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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 13, 1999
LIVING IN an area where the word "cancer" is heard much too often, it is good to know there are people doing something about it -- namely, participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.The overnight event is designed to promote cancer awareness while raising funds to fight the disease. Relay for Life -- to be held Friday and Saturday on the grounds of Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School, 415 Andover Road -- is for cancer survivors and anyone who has been touched by the disease.
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June 10, 2013
Hundreds of local residents spent Saturday night at Goucher College for the Relay for Life of North Baltimore County. "It's a full community event, so (we had) everything from high-school teams to people of all ages," American Cancer Society Community Manager Andrew Primrose said. "The weather was perfect and it was a beautiful evening. " Primrose said the event, which featured 18 teams walking on the track throughout the night to raise money for cancer research, raised over $50,000.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 16, 1996
IF YOU can't say anything good about the month so far, think of it as 16 days of togetherness: together under umbrellas, under blankets and under a general dislike for wet, cold weather.A 'Celebration of Life'It's time to register your team for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The relay begins May 31 at Severna Park High School and concludes at noon June 1.Just before the relay gets under way, the county's National Cancer Survivors Day "Celebration of Life" takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the school.
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By Dan Singer | May 21, 2013
Nancy Becraft has a T-shirt from each year Laurel has held a Relay for Life, and has witnessed the growth of the event since the first relay in 1999. "We only started out with about 11 teams," Becraft said. This year there are 40 teams, and counting. The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is a summer fundraising and awareness event organized in thousands of communities across the country. Participants, many of whom are cancer survivors and their families or friends, form teams and spend the evening walking laps around a track and enjoying planned entertainment.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2005
For five years, Mary Kusnierz was involved with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in honor of her mother, who died of breast and colon cancer. On Friday, the Laurel resident will participate in the Howard County relay for the first time as a cancer survivor. "I'm still doing this walk for my mom, but now it's got a different meaning," said Kusnierz, 45, who successfully completed treatment for breast and thyroid cancer this year. Over 16 hours Friday night and Saturday morning, about 1,400 people will walk, jog or run around the track at Hammond High School to raise community awareness about cancer and to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2005
For five years, Laurel resident Mary Kusnierz supported the fight against cancer, participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in honor of her mother, who died of breast and colon cancer. She said she had given money to the cancer society for a while before a friend suggested she attend the Relay for Life in Anne Arundel County in 2000. "I went, and I was hooked," she said. " ... Instead of just writing a check, you feel like you are accomplishing something." On Friday, she will participate in the Howard County Relay for the first time as a cancer survivor.
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April 30, 2008
Kordusky to chair annual fundraiser Meaghan Kordusky, a fiscal technician for the Howard County Office on Aging, will chair the county's Relay for Life, the annual overnight fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, to be held June 6 and 7 at Hammond High School in Columbia. Kordusky served as co-chair of the county's 2007 Relay for Life, and as a team captain in 2006. Although she is to chair this year's event alone, two previous Relay for Life co-chairs, Lori Evans and Debra Wilkenloh, will assist her. Kordusky's father, who has bladder cancer, participated in the event's Survivor's Lap in 2006 and 2007, and her maternal grandmother died of uterine cancer about 25 years ago. Last year, 72 teams participated in the Howard County Relay for Life.
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February 25, 2007
Bull roast to honor late fire chief A St. Patrick's Day shrimp and bull roast honoring the late Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company Chief Pete "Axlerod" Caudill will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight March 17 at Jarrettsville Gardens on Federal Hill Road. Proceeds will go toward settling Caudill's financial affairs. The event will feature a disc jockey, dancing, wheels of chance, raffles and door prizes. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 10 for $5. Prizes include a golf package to Geneva Farms (including a $25 dinner gift certificate)
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 23, 2000
In Baltimore City Five men arrested after monthlong drug investigation A monthlong investigation by Baltimore police led to the arrest of five men and the seizure of 17 pounds of marijuana, five ounces of cocaine, and $2,200. Police said Antwan White, 23, of the 500 block of E. 27th St., was arrested Wednesday night after police made undercover drug purchases at McClean Boulevard and Perring Parkway. White, who police believe is the leader of drug gang Righteous Soldiers, was charged with distributing narcotics.
