The Bark for Life event May 5 will benefit Dundalk's Relay for Life
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Marge Neal
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
In many households, dogs are members of the family. We take our four-legged friends on vacation with us, we play games with them, we buy them toys and special treats and we are now able to take them to their own parks and dog-friendly restaurants (with outdoor seating). Now, thanks to Bark for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, dogs can become philanthropists. Think of the canine version of Relay for Life and you have Bark for Life. Dundalk will host a Bark for Life on May 5 at Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School. The festival will include games, contests and demonstrations, according to organizer Judy Dick. "We'll have a musical sit and stay, a dog/owner look-alike contest and a best kisser contest," Dick said. A small …
Sarah Wainio lost her sister in the Sept. 11 attacks. Ten years later, she keeps her memory alive through a memorial board and Towson University scholarship.
Sarah Wainio's sister is more than a number. Out of the 2,977 who were killed in the Sept. 11 attacks, Wainio remembers a woman who loved life, drank Rolling Rock and took her to the mall. Her sister, Honor Elizabeth Wainio, known as Lizz, was aboard United Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, PA. She was 27. Sarah Wainio, a Catonsville resident, was just 14 in 2001. Now 24, she directs fundraising campaigns for Towson University—her sister's alma mater—and sits on the board of Families of Flight 93. The memorial in Shanksville, which was dedicated Saturday, is still not fully funded. (Donations may be directed here.) Wainio worries that some forget Flight 93, which hijackers crashed in a rural Pennsylvania field as passengers fought …