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By: Mark R. Madler | August 31, 2005
As part of her preparations for a nearly 40-mile walk to raise money for cancer research, Denise Pouchet bought a new pair of shoes. And to really be prepared, she bought them one size too big. "When you've walked five, six or seven miles your feet begin to swell," explained Pouchet, who with husband David Burr make up Team Angela. "And as you progress they really begin to swell, which is why they have medical care at the stops." The Burbank couple will be among the hundreds of walkers taking part in the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer on Sept.
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By Chloe Mayer, chloe.mayer@latimes.com | July 10, 2010
WEST BURBANK — Marla Zack lost her mother, stepmother, aunt and several friends to breast cancer, but when she was diagnosed with the illness two years ago, she knew she was going to be different. She was going to survive. Now Zack, a 45-year-old who had to give up her job as the production supervisor on "America's Got Talent" to concentrate on her treatment and recovery, is working hard to raise awareness of the disease and money for cancer charities in the process.
NEWS
October 15, 2003
JUDITH L. SMALL Judith L. Small, 71, died Oct. 9, 2003, in Burbank. She was born Jan. 16, 1932, in Rochester, N.Y., and was a 56-year resident of Burbank. She worked in customer service at Nordstrom. Mrs. Small is survived by her husband, Martin; children, Gayle, Korey, Andrew and Diane; and 11 grandchildren. The funeral services were Monday at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 654 Madison Ave., Suite 1209, New York, N.Y. 10021.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Lynne Heffley | 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.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Yemenidjian | November 5, 2008
When women step into Dr. Deanna Attai’s office, they’re often nervous about the diagnoses of their breast tumors. While many women who have tumors and are treated by the breast surgeon are diagnosed with breast cancer, many tumors are benign. More than 500,000 women in the U.S., usually between the ages of 15 and 30, undergo surgery yearly for fibroadenoma, benign breast tumors or lesions that afflict 10% of women in the U.S. “This is the dark shadow of breast surgery,” Attai said.
NEWS
October 22, 2003
Strike postpones food drive The Burbank Civic Pride Committee has postponed its annual Make A Difference Day food drive scheduled for Saturday. The food drive was postponed because of picket lines set up at most major grocery stores in Burbank. Volunteers had been scheduled to collect donations in front of Burbank markets. Donations go to the Burbank Family Service Agency, the Burbank Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, and the Burbank Temporary Aid Center.
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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
March 26, 2005
Jacqui Brown Elsie Nelson's first album is a Grammy winner of sorts -- at least that's what her daughter, son and five grandchildren think. At 78, the soft-spoken, delicately elegant Burbank grandmother set out on a personal journey to record a few of her favorite songs to leave her family as a sort of inheritance. "I don't have any money to leave to my family, so I thought this would just be something I could leave behind to remind them of me after I'm gone," Nelson said.
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