October 26, 2002
I was deeply touched by Molly Shore's piece on my fund-raising efforts for the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. Because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, I think it is so important to get the word out about early detection, mammograms and breast self-exams. I walked not only in my mother's memory, but also for my children (Maddie, age 4 and Jack, age 2) so that they will have their mother around as they grow up. Over the course of the 60-mile walk, I met fathers who had lost their wives and are raising their children alone.
March 1, 2008
State Sen. Jack Scott, whose district includes Burbank and Glendale, continued to work for the passage of two education-related bills. The bills are part of a package of more than 25 bills that Scott, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, is sponsoring for the 2008 legislative session. Senate Bill 890 would establish a road map for middle school students and their families to prepare for college. ?If you don?t learn about college before you get to high school, it?
October 2, 2010
Advanced art students at Burroughs High School fielded questions from Keep A Breast Foundation representatives on Thursday about their schoolwide fundraising campaign to fund breast cancer research. The students have teamed up with the school's health department and student Environmental Club to raise more than $15,000 through EBay auctions. Student work is sold online, and displayed across campus to raise awareness about the disease, which is expected to kill more than 4,200 Californians this year, according to the American Cancer Society.
June 28, 2003
Virginia Tweedy, vice president of business affairs from Warner Bros. Pictures, will present a $3,000 check for the Personal Appearance Rehabilitation Center at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center on Monday. The donation ceremony will be at 10 a.m. at the hospital, 501 S. Buena Vista St. Tweedy is donating $3,000 of the $5,000 she received from the Andrew Heiskell Community Service Award granted from Warner Bros.' parent company, AOL Time Warner.
June 20, 2001
Lolita Harper CIVIC CENTER -- Burbank Police Detective Katherine McDonald knows the tragic affects of cancer all too well. A little more than six years ago, her mother died of breast cancer. Although McDonald was saddened by her mother's death, she refused to stand idle while others suffered from the deadly disease. "Everybody knows somebody who has been a victim of cancer," she said. "I'll be thinking of my mom while I'm out there." The detective, along with a team of Burbank Police Officers' Assn.
October 9, 2004
Antique clothing modeled at society's tea A dress once owned by Burbank's first female city clerk will be modeled during the Antique Clothing Fashion Show and Tea beginning at 11 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Burbank Historical Society's Gordon R. Howard Museum. Museum founder, Mary Jane Strickland, is organizing the event, which will be on the quaint patio of the museum's Mentzer House. An ankle-length dress with pink print on white cotton had belonged to Emily Peyton Forbes, who served as city clerk in 1916, Strickland said.
November 10, 2007
Student artists will stake their claims on San Fernando Boulevard at this year’s Downtown Burbank Arts Festival today and Sunday. Patrons of the two-day festival, which includes works from more than 100 artists, will have a chance to purchase sculptures, photographs, paintings and other art done by students in the Burbank Unified School District. The event, featuring students’ work for the first time, will take place on San Fernando Boulevard between Magnolia Boulevard and Angeleno Avenue.
April 20, 2002
Maya Kukes BURBANK -- As Julianne Buescher was undergoing her first round of chemotherapy for breast cancer, she watched the Rose Bowl game on television. The Ohio native told herself if Ohio State won that 1997 game, she would be OK. Ohio State prevailed, and five years later, the 37-year-old actress and sometime comic book artist is cancer-free. Buescher is also the winner of this year's design contest for Burbank's entry in the 2003 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.
October 12, 2002
A free seminar on cancer awareness for women will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. The center's team of medical experts will present an overview of what women should be aware of when it comes to cancer. The panel -- Raul Mena, medical director of the center; Richard Friedman, a gyne- cologist/oncologist on the medical staff at the center and Kim Reyes, an obstetrician/ gynecologist on the medical staff at the center -- will discuss breast cancer, gynecological tumors, skin cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, nutrition and the latest information on hormone replacement therapy.
October 28, 2006
Sally Black frequently read about a new breast-cancer treatment that was in its experimental stages, but she never imagined that it would ever be used in her own treatment. "I knew about the procedures, I read the research on it and I was very intrigued," said Black, 51, a La Crescenta resident and a nurse. "The next thing I knew I had a diagnosis of breast cancer myself." Black read the studies on the MammoSite Radiation Therapy System before her own cancer diagnosis in late November of 2002.