first hand. I volunteer for the American Cancer Society as a recovery coach for lung and esophageal cancer patients. In addition, I work as a...
  • County, city bills would carry fines for smoking in parks

    County, city bills would carry fines for smoking in parks
    Lighting up a cigarette on playgrounds, athletic fields and other areas in public parks could draw a $50 fine in Baltimore County and $500 in the city under legislation being considered in those jurisdictions. Supporters of bans on tobacco use say...
  • Council votes to restrict smoking in Baltimore County parks

    Council votes to restrict smoking in Baltimore County parks
    Smoking will be banned in parts of Baltimore County parks under legislation approved Tuesday by the County Council. The measure, which passed 6-0 with one member absent, bans smoking at playgrounds, tot lots, dog parks and athletic fields, and also...
  • Jane W. Dickinson, executive secretary

    Jane W. Dickinson, executive secretary
    Jane W. Dickinson, a retired executive secretary and community activist, died Feb. 13 of complications from a stroke at Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 94. "Jane was outgoing and friendly and was involved in everything in a very...
  • Prevention is the best defense against deadly skin cancers [Letter]

    Prevention is the best defense against deadly skin cancers [Letter]
    Thanks for your recent editorial supporting a ban on indoor tanning by minors ("Ban the booth," Jan. 20). As a melanoma survivor, I know the pain and uncertainty of going through treatment for that illness. My melanoma was probably caused by years of...
  • Hopkins women host Lacrosse Coaches Vs. Cancer game vs. Loyola

    Hopkins women host Lacrosse Coaches Vs. Cancer game vs. Loyola
    The Johns Hopkins women will host the first Lacrosse Coaches vs. CancerĀ event Wednesday night when they meet Loyola in a nationally-televisedĀ 5 p.m. game at Homewood Field. A basketball event until now, Coaches vs. Cancer aims to raise awareness,...
  • Roundup: No. 8 Virginia men outlast Mount, 14-6

    Host Mount St. Mary's pulled to within four goals of No. 8 Virginia, but a 4-0 run in the fourth quarter by the undefeated Cavaliers sealed a 14-6 win Tuesday. Mark Cockerton had a career-high and game-high seven goals for Virginia (4-0). Mike Fields...
  • Urging lawmakers to ban indoor tanning for minors [Letter]

    As a melanoma survivor, I know the pain and uncertainty of going through treatment. My melanoma was probably caused by years of being outdoors as a kid before sunscreen was invented. I am grateful for the treatment I received at Johns Hopkins Hospital...
  • Extended Stay hotels contribute rooms to cancer patients

    Extended Stay hotels contribute rooms to cancer patients
    The hotel chain Extended Stay America is partnering with the American Cancer Society to provide free and discounted rooms cancer patients being treated away from home. The chain will offer 40,000 rooms to patients and caregivers, including half of...