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The Inaugural Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk: Join us in honoring loss, inspiring hope, & funding a cure

Over the last few weeks we have told the stories of a few brave children, women and men affected by brain tumors in the Baltimore area. Their journeys of adversity and unyielding hope have not only inspired, but have encouraged us to help fund critically needed research to find a cure. You can watch their stories again here: Holly, Lisa, Carol, Rose and Debra. Now, these brave fighters are asking you to join them at Canton Waterfront Park in Baltimore City THIS SATURDAY, September 10th at National Brain Tumor Society’s inaugural Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk. To learn how to register your team, watch our final video below. Sign up today at Together, we will find a cure.  Together, we will save lives.... Continue reading
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Dr. Leana Wen: A Blueprint for a Healthier Baltimore

In thousands of conversations with community members, businesses, grassroots organizations, and elected leaders across Baltimore, I have seen how our City continues to wrestle with deeply-rooted issues of poverty, racial inequality, and structural racism.  Here in Baltimore, there are neighborhoods just blocks apart where the life expectancy differs by 20 years. We have made significant strides in reducing infant mortality, and yet black babies continue to die at twice the rate of white babies across our city. Homicide continues to be the leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds in the city – over 90 percent of homicide victims in 2016 have been black.       These disparities tie intimately into the fabric of the work we do at the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD). Since our founding over two centuries ago, our responsibility has always been to ensure the health of all of our citizens. But there is a higher standard to which... Continue reading
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The Inaugural Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk: Honoring Loss. Inspiring Hope. Funding a Cure. | Debra Cirasole

Debra Cirasole, with multiple neurological ailments, was incorrectly diagnosed multiple times until she was finally told that she had been suffering from a brain tumor. After three years living with an illness that has limited treatment options, Debra does not focus on herself -- instead she is spreading awareness, especially through her social media channel, of brain tumors, and their symptoms, and the fight for a cure.The Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk on September 10th will help fund critically needed research to find a cure. We encourage you to consider sponsorship opportunities or to register to walk with us. Learn more here: Continue reading
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Kenneth Stevenson: Will Hereford soon be closed for business?

As President of the Hereford Community Association in Baltimore County, I have strived to strengthen the community voice in the public process. In the HCA, we are accountable to our neighbors’ concerns and preferences. The collaborative dialogue between residents, private entities, and elected officials is essential to the character and well-being of a community. We have recently seen successful corporate initiatives in communities across the county and state. That makes it all the more frustrating when an elected official refuses to cooperate with and respond to community interests. Governor Larry Hogan has declared our state “open for business,” and I could not agree more. Business brings jobs, economic growth, and lower prices as a result of competition. We should encourage business, provided that the private entities work with the local community to build a mutually beneficial relationship, and Royal Farms has done just that in its proposal for a store in... Continue reading
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The Inaugural Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk: Honoring Loss. Inspiring Hope. Funding a Cure. | Lisa Sliker, Carol Herrmann, and Rose Knight

Carol, Rose and Lisa hold a unique bond and a shared story. Fellow Catholic parishioners and neighbors within two miles of each other, all lost their children at a young age to brain tumors.  They joined together to build a prayer garden to honor their children and for all children who have lost their lives too early in life. Every year they participate as a team in the Race for Hope in DC to fundraise for brain tumor research.  This year, they are excited to welcome NBTS to their hometown, Baltimore, to share their stories, bring awareness and fundraise for a cure. In honor of the Inaugural Baltimore Brain Tumor Walk on September 10th, Lisa, Carol, and Rose have told us their stories of adversity and unyielding hope battling brain cancer.  Lisa Sliker brought her 5 year old son Christopher to her pediatrician after he had trouble doing simple things such... Continue reading
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