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.
October 21, 2000
Lolita Harper BURBANK -- If kids want to dress up as Burbank's newest heroines for Halloween, the costume is simple. It requires a T-shirt, shorts, a pair of tennis shoes and a pink ribbon to pin on their chest. That is the uniform four Burbank women wear while fighting breast cancer -- a villain that will kill an estimated 41,200 women this year alone. Joy Valento, 56, Sandy Sessinghouse, 53, Cathy Schwalm, 55, and Mary Searock, 53, plan to walk in the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day, a fund-raiser starting Friday in Santa Barbara and ending, three days and 60 miles later, in Malibu.
October 17, 2009
Delores Burgess once gave breast cancer the one-two punch. But she?s had to put the boxing gloves back on for a second round of fighting the disease. The Burbank resident has created the ?Loving Me? Women?s Empowerment Seminar to encourage women to be more proactive with their health. The all-day seminar is Oct. 24 at the Pickwick Gardens in Burbank. There will be lectures interspersed with interactive segments, she said, all in celebration of women and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October 25, 2008
LA CRESCENTA — For at least one match, it wasn’t the red and white of Burroughs High taking on the blue and navy of Crescenta Valley in a Pacific League girls’ volleyball match. Instead, both teams were in the pink — literally. The Indians and Falcons players and coaches were decked out in pink and white Thursday as part of the “Dig for the Cure” fundraiser in conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Along with holding a raffle for various prizes at the match at Crescenta Valley, the athletes from both squads solicited donations for digs accumulated during the league contest.
October 22, 2013
BURBANK - The Providence High girls' volleyball team continued its solid play this month, cruising to a 25-15, 25-19, 25-23 sweep over Buckley in a Liberty League match on Tuesday afternoon. The Pioneers have won five of seven matches in October. Moreover, they have not lost a game in four of the five wins. The latest effort had the Pioneers improve their league record to 3-1 - good for third place in the Liberty League standings behind Pacifica Christian and Archer School, which Providence defeated in five games on October 14. Lorena Ubillus led the Pioneers with nine kills in the win over the Griffins.
March 4, 2014
Irma Kalish had not seen her friend in years, yet here she was, thousands of miles from where they first met, telling Kalish all about the surgery that removed a cancerous tumor from her breast. She mentioned to Kalish the recent episode of “All in the Family” that helped her through it - Edith Bunker found out she also had breast cancer, and the Bunkers get through it together. Kalish had, indeed, known of the episode. She created it. “Those shows we write aren't just on paper - they go out there - they hit people and make an impact on people,” Kalish said this week.
October 11, 2006
Hospitals to receive charity proceeds Safeway Inc. announced last week its 2006 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. The Safeway Foundation has raised nearly $16 million for breast-cancer charities. Proceeds will be distributed to health organizations, including Glendale Adventist Medical Center and Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, that conduct research or provide services and treatment for breast-cancer patients. Disney looks to markets in India The Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. has contracted with an company in New Delhi, India, in order to reach out to fast-growing south Asian markets.
October 9, 2004
Jacqui Brown Olivia Newton-John is a real-life survivor. Diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 1992, the singer and actress turned what could have been a tragedy into a lifelong commitment to raising awareness about this increasingly devastating disease and its prevention. "I'm always surprised when women say to me they don't self-examine their breasts because they're scared they'll find something," Newton-John said. "It's much better to know, because the earlier you detect something, the earlier you can treat it."
October 23, 2002
Molly Shore Suzanne Weerts lost her mother to breast cancer shortly before Christmas three years ago. This year, Weerts wanted to do something special to honor her memory, so she trained for and participated in the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk that started in Santa Barbara on Friday and ended Sunday in Oxnard. "I set a very lofty goal of raising $10,000. I didn't think it was something I could do," Weerts, 36, said. But she did. "I was surprised at the generosity of my friends, my neighbors and my family," she said.
August 24, 2002
When Menaka Swampillai needed assistance, several men stepped forward to help the damsel in distress. The local woman needed their bodies for a bachelor auction Wednesday to help raise money for her $1,900 entry fee for the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade's three-day walk from Santa Barbara to Malibu in October. The men really delivered: The auction raised more than $5,000. "I thought it would be a lot more fun to put together an event like this instead of asking friends for money," she said.