Cancer survivor Karen Kruger, of Towson, and Lucas Townsend, of Michigan, met this weekend for the first time, two years after Townsend donated bone marrow for treatment of Kruger's multiple myeloma. The two partcipated at Meadowbrook Aquatic and Fitness Center in the Swim Across America fundraiser for Johns Hopkins' Kimmel Cancer Center, where Kruger was treated for the bone marrow cancer.
Displaying his trademark brand of courage, Zach Lederer bravely attempts to recreate the notorious strongman pose — biceps flexed and fists clenched — that turned a 2012 photo of his steely-eyed resolve to fight cancer into an Internet craze called "Zaching."
Patricia Artimovich, a Columbia breast cancer survivor, founded the Ride for Life dressage competition with the Potomac Valley Dressage Association to raise money for the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center. The fundraiser celebrated its 10th anniversary June 22-23.
Sky, a 14-year-old West Towson resident, has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment ¿ having at least a seventh round of the cancer-fighting drug since being diagnosed with primary mediastinal b-cell lymphoma, a form of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, on Dec. 3, 2012 ¿ at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Whiskey Island Mick, a former stunt man turned spice maker and bartender who was known for his colorful pepper-inspired kilts and bandannas, died Sunday from cardiac arrest at his Annapolis home. He was 48.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
A Forest Lakes Elementary School music teacher, preparing to take an extended leave to undergo aggressive cancer treatment, petitioned the members of the Harford County Board of Education Monday to allow his fellow educators to donate their sick days so he could accumulate enough paid time off for treatment.
When the Indianapolis Colts traveled to Baltimore for the Ravens' playoff opener in January 2007, fans greeted the city's former team with a vengeful intensity rarely seen in these parts. Six years later, the Colts are coming back to town for another playoff contest. But it remains to be seen whether old hatreds will bubble up as violently as they did the last time.