Thursday, January 3, 2008

Baltimore Charity Helps those Affected by Cancer

The Red Devils, is a non-profit group founded in 2002 to improve the quality of life for Maryland breast cancer patients and their families. The group's name was inspired by The Red Devil to Hell with Cancer -- and Back, a book by breast cancer survivor Katherine Russell Rich, who got her title from the cancer drug Adriamycin(R), which is bright red and is nicknamed the "Red Devil." Rich's book caught the eye of Oprah Winfrey, who then learned about The Red Devils and featured the group in the October 2006 issue of her magazine. Oprah has even featured the charity as a favorite in her new book "O's Guide to Life, The Best of O, The Oprah Magazine."

Through partners, The Red Devils provides vital services such as transportation to and from medical appointments, housecleaning, delivering meals and drug co- payment help.

There are plenty of opportunities for people who want to support The Red Devils in 2008. Registration for the group's biggest fund-raiser, the annual Red Devils Heart and Sole Stroll, began online after January 1 for the "fun walk for the entire family" scheduled for the morning of Sunday, June 8 at Columbia's Centennial Park.

On February 9 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. is the group's "Sweet Shopping" fundraiser at Belvedere Square, where merchants will donate a portion of the day's proceeds to The Red Devils.

For more information about The Red Devils, visit

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