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By BRENDAN KIRBY | February 12, 1999
Instead of presents for her birthday, Tessa Van Houten wanted help in finding a cure for a deadly disease. So, for the second year in a row, the Northern Middle School student on Friday turned the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex into a giant fund-raising party for cystic fibrosis. As she celebrated her 14th birthday with about 150 people, Tessa collected hundreds of dollars in donations for the Maryland chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She said her interest in cystic fibrosis was sparked by a friend who has the disease.
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May 14, 2011
More than 300 walkers participated Saturday afternoon in the annual Great Strides Walk to benefit cystic fibrosis programs and research. About $45,000 was raised at the walk at Veterans Park, said Paula Kriner, chairwoman for the Washington County area of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Proceeds raised from the walk will be used to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Kriner said. The money will be used for research, care and education regarding the disease, she said. Despite the threat of rain, Kriner said turnout for the walk wasn't affected.
NEWS
May 14, 2001
What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease that causes the body to produce a thick, sticky mucus due to poor transport of salt in cells that line organs such as the lungs and pancreas. The mucus clogs the lungs, which can lead to infections. It also obstructs the pancreas, which prevents enzymes from reaching the intestines to digest food. Symptoms include salty-tasting skin, persistent coughing or pneumonia, excessive appetite but poor weight gain, and bulky stools.
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By TAMELA BAKER | May 20, 2007
SMITHSBURG - The Washington County chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation drew 175 walkers and raised $35,000 on Saturday to be used for research to find a cure. "We reached our goal," said Paula Kriner, chairwoman of the Great Strides Walk. Walkers solicited sponsors for their mile and a half trek through Smithsburg Lions Community Park, where they were treated to lunch followed by an afternoon auction of items donated by local merchants. The auction alone raised $3,400, Kriner said.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | May 8, 2010
SMITHSBURG -- Kaelii Stout seems to have it all. The 16-year-old Williamsport High School student is a soccer player and a runner on a Maryland state championship-winning relay team. She is bright and articulate, and dreams of becoming an elementary school teacher. She was excited to go to her high school prom Saturday night with a group of friends. Though she's got all this, she also has something else that is decidedly less coveted. Before she was 2 months old, Kaelii was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an inherited respiratory and digestive disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in her lungs and digestive tract.
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by DON AINES | May 21, 2006
SMITHSBURG - Saturday's Great Strides Walk exceeded its goal, raising $28,500 to benefit research into the cause of and cure for cystic fibrosis. "Our goal was $25,000," said Chairwoman Paula Kriner, whose 12-year-old daughter, Kaelli, has the disease. About 130 people took part in the one-mile walk, she said. Along with the money walkers raised through pledges for the noon event at Smithsburg Lions Club Park, Kriner said there was an auction of merchandise and services donated by area businesses, a lunch catered by Outback Steakhouse and activities for children.
NEWS
February 2, 2009
'Remembering Michael' campaign under way MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hersh Business Services Ltd. of Martinsburg, has established the "Remembering Michael" campaign to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis and support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The campaign is in memory of Michael Hedrick who suffered from cystic fibrosis and who recently died at the age of 35. The initial goal of the campaign is to raise $10,000 for CFF; however, two fundraisers have already been set up to help add to that number.
NEWS
December 9, 2008
JUNE 29, 1923-DEC. 8, 2008 FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Mary Jane Gehr, 85, of Bear Valley Road, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Born June 29, 1923, in Fort Loudon, she was a daughter of the late George and Annie Fisher Crouse. Her husband, Lester R. Gehr Sr., died March 20, 1985. She retired in 1985 following 25 years of service at the former Stanley Co. of Chambersburg. She was a member of Fort Loudon United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Brenda L. Vasko of St. Thomas, Pa.; one son, Lester R. Gehr Jr. of Fort Loudon; one sister, Edna Washinger of Chambersburg; five grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and stepgreat-grandchildren.
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By AARON SAUNDERS | aaron.saunders@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2011
Tyler Moore was more than a young man living with cystic fibrosis. He was a wrestler, a student at Harpers Ferry Junior High, and in Malcolm Ater's novel, “Tyler's Mountain Magic” - he was an inspiration. Ater of Shepherdstown, W.Va., a former junior high school special education teacher, chronicles the growth of his wrestling team and the trials and tribulation of Tyler. “When I coached Tyler, I knew I had to tell this kid's story,” Ater said of his book, which won first place in the 2011 West Virginia Writers Inc. contest for Best Book-Length Novel.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | May 5, 2013
Catie Breslin is living proof there have been advances in cystic fibrosis research. When she was born, the average age a person with CF expected to live was age 18. Today, it's 37. That's why the 21-year-old Hagerstown native is hoping that people will dig into their pockets for the chance to sweat for the Zumbathon for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at St. Mary's Catholic School in Hagerstown. According to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, CF is an inherited, chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the U.S. and 70,000 worldwide.
