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May 4, 2012
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center is hosting its annual Maryland Half Marathon this Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Maple Lawn community of Howard County. This is the race made famous by Dozer the Dog, who ran much of the course along with about 1,200 other runners. Proceeds will be used by the cancer center for breast cancer and health disparities research. There will be activities for kids as well as the 13.1-mile race. But Dozer will likely be a big draw.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Nothing could save Albert P. "Skip" Viragh Jr. from pancreatic cancer, but a $65 million gift from his foundation will help other patients suffering from that and other deadly cancers. The money will be used to help pay for construction of a patient care building at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, the medical institution announced Tuesday. The new building will bear the name of Viragh, an innovative Maryland mutual fund investor who died from pancreatic cancer in 2003 at age 62 after receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins.
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BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
Nothing could save Albert P. "Skip" Viragh Jr. from pancreatic cancer, but a $65 million gift from his foundation will help other patients suffering from that and other deadly cancers. The money will be used to help pay for construction of a patient care building at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, the medical institution announced Tuesday. The new building will bear the name of Viragh, an innovative Maryland mutual fund investor who died from pancreatic cancer in 2003 at age 62 after receiving treatment at Johns Hopkins.
HEALTH
By Donna M. Owens, For The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
When the runners at this year's Maryland Half Marathon make their way across the finish line after 13.1 miles, Amy Babst plans to be there handing out medals with a smile. "It means so much to me to support those who are raising money to fight cancer," says the 29-year-old Linthicum resident. "Especially as a cancer survivor myself. I'm very lucky. And I have so much to live for. " Indeed, marathon co-founder Michael Greenebaum says the sixth annual race scheduled for May 10 in Howard County is about celebrating life.
HEALTH
By Donna M. Owens, For The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
When the runners at this year's Maryland Half Marathon make their way across the finish line after 13.1 miles, Amy Babst plans to be there handing out medals with a smile. "It means so much to me to support those who are raising money to fight cancer," says the 29-year-old Linthicum resident. "Especially as a cancer survivor myself. I'm very lucky. And I have so much to live for. " Indeed, marathon co-founder Michael Greenebaum says the sixth annual race scheduled for May 10 in Howard County is about celebrating life.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | November 2, 1992
After losing members, friends and family to cancer, two related organizations pooled their efforts to raise $25,000 for a cold laboratory at the University of Maryland Cancer Center in Baltimore.The Knights of Pythias and its sister organization, Pythian Sisters, raised the money through the 2,100 members from chapters throughout the state.Carroll County played a key role this year. Four of the leaders in the statewide campaign are members of the Westminster lodge and temple.In the past, the men's and women's groups would raise money separately for projects.
NEWS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Staff Writer | October 8, 1993
Six months after preservationists raised a howl of protest about plans by the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions to tear down the former Phipps Psychiatric Clinic in East Baltimore, administrators have chosen another site to build a $130 million cancer center.Dr. James A. Block, president of the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, announced yesterday that Hopkins trustees have selected a 72,000-square-foot parking lot at the northeast corner of Broadway and Orleans Street as the "final site" to build the cancer center, starting next spring.
NEWS
By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | May 14, 1996
Baltimore philanthropist Harvey "Bud" Meyerhoff has pledged $3 million to the Johns Hopkins University as part of the university's $900 million campaign.Meyerhoff, a Hopkins university trustee who formerly headed the Johns Hopkins Hospital's board of trustees, previously established an endowed professorship in Near Eastern Studies and a cancer prevention center at Hopkins' School of Public Health. The cancer center was named in honor of him and his late wife, Lyn Meyerhoff.The new gift includes $2 million toward the completion of Hopkins' $97 million comprehensive cancer center; $500,000 for a fellowship at Hopkins' Nitze School for Advanced International Studies; and $500,000 for an endowed professorship in bioethics at the public health school.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | September 15, 2007
Dr. Martin D. Abeloff, an internationally recognized oncologist who led the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center for 15 years, died of leukemia yesterday at the hospital where he spent most of his professional career. The Mount Washington resident was 65. An advocate of mammography as a means of reducing breast cancer mortality rates, he spent much of his professional career working to apply research findings to everyday medicine. Under his leadership, some 30,000 outpatients visited his center a year.
NEWS
By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | April 17, 1997
Last November, just days after his wife died of breast cancer, Dr. William B. Mayer was asked for permission to use her name for a new cancer center at Howard County General Hospital.Thinking it would be a cancer treatment center, the obstetrician-gynecologist immediately agreed.A week later when he learned that the new facility -- now called the Claudia R. Mayer Cancer Resource and Image Center -- would help patients and their families handle the emotional aspects of cancer, he became thoroughly convinced that it should bear his wife's name.
