May 11, 2013
On May 10, 2013, God called home my best friend at 50 years of age. Janet was a wonderful wife and "best friend" to Doy C. Sneckenberger for more than 30 years. We met one Sunday while she was finishing up her classes at Hagerstown Business College in the fall of 1982. We were married June 15, 1985, at Devil's Backbone Park. That was one of our favorite places to walk and talk about life and make plans for the future. Today, there is no doubt in my mind that she is in paradise with her Lord, Jesus Christ, and setting up a home for us there.
April 26, 2013
The red, white and blue color scheme newly representing the Hagerstown Suns gave way to a deep shade of purple Friday at Municipal Stadium, where cancer survivors sporting the color took a celebratory lap around the bases before the game. The minor league baseball team hosted the American Cancer Society Relay for Life to honor area cancer survivors at their home game against the Hickory Crawdads. Melissa Wheatcraft, 58, of Hagerstown, was diagnosed with lung cancer, unrelated to tobacco, in June 2011. About a year ago, doctors told Wheatcraft her cancer was terminal.
April 17, 2013
Pa. American Cancer Society volunteers thanked To the editor: This year the American Cancer Society celebrates its 100th birthday. On behalf of our patients, families and communities, your American Cancer Society would like to take this opportunity to thank our valuable volunteers who support us in our mission to Finish the Fight against cancer. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.
April 7, 2013
Brent Borreson could be spending the night partying with Sting. But instead of attending a celebration with the rock star on Saturday, April 13, he'll be in Hagerstown raising money to fight breast cancer. Borreson, a Redken global artist, will be the creative force behind An Evening of Hope-Fashion for a Cure, a hair-inspired event benefiting Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley. The show is being sponsored by Bella Salon & Spa of Hagerstown, in partnership with The Maryland Theatre, where the fundraiser will be held.
April 3, 2013
Kelli Ayers Cook, RN, 56, of Hanover, Va., and a Hagerstown native, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Savage, Md., after a three-year battle with breast cancer. Born Dec. 24, 1956, she was the daughter of Gladys Ayers Vollmerhausen of Savage and the late Norman H. Ayers. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister, Bonnie J. Ayers, and adored daughter, Emily M. Cook, both of Germantown; and many, many friends and loved ones. Kelli graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1974, Hagerstown Junior College in 1976 and received a bachelor of arts from Shepherd University in 1978.
March 30, 2013
The Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Gala Cancer Auction drew one of the largest crowds in its 32-year history due in part to a change in location, according to event organizers. It was the first time in the history of the event that it has been held outside of Waynesboro, said Jill Kessler of the fundraiser's steering committee. Saturday's auction moved from downtown Waynesboro to Green Grove Gardens off Pa. 16 outside Greencastle. The change in venue brought some new faces to the auction, Kessler said.
March 10, 2013
The 4-Star Gymnastic Team recently took fifth place after raising $5,800 for Breast Cancer Awareness (Unite For Her) at the Pink Invitational-Gymnasts Unite competition in Philadelphia. The team placed fifth out of 43 teams competing to raise money. 4-Star Gymnasts Genna Chenoweth and Breanna Koopman accepted the award on behalf of the team. 4-Star is in Williamsport.
March 6, 2013
Breast cancer survivors, their friends and family embraced, posed and smiled for the camera during a complimentary portrait session by Kelly Hahn Johnson of Kelly Hahn Photography during the Celebration of Life survivors' party hosted by Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October the last two years. Survivors were invited to pose with their family and friends, and each received a print as a keepsake....
February 24, 2013
Dozens of people knocked down pins Sunday to build up women as Sunshine Lanes sought to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The bowling alley off Pa. 16 hosted a “Bowl for the Cure” event to raise money for breast cancer research. It was the third event of its type for the business. Manager Robin Reed said she felt compelled to do something to support the organization after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She created an all-day event for tournament players and those people choosing to participate in open bowling.
February 18, 2013
Boonsboro resident Selena Doyle reflected Monday night on her successful battle against breast cancer. Doyle said she underwent chemotherapy, radiation and surgery in Baltimore to turn the tide against the disease. Doyle feels that if she had been diagnosed 10 years ago, cancer research would not have been advanced enough to help her. “It feels great,” said Doyle, who has been cancer free since last February. Doyle was one of about 100 cancer survivors and caregivers who attended a Valentine's survivors dinner sponsored by Relay for Life of Washington County.