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By Sloane Brown | October 24, 1999
If Mom ever told you not to play while in your dress-up clothes, it was time to break the rule at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "Play Ball." Some 625 guests, in their best bib and tucker, got to play in the exhibits at the Port Discovery Children's Museum.Then it was time to take the trolley to the Baltimore Convention Center for dinner and more fun and games, including miniature golf and casino activities.This crowd of players included event chairs Bruce and Su-zanne Hoffman; Josie Schaeffer, executive director of CFF Maryland Chapter; Kendel Ehrlich, chapter board president; Marie Henderson, president of Marie Henderson Enterprises; and Karen Patten, co-owner of Kali's Court restaurant.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Collaboration is the word of the year in the Baltimore restaurant scene. Every month delivers new announcements about good-natured cooking competitions or chefs "popping up" in one another's restaurants. Baltimore's chefs work hard in their own kitchens, but they also have a great time getting out and playing with the rest of the local culinary community. Over the past few years, chefs say, as the city's food scene has blossomed, so have their relationships. For a handful of Baltimore chefs, the root of those friendships is in volunteering.
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By Mary Knudson | October 9, 1991
In March, about 8,000 members of a Baltimore health maintenance organization will be asked to participate in a three-year federal study that will help to set guidelines and standards for future genetic testing.Dr. Neil Holtzman, a pediatrician at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, was named yesterday as one of seven researchers to get funding from the National Institutes of Health for the pilot study, which he will conduct at an HMO he declined to name.The mutated gene that causes cystic fibrosis was discovered two years ago, and tests have been developed to detect mutations of the gene in a small amount of blood.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Part of Friday's annual Red-White spring game at Maryland will involve fundraising for Uplifting Athletes, a non-profit organization that matches college football teams that raise money for medical research of rare diseases. The Terps are helping raise money for cystic fibrosis. Former Maryland star and current NFL analyst Boomer Esiason has a foundation to help research a disease that afflicts his 22-year-old son Gunnar.  “We're trying to get the players more involved.
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October 9, 1991
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Life was full for Dr. Norman Lewiston, a pioneering surgeon, teacher and researcher at Stanford University. But no one knew just how full it was until his death revealed that he had three wives."
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July 21, 2004
Heather Marguerite Deaton, a 1999 Glen Burnie High School graduate who had spent her life fighting cystic fibrosis, died Saturday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Pasadena resident was 22. Born in Baltimore, she was 11 months old when cystic fibrosis was diagnosed. "She spent years fighting her illness and used to go to Hopkins two or three times a year to have her lungs cleared," said her maternal grandmother, Marguerite Rush of Pasadena. Despite her illness, Miss Deaton was determined to lead a normal life.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 15, 2000
A BEAUTIFUL stroll through some Westminster parks this Sunday could help some suffering children around the state. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's annual fund-raising walk, Great Strides, is scheduled to begin around 1 p.m. Sunday at the Westminster Playground near Longwell Avenue. Registration begins at noon, and after a brief aerobic warm-up, walkers will leave the playground and begin a walking tour of the city. After strolling through Kings Park and Dutterer's Park, the group will return to the playground.
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By Cox News Service | August 22, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Discovery of a way to activate stalled molecular water pumps inside human cells "opens the way" to arresting the course of cystic fibrosis, one of the most common fatal genetic diseases in America, government health officials said yesterday.With luck, a drug to treat cystic fibrosis based on that discovery could be at the testing stage within a year, said Dr. Michael R. Knowles, one of three University of North Carolina medical school researchers who announced the finding.The basic defect is the inability of the cells to maintain sufficient water to thin mucus in the lungs, he said.
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By Boston Globe | August 21, 1992
BOSTON -- In a breakthrough that could speed the search for lifesaving treatments for cystic fibrosis, scientists report that they have developed mice with symptoms that closely mimic the most common fatal genetic disease among Americans.Researchers at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill reported their success in today's issue of the journal Science. They beat out groups around the world that have also been working to develop an animal model since the disease gene was identified in 1989.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | January 11, 2003
Jamie Maria Ferber, a respiratory therapist and advocate for cystic fibrosis patients, died of that disease Sunday at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. A resident of Inverness, Fla., she lived in Sparks until last year. She was 27. During her second pregnancy, Mrs. Ferber was featured on the ABC News documentary Hopkins: 24/7, filmed nearly two years ago. As a child, she appeared on posters promoting awareness of cystic fibrosis. Born Jamie Maria Mick in Broadway, Va., she attended Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Va., before earning joint degrees in psychology and respiratory therapy from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. Shortly after her college graduation, she began working as a respiratory therapist at the University of Maryland.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | March 29, 2013
On Sunday, Towson's Recher Theatre will host its final concert, a charitable show titled "The Last Hurrah!" Fittingly, the venue will host more than 15 local bands for the all-day event. Bands scheduled to play include The Hint, American Diary, Thin Dark Line, Dropout Year, All Mighty Senators , Warren Boes/Andy Belt, Burning Rosewood, Shane from Valencia, Evan Michael, The Everlove/Adelphi, Hectic Red, Technicolor Minivan, Oh the Story, Brighter Shades, Rob Fahey & Pieces, Monday Night Social Club Band, Serena Miller & Riot, The Regal Begals and Ashes Remain.
