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February 24, 2008
Pastor Jerry Lowans of St. Matthews and Washington Square United Methodist Church had to be bailed out of 'jail,' but it was for a good cause - the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To date there has been $1,595 collected for his bail. If you have not contributed and still want to do so, the pastor said his Web page is at https://www.mdaevent.org/ParticipantInfo.aspx?j=acf22cf9-7a56-4b7a-a21f-0c901ef7e57a . It will be active for several more days. You can contribute there. It is tax deductible.
NEWS
August 1, 2009
-JULY 29, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles Edward Rannells, 81, husband of Anna Lee Butts Rannells, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at City Hospital. A memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Yost officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960 or Kennedy's Disease Association, P.O. Box 1105, Coarsegold, CA 93614-1105.
NEWS
by STACEY DANZUSO | August 26, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com Jeans and T-shirts, and of course, helmets, were the wardrobe of choice among the 485 motorcycle riders gathered at M&S Harley-Davidson in Chambersburg Sunday morning. The bikers were preparing for a roughly 80-mile ride across northern Franklin County and South-Central Pennsylvania Sunday during the 14th annual fund-raiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Last year the Chambersburg Chapter of the Harley Owners Group set records for the number of participants and amount of money raised, making it one of Harley-Davidson's top 20 fund-raising events, said Sue Mott, MDA coordinator for the chapter.
NEWS
October 11, 2006
Hagerstown professional firefighters Local 1605 will conduct a Fill-the-Boot drive Oct. 12-14 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Proceeds raised during the campaign will help support MDA services and research programs, including MDA's outpatient clinics, summer camp for children and young adults ages 6 to 21, financial assistance with the purchase and repair of wheelchairs and leg braces, as well as the purchase of communication devices....
NEWS
September 26, 2006
Firefighters conducting boot drive for MDA In observance of the partnership between International Association of Fire Fighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Hagerstown professional firefighters Local 1605 will conduct a Fill-the-Boot drive from Oct. 12 to 14 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Proceeds raised during the campaign will help support MDA services and research programs, including MDA's outpatient clinics for people with more than 40 neuromuscular diseases, summer camp for ages 6 to 21, assistance with the purchase and repair of wheelchairs and leg braces, and assistance with the purchase of communication devices.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | November 1, 2009
HALFWAY -- Some bowling balls crawled toward the pins. Others whizzed down the lanes as if they were in a race. And a few never hit their targets, instead landing in the gutters. But no matter when or if the balls hit the pins, the bowlers still achieved their goal -- raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). MDA has long been a national charity of the National Association of Letter Carriers, but this was the first nationwide bowlathon the union held for MDA, said Ronda Sisk, president of Hagerstown branch 443. It was also the first time, that Sisk knew of, that the Hagerstown branch held a fundraiser for MDA. About 70 bowlers attended the Deliver the Cure Bowl at Southside Bowl off Virginia Avenue on Sunday afternoon.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | September 23, 2007
FUNKSTOWN - J.C. Lehman, 6, of Hagerstown, flipped through family photos with his mother, Donna. There was one of J.C. at his first birthday party, one of his first visit to Greenbrier State Park, and another of J.C. at his cousin's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. But the one that struck him was the one where he was eating broccoli and cauliflower. "I ATE that?" he said. The mother and son attended a Crop to Cure Muscular Dystrophy Saturday at Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two years ago, J.C. was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
NEWS
November 14, 2009
JULY 11, 1938-NOV. 12, 2009 Lois Elaine Wolfinger, 71, of Millers Church Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at her home. Born July 11, 1938, in Cearfoss, Md., she was the daughter of the late Jacob P. and Ruth J. (Wallick) Green. She attended schools in Philadelphia, Pa., and in Hagerstown. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Hagerstown and TOPS Md. 308 of Hagerstown. She was employed for 10 years by the Maryland Department of Corrections, retiring July 1, 2009.
NEWS
by Christine L. Moats | March 31, 2003
Q: What is muscular dystrophy? A: According to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the term muscular dystrophy refers to a group of genetic diseases marked by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal or voluntary muscles which control movement. The muscles of the heart and some other involuntary muscles are also affected in some forms of muscular dystrophy, and a few forms involve other organs as well. Muscular dystrophy can affect people of all ages. Although some forms first become apparent in infancy or childhood, others may not appear until middle age or later.
NEWS
by KATE S. ALEXANDER | August 13, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa - They might have oil in their blood, tattoos on their arms and wind in their hair, but these "angels" ride for a cause. Riders from around the area gathered Saturday on Harleys and Hondas to raise money for the 18th annual Motorcyclist Ride for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Michele Ollason, program coordinator of the MDA, estimated that more than 500 riders registered at M&S Harley-Davidson for the 120-mile ride. Darren Moats, son of M&S Harley-Davidson owner Dennis Moats, was impressed by the turnout.
