October 19, 2002
Jeff Tully When Sonya Most was diagnosed with breast cancer more than a decade ago, she thought it was the end of her life. However, despite the pain, the fear and the stigma involved with battling the disease, Most has come to the realization her successful struggle to overcome cancer has signified a new beginning. "When I first got the news that I had cancer, it was horrible," said Most, 73, who has lived in Burbank for 27 years. "I really thought I was going to die. "But now, looking back, although I know this might sound kind of strange but there is actually some good that has come out of me getting cancer.
September 6, 2003
Molly Shore Lisa Tabor knows a good route when she sees one. As vice president of production for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, the Burbank resident oversees logistics for walks in eight U.S. cities. She is responsible for designing each course, including the one that starts and ends at Universal CityWalk and will pass through Burbank today and tomorrow. "For me, it's like a big puzzle," Tabor said. "You spend a year putting together all the little pieces, and when the event actually hits, you've got your completed jigsaw puzzle."
October 10, 2007
Lockheed Federal Credit Union employees raised $2,900 for breast cancer cure research on Friday, Lee National Denim Day. On Denim Day people are asked to wear blue jeans as a symbol of solidarity and donate money to breast cancer cure research. More than 70% of the employees donated dollars in support of this national breast cancer fundraiser. Lockheed Federal Credit Union of Burbank has participated in Lee National Denim Day for two years. The creators of Burbank?
October 31, 2007
While the dress code for this Halloween may include just about anything from the garb of goblins to the petticoats of princesses, on Oct. 24, attendees at Wax Poetic’s City of Hope fundraiser adhered to the specific request that they be decked out in pink. Wax Poetic Salon, Spa and Gallery on Magnolia Boulevard teamed up with the Wella Corp. to stage the charity auction to raise funds to fight breast cancer. “Wella came to us wanting to do a matching fundraiser for breast cancer research at the City of Hope,” said the salon’s owner, Kerry Nicole , whose mother is a breast cancer survivor.
October 13, 2004
Chamber luncheon on Thursday HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- The Burbank Chamber of Commerce will present its monthly Burbank Connec- tion Luncheon on Thursday. The program's topic will be the proposed development agreement for the Bob Hope Airport. A networking session begins at 11:30 a.m. and the luncheon starts at noon at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Rd. The Burbank Recycling Center will sponsor the event. Admission is $22 for members, $27 for nonmembers.
July 7, 2004
Mark R. Madler Four years ago, when Mary Ann Madden started treatment for breast cancer at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, she didn't have to go it alone. She could depend on an "outpouring of love" from family and friends in addition to the medical help. On Saturday, the cancer survivor will get a chance to pay everyone back at the American Cancer Society's inaugural Relay for Life fundraiser in Burbank. In the 24-hour fundraiser to raise money for cancer research, cancer survivors and their loved ones will take turns walking around a track at Gross Park.
January 17, 2009
TODAY Dark Delicacies will host a poster signing for the release of the film ?My Bloody Valentine 3-D? at 2 p.m. at 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. Director Patrick Lussier, screenwriter Todd Farmer, and actor Chris Carnel are scheduled to sign posters. For more information, contact Dark Delicacies at (818) 556-6660 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . ? Dark Delicacies will host a ?Hot Hunks of Horror 2009 Calendar? signing in conjunction with the Lynn Sage Foundation for Breast Cancer at 4 p.m. at 4213 W. Burbank Blvd.
April 1, 2006
Breast cancer runs in the Miller family. Kay Miller lost her mother, Nelda Cohen, to breast cancer in 2000. Cohen was diagnosed in 1996 and had a single mastectomy followed by chemotherapy. She went almost five years, then was again diagnosed in 1999. She died seven months later. Kay Miller's two sisters have also battled the disease and so far have beat it. One sister had a double mastectomy and chemotherapy and she has been cancer free for about 14 years, Miller said. Her other sister has been cancer-free for 16 years, after having a lumpectomy and radiation treatment, the Arcadia resident said.
March 18, 2009
BURBANK — A Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center surgeon became one of the first doctors in the country Monday to treat early-stage breast cancer patients using a technique that neutralizes tumors by essentially freezing them. Dr. Deanna Attai began treatment of two Southern California women taking part in the clinical trial that explores the use of noninvasive cryoablation therapy, a technique in which doctors inject liquid nitrogen into the center of a tumor, cooling the tissue to minus 160 degrees Celsius.
March 12, 2013
Getting back into the dating scene "when you're 100 years old - or might as well be," isn't for shrinking violets. Neither is breast cancer, losing your beloved husband unexpectedly, watching two brothers deal with mental illness, and hoping the bikini top that you're expected to wear for a commercial audition will cover your mastectomy prosthesis. Veteran stage and screen actor Annie Abbott shares her years of hard knocks and success, love, loss and new love with high-octane spirit and a great deal of humor in her new one-woman show, “Giving Up Is Hard to Do,” at the Victory Theatre Center in Burbank.