EXPLORE
May 13, 2013
Upper Chesapeake Health (UCH) is pleased to announce that it has named Dr. Philip Nivatpumin has been named by Upper Chesapeake Health as medical director of the UCH Patricia D. and M. Scot Kaufman Cancer Center. The Kaufman Cancer Center is currently under construction on the UCMC campus in Bel Air and is expected to open in the fall. Nivatpumin is well-known to Harford County, where he is a medical oncologist with Upper Chesapeake Hematology/Oncology, a mainstay in the community.
EXPLORE
February 24, 2013
The Carroll Hospital Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 18 to mark the beginning of construction on the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center, a state-of-the-art cancer treatment center, and the Tevis Center for Wellness.  Monday's ceremony at the hospital on Memorial Avenue in Westminster included comments by Lee Primm, chairman of the "Campaign to Cure and Comfort, Always," fundraising campaign and Greg Kahlert and Jack Tevis,...
EXPLORE
January 22, 2013
Editor: Kudos to Dr. Meghan Milburn and the Upper Chesapeake Multa-Disciplinary Breast Cancer Team! Gals—self check "is" the answer to safety plus!!!! If you want "the" best care and attention you can get—go to Upper Chesapeake and their awesome team!! A "self-check" in October led to the swiftness and best of professional care to breast cancer surgery by the end of December with roller coaster speed and a huge "Whew" with the post surgery follow up appointment from myself and my wonderful family and friends!
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2012
Take away the glamour, the TV cameras and the tabloid headlines, and Michaele Salahi's latest drama could almost be an Anne Tyler plot: Disaffected housewife risks it all to walk away from a stale marriage and into an entirely new life. But, hey - without the glamour, cameras and tabloids, Michaele would hardly be Michaele. When the one-time White House party crasher and reality TV star walked away from her husband last year, he whipped the celebrity media into a frenzy by claiming she was kidnapped, only to realize soon after that she was perfectly fine - purring most contentedly in the very open arms of rock star Neal Schon of Journey.
EXPLORE
September 22, 2012
Carroll Hospital Center and Carroll Hospice announced this week that the Taneytown-based Kahlert Foundation has donated $5 million to the "Campaign to Cure & Comfort, Always," a $22 million community fundraising initiative. This is the first multi-million dollar gift the hospital has received in its 50-year history. "This gift will impact thousands of people in our community and will continue to shape the future of quality health care in Carroll County," said John Sernulka, Carroll Hospital Center's president and CEO. Greg Kahlert, president of the Kahlert Foundation, said he was motivated by the campaign's focuses on hospice and cancer care.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | September 18, 2012
The Carroll Hospital Center Foundation said it has received $5 million towards a an effort to raise $22 million to benefit medical services. The Taneytown-based Kahlert Foundation donated the money to be used to support improvement efforts at  Carroll Hospital Center and Carroll Hospice. It is the first multi-million dollar gift the hospital has received in its 50-year history. The fundraising effort, “Campaign to Cure & Comfort, Always,” will support five key areas: the cancer center, a community education and wellness center, emerging technology, endowment funds and cardiovascular and stroke prevention and treatment.
NEWS
By Jonathan Bor and Diana Sugg and Jonathan Bor and Diana Sugg,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1999
The Johns Hopkins Cancer Center will soon leave its cramped, outdated quarters for a pair of spacious buildings that are designed for a new era of cancer research and treatment.Standing on opposite sides of North Broadway, the $125 million clinical center and $59 million research building will open at a time of mounting competition among hospitals and explosive growth in scientists' understanding of the disease.The nine-story clinical tower, with 132 patient beds and room for hundreds of outpatients, will be formally dedicated tomorrow at ceremonies in its tall, airy atrium.
FEATURES
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2011
Patricia Artimovich survived a life-threatening disease, thanks, she says, to the Johns Hopkins Avon Breast Cancer Center and to the healing power of horses. Next weekend, horses and their riders will help her raise funds for the hospital and its mission. "Why not take something as beautiful as a horse and organize a show dedicated to Hopkins?" she said. Artimovich is putting together the eighth annual PVDA Ride for Life, an event that has grown from modest beginnings at small arenas into two days of family entertainment at the Prince George's Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | September 6, 2012
Married patients suffering from advanced lung cancer are likely to live longer after treatment than those who aren't hitched, according to research released today. The study by researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore found that 33 percent of married patients with the most common type of stage III lung cancer were still alive three years after treatment. Only 10 percent of single patients were alive three years after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation.
HEALTH
May 4, 2012
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center is hosting its annual Maryland Half Marathon this Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon in the Maple Lawn community of Howard County. This is the race made famous by Dozer the Dog, who ran much of the course along with about 1,200 other runners. Proceeds will be used by the cancer center for breast cancer and health disparities research. There will be activities for kids as well as the 13.1-mile race. But Dozer will likely be a big draw.
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