Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Students, teachers and parents at the Parkville school will donate hair to cancer charity Locks of Love Friday afternoon.
The Oakleigh Elementary School community is rallying in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. On Friday afternoon, teachers, students and parents at the Parkville school will line up to have their hair cut for the charity Locks of Love. The event is being organized by third-grade teacher Corri Brown, who is among the four teachers that will have 10 inches or more of their hair cut off by stylists from Fine Line Hair Design in Cockeysville. Locks of Love, a charity that donates wigs to children suffering from medical hair loss, requires donors to give at least 10 inches of hair. Brown, who has given hair to the charity before, said that she brought the event to Oakleigh Elementary to teach students that there are many ways to give to …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Students and instructors at Fullerton's Art & Strength are raising money for the Susan G. Komen Walk For The Cure in a unique way.
This weekend folks from all over the Baltimore area will converge in Hunt Valley to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research at the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. Students and instructors from one local gym are taking their commitment one step further: so far, eight regulars at Fullerton's Art & Strength have registered to carry a total of 647 pounds as they walk one mile with a kettlebell in each hand. The exercise, called a farmer's walk, is meant to mirror a farmer carrying buckets of water. Dan Cenidoza, the gym's owner and 2007 winner of the Maryland's Strongest Man competition, will try to carry a 106 pound kettlebell in each hand as he completes a 1-mile walk. Not sure what a kettlebell is? Check out the video …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Trap and skeet shooters raise money for breast cancer cure and awareness.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Rachel Lea
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Seasoned shooters and first-timers of all ages and walks of life showed up at the Loch Raven Skeet & Trap Center (LRSTC) in Phoenix to participate in Clays Against Cancer, the center’s second annual event organized to raise money in support of breast cancer cure and awareness. "It was crazy, but good … crazy good," said Jason Wennet, event organizer and member of the LRSTC board, of the turnout for the fundraiser. Last year's event, named Shoot for a Cure, made almost $10,000. At mid-day on Saturday they looked to be on target to have just as much participation in the event this year. As the weather turned from a brisk partially sunny morning to threatening rain, the sound of gunshots grew more rapid as participants hurried to get in their…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some local resources to help you stay healthy.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Monday, October 1, 2012
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Members of the Marken family from all over Maryland meet regularly at JD's Carpet in Parkville to make pillows for the American Cancer Society.
The showroom of JD's Carpets in Parkville is full of the sorts of things you might expect to find: carpet and floorings samples, carpeting supplies and a friendly staff that's willing to help. On some Saturday mornings, though, it's also full of something you might not expect: a group of women sewing and stuffing pillows for the American Cancer Society. The women, some from as far away as Ocean Pines and Laurel, and while their last names range from Bowers to Canatella, all are members of the original Marken family. They come to Parkville, where most of them grew up, to the family-operated store to make small pillows that give some comfort to women suffering from breast cancer. Colleen Bowers, a Perry Hall resident, started the initiative …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
After Susan G. Komen for the Cure stopped giving grants to Planned Parenthood, supporters and detractors are speaking their minds—and their wallets.
Update (11:25 a.m. Friday)—Susan G. Komen for the Cure has reversed its decision to end grants to Planned Parenthood. In a statement released Friday, the organization apologized and said it will amend grant criteria to avoid political pressure. Despite the national controversy over Susan G. Komen for the Cure ceasing funding for Planned Parenthood, it's business as usual at Planned Parenthood of Maryland. The Maryland affiliate does not receive grants from the national Komen organization or its Maryland-based affiliate, said spokeswoman ChristieLyn Diller. Planned Parenthood of Maryland operates a health center in Loch Raven. Diller said the organization has received an uptick in donations and social media messages this week. "…
Sunday, October 23, 2011
About 32,000 people were at the Komen Maryland event to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Breast cancer survivors and their supporters gathered in Hunt Valley on Saturday to participate in the 19th annual Komen Maryland Race for the Cure. About 32,000 people participated in the 5K timed competitive run, 5K recreational run, 5K walk or one-mile family fun walk, organizers said. Did you attend the race? Add your photos to our gallery.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Reconstruction, bra inserts or implants? Women lose, decide ... and live.
Life without the girls. No more tatas. Adios to the twins. About 80,000 women every year have one or both breasts removed. Some of these are after breast cancer, and some of these follow a pre-diagnosis. The results for life after mastectomies differ in every way physically, socially, economically and emotionally. Some survivors are just plain thankful for the potentially deadly body parts to be gone, while others are devastated by the pain or by their new appearance. Catherine McTinnis, a supervisor for the call center for Checker Cabs, Sun Cab and Yellow Cab in Baltimore, was treated for cancer in 2002, and then again in 2009. "I had the treatments and the operation and everything on the right side," said McTinnis, and employee of Veolia…
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Get all the information you need for Sunday's race, including road closures and the schedule of events.
The Komen Maryland Race for the Cure will take place this Sunday in Hunt Valley and Patch has the details on what you need to know for the big day. Registration Interested runners can still join the race by registering online and picking up their race t-shirts from walk-up registration at the former Filene's Basement store in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre. Online registration is available until Saturday, but you can sign up at the event starting at 6 a.m. Sunday. Race Day Schedule The race's headquarters will operate in the parking lots of Executive Plaza in Hunt Valley. If you're using a GPS or online mapping service, use the address 11350 McCormick Road. 6 a.m. Survivor, Pledge and Registration Tents Open 6:40 a.m. Parade of Pink 7 a.m. …
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Honor a lost loved one by posting their photo or your video tribute on Patch.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month turns a pink spotlight on our health. For some of us, it’s a reminder to schedule a mammogram. For others, it’s a chance to join an event that raises money for research or celebrates the survivors in our communities. For those who have lost a loved one to breast cancer, we honor them with races, with luminarias, with moments of silence. Although Breast Cancer Awareness Month lasts only 31 days, we never forget. In Patch communities throughout the country, we want to help you pay tribute to your lost loved ones by publishing their photographs on Patch. You are welcome to share your stories of these special people with others in our online community. You can even submit video tributes of your loved one. You can …