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October 10, 2013
Editor: Fallston Presbyterian Church will be hosting a cancer support group on the first and third Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The first session will meet on Oct. 17. The sessions will have a spiritual/faith based focus and will offer a structured segment, allowing time for group sharing. The support group will be open to those with a cancer diagnosis and anyone affected by their diagnosis. The group will be led by Joanne Fleming and Debbie Glenn, both cancer survivors, and Stephen Ministers.
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NEWS
October 10, 2013
Editor: Fallston Presbyterian Church will be hosting a cancer support group on the first and third Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The first session will meet on Oct. 17. The sessions will have a spiritual/faith based focus and will offer a structured segment, allowing time for group sharing. The support group will be open to those with a cancer diagnosis and anyone affected by their diagnosis. The group will be led by Joanne Fleming and Debbie Glenn, both cancer survivors, and Stephen Ministers.
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By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | November 24, 2005
Gail M. Hart, who spent more than a decade directing the Baltimore Cancer Support Group before she developed breast cancer, died at Good Samaritan Hospital Nov. 17. She was 64 and had struggled with the disease since 2001. Born Gail Margaret Martin in Baltimore and raised in Perry Hall, she graduated in 1959 from Kenwood High School, where she was a member of the Honor Society. She attended what is now Towson University and received a secretarial diploma from the Bard Avon School. After her marriage to Chauncey "Bill" Hart, a former Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. supervisor, she moved to Parkville and became chairwoman of the Perry Hall Jayceettes.
NEWS
August 3, 2012
Education programs Howard County General Hospital offers the following community education program at the HCGH Wellness Center at the Medical Pavilion, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. Space is limited, and registration is required. Visit http://www.hcgh.org or call 410-7601. •Essentials in baby-sitting. Learn to manage children, create a safe environment and apply basic emergency techniques from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 25. Cost: $50 includes lunch. Blood donations The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is requesting blood donations.
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By Lois Szymanski and Lois Szymanski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 13, 1996
WHEN Janet Ruhlman joined Wings, a local cancer support group, she was not looking for a mate. She was only seeking support while she cared for her mother, who had been stricken with cancer.Like Ruhlman, Jim Rogers joined the group to find understanding. He wanted to meet with other cancer survivors, folks who could share their hope as he battled cancer of the lymph system.But what Ruhlman and Rogers found was more than hope. They found love.Rogers, who was diagnosed with cancer about 8 1/2 years ago, has outlived his first prognosis.
NEWS
August 3, 2012
Education programs Howard County General Hospital offers the following community education program at the HCGH Wellness Center at the Medical Pavilion, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. Space is limited, and registration is required. Visit http://www.hcgh.org or call 410-7601. •Essentials in baby-sitting. Learn to manage children, create a safe environment and apply basic emergency techniques from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 25. Cost: $50 includes lunch. Blood donations The Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is requesting blood donations.
NEWS
April 11, 2010
Teens Together Support and networking group for teens who have or have had a friend or family member diagnosed with cancer will hold a meeting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 and the third Sunday of each month in the new medical pavilion at 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia. The group is sponsored by The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital and the Ulman Fund for Young Adults. Creators of this group are Kelly Schwab, a junior at Long Reach High School, Cara Koontz, a junior at Marriotts Ridge High School and Debra Marciniak, a senior at Mount Hebron.
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By Sue Miller and Sue Miller,Evening Sun Staff | March 1, 1991
MORE AMERICAN women have died of breast cancer than people have died in all the wars this country has been involved in.Since 1980, the lives of 400,000 women have been snuffed out by breast cancer while there have been 87,000 deaths from AIDS.Yet, the federal research budget for breast cancer last year was about $77 million compared to about $770 for AIDS.The statistics roll off the tongue of Dr. Susan Love, a leading breast surgeon and author of a compelling book about breast cancer, the second most lethal malignancy for women after lung cancer.
NEWS
May 11, 2008
Upper Chesapeake Health has a new cancer support group for individuals who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer and for their families. The group will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and 2 p.m. May 20 at Harford Memorial Hospital. Information: 800-515-0044. Dinner series focuses on seniors Upper Chesapeake Health will celebrate Older Americans Month in May with a dinner lecture series focusing on senior issues. All lectures begin at 5 p.m. in the Chesapeake Conference Center at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | July 27, 1997
Sonia K. Lowitz, who after a radical mastectomy for cancer in 1964 founded the state chapter of the Reach to Recovery program to help women with similar surgery, died Thursday of cancer at her Pikesville home. She was 68.Mrs. Lowitz began the state's Reach to Recovery program -- a volunteer organization associated with the American Cancer Association -- in 1970 to help the women who have undergone the trauma of a mastectomy."She was dedicated and committed to the people that we serve," said Carole Sharp, a senior community specialist for patient services of the cancer association.
