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By Christopher Cadelago | June 17, 2009
Deanna Attai, a Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center surgeon who this year became one of the first doctors in the country to treat early-stage breast cancer patients using a technique that essentially freezes tumors, can add another first to her list. Attai this month became the first Southland surgeon to overhaul her medical equipment, including a scalpel and traditional electrosurgical device, and replace it with a new tissue-dissection system based on proprietary technology from Stanford University.
By Christopher Cadelago | 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.
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 . ? 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.
By Jeff Tully | 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.
By DAVID LAURELL | 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.
By Rachel Kane | October 27, 2007
John Burroughs High School art students are selling their busts on eBay. Beth Morrison?s advanced and intermediate students decorated plaster casts of female mannequin torsos this month. They are being sold on the auction website as part of a monthlong fundraiser for cancer research. The busts start at $50 each and went up for auction earlier this week and end on Friday.. There are 28 plaster cast bust pieces up for grabs. All proceeds from the sale of the casts will benefit the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation, Passionately Pink for the Cure.
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?
By Rachel Kane | September 29, 2007
Students, teachers, administrators and staff members at John Burroughs High School this month are putting up a beautiful fight against breast cancer. They are working on a schoolwide project that incorporates art and social action by creating plaster casts of women’s torsos and decorating them to be sold at auction in late October to benefit the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation, Passionately Pink for the Cure. “It is so visual,” said Beth Morrison, one of the teachers at Burroughs who is leading the project.
By Joyce Rudolph | April 4, 2007
If you find popcorn and movie tickets stuffed in a bra, you must be at Soroptimist International of Glendale's fourth annual Bras for a Cause fundraiser. The event has contestants decorate bras, which they pay $100 to enter in the competition. The bras are then auctioned off to the highest bidder. Funds raised go to breast cancer services at Glendale hospitals and other local charities that help women and children, event founder Kathy Lefkovits said. This year's competition has some innovative ideas depicting the theme Bras for a Cause Goes to the Movies, she said.
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