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November 14, 2009
JULY 11, 1938-NOV. 12, 2009 Lois Elaine Wolfinger, 71, of Millers Church Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at her home. Born July 11, 1938, in Cearfoss, Md., she was the daughter of the late Jacob P. and Ruth J. (Wallick) Green. She attended schools in Philadelphia, Pa., and in Hagerstown. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Hagerstown and TOPS Md. 308 of Hagerstown. She was employed for 10 years by the Maryland Department of Corrections, retiring July 1, 2009.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | November 1, 2009
HALFWAY -- Some bowling balls crawled toward the pins. Others whizzed down the lanes as if they were in a race. And a few never hit their targets, instead landing in the gutters. But no matter when or if the balls hit the pins, the bowlers still achieved their goal -- raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). MDA has long been a national charity of the National Association of Letter Carriers, but this was the first nationwide bowlathon the union held for MDA, said Ronda Sisk, president of Hagerstown branch 443. It was also the first time, that Sisk knew of, that the Hagerstown branch held a fundraiser for MDA. About 70 bowlers attended the Deliver the Cure Bowl at Southside Bowl off Virginia Avenue on Sunday afternoon.
NEWS
August 1, 2009
-JULY 29, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Charles Edward Rannells, 81, husband of Anna Lee Butts Rannells, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at City Hospital. A memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Yost officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960 or Kennedy's Disease Association, P.O. Box 1105, Coarsegold, CA 93614-1105.
NEWS
February 24, 2008
Pastor Jerry Lowans of St. Matthews and Washington Square United Methodist Church had to be bailed out of 'jail,' but it was for a good cause - the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To date there has been $1,595 collected for his bail. If you have not contributed and still want to do so, the pastor said his Web page is at https://www.mdaevent.org/ParticipantInfo.aspx?j=acf22cf9-7a56-4b7a-a21f-0c901ef7e57a . It will be active for several more days. You can contribute there. It is tax deductible.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | September 23, 2007
FUNKSTOWN - J.C. Lehman, 6, of Hagerstown, flipped through family photos with his mother, Donna. There was one of J.C. at his first birthday party, one of his first visit to Greenbrier State Park, and another of J.C. at his cousin's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. But the one that struck him was the one where he was eating broccoli and cauliflower. "I ATE that?" he said. The mother and son attended a Crop to Cure Muscular Dystrophy Saturday at Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two years ago, J.C. was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
NEWS
October 11, 2006
Hagerstown professional firefighters Local 1605 will conduct a Fill-the-Boot drive Oct. 12-14 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Proceeds raised during the campaign will help support MDA services and research programs, including MDA's outpatient clinics, summer camp for children and young adults ages 6 to 21, financial assistance with the purchase and repair of wheelchairs and leg braces, as well as the purchase of communication devices....
NEWS
September 26, 2006
Firefighters conducting boot drive for MDA In observance of the partnership between International Association of Fire Fighters and the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Hagerstown professional firefighters Local 1605 will conduct a Fill-the-Boot drive from Oct. 12 to 14 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Proceeds raised during the campaign will help support MDA services and research programs, including MDA's outpatient clinics for people with more than 40 neuromuscular diseases, summer camp for ages 6 to 21, assistance with the purchase and repair of wheelchairs and leg braces, and assistance with the purchase of communication devices.
NEWS
by KATE S. ALEXANDER | August 13, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa - They might have oil in their blood, tattoos on their arms and wind in their hair, but these "angels" ride for a cause. Riders from around the area gathered Saturday on Harleys and Hondas to raise money for the 18th annual Motorcyclist Ride for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Michele Ollason, program coordinator of the MDA, estimated that more than 500 riders registered at M&S Harley-Davidson for the 120-mile ride. Darren Moats, son of M&S Harley-Davidson owner Dennis Moats, was impressed by the turnout.
NEWS
August 27, 2003
Get rid of bicycle race To the editor: Concerning the annual bike race that took place along Md. 67 between Alternate U.S. 40 and U.S. 340 on Aug. 17: As a resident of Boonsboro who uses the Park and Ride at the intersection of Md. 67 and Alternate U.S. 40, I found it impossible to use that lot Sunday, Aug. 17, due to its total use by the bicycle clubs running the race along Md. 67 and through downtown Boonsboro and some of...
NEWS
by Christine L. Moats | March 31, 2003
Q: What is muscular dystrophy? A: According to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the term muscular dystrophy refers to a group of genetic diseases marked by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal or voluntary muscles which control movement. The muscles of the heart and some other involuntary muscles are also affected in some forms of muscular dystrophy, and a few forms involve other organs as well. Muscular dystrophy can affect people of all ages. Although some forms first become apparent in infancy or childhood, others may not appear until middle age or later.
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