NEWS
April 11, 2010
Teens Together Support and networking group for teens who have or have had a friend or family member diagnosed with cancer will hold a meeting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 and the third Sunday of each month in the new medical pavilion at 10710 Charter Drive, Columbia. The group is sponsored by The Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital and the Ulman Fund for Young Adults. Creators of this group are Kelly Schwab, a junior at Long Reach High School, Cara Koontz, a junior at Marriotts Ridge High School and Debra Marciniak, a senior at Mount Hebron.
NEWS
May 11, 2008
Upper Chesapeake Health has a new cancer support group for individuals who have been diagnosed with any type of cancer and for their families. The group will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and 2 p.m. May 20 at Harford Memorial Hospital. Information: 800-515-0044. Dinner series focuses on seniors Upper Chesapeake Health will celebrate Older Americans Month in May with a dinner lecture series focusing on senior issues. All lectures begin at 5 p.m. in the Chesapeake Conference Center at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.
NEWS
April 27, 2008
Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a support group for people caring for loved ones who have cancer. The group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Information: 800-515-0044. Dinner, lecture on osteoporosis Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a dinner, lecture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. May 7 in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center. Dr. John Prodoehl, orthopedic surgeon, will discuss osteoporosis. Participants can learn about the disease and who is at risk.
NEWS
March 20, 2007
Kristine Rasmussen, a Reiki practitioner and an artist, died of cancer Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The North Baltimore resident was 53. Born and raised in Kingston, N.Y., Ms. Rasmussen attended the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Swarthmore College in 1979, the year she moved to Baltimore. She had worked as a freelance illustrator of science textbooks and was a master practitioner and teacher of Reiki, a traditional Japanese healing technique.
NEWS
By JACQUES KELLY and JACQUES KELLY,SUN REPORTER | November 24, 2005
Gail M. Hart, who spent more than a decade directing the Baltimore Cancer Support Group before she developed breast cancer, died at Good Samaritan Hospital Nov. 17. She was 64 and had struggled with the disease since 2001. Born Gail Margaret Martin in Baltimore and raised in Perry Hall, she graduated in 1959 from Kenwood High School, where she was a member of the Honor Society. She attended what is now Towson University and received a secretarial diploma from the Bard Avon School. After her marriage to Chauncey "Bill" Hart, a former Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. supervisor, she moved to Parkville and became chairwoman of the Perry Hall Jayceettes.
NEWS
By Jonathan Bor and Jonathan Bor,SUN STAFF | November 12, 1997
Pointing to the success of a free mammogram program that expired in June, advocates for women with breast cancer are calling for a new statewide program that would provide free screenings for poor women across the state.The effort is being led by a coalition of breast cancer support groups and the American Cancer Society. The coalition argues that the state risks losing ground against breast cancer with the loss of the program, which provided free mammograms to 53,000 women over six years.
NEWS
April 27, 2008
Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a support group for people caring for loved ones who have cancer. The group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Information: 800-515-0044. Dinner, lecture on osteoporosis Upper Chesapeake Health will hold a dinner, lecture and discussion at 5:30 p.m. May 7 in Upper Chesapeake Medical Center's Chesapeake Conference Center. Dr. John Prodoehl, orthopedic surgeon, will discuss osteoporosis. Participants can learn about the disease and who is at risk.
NEWS
March 20, 2007
Kristine Rasmussen, a Reiki practitioner and an artist, died of cancer Saturday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The North Baltimore resident was 53. Born and raised in Kingston, N.Y., Ms. Rasmussen attended the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Swarthmore College in 1979, the year she moved to Baltimore. She had worked as a freelance illustrator of science textbooks and was a master practitioner and teacher of Reiki, a traditional Japanese healing technique.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 19, 1997
HOUSTON -- Like other black women who have battled breast cancer, Karen Jackson found the odds stacked against her when she learned the fearsome diagnosis three years ago.While black women are slightly less likely to develop breast cancer, their mortality rate is 5 percent higher than for white women, in part because many black women do not seek treatment until the cancer is more advanced.Then, when Jackson went to a support group, she found herself isolated and ignored. The group, which was mostly white, did not think about ordering wigs suitable for black women, she said.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | July 27, 1997
Sonia K. Lowitz, who after a radical mastectomy for cancer in 1964 founded the state chapter of the Reach to Recovery program to help women with similar surgery, died Thursday of cancer at her Pikesville home. She was 68.Mrs. Lowitz began the state's Reach to Recovery program -- a volunteer organization associated with the American Cancer Association -- in 1970 to help the women who have undergone the trauma of a mastectomy."She was dedicated and committed to the people that we serve," said Carole Sharp, a senior community specialist for patient services of the cancer association.
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