Taco's owner, Laurel resident Linda Davis, collected donations from his supporters and presented $714 to the Laurel Police Department’s breast cancer awareness campaign, the Pink Patch Project, for METAvivor research and support.
One of the best tools available to reduce breast cancer deaths is the screening mammogram. The Harford County Health Department urges women age 40 and over to make time for themselves and make a screening mammogram appointment.
Cancer survivor Amy McCoy of Arbutus has acted as a cancer "sponsor" of sorts for three other women who were fighting cancer and she wants to start a sponsorship program through Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore.
Do these delightful cool autumn evenings have you ready for fire pit season? Call upon the campfire experts for your firewood and kindling needs. Cub Scout Den leader Jim Cline, of Anneslie, wants the Towson community to consider supporting Stoneleigh Pack 352 when buying firewood supplies. Place your order with the scouts, and they will deliver right to your doorstep in late October or early November.
The bras were donated as part of Katie Walls' Bras for a Cause, and once they were clean, the bras would be distributed among women's shelters as part of a charity drive that would raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
Newly released U.S. Census Bureau Data reports approximately 90 percent of Marylanders, as of 2014, are insured through private or public insurance sources. Unfortunately, many who have coverage do not take advantage of regular preventative health screenings which are offered at no additional cost.
October marks the 31st anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. While America joins together in the prominently display of "pink" everywhere and on nearly every imaginable item, the Harford County Health Department urges all women to take advantage of health care benefits and to be screened for breast cancer.
Tuesday night's rainstorm left Harford County soggy with up to 6 inches falling in some parts of the county but few reports of significant damage in what could be just the first round of a much more significant weather event over the next five days.
A threat of heavy rain Friday has forced the cancellation of the annual ceremony to illuminate the Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October.
While all three of Harford County's municipalities will participate next month in the annual Paint the Town Pink initiative to raise money to support cancer patients, the director of the Bel Air Downtown Alliance wants the county seat to "lead the charge."
Some 69 years ago on Oct. 24, 1945, the United Nations charter was ratified by the permanent members of the Security Council and by a majority or the original 50 signatory member nations; thus, the world peace-keeping organization officially came into existence.
By By Ron Browning and 410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, too many of us have been personally affected by this disease. According to the CDC, over 220,000 women and 2,000 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Excluding some forms of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer among women, and a leading cause of death among women of various ethnicities.
By By Elaina Clarke and Community Times Staff Reporter
Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Finksburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library is collecting letters for Girls Love Mail, a group that delivers handwritten letters to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
By By Lois Szymanski and Neighborhoods correspondent