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By Joyce Rudolph | May 15, 2012
Burbank residents shined a light on the fight against all cancers with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, a 24-hour walk around Johnny Carson Park that began at 9 a.m. Saturday and ended at 9 a.m. Sunday. “We walk for 24 hours because cancer never sleeps,” said Daniela Barragan, Relay for Life manager, who is based in the American Cancer Society's Burbank office. The Burbank walk was organized by volunteer co-chairs Nate Frey and Michelle Jacobovitz and 22 committee members.
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NEWS
By Gretchen Meier, gretchen.meier@latimes.com | February 16, 2011
It is now East meets West for cancer patients at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, which recently started offering acupuncture and other supplementary treatments through a new educational partnership. Interns from Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica started working in the Integrative Medicine Department at Saint Joseph's in early January as part of new partnership at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center. The merging of Western medical technology, such as chemotherapy and radiation, and Eastern treatment practices, such as acupuncture, to treat patients is exactly where Christopher Ruth, one of only two interns chosen to work at the Burbank cancer center, said he wanted to be. "When I first started out, I always knew I wanted to be somewhere with Western healing in addition to acupuncture," Ruth said.
SPORTS
By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | October 26, 2010
BURBANK HIGH — There was a more important issue at stake Tuesday when the Burbank High girls' volleyball team took on Crescenta Valley. Getting a win was definitely important, as the Bulldogs and Falcons are fighting for a top-three spot the Pacific League. However, raising funds to benefit the treatment and research to find a cure for breast cancer took center stage for both squads. With the teams donning pink jerseys for the contest, Burbank and Crescenta Valley took park in a Dig Pink event at Burbank High, where each dig in the contest raised money for the cause.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph, joyce.rudolph@latimes.com | October 13, 2010
The seventh-annual "Evening with the Stars Celebrity Gala" was a soap-opera fan's wildest dream come true. For a $100 donation to the La Crescenta-based Desi Geestman Foundation, guests mingled with daytime's stars from "Young & the Restless", "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "General Hospital" Saturday night at a private party on the property of the Farmers Market in Los Angeles. There were 300 guests and more than 30 celebrities attending, including Don Diamont, Alley Mills, John McCook, Ronn Moss and Michelle Stafford.
NEWS
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
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 David Laurell | May 19, 2010
Tony Yanow ony Yanow , the owner of the new and improved Tony?s Darts Away on Magnolia Boulevard, hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Family Service Agency of Burbank last week. The event, tied into the grand re-opening of Yanow?s vegan-friendly, beer and wine pub that originally opened in the 1960s, saw a portion of the proceeds of every beer sold go to help the agency continue its mission of building a better community by caring for families in need. Following the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony presided over by Mayor Anja Reinke and officials from the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, the agency?
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.
BUSINESS
By Michael J. Arvizu | March 3, 2010
Technology at the new Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center in Burbank is offering patients a more comfortable environment with new radio frequency technology, executives said. From the moment they walk into the center’s front doors, cancer patients are monitored, and their medical history is immediately made available to hospital staff, said Raymond Lowe, director of Disney Cancer Center ministry support. When arriving at the center, a patient will have an ID badge scanned by a plate-sized ThingMagic Inc. reader.
FEATURES
February 10, 2010
It is with great pride that I read the glowing articles regarding the opening of the new Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center (“Center offers hope,” Jan. 30). Great pride because I am part of that $36 million raised to fund Dr. Raul Mena’s vision of a comprehensive care facility for the valley. Yes, I am the part that was never mentioned, the part that is a group of less than 200 women, known as the PSJMC Guild who pledged the first $1 million to build the center.
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