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NEWS
June 9, 1999
The American Cancer Society raised about $67,000 in its fourth annual Relay for Life at School Stadium at South Hagerstown High School. About 500 people participated in the relay, which began at 3 p.m. Friday and ended at 3 p.m. Saturday. This year's pledges were $17,000 more than the amount pledged last year, according to June Datum, administrative assistant at the Hagerstown office. Participants were divided into 30 teams of from eight to 15 people. Each team collected donations for taking part in the 24-hour relay.
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NEWS
June 4, 2009
The Hagerstown Area Religious Council presented the John R. Marsh Cancer Center with a donation of $5,000 toward its chaplain program at the council's annual meeting on April 29. The chaplain program at the cancer center provides spiritual support to cancer patients and their families. Susan Lopp, director of the cancer center, and staff chaplain Alan Clingan, who oversees the program at the cancer center, accepted the donation. "Cancer patients have many needs. We are pleased at the John R. Marsh Cancer Center to be able to provide a comprehensive team to support patients through their cancer journey," Lopp said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | March 9, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Judy Walter doesn't claim to be a medical professional, but a woman with experience selling nutritional supplements who wanted to help a friend that had been diagnosed with breast cancer. After helping her friend and a few other cancer patients improve the quality of their lives, Walter, 59, of Chambersburg, wrote a self-help guide for cancer patients that she self-published in January. Walter's help consisted of finding sources of alternative therapies for her friend, Penny Maxson of Chambersburg.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | December 10, 2007
A new program at Washington County Hospital will help cancer patients face the nonmedical issues that come with a cancer diagnosis. Angela Heare was hired as a patient resource navigator, a nonclinical guide available to help cancer patients find services they need as they try to deal with their cancer. Heare's duties could include helping with transportation and finding support groups, health care at home, child care and medication assistance. "Often times, cancer patients are diagnosed, but they have no idea where to turn for help," Heare said.
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by KAREN HANNA | May 2, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - The members of Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley and the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha believe breast cancer patients should not have to carry the weight of their illness alone. According to organizers of a fundraiser Sunday, an auction of purses and totes with pink ribbons will help ensure patients find support to carry the load. "This is for a good cause, and you know, this isn't for a cure. This is so nobody has to go through this awful disease alone," said Thomas Riford, who served as barker in a live auction of dozens of bags that fetched prices as high as $1,550.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | September 15, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com Though dark clouds hovered over the downtown area Sunday afternoon, rain held off throughout an outdoor benefit concert behind the Broad Axe tavern on East Franklin Street. Rock music from bands including Josa Step and Five Dollar Fine carried for several blocks while festive music fans showed their support for local musicians and for area cancer patients. Summer Bash IV, sponsored by the Broad Axe, again benefited the John R. Marsh Cancer Center.
NEWS
September 28, 2000
Breast cancer organizations Here are some of the organizations that provide information and support to cancer patients and their families: American Cancer Society 1-410-931-6850 www.cancer.org on the Web National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations 1-800-719-9154 www.nabco.org on the Web National Cancer Institute 1-800-4-CANCER (226237) www.cancernet.nci.nih.gov on the Web National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship 1-888-650-9127 www.cansearch.
NEWS
September 22, 2004
On Sept. 25, Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley is inviting all breast cancer survivors to attend Camp Hope from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Western Maryland Hospital Center on Pennsylvania Avenue. The free events include a knitting workshop by Susan Wolcott of Y2Knit Shop in Funkstown, other fall craft workshops, speakers and a lunch. Pre-registration for the camp, which is held twice a year, is necessary no later than Wednesday, Sept. 22, by calling 301-791-5843. A former registered nurse, Wolcott will share her love and knowledge of knitting, along with the restorative benefits of the craft.
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BY LAURA ERNDE | April 8, 2002
By LAURA ERNDE laurae@herald-mail.com A medical marijuana initiative that had passed the Maryland House of Delegates earlier this session died by one vote in a Senate panel Friday. The 6-5 vote upset the bill's sponsor, Del. Donald Murphy, who accused one of the senators on the panel of breaking his promise of support. Murphy, R-Baltimore/Howard, said Sen. Timothy Ferguson had given his word he would vote for legislation that would have removed the threat of jail time for cancer patients who use marijuana to ease their pain.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | October 8, 2007
Sagittarius Salon & Spa teamed up Sunday with Antietam Healthcare Foundation for a Wellness and Beauty Auction at the Hagerstown salon. Proceeds from a silent auction will benefit an American Cancer Society project. Sagittarius owner Marsha Knicley-Masood said the auction was one of a series of charity events that would commemorate the salon's 35th year of business. "I wanted to celebrate by contributing to the community that made me grow these past 35 years," she said.
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