They’re the faces of Carroll County’s 2018 4-H & FFA Fair. But there’s more to them than meets the eye. Westminster High School students Liam Bates, 17, and Payton Steele, 16, were named Mr. and Miss 4-H. They've embraced a leadership role leading up to the fair, and will continue to lead after.
John W. Rietz, a retired architect who was known for designing medical facilities and his work with the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, died April 17 from complications of pulmonary fibrosis at his Hunt Valley home. He was 73.
On Nov. 11, our Moonlit Mission Team once again took part in the Light the Night Walk which raises funds for the life-saving medical research and patient services provided by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), the captain of the fundraising team writes.
For Nancy Corbitt and her daughter Ashley Loftice, of Eldersburg, oncology nursing is something of a family business. Corbitt has been working with cancer patients at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center since she graduated from nursing school in 1986. Two years ago, Loftice followed in her mother's footsteps, joining the cancer center after working at a private practice. Corbitt cares for leukemia and lymphoma patients during in-patient chemotherapy, and Loftice
Can a childhood cancer doctor like me have insights about that other end of medicine — older adults with dementia? Confronting my wife's Alzheimer's disease, I am appalled by the lack of effective therapy for her and by what I see as a lack of direction in clinical dementia research, a lack of structure and a lack of ambitious leadership.
Almost seven years after my leukemia diagnosis at age 23, side effects from the chemotherapy that saved my life mean I likely won't bear children. I wasn't given an option to preserve my fertility, but even if I had been, the decision would have come with a huge price tag. Insurance companies are not required to cover the cost of fertility preservation for teen-age and young adult cancer patients.
Bond Mill Elementary students participated in the Pennies for Patients program that raises money by collecting change for those with leukemia and lymphoma to find cures for blood cancer. The students and their family were so generous with their spare pennies that they raised almost $2,300.
Jean Bradford, 81, a retired Goucher College psychology professor who was a co-founder of the Women's Studies and Peace Studies Programs, died of leukemia complications Dec. 28 at the Keswick Multi-Care Center.
At least 70 units of blood were collected during the fifth Team Carolyn blood drive at the Bel Air Armory Thursday. The drives are in honor of Carolyn Lynch, of Bel Air, who is in remission from leukemia.
A year ago, while county officials from around Maryland gathered for their annual beachside conference in Ocean City, Gov. Larry Hogan was in a Baltimore hospital undergoing his first round of chemotherapy. This year, Hogan is everywhere at the Maryland Association of Counties convention – raising funds, shaking hands, and visiting a young friend still undergoing cancer treatments.
The fourth annual St. Baldrick's Foundation head-shaving fundraiser at Looney's Pub in Bel Air set a record for participation this year, with 67 'shavees.' Local children who have either beaten cancer or are still fighting it were honored at an annual event that raises tens of thousands of dollars for children's cancer research.
The challenge these days for University of Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese and her husband, 1988 Laurel High graduate Mark Thomas, is raising two active boys in a family where the mother is in a profession that can be all-consuming in terms of time and mental energy.
Carolyn Lynch has spent most of the past six months in the hospital being treated for leukemia, but she had the opportunity to come out Monday evening and meet some of the people who have been supporting her in her ongoing battle against cancer.