October 15, 2007
When Linda Pryor learned she had breast cancer, her first thought about treatment was simply to have the breast removed so she wouldn't have to deal with the constant worry that some cancer remained. Not only did the Lemasters, Pa., resident not have to have her breast removed, but she also didn't go through traditional, external radiation therapy. Instead, this past summer, Pryor became one of about 30 women to receive a new, internal radiation therapy known as MammoSite at the John R. Marsh Cancer Center at Robinwood Medical Center, east of Hagerstown.
September 30, 2002
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death due to cancer in women. Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and second leading cause of death due to cancer. This year, an estimated 205,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed, and there will be 40,000 deaths. But more than twice as many women die from heart disease and stroke than from all forms of cancer including breast cancer.
May 21, 2007
Antietam Healthcare Foundation, the fundraising division of Washington County Health System, received a $225,000 grant from the Avon Foundation at the closing ceremonies of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, D.C., on May 6. The two-year grant will be used by the John R. Marsh Cancer Center to fund an outreach coordinator position. Susan Lopp, administrative director of the cancer center said the purpose of the position is to reach uninsured and underinsured women. They will receive information about breast cancer education, screenings and free mammograms.
March 4, 2002
One month after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Kay Bergstrom of Hagerstown found a perfect place to talk to other women who shared her affliction: At an annual event at the Sagittarius Hair Skin & Nails at the Venice Inn. She was one of about 90 people at a "Life is a gift - day of beauty - hairdressers target breast cancer" event organized by Sagittarius owner Marsha Knicely as a memorial to her late mother, E. Rosemary Finney, who had...
June 1, 2009
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - Orrstown Bank recently held a fundraiser in honor of employee Christine Yohe, who was diagnosed in February with breast cancer. Yohe, of Shippensburg, works as a teller at the bank's King Street office. Customer service representative Heather Fisher and teller Pamela Varner, of the King Street office, coordinated the fundraiser. A Longaberger mug raffle and cash donations from Orrstown Bank employees raised $1,200. Yohe chose the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance (CVBCA)
August 3, 2008
Cathy Socks had more than 12 inches of her hair cut off to donate to the Locks of Love program, a nonprofit organization that uses donated hair to make hairpieces for children who have lost their hair due to illness. During her battle with breast cancer, Cathy lost all of her hair. She decided after her treatments, to let her hair grow until it was exactly five years later from the day she was diagnosed with cancer. She said she is very thankful to be a breast cancer survivor.
October 21, 2012
On Oct. 10, more than 100 employees from Brook Lane Health Services in Hagerstown participated in “Pin on the Pink Casual Day” to support breast cancer awareness. The event was particularly poignant for the hospital staff because the previous week, a friend and co-worker, Nancy Leab, underwent surgery for a recurrence of breast cancer. Aubrey Rainbow, activities specialist, produced 25 pink T-shirts for the hospital staff to wear to show their support for Leab. The staff “put on the pink” for the entire day.
September 7, 2011
The second annual Winestock Music Festival originally scheduled for Saturday, Sep. 10, is postponed because of the ongoing inclement weather, according to organizers. The new date for Winestock is Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9. Winestock is a benefit event for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, fighting breast cancer. Tickets that have already been sold for Winestock will be honored at October event. For more information, go to www.knobhallwinery.com
October 3, 2004
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.VA. - A Walk for Women against breast cancer raised more than $4,000 Saturday, according to the event organizer. The fund-raiser, held on the track at Widmyer Elementary School, was the first Walk for Women in Morgan County and the Eastern Panhandle, event organizer Selma Straus said. The walks are being held throughout the state this month. Susan Webster, mayor of the Town of Bath and a breast cancer survivor, spoke to the crowd before the walk began. "It was the hardest day in my life when I was diagnosed with breast cancer," Webster said.