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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
Radio personality Maria Dennis announced on the air Thursday morning that she has just been diagnosed with leukemia. Dennis is one third of the popular "Maria and The MIX Morning Show with Reagan and Jon. " She explained her three-week absence from the show to listeners on the CBS affiliate WWMX-FM by describing how she initially went in for a routine colonoscopy. "My blood work came back all over the ballpark, and they didn't know why," Dennis told her co-hosts Reagan Warfield and Jon Boesche on the Top-40 station.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
COLLEGE PARK — Brenda Frese will be the first to tell you she sometimes trampled through life, so intent on the goals ahead that she didn't necessarily worry about the bruised feelings left in her wake. If she wanted something, she took it, a brash style she used to transform the Maryland women's basketball program from losers to national champs in a mere four years. She was 35 then and couldn't have imagined she would need eight years to steer the Terps back to the Final Four.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | January 25, 2011
Leukemia survivors are invited to attend this week's women's basketball game between No. 14 Maryland and Wake Forest for free. To receive free admission to the Atlantic Coast Conference game, which will tip off at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Comcast Center, survivors should e-mail isurvived@umd.edu with their name and contact information. Tickets will be at will call. Guests of survivors may purchase tickets at the discounted price of $4 each. To purchase, please visit umterps.com/awareness and enter the promotion code "awareness.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
Radio personality Maria Dennis announced on the air Thursday morning that she has just been diagnosed with leukemia. Dennis is one third of the popular "Maria and The MIX Morning Show with Reagan and Jon. " She explained her three-week absence from the show to listeners on the CBS affiliate WWMX-FM by describing how she initially went in for a routine colonoscopy. "My blood work came back all over the ballpark, and they didn't know why," Dennis told her co-hosts Reagan Warfield and Jon Boesche on the Top-40 station.
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By Sports Digest | October 21, 2010
Women's college basketball Frese's 2-year-old son Tyler being treated for leukemia Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese said her 2-year-old son Tyler was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing treatment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to a report in The Diamondback, the student newspaper at the university. "As you can imagine, the initial reaction is pretty traumatic," Frese told reporters at the team's media day Tuesday. Her family's pediatrician diagnosed the disease immediately, which Frese said "pretty much saved his life that day. " Tyler, who has a twin brother, Markus , is doing "extremely well," according to Frese.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | January 28, 1997
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick disclosed yesterday that he has a rare and life-threatening form of leukemia.Hendrick, 47, discovered he had the disease Nov. 18 -- two weeks before a 15-count federal indictment accused him of building a $2.2 billion car-dealing empire by bribing American Honda executives. He has pleaded not guilty.Hendrick, whose cars have won the past two NASCAR Winston Cup championships and 60 races since 1984, suffers from chronic myelogenous leukemia, a form of bone-marrow cancer.
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By Sloane Brown | August 19, 2001
A blast of cool air and a cold drink greeted guests inside the Chestnut Ridge Country Club clubhouse -- a welcome reward for spending a hot day on the course competing in the "Celebrity Golf Classic for Leukemia," benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Maryland Chapter. Golfers munched on chicken wings, wontons and meatballs, while mingling with local sports celebrities who had also played in the tournament. But it was the event's honorary chairman -- Henry J. Knott Jr., who had died the previous week of the disease -- who received the evening's major tribute.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | November 13, 1992
PHILADELPHIA -- A team of scientists has discovered the genetic cause of the most common form of childhood leukemia.The researchers say the findings are expected to lead to new tests for diagnosing this and other types of leukemia, which together kill more children in the United States than any other disease.The discovery may also lead to new therapies that are far more precise and have far fewer side effects than existing treatments, say Carlo Croce and Eli Canaani, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University who reported the discovery.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | May 7, 2006
Councilwoman Veronica "Roni" L. Chenowith said Friday that she has been hospitalized and is undergoing testing and treatment for leukemia. Chenowith, a Republican who has served on the council since 1994, said the leukemia was diagnosed in April. She expects to be released from Johns Hopkins Hospital next week. She said she still intends to run for re-election. "I've never backed down from a fight, and I'm sure not going to back down from this one," she said in a news release. "Helping the people of Harford County is one of the greatest joys in my life, and I definitely want to continue my work for another term."
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By NANCY NOYES | July 2, 1995
The wind for last weekend's third annual Leukemia Cup Regatta last weekend didn't cooperate much with the on-water activities.But shoreside the sailors and their friends, colleagues and families cooperated to a commendable level in the regatta's primary aspect: raising money to help support the Leukemia Society of America's ongoing battle against leukemia.And although plenty of trophies were handed out for racing on the water at the awards party at Eastport Yacht Club, the most important awards went to those who raised the most money, with the Leukemia Cup itself for the top fund-raising boat going to Jeff Harris's Crazy Ivan team for raising $1,310.
