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Local breast cancer charity gets second nod from Oprah

A story about a Baltimore nonprofit is included in a newly published collection of Oprah Winfrey’s favorite articles from her magazine.

The nonprofit, named The Red Devils, borrowed its name from “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, which is bright red and nicknamed “red devil.”

Rich’s book caught Winfrey’s eye, and she featured the group in the October 2006 issue of O magazine. Now, the story is included in “O’s Guide to Life: The Best of O, The Oprah Magazine” which retails for $29.95.

The Red Devils provides transportation to and from medical appointments, housecleaning, delivering meals and drug co-payment help for breast cancer patients and their families.

If you’re interested in supporting the group:

-Registration for the group’s biggest fundraiser, the annual Red Devils Heart and Sole Stroll, has begun. The walk is scheduled for the morning of Sunday, June 8 at Centennial Park in Howard County.

-February 9 from 11a.m. – 6p.m. is the group’s “Sweet Shopping” fundraiser at Belvedere Square, located at York Road and Belvedere Ave. Merchants will donate a portion of the day’s proceeds to The Red Devils.

JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor