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October 24, 2009
Fundraiser for former Providence athlete set A fundraiser, ?Climb for Cancer? will be held Sunday in memory of former Providence High athlete Shannon Hayes. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Young Set Club, 400 E. Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks. With the support of Providence, the Young Set Club in Thousand Oaks will host the first event to raise awareness and money in support of cancer research, particularly melanoma, in the name of Hayes. Hays, who graduated in 2003, lost her battle with melanoma on Oct. 3. Hayes was a multi-sport standout for the Pioneers, playing girls?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2009
AMERICAN RED CROSS Volunteers are needed for the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles, to work the front desk at the Red Cross Service center, 1001 W. Magnolia Blvd. The task requires excellent phone etiquette, customer service skills, typing skills and consistent daytime availability. Call (818) 376-1724. ? AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Volunteers are needed for the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop for many varied and interesting duties. Join the fun and feel rewarded.
NEWS
By DAVID LAURELL | July 1, 2009
The final week of June was by all means one filled with gloom. Not just the gloom of overcast skies that we Southern Californians are used to in the year’s sixth month, but the gloom that comes from the loss of iconic figures that have played a role in the cultural fabric of our lives. While most of us didn’t know them personally, it’s a good bet that at some time or another we all marveled at the beauty of Farrah Fawcett, the talent of Michael Jackson, and the fact that over the years we received more mail from Ed McMahon than from close friends or family members.
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March 24, 2004
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers to help plan the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Burbank event at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 10. Meetings will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month, in the Police Community Room at the Police Station, 200 N. 3rd St. For more information, call Evelyn at 841-2994. HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL The Hoover High School Alumni Assn. Is seeking alumni and former Purple Circle members who would like to serve on the Official 75th Anniversary Committee.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | April 30, 2013
Members of Team Chad's Champions are gearing up for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, the 24-hour walk on May 4 and 5 at Johnny Carson Park. The walk begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and ends at 9 a.m. Sunday. Team Chad's Champions was created to walk in support of Chad Becken, the son of Don and Susie Becken, of Burbank. Chad Becken lost his battle with colorectal cancer last year. He was 37 years old. Don and Susie Becken, Chad's parents, continue to help raise funds and awareness of colorectal prevention, early detection, treatment and patient support, Susie Becken said.
NEWS
April 21, 2007
Earth Day in Burbank To celebrate Earth Day, the Burbank Public Works and Park, Recreation and Community Services departments will hold an event today at the Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 Walnut Ave. The event will provide information about the environment and offer environmental activities, giveaways, live animals and refreshments. The event will also have a Native Plant Workshop at 2 p.m. and a Composting Workshop at 4 p.m. A clean-up of the surrounding canyon will begin at noon.
NEWS
January 29, 2005
PRIMO MARGARIT Primo Margarit died Jan. 24, 2005. Mr. Margarit was born Nov. 4, 1910, in Udine, Italy, and worked as an auto mechanic for 45 years. After retiring, he served on the Burbank Transportation Board. He also volunteered for 25 years at the Joslyn Adult Center. Margarit is survived by his son, Raymond Margarit; daughters, Maruine and Joanne Cooper; and eight grandchildren. A service and rosary is at 7 p.m. Thursday at Valley Funeral Home, 2121 W. Burbank Blvd.
NEWS
October 28, 2000
Irma Lemus NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- The fight against breast cancer has a face. Actually, it has five faces. Five Luther Burbank Middle School teachers are taking time out of the classroom to participate in the American Cancer Society's fourth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk/run Sunday at the Rose Bowl. "The Luther Team," as they are known, will be treading the pavement at the Rose Bowl after eight weeks of training, team member Traci Fellman said.
NEWS
March 15, 2003
Relay benefits American Cancer Society Mayor David Laurell, the Relay For Life Volunteer Committee and the American Cancer Society are coordinating volunteers for the first Burbank Relay For Life. One weekend this summer, more than 1,000 Burbank residents will take turns walking or running around a track to raise funds for cancer research, community education, legislative advocacy and patient service programs. Relay For Life is a 24-hour event that empowers the community to take part in the fight against cancer while honoring its survivors and remembering loved ones lost to the disease.
