May 29, 2002
Jeff Tully Burbank High softball player Cassidi McCarty is battling Hodgkin's disease. More about the cancer from the National Cancer Center: WHAT IS IT?: Sometimes called Hodgkin's lymphoma, it is a cancer that starts in the lymphatic tissue. Lymphatic tissue includes the lymph nodes and related organs that are part of the body's immune and blood-forming systems. RISK FACTORS: Scientists have found a few risk factors that make a person more likely to develop Hodgkin's disease.
November 1, 2000
Jenna Bordelon MISSION HILLS -- A disease that can lead to amputation of feet if not treated will be the focus of a panel discussion Thursday. The latest treatments for diabetic neuropathy, a nerve disorder caused by diabetes, will be the topic of a forum from 10 a.m. to noon at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, 11600 Indian Hills Road, Mission Hills. A neurologist and a podiatrist will discuss medical options for the more than 50 percent of diabetes sufferers who also have neuropathy.
September 21, 2002
Beginning today, resident John Dlugolecki will be part of a group of about 120 that will spend eight days bicycling from San Francisco to Los Angeles, a 520-mile trek. Participants in the 2002 Amgen California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour will be helping raise funds for the California Arthritis Foundation. Some more about the disease from the Arthritis Foundation: THE AFFECTED: Nearly 43 million Americans have arthritis, including 300,000 children.
October 9, 2002
Ryan Carter Tammy Gonzalez and her friends want to help spare others the suffering that comes with not knowing enough about a rare but potentially devastating disease. For the second year in a row, Los Angeles resident Gonzalez and Shanna Christoffersen, of Burbank, have organized the Annual Los Angeles Histio Walk to be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Robert E. Gross Park, 2800 W. Empire Ave. The goal of the event is to raise money and awareness of histiocytosis, a rare and potentially devastating childhood blood disease caused by an excess of white blood cells.
April 12, 2000
Paul Clinton MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Instead of delivering a release print to a studio office or rushing between production meetings, the Hollywood workers at Warner Bros. were moving their feet for a different cause. During Sunday's MS Walk 2000, members of the studio and public raised money to fight multiple sclerosis. Nearly 5,000 walkers raised more than $800,000 to help fight the crippling disease, said event spokeswoman Beverly Magid. "It was admirable," Magid said.
April 1, 2014
On April 9, more than 800 people living with Alzheimer's, caregivers and advocates from across the nation will gather in Washington, D.C. for the 26th annual Alzheimer's Assn. Advocacy Forum. Representing millions of people impacted by Alzheimer's across the country, they will engage in the democratic process and appeal to members of Congress for action on Alzheimer's disease. According to the Alzheimer's Assn. 2014 Facts and Figures report, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's disease and 15.5 million Alzheimer's caregivers, including more than 1.5 million here in California.
September 21, 2005
Raising awareness was just as important as the $20,000 raised at the inaugural Walk-n-Roll put on by the Southern California Chapter of Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy on Sunday at Johnny Carson Park. More than 200 people participated in the event by finding sponsors and bringing friends and family to complete the 5-kilometer trek around the park. "In everyone's opinion it was a huge success," said Rosie Roope, the president of the Southern California chapter of the group.
March 15, 2003
Molly Shore Dan Linegar has been cancer-free for five years. He is one of the fortunate people who survived esophageal cancer, a particularly vicious form of the disease that typically strikes middle-age white men, and offers no better than a 20% survival rate. Linegar, 57, who recently lost a friend to the same type of cancer and thinks he is about to lose another one, will join community members at a rally Wednesday night to plan Burbank's first Relay for Life, a 24-hour festival to raise cancer awareness.
June 1, 2002
May 15 was Advocacy Day in Sacramento. I got a chance to go and join the mission. The California Council of the Alzheimer's Assn. put this together as part of the Public Policy Program. Alzheimer's disease is very costly to family members, businesses, and to our government. There is progress being made, but there is still much work to be done. After all, the baby boomers are aging. The chance of getting Alzheimer's increases as one gets older. At age 80, the chance of getting it is about 20%. At age 85, it is 50%. For those of you who never took care of a loved one with the disease, it is horrible.
August 9, 2000
Erin Park TOLUCA LAKE -- Golfers on the practice green set the backdrop as the star of the Chairman's Cup celebrity golf tournament sat in the shade of a tree and dangled her legs from her chair, her sneakers barely skimming the manicured grass. Nine-year-old Amy Drummond fielded questions from reporters and smiled shyly for the cameras at the daylong event held Monday at Lakeside Country Club. Organized by Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles, the second annual event raised more than $100,000 for pediatric eye cancer research, hospital officials said.