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Peter Schmuck | January 5, 2013
For obvious reasons, the Ravens will be totally psyched to join Ray Lewis on his "last ride" when they take the field at M&T Bank Stadium in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs on Sunday. The Indianapolis Colts also will show up with hearts afire for head coach Chuck Pagano, whose battle against leukemia has been the inspirational story of the season. If that isn't enough human interest for you, new Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell will be calling plays against the team he led to the Super Bowl three years ago and - since we never get tired of this - local fans will burn for a little more revenge against the franchise that deserted Baltimore nearly three decades ago. This matchup is so fraught with emotional subplots, it might be a good time to bring in a team of head doctors to figure out just how much all these mind games will impact the action on the field and the chances of either team advancing to the next round of the playoffs.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2013
The visiting locker room at Gillette Stadium following last year's AFC championship game was eerily silent when a sharply attired Chuck Pagano walked briskly toward the door, rolling a suitcase behind him. He stopped only briefly, embracing linebacker Jarret Johnson as the two whispered a few words. Neither man would be a Raven for much longer, but the reminiscing would have to wait. The hurt of being seconds away from beating the New England Patriots and going to the Super Bowl was still too raw, and Pagano had someplace to be. The following day, the Ravens' first-year defensive coordinator was due in Indianapolis to interview for the Colts' head coaching job. To the surprise of no one, he was hired.
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December 26, 2012
Better with his guidance Dan Pompei Chicago Tribune The Colts will get an emotional boost from Chuck Pagano's return that will make them a better team, but they also will get a coaching boost. Pagano, don't forget, was hired because of his leadership ability and defensive intellect. It was clear early on that he had a grasp on this team. He has a rare ability to touch and motivate players. The Colts will be better with his guidance and ideas. Pagano's return will give the team other resources and allow interim head coach Bruce Arians to focus more on what he was hired to do, which is run the offense.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2012
Nick Ruth is $250,000 richer, thanks to a winning Mega Millions ticket. But this 19-year-old Towson resident is not thinking about a BMW or a Harley or even a trip to the Bahamas. "I have no major plans besides donating," he said. Nicholas David Ruth battled childhood leukemia and has been in remission for nearly five years. His winnings mean he can give back to the many charities who helped him, he said. Maybe a donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation will help another critically ill kid take a cruise, as he did, he said.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | June 28, 2012
The Supreme Court's ruling on President Barack Obama's health care initiative was a cause for great anticipation for Alicia Steinberg. In the parking lot of Brown Memorial Woodbrook Church on Thursday, the West Towson resident was waiting until the last possible moment to take her daughter Avey, 3, into her music class as she listened to the news. She heard the initial - and inaccurate - report across the radio that the individual mandate, a piece of the Obama package requiring people to purchase health care, had been struck down by the nation's highest court.
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By Dave Sheinin and The Washington Post | February 24, 2012
There's a problem with little Tyler tonight, and Mommy is just about beside herself. Tyler just turned 4. He has leukemia — but this has nothing to do with that. Tyler is extroverted and lovey-dovey, a world-class hugger, a chatterbox. And until this very day, he loved the Maryland Terrapins, especially the women's basketball team, unconditionally. He was red, black and yellow, through and through. Attended every game his illness allowed. Wouldn't even think of wearing blue — because blue is Duke.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,Evening Sun Staff | March 19, 1991
FANNIE BERKOW Wolfe is a little live-wire volunteer who is just over four feet tall. She recently greeted a visitor to the Leukemia Society offices in Towson with ''I bet you didn't believe I'd be this short?'' She was right, considering the load of work she puts out for the society.This diminutive ball of energy is 83 years old and has volunteered there for 11 years, ''where I do whatever is necessary,'' she says. Presently she is working with staff member Pearl Kramer processing the envelopes to be sent to people who have volunteered to collect donations for the Leukemia Society's drive the last week in March and through April.
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By David Driver | February 10, 2012
Tyler Joseph Thomas will turn 4 years old Friday, Feb. 17. But perhaps a bigger event will take place at some point in the fall of 2015. "When we hit that milestone we will throw a big party," said North Laurel resident Brenda Frese, the mother of Tyler and his twin brother, Markus William Thomas. Frese is the head women's basketball coach of the No. 8-ranked University of Maryland Terrapins. Her husband and the father of Tyler and Markus is Mark Thomas, a 1988 graduate of Laurel High and member of the school's state title-winning football team of 1987.
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Kevin Cowherd | January 6, 2012
  At the ungodly hour of 5:30 this morning, they step off the Walt Disney World Half Marathon in Orlando: the lean, serious speedsters and the dedicated plodders and the fat guys in Mickey Mouse ears just hoping to make it to the first water stop. Among them will be 28-year-old Georgia Cleland, a small woman from Ruxton with a ready smile. And you can bet she'll be smiling today, because hers might be the best story in the entire field, a three-hankie tale of a family's love and a father's crazy idea that raised millions for cancer research and spawned the whole running-for-a-cause movement.
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