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October 25, 2012
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation named Andrew Robinson, of Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr, a general practice law firm headquartered in Columbia, one of "Howard County's Finest Under 39. " He was honored for success in business, community leadership and fundraising commitment. As a member of the firm's real estate practice division, Robinson specializes in land-use, administrative and construction law. He assists clients with subdivision and condominium development, planning, zoning and commercial leasing.
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By Sloane Brown Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2010
W hat turns the B&O Railroad Museum's roundhouse into a barn? A whole lot of rain. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation planned for its annual Spring Swing party to be inside a Glyndon barn. But spring showers turned the barn's grounds into a muddy mess. The shindig's locale changed, but the evening's theme - "barn chic" - went on as planned. Several hundred guests milled around the old locomotives in their best farmhand bib-and-tucker, including all of the evening's co-chairs: Courtney and William Toomey , Amy and Mark Lavelle , Jamie and Charles Seymour , and Suzanne and Stuart Amos . Steve Geppi , Diamond Comics CEO, arrived in jeans and a sports jacket.
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July 28, 2009
On Sunday, July 26, 2009 Douglas M. Woods Friends may call on Thursday, July 30, 2009 from 3:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. at the Stallings Funeral Home, P.A., 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena where funeral services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. Interment Meadowridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, P.O. Box 96305, Washington, DC 20090-6305. For condolances please visit www.stallingsfh.com
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May 6, 2009
On April 29, 2009, BOWEN "Bo" PATTISON WEISHEIT, SR., of Bel Air, MD. Beloved husband of Edith Burroughs Weisheit. Devoted father of Bowen P. Weisheit Jr., Jonathan W. Weisheit, and Parker Tufts Packard. Loving brother of the late Joseph E. Weisheit Jr., Also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 11 A.M. in the chapel at St. Paul School for Boys in Brooklandville, MD. Those who desire may contribute to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Maryland Chapter, 10155 York Road, Suite 101, Cockeysville, MD. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at mccomasfuneralhome.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | February 17, 2009
Stacy M. Danko, a retired registered nurse who was also a longtime cystic fibrosis survivor and a spokeswoman for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, died Friday of complications from the chronic disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The North Baltimore resident was 44. "Stacy's life was defined by her courage in dealing with the challenges of cystic fibrosis. She represented hope and optimism and the fact that hope sometimes is truly the best medicine," Dr. Robert J. Beall, president and chief executive officer of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, said yesterday.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2002
Michael Doyle, an accountant who made national appearances to draw attention to cystic fibrosis, the disease he suffered, died Tuesday of kidney failure at his family's Ellicott City home. He was 35. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's 1974 National Poster Child, he was photographed with actor Hugh O'Brien, Oriole Jim Palmer and President Gerald Ford, who presented Mr. Doyle with a flag that had flown atop the White House. Born in Baltimore and raised in Ellicott City, he attended Centennial Elementary School and Dunloggin Middle School.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,SUN STAFF | May 5, 1996
More than 500 walkers are expected to do laps around the Glen Burnie High School track May 19 to raise money for the fight against cystic fibrosis at the Ninth Annual Debra Klipsch Memorial Walk Relay.The event attracts walkers of all ages and abilities to help raise money in memory of Debra Klipsch, a Pasadena girl who died of cystic fibrosis in 1988 at age 9. Last year, 450 walkers helped to raise $41,000.The walk, which began in 1987, was Debra's idea. After Joan Rettaliata, director of special events at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Maryland chapter, told Debra about a similar walk held in Harford County, she said, Debra asked her if she would help her start a walk here.
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By Steven Stanek and Steven Stanek,Sun Reporter | July 7, 2008
Tricia Brooke Bowley, an activist who raised awareness about cystic fibrosis, died Friday of the disease and the long-term effects of a double lung transplant at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 37. Mrs. Bowley, who was born in Colorado, was diagnosed at birth with the disease, which causes chronic, life-threatening lung infections and also affects the digestive system. She spent her childhood in Hawaii and San Antonio before moving to New Jersey to live with her father, Robert F. Bowley Jr., who was a lieutenant in the Navy.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | April 30, 2008
Gwyneth J. Spangler, who despite being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 18 months old went onto become a successful athlete and outdoorswoman while working as a hydrogeologist, died of pulmonary failure Thursday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. The Catonsville resident was 38. Gwyneth Jones was born in Baltimore and raised on West Seminary Avenue in Lutherville. At Towson High School, she was a member of the track team, which made the state finals one year, and also participated in the old Lady Equitable race in downtown Baltimore.
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