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The Inaugural Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk: Honoring Loss. Inspiring Hope. Funding a Cure. | Holly Gainsboro

Holly Gainsboro describes clinging to the "new normal" as her husband Steven was diagnosed, and she shares the trials and triumphs faced by her children as they helped their dad through his battle with a brain tumor. His fight was a family effort.   Today Holly is Chair of the Inaugural Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk; she urges Marylanders to get involved in the fight against brain tumors. Over 700,000 people are suffering from brain tumors, and they need your help to raise money for research and more treatment options. Over the next several weeks, in honor of the Inaugural Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk on September 10th, Lisa, Carol, Rose, Holly, and Debra will tell their stories of adversity and unyielding hope battling brain cancer. This National Brain Tumor Society event will help fund critically needed research to find a cure. We encourage you to consider sponsorship opportunities or to walk with... Continue reading
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Center Maryland Editorial: Baltimore County's Bravehearts

Housing discrimination in Baltimore County has a long, sordid history, with only rare moments of leadership such as we saw with a recent attempt by County Councilman Julian Jones and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz to modernize the county's revolting housing legacy.  Over the past 50-plus years, open-housing initiatives in the county have been met with resistance, hostility, and outright racism. Former Sun journalist Antero Pietila, perhaps the premier chronicler of race and housing in America, condemned the county’s role in greater Baltimore’s historical proclivity towards housing discrimination using the data, anecdotes, and insights of 35 years of neighborhood reporting and analysis in the widely-acclaimed account "Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped A Great American City."   Towson University Professor Diane Scharper highlighted Pietila's account of Baltimore County's shameful past in a 2010 Baltimore Sun book review of "Not in My Neighborhood," relaying that, "some, like Dale Anderson, former Baltimore County... Continue reading
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Damian O’Doherty: Cancer Confessional – Papa’s Home

First in a series dedicated to The Johns Hopkins University’s Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, music, and our power, together, to heal. We awoke slower than the morning arrived. My wife and two year old daughter lay groggy and lethargic on the bed. Still clutching each other. Two days in a row for mom and her inseparable 2-year-old. The night before, as I crept into bed after a late night at work, Alycia had said something about waiting for a test for strep from Pavilion Pediatrics. Maybe the kid had strep throat. Why not, the hits keep coming, I thought. My wife had a miscarriage just three weeks before. I shook off the weary morning and the work travel that weighed on me, setting off on a short run through Towson. It felt good to escape the sick-yellowish hue of our bedroom to the orange morning glow outside. I was running.... Continue reading
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Featured Content | The Inaugural Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk: Honoring Loss. Inspiring Hope. Funding a Cure.

Over the next several weeks, in honor of the Inaugural Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk on September 10th, Lisa, Carol, Rose, Holly, and Debra will tell their stories of adversity and unyielding hope battling brain cancer. This National Brain Tumor Society event will help fund critically needed research to find a cure. We encourage you to consider sponsorship opportunities or to walk with us.Learn more here: http://www.braintumorwalk.com/baltimore... Continue reading
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Featured Content: Joe Curran Attempts to Thwart Robbery

“As long as I’ve lived, I’ve never seen anything like that happen; I’ve never seen anyone being attacked like that,” recalls Joe Curran, Jr., Assistant Vice President of Claims for Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, as he remembers the day he witnessed a robbery and an assault. “It was Monday, July 11, and I drove to the dry cleaners to pick up my shirts after work,” says Joe. “After I paid for my dry cleaning and I turned to leave, I overheard a man, whom I assumed was a customer, asking the female clerk behind the counter how much it cost to have shirts and a suit cleaned. I walked out of the store, but then remembered that I left my cane on the counter by the cash register. When I walked back in, I noticed the man who had inquired about pricing was now standing behind the counter and had the... Continue reading
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