Monday, December 10, 2012
Five-year-old Nathan Norman, who is fighting terminal cancer, is asking for cards from emergency responders.
Update, Dec. 11, 2:40 p.m.: Five-year-old Nathan Norman is battling terminal cancer. While he's fighting the fight, he asked for Christmas cards from police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel. Prince George's County responders got together to send him their greetings. Fire and rescue and emergency personnel have been sending Nathan cards and gifts from all across the country, the Nathan Charles Norman blog reports. See the blog for updated information on his health and the response he is receiving for his request for cards. Editor's Note: An early report had incorrect information about Nathan Norman's age. We regret this error.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Aquilino Cancer Center slated to open on campus of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in 2013.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012
Adventist HealthCare officials, joined by Shady Grove Hospital personnel and local elected officials, broke ground Wednesday on what will become Montgomery County's first free-standing, comprehensive cancer center. Called the Aquilino Cancer Center, the 50,000-square-foot, three-story building will offer personalized, expert care to cancer patients with up-to-date technology and support services to treat various forms of cancer. It's slated to open on the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital campus in 2013. The driving force behind the project, said Shady Grove Hospital president Dennis Hansen, was better care for people battling cancer in the hospital's community. Jane Peck, Hansen's colleague, said she believes it will do that and more. "For …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Says it will continue to fund the organization.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation today reversed its decision from earlier this week to defund Planned Parenthood, saying it was sorry. On Tuesday the breast cancer support organization said it was pulling funding from Planned Parenthood because the group was under Federal investigation, and a recent internal policy change prohibited them from funding organizations under investigation. A Patch poll (not scientific) posted Thursday asking readers if they supported Komen's decision received more than 500 responses, which as of this writing were split exactly 50/50. Komen issued a statement today apologizing to its supporters. The statement begins: We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our …