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By Joyce Rudolph | February 25, 2014
Teams gathered to register for the 11th annual Relay for Life of Burbank during a kickoff celebration at the American Cancer Society in Burbank. There were raffle prizes, refreshments and the Discovery Shop thrift store remained open so bargain hunters could purchase gently used items with their $5-off coupon. The Melt food truck grilled up cheese sandwiches and donated 10% of the evening's profits to the cancer society. This year's 24-hour walk will begin at 9 a.m. on May 3, and continue until 9 a.m. on May 4, at Johnny Carson Park.
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NEWS
By Bryan Mahoney and By Bryan Mahoney | May 7, 2013
Sometimes the brightest paths only reveal themselves in the dark. At 3:59 a.m. Sunday, the heartiest walkers trod the route at Johnny Carson Park for the 19th hour of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Burbank. The crowds that packed the park in daylight were now asleep in their tents or at home. For the few still walking, candles lined the dirt track, their paper-bag housings inscribed with names of those who have died from cancer and those still fighting it. On one bag, Kris proclaims love for Grandma.
COMMUNITY
By Joyce Rudolph | April 30, 2013
Members of Team Chad's Champions are gearing up for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, the 24-hour walk on May 4 and 5 at Johnny Carson Park. The walk begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and ends at 9 a.m. Sunday. Team Chad's Champions was created to walk in support of Chad Becken, the son of Don and Susie Becken, of Burbank. Chad Becken lost his battle with colorectal cancer last year. He was 37 years old. Don and Susie Becken, Chad's parents, continue to help raise funds and awareness of colorectal prevention, early detection, treatment and patient support, Susie Becken said.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 19, 2010
When doctors diagnosed Mary Strauss with breast cancer 10 years ago, the retired bookkeeper was forced to confront a condition that for much of her life went unnamed. ?Growing up, we never talked about cancer,? said Strauss, 76, of La Cañada. ?It was the big C. You didn?t tell people you had the big C, this dreadful, terrible disease. Who tells people about a looming death sentence?? This weekend she joined more than 1,000 survivors, their supporters and people who lost loved ones to cancer at American Cancer Society Relay for Life events in La Crescenta and Burbank.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | May 17, 2010
When doctors 10 years ago diagnosed Mary Strauss with breast cancer, the retired bookkeeper was forced to confront a condition that for much of her life went unnamed. "Growing up, we never talked about cancer," said Strauss, 76, of La Cañada. "It was the big C. You didn't tell people you had the big C, this dreadful, terrible disease. Who tells people about a looming death sentence?" This weekend she joined more than 1,000 survivors, their supporters and people who lost loved ones to cancer at American Cancer Society Relay for Life events in La Crescenta and Burbank.
NEWS
By David Laurell | March 3, 2010
Joan Patricia “J.P.” O’Connor oan Patricia “J.P.” O’Connor , a cancer survivor and chairwoman of the American Cancer Society’s local seventh annual Relay for Life, looked out over the assemblage who had gathered in McCambridge Park to kick off this year’s event. “In the words of the famous anthropologist Margaret Mead, ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has,’” O’Connor said in her welcoming comments.
LOCAL
By Christopher Cadelago | November 24, 2009
Burbank firefighter Chris Piligian’s mustache has served as more than just a dinner conservation piece for the past few weeks. “It’s a good way to get the conservation started,” Piligian said of his unruly mustache. He joined more than three-quarters of the Burbank Fire Department and Burbank Firefighters Local 778 in growing their mustaches for November to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer. “When I get asked why I am doing it, it gives me the opportunity to bring up the cause,” Piligian said.
SPORTS
October 24, 2009
Fundraiser for former Providence athlete set A fundraiser, ?Climb for Cancer? will be held Sunday in memory of former Providence High athlete Shannon Hayes. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Young Set Club, 400 E. Rolling Oaks Drive, Thousand Oaks. With the support of Providence, the Young Set Club in Thousand Oaks will host the first event to raise awareness and money in support of cancer research, particularly melanoma, in the name of Hayes. Hays, who graduated in 2003, lost her battle with melanoma on Oct. 3. Hayes was a multi-sport standout for the Pioneers, playing girls?
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | August 9, 2009
BURBANK — Police officers overwhelmed their firefighting colleagues in a softball battle Sunday that gave the Burbank Police Department a second year of bragging rights and also raised money for the American Cancer Society. A police team beat the firefighters, 13 to 5, in the second annual benefit game played between the two groups at Robert Gross Park. An early lead and a fifth-inning surge from the Burbank Fire Department wasn’t enough to hold off members of the police team, who regularly compete on a joint team with the Glendale Police Department.
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