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | May 1, 2013
Fifth-graders at Salem Avenue Elementary participated in the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” simulated Congressional hearings April 25. The simulated hearing is an authentic, performance-based assessment in which students demonstrate their understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. During the simulated hearing, students assumed the role of constitutional experts. They presented oral statements before a panel of judges and responded to follow-up questions.
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By AARON SAUNDERS | aaron.saunders@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2011
Tyler Moore was more than a young man living with cystic fibrosis. He was a wrestler, a student at Harpers Ferry Junior High, and in Malcolm Ater's novel, “Tyler's Mountain Magic” - he was an inspiration. Ater of Shepherdstown, W.Va., a former junior high school special education teacher, chronicles the growth of his wrestling team and the trials and tribulation of Tyler. “When I coached Tyler, I knew I had to tell this kid's story,” Ater said of his book, which won first place in the 2011 West Virginia Writers Inc. contest for Best Book-Length Novel.
NEWS
May 14, 2011
More than 300 walkers participated Saturday afternoon in the annual Great Strides Walk to benefit cystic fibrosis programs and research. About $45,000 was raised at the walk at Veterans Park, said Paula Kriner, chairwoman for the Washington County area of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Proceeds raised from the walk will be used to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Kriner said. The money will be used for research, care and education regarding the disease, she said. Despite the threat of rain, Kriner said turnout for the walk wasn't affected.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | May 8, 2010
SMITHSBURG -- Kaelii Stout seems to have it all. The 16-year-old Williamsport High School student is a soccer player and a runner on a Maryland state championship-winning relay team. She is bright and articulate, and dreams of becoming an elementary school teacher. She was excited to go to her high school prom Saturday night with a group of friends. Though she's got all this, she also has something else that is decidedly less coveted. Before she was 2 months old, Kaelii was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an inherited respiratory and digestive disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in her lungs and digestive tract.
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By DAVE McMILLION | August 23, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Music usually is played inside at Hager Hall & Conference Center on Dual Highway, but on Sunday it blared away in a parking lot. Five bands played over a span of seven hours during a daylong party at the local venue that includes Cancun Cantina West and Barefoot Bernie's. "It started (when) we wanted to have a big party out here," said Jennifer Hare, co-owner of Hager Hall. When it was discovered that two members of one of the bands have cystic fibrosis, Hager Hall's Brew and BBQ Backyard Bash turned into a fundraiser to fight the battle against the disease, Hare said.
NEWS
May 16, 2009
The first Henry's Hustle was held Saturday at Maugansville Elementary School. The event was held in honor of Henry Scheck and his family. Henry, 4, recently died of cancer. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. About 1,500 people participated in the fundraiser, and more than $13,000 was raised, said Erin Lee, a fundraising volunteer for the event. Before the event, the Maugansville Elementary School community had raised more than $6,000 by soliciting donations from family and friends, Lee said.
NEWS
February 2, 2009
'Remembering Michael' campaign under way MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hersh Business Services Ltd. of Martinsburg, has established the "Remembering Michael" campaign to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis and support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The campaign is in memory of Michael Hedrick who suffered from cystic fibrosis and who recently died at the age of 35. The initial goal of the campaign is to raise $10,000 for CFF; however, two fundraisers have already been set up to help add to that number.
NEWS
December 9, 2008
JUNE 29, 1923-DEC. 8, 2008 FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Mary Jane Gehr, 85, of Bear Valley Road, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital. Born June 29, 1923, in Fort Loudon, she was a daughter of the late George and Annie Fisher Crouse. Her husband, Lester R. Gehr Sr., died March 20, 1985. She retired in 1985 following 25 years of service at the former Stanley Co. of Chambersburg. She was a member of Fort Loudon United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Brenda L. Vasko of St. Thomas, Pa.; one son, Lester R. Gehr Jr. of Fort Loudon; one sister, Edna Washinger of Chambersburg; five grandchildren; stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and stepgreat-grandchildren.
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By MARIE GILBERT | May 18, 2008
SMITHSBURG -- Kaelii Stout doesn't want people to think she's different. But she is. Not because she takes more than 25 pills a day or undergoes daily chest therapy. Not because she has nightly tube feeds and numerous nebulizer treatments. She's different because she won't allow cystic fibrosis to rule her life. An athletic 14-year-old, Kaelii plays soccer and runs track at Williamsport High School. She likes hanging out with her friends and doing all of the things kids her age do. "I'm just like everybody else, she said.
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