September 15, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Patrick Swayze personified a particular kind of masculine grace both on and off screen, from his roles in films like "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" to the way he carried himself in his long fight with pancreatic cancer. Swayze died from the illness on Monday in Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 57. "Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," Annett Wolf said in a statement Monday evening.
November 9, 1999
By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer Photo by JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer When Kelli Roser was diagnosed with cancer in September, she was scared. Not just for her own well-being, but for her two young children she's raising by herself while working as a certified geriatric nursing assistant. Roser, 33, didn't have enough sick time to cover all the days she's had to miss because of her illness. But thanks to her coworkers at Avalon Manor Health Care Center, Roser's paychecks are still coming in. Twenty-two employees at the nursing home north of Hagerstown have donated 464 hours of their leave time to Roser.
November 19, 2009
Dr. Michael Horn, an anesthesiologist at Washington County Hospital, and his wife, Dr. Marianna Horn, had their heads shaved Nov. 8 as part of a "Be Brave and Shave" fundraiser to benefit the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia, which is part of Children's National Medical Center. Eighty firefighters and policemen also participated in the "Be Brave and Shave" event. The Horns raised more than $20,000 through their online fundraising page (www.
May 25, 2010
Cancer takes teen's life on day of benefit motorcycle ride Save yourself from allergy attacks Bear sightings prompt sign on U.S. 340 County teachers union against Race to the Top application Pangborn third-grader leads fight against cancer
August 31, 2013
Thumbs up to Schuster Concrete, which spent nearly $10,000 to custom-paint a concrete mixer pink to raise breast cancer awareness. The truck is driven by Ginger Zirkle, who was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in August 2012 that now is in remission. Zirkle, who was driving back from a delivery when she first saw the mixer, was moved to tears by the gesture. Thumbs up to Katie Marshall of Keedysville, who road a bicycle from Baltimore to Seattle - covering 4,423 miles in 70 days - to help bring awareness to cancer.
November 30, 1999
Arthur B. Richards Jr., who founded Children in Need in Hagerstown, died Thursday after a 10-year battle with cancer. Read the full story in Friday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
September 15, 2009
Cancer survivor models hit the runway Tuesday night at the Greencastle Relay for Life Fashions For Hope show at the Kauffman Ruritan Community Center.
November 19, 2012
Charles Brinham Huyett, 81, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Hagerstown, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, after a valiant fight with cancer. The service was Nov. 4 in Mission Hills, Kan.
November 3, 2008
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Virginia L. Tracey, who died Oct. 17 at the age of 63. Her obituary was published in the Oct. 28 edition of The Herald-Mail. For the past 11 years, Virginia Tracey and ovarian cancer were constant, if uneasy, companions.
March 21, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The employees of Shively Motors in Chambersburg consider themselves a family. So when they learned one of their own was facing another battle with cancer, they did what any family would do -- they took her under their wing. Parts adviser Susan Russell was the center of attention Saturday at a benefit concert at the auto dealership thrown by her fellow employees. Russell was diagnosed in December with lung and brain cancer. The diagnosis came just a few weeks after she was cleared as a 10-year survivor of breast cancer.