At first, Richard Lynch thought his wife just had a sore throat. But about two months ago, the co-owner of Bel Air's Buontempo Brothers Pizza was shocked to learn Carolyn, who just turned 50, actually had leukemia.
Columbia residents Christy Erwin and Margie Jessell have organized Around the World Family Fitness Challenge, Aug. 22 at Martin Road Park in Columbia to raise funds for Zaching Against Cancer with 14 challenging activities participants do at their own pace.
Leo F. Matrangola, 62 Bel Air's recently retired police chief who held the post for 24 years who had earlier headed a vice and narcotics unit in Baltimore County, died of leukemia Sunday at his Street home.
What turns fun, social activities like bowling, laser tag, and dinner at a restaurant into events with an important purpose? When they are organized as fundraisers with a mission, and that is what Ben Oliver, of Timonium, did. This rising junior at The Gilman School was recently recognized for his outstanding efforts in raising money for the Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLSS). As first runner up in the Student of the Year Campaign, Ben raised more than $18,000.
By Karen Gardner Radke and email@example.com
A group of students from Lansdowne High School raised more than $170 over the past month to donate to cancer research at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The club's first fundraiser was a sale of bald caps as a show of support for those going through cancer treatment. It was inspired by the leukemia diagnosis of Kerney's friend's sister.
The students who participate in the Biomedical Sciences Program at Bel Air High School – as well as those who have completed it – have not only learned the principles of human biology and laboratory science but how to apply them and develop products, processes and programs that have real-world implications.
On Oct. 4, Jay Sadowski, an avid fisherman and hunter, died of leukemia at age 59. The cancer was discovered while he was being treated for a flesh-eating infection he contracted while fishing in the South River near where Gov. Larry Hogan lives. The infection ravaged his body even before the cancer could. Other people around the bay also have contracted these infections. But Jay's death stands out as a tragedy of the commons, a reflection on the poor health of the bay and the inability of
An estimated 1.8 million people in the United States are living with, or in remission from leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma, and a new case is diagnosed every three minutes. Blood cancers affect people of all ages.
Chris Mather, one of the organizers of the event and a friend of Josh Bainbridge's since middle school, said the main attraction of the fundraiser for Josh's leukemia treatment will be a corn hole tournament. Currently, 30 teams have signed up for the tournament, he said, but they are still accepting entrants. Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams but Mather said he has not determined what those prizes will be.
Victoria F. "Vickie" Gelfman, a popular prosecutor in the Howard County state's attorney's office whose 18 month struggle with acute myeloid leukemia whose blog posts served as an inspiration to others, died Friday of the disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 31.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
It has been a hectic 48 hours for former Ravens defensive tackle Arthur Jones, whose hard work during his four years in Baltimore was rewarded with a five-year, $33 million contract from the Indianapolis Colts shortly after free agency began Tuesday afternoon.
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 structures, patients battling blood cancers and many other serious conditions are forced to pay prohibitively high out-of-pocket costs for their treatment, which causes many patients to go without treatment entirely.
Pet lovers in Bel Air have a new shopping option thanks to the opening of Mill at the Mall, a pet-supply boutique sharing space with the Humane Society of Harford County¿s "Rescue Me!" adoption center inside Harford Mall.
Jacob Barford, an eighth grader at Centreville Middle School in Queen Anne's County, has Evans Syndrome, a rare auto-immune disease in which an individual's antibodies attack their own red blood cells and platelets.
But people with anosognosia, who tend to stop their treatment as soon as they leave the hospital, have been failed by deinstitutionalization. This is a particular problem in Maryland — one of five states where the law does not allow doctors to keep a patient under court-ordered commitment after release into the community.