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May 18, 2008
Six-week childbirth course offered Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a six-week prepared childbirth course from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Weekend classes will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 31 and June 1. The cost is $50 for couples delivering at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and $80 for those delivering elsewhere. Registration is required at 800-515-0044. Relay for Life at Fallston High The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Fallston will be held June 7-8 at Fallston High School.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 20, 2013
On May 2, Harford Mutual Insurance renewed its commitment to ending cancer by donating $5,000 to the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Central Harford County. Harford Mutual Insurance is a long-time supporter of Harford County Relay For Life and in addition to being a corporate sponsor, several employees participate in the Relay as a team. This year's Central Harford Relay will be held on Saturday, June 1 at Bel Air High School. More information on the Relay and Harford Mutual's support is available at http://www.relayforlife.org/CentralHarfordMD.
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May 6, 2013
On April 19, psychology major Kaitlin Ames of Churchville participated in Stevenson University's Relay for Life Event. More than $38,000 was raised to support the American Cancer Society. More than 500 Stevenson University community members gathered together in the Owings Mills Gymnasium to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, a 12-hour overnight event, symbolizing a night in the life of someone fighting cancer, a disease that never sleeps. Relay teams made up of friends, family, classmates, clubs and local businesses raised funds throughout the year and at the event to support American Cancer Society programs in cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services.
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June 13, 2011
Goucher College will be the staging area for the 2011 American Cancer Society Relay For Life for northern Baltimore County, Friday, June 17 into Saturday, June 18. The opening ceremony is at Friday at 7 p.m. at the Goucher track. Participants can register at the time of the event, which will feature walkers from teams mounted by communities in Towson, Cockeysville and Hunt Valley, who will go round the clock to raise money to battle cancer. Individuals and teams will camp out near the track, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening.
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June 8, 2011
Relay for Life Laurel will be held overnight Saturday, June 11 at McCullough Field, Eighth and Montgomery streets, to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease by raising money for the American Cancer Society. Activities, music and fundraising begin at 3 p.m.; opening ceremony and cancer survivor recognition at 5 p.m.; Mr. Relay contest at 8 p.m.; and the luminaria ceremony is at 9:30 p.m. Teams camp out and take turns walking or running around the track, with a team representative on the track at all times during event.
NEWS
February 15, 2009
Western Howard County's Relay For Life, the overnight fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will hold a team meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville. The theme for the meeting is "You Are the Heart of Relay," and information about Relay for Life will be provided. Everyone is welcome. Friends and relatives of cancer survivors, religious organizations, service clubs, schools and the public are invited to form teams, which raise money during the year for the event.
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By Shayna Meliker and Shayna Meliker,Sun reporter | June 11, 2008
Silence surrounds the track behind Hammond High School. The air is warm and musty, and it is filled with a sense of purpose uncharacteristic for this moment of silence. Just minutes after a long-awaited sunset, a sliver of moon lends just enough light to illuminate almost 1,000 people. They are fighting cancer. "Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back." was the message behind Howard County's 13th Annual Relay for Life, an all-night program that raised more than $222,000 for the American Cancer Society.
NEWS
June 4, 2003
County is honored 27th straight year for financial reporting Howard County Executive James N. Robey has announced that the county has rated a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 27th consecutive year from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The award was presented for the Annual Financial Report issues for the fiscal year ending June 30. Robey will receive an Award of Appreciation from the Howard County Association of the Deaf at the group's picnic Saturday.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 12, 2002
HUNDREDS of people cheered and some cried as cancer survivors, wearing purple sashes, opened the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life on Friday with a walk around the track at Howard Community College in Columbia. In its seventh year, Howard County's Relay for Life raises funds for cancer research and patient services. More than 125 teams of eight to 15 people collected pledges and kept at least one member on the track from 6:30 p.m. Friday until 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Most set up tents on the track's infield and enjoyed the camaraderie and entertainment associated with the event.
NEWS
June 1, 2008
Hospital's smoking restrictions return Upper Chesapeake Health will return to its smoke-free policy tomorrow on its Upper Chesapeake Medical Center and Harford Memorial Hospital campuses. No tobacco use of any kind will be permitted on hospital property. During recent construction, UCH has permitted smoking in designated areas outside the facilities. Those major projects are now nearly completed. Diabetes group at senior center Upper Chesapeake Health will offer a diabetes support group at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Aberdeen Senior Center.
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May 30, 2008
Relay for Life scheduled for June 6 and 7 Howard County's Relay for Life, an annual event that honors cancer survivors and raises money for the American Cancer Society, will be held June 6 and 7 at Hammond High School in Columbia. This year's theme is "Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back." Teams collect pledges, camp out and take turns walking or running around the track all night. Opening ceremonies are to start at 6:30 p.m. June 6, followed by a Survivors' Lap, when cancer survivors walk around the track, cheered by families and friends.
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