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Claire’s Story

In the days following her passing, girls at schools throughout the Baltimore area cut their hair to donate to cancer in the “Hair for Claire” campaign. At last count, there was at least enough hair cut to scale a 29-story building....

Mom raising awareness about adolescent melanoma

“Parents need to know this is not just killing adults,” Marianne Banister said. “You take your child to the dentist, why not the dermatologist?” Her 17-year-old daughter, Claire, died in October after a three-year battle with melanoma....

#90Seconds of #LiveLifeLikeClaire

Three years of surgeries, chemo, and treatments passed. Claire passed away at 17. http://debraalfarone.com/2015/05/03/90seconds-of-livelifelikeclaire/

Md. teen’s death raises hope and awareness about skin cancer

“Nobody told us that when you turn 13 or 14 it’s a risk possibly,” says Banister. When Claire Wagonhurst turned 14 in 2011, a mole on her ankle she’d had her whole life started to change. A doctor suggested they remove it. The next appointment?...

The Rest Is Still Unwritten

Seventeen-year-old Claire Wagonhurst lived her short life with grace and courage. She left this world on October 16, 2014. Claire is the daughter of my former colleague Marianne Banister Wagonhurst, who was a news anchor at WBAL-TV for 16 years....