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2014-09-02 16:23:51

Nick Markakis partners with LUNGevity Foundation through 108Stitches WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, September 2, Baltimore Orioles rightfielder Nick Markakis will step up for lung cancer during Major League Baseball's first-ever Strike Out Cancer Day in tribute to Monica Barlow, former public relations director of the Orioles, who lost her life to lung cancer in February after a four and a half year battle. She was 36 years old. Markakis, in partnership with...

2014-06-13 20:21:28

Father, Advocate, and Seven-Time Lung Cancer Survivor Inspires Awareness WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation announces Richard Heimler, seven-time lung cancer survivor and father of two, as the June LUNGevity Hero for his advocacy and awareness-raising. Since his diagnosis in spring 2004, Richard has jumped into action - fighting the disease for a remarkable ten years while also advocating for more funds for important, lifesaving lung cancer research....

2014-05-01 16:30:43

Lemonade Stand Funds Fight against Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation announces the Bauer family of Shaker Heights, Ohio - Harriet and her children, seventh grader Greta and fourth grader Owen - as the May LUNGevity Hero for their contributions to the fight against lung cancer. Since 2009, the family has run an after-school lemonade stand every Friday, providing tasty treats to the local community while raising funds for lung cancer research....

2014-02-05 12:28:35

New Members Contribute Expertise and Vision to LUNGevity's Research Program WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation, one of the nation's premier lung cancer research foundations, announces two key additions to its Scientific Advisory Board: Dr. Julie Brahmer of Johns Hopkins and Dr. John Heymach of MD Anderson Cancer Center. The Scientific Advisory Board is an integral part of the foundation, guiding LUNGevity's funding of research into early detection...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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