By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 27, 1997
WORTHINGTON ELEMENTARY School teamed up with Olive Garden Italian Restaurant to raise funds to fight leukemia -- for research, education and patient aid.Students donated snack money, allowances and change they collected.The Olive Garden catered lunch for the top fund-raising class in each participating school.Amy Cwiek's fourth-grade class had its lunch May 7.Worthington Elementary raised more than $3,000, more than any other school in the state.For its work, the school will receive a videocassette recorder.
By New York Times News Service | September 24, 1993
Children who attended a day care center for at least three months before the age of 2 were found to have a lower risk of developing childhood leukemia than children who were not placed in such an environment, a study to be reported tomorrow in the British Medical Journal says.In the study of 136 children with childhood leukemia and a slightly larger number of healthy children, conducted in Greece, children who attended a day care center before the age of 2 had a 70 percent lower risk for childhood leukemia than children who had never been in day care.
By San Francisco Chronicle | February 8, 1991
SAN FRANCISCO -- Magnetic fields from household wiring and appliances such as hair dryers, black and white televisions, and electric blankets may increase risk of childhood leukemia, according to a partial report revealed by a utility-supported research agency.The report seems certain to intensify public confusion and worry over magnetic fields that arise from everyday electric currents in power lines, transformers, motors in appliances, televisions and computer video display terminals.Among the conclusions:* Certain kinds of wiring systems used in and around homes, especially if high-voltage power lines and transformers are nearby, seem to increase childhood leukemia risk.
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,Staff Writer | April 21, 1992
Nova Pharmaceutical Corp. has asked the federal government for approval to sell a drug thought to help leukemia patients whose bone marrow is damaged by chemotherapy and radiation.Because a patient's bone marrow can be destroyed by high doses of chemotherapy and radiation, doctors remove some bone marrow, which generates blood cells, before treatment. Pergamid is used to rid the bone marrow of cancer cells before being returned into the patient's body.Pergamid, in use at 90 cancer centers across the country on an experimental basis, could be used by 3,000 to 5,000 patients a year if it is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Nova Pharmaceutical said.
By Douglas Lamborne and Douglas Lamborne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 12, 2000
SAILBOAT RACERS come in a variety of types. There's the cutthroat racer, the occasionally cutthroat but frequently casual racer, and then the very casual racer. Last month, Annapolis teemed with cutthroat types, hundreds of Captain Ahabs, Blighs and Queegs competing in the Star Internationals. Their first move after each race was to reach for their cell phones, rather than a beer. Now, that's serious. The other gender followed the Star racers by competing for the Santa Maria Cup at the start of the month: Ms. Ahabs, Blighs and Queegs, more seriousness, more cell phones.
By Michael Reeb and Michael Reeb,Sun Staff Writer | July 12, 1994
One thing about it: The Maryland chapter of the Leukemia Society's Team In Training is going places. One group will be running by the dock of the bay this month; the other is going to Disney World in January.The goal of each Team In Training member is to raise $2,000 in contributions for the Leukemia Society. In return, each member receives an expenses-paid trip to San Francisco for its July 31 marathon or Orlando, Fla., for the second annual Walt Disney World Marathon on Jan. 8, 1995.In addition, each member receives an individualized training program and clinics on training, injury prevention, nutrition and running shoe selection.
By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 8, 2001
KATI ELIZABETH FISHER wanted to graduate last spring with her fifth-grade friends at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School, so she made a guest appearance. "You know how when a kid walks across the stage, the family claps?" says her father, Richard Fisher. "Well, when Kati walked across the stage, she got a standing ovation." A little more than a year ago, Kati, then 9, was not feeling well, and her doctor ordered blood tests. They revealed one of a parent's greatest fears, leukemia. She was sent to the Johns Hopkins Hospital's pediatric oncology department to begin extended treatment.
By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,Staff writer | May 6, 1991
A Crownsville family has launched a nationwide search for a bone-marrow donor who can give their 10-year-old daughter the best chance at beating a rare leukemia.Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital diagnosed Nianque Early Dec. 3, after she'd run a fever for several weeks.The fifth-grader, daughter of computer operator Doug Early and artist Lynn Early, travels to Hopkins for chemotherapy, sometimes several times a week.The disease has gone into remission. But for Nianque to survive a form of leukemia rarely found in children, doctors have recommended a bone-marrow transplant as soon as possible.
By PEG ADAMARCZYK | August 13, 1993
Friends and neighbors of young Josh Soth, a local leukemia patient, have banded together to sponsor a benefit car wash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Dash-In store on Fort Smallwood Road at Duvall Highway.The Oriole Bird will visit from noon to 1 p.m. Get your picture taken with the Bird for a fee.Benefit organizers will raffle off two seats to an Orioles game. Hot dogs and sodas will be sold.Proceeds will benefit the Josh Soth Bone Marrow Fund.For more information, call Cathy Jones at 437-9536.
By Sylvia Badger | August 31, 1997
WOMEN GOLFERS have teed off in scores at the prestigious Caves Valley Golf Club this year. Most of these games took place on Mondays, when the Baltimore County club opens its doors for golfing events benefiting charities.Recently, Wanda Clancy chaired such a Monday event, "Swing Fore a Cure," a women's golf classic held to benefit the Leukemia Society. She was joined by Pam Shriver, honorary chair; Lisa Willis, celebrity emcee; and dozens of golfers, including Patricia Erdly, Darlene Burton, Mary Leahy and Carol Schmidt, the winning foursome.
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