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October 22, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City Evening walk today honors those affected by cancer

The Maryland chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will holds its sixth annual Baltimore Light the Night Walk tonight at the Inner Harbor.

the lives of people affected by cancer. Participants will carry flickering red-and-white balloons.

Food, live music and entertainment is planned, and more than 1,000 people are expected to help raise over $100,000. Seven-year-old Mason Maddox will be the societys Baltimore youth ambassador.

Ravens Lewis among those to be honored at breakfast

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is among those being honored for their leadership tomorrow at the Associated Black Charities 19th annual Meeting and Recognition Breakfast.

The Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant, founder of the Empowerment Temple of Baltimore, and former Circuit Judge George L. Russell Jr. will also be honored at the event, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Baltimore. Russell became the first black judge on Marylands Circuit Court in 1966, and was later the citys first African-American solicitor and president of the Baltimore City Bar Association.

Carla Hayden, executive director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $50 and may be bought by calling 410- 659-0000

In Baltimore County

Exposition on disabilities scheduled at Jewish center

p.m. Sunday at the Ben and Esther Rosenbloom Jewish Community Center, 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave.

The free event provides an opportunity to learn about disabilities, services and resources, and to celebrate the accomplishments of people with disabilities, organizers say.

The event is sponsored by the Professional Advisory Committee on Special Needs, which includes the Center for Jewish Education, the Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister League, Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Services and Jewish Vocational Service, all agencies of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. Other sponsors include Families Involved Together, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Kodem Kol and Yachad.

Information: Susan Kurlander, 410-653-5710 or e-mail skurlander@jbbl.org; TDD: 410-735- 5003.

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