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By Beau Nicolette | October 31, 2013
For Lisa Early, getting a mammogram at age 40 was just a casual thought, and she didn't follow through. Years passed, and the thought became a whisper. Eventually it turned into a throbbing yell when she started seeing less than subtle signs from the universe. She set the appointment after driving by a billboard with bold letters that simply read "Get a mammogram. " Tracy Dean also scheduled a mammogram. She had been doing the exam yearly and this year's was just another appointment, a routine checkup.
LOCAL
By Cynthia Fung | September 3, 2008
Laguna Beach, Ca ? Sean Pigden, a Junior at Laguna Beach High School and summer employee at the Sawdust Art Festival?s Popcorn Booth, kindly donated the tips he made during the final two weeks of the festival to the Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Society. Instead of a standard gratuity jar, Pigden put up his own version of a tip bin by posting a note around an unused popcorn box that read, ?Instead of tips, please donate to the Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon Society.? Patrons must have taken notice of Pigden?
BUSINESS
May 16, 2008
BMW dealer helps with breast cancer drive Laguna Beach resident and BMW dealer Don Crevier is donating test drives in new BMWs to help raise funds for breast cancer. For every mile driven at the Thursday event, BMW North America will donate $1 to the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, seeking to end breast cancer. Crevier BMW will also provide a matching donation of $1 for each mile driven at its dealership, 1500 Auto Mall Drive, Santa Ana, for a total donation of $2 per mile.
NEWS
April 2, 2004
You've got the power to decrease your odds of getting cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Here's the society's check list of do's and don'ts For everyone: Pass up the smokes and alcohol. Just a few beers, glasses of wine or mixed drinks a week increases your chances of getting breast cancer and other cancers, advises the society. Avoid all tobacco products and stay away from second-hand smoke. "Eighty percent of all bladder cancer is found in males and 50% of them are smokers," said nonsmoker Norm Grossman, who was diagnosed with bladder cancer in September.
NEWS
September 25, 2008
The 2008 Orange County Race for the Cure will be from 6:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at Fashion Island. The event celebrates breast cancer survivors and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. The local venue will be the Pacific Life building at 700 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. The women’s 5K walk will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The one-mile fun walk will be from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The breast cancer survivor tribute will be from 9 to 9:30 a.m., and a coed 5K run/walk will be from 9:45 to 11 a.m. There is a $30 fee for adults to participate; cancer survivors pay $25, as do youths ages 17 and younger and seniors 65 and older.
NEWS
April 2, 2004
Thanks to organizations that raise funds for research and education, a cancer diagnosis is no longer always a death sentence. "The most important thing is to have faith in your team," said South County Bank Vice President Anne Morris, a breast cancer survivor. "You have to believe in your doctors, your support group, your hospital. If you are not happy, make a change." "Breast Health Resource Guide," developed by Orange County Breast Cancer Coalition in Irvine, contains information on breast health, breast problems, breast cancer and lists sources for financial, legal and medical services.
NEWS
July 18, 2003
Suzie Harrison Woody's at the Beach hosted the first of two events in Laguna Beach to celebrate breast cancer survival. "One in Eight" featured art, food and wine with proceeds benefiting the Orange County Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. "One in Eight" has the goal of bringing awareness to the national statistic of breast cancer diagnosis within a woman's lifetime. Tuesday's $75 a person gourmet four-course dinner was touted as a success.
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By Ashley Breeding | March 25, 2010
Mission Hospital Laguna Beach recently hosted a Think Pink Power Luncheon, where it offered a small group of employees from the Montage Resort & Spa a mammogram, breast health education and an opportunity to bond with female co-workers. The event concluded a series of lunches held throughout February and March to employer groups 40 or older throughout Orange County, as part of the Hospital’s “Think Pink” campaign, which aims to spread awareness about breast cancer.
NEWS
October 18, 2002
EYE ON ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT Laguna Beach never disappoints -- when one event ends so begins another. I could happily live every day in Laguna without ever leaving. But if I have to by circumstance, my favorite part is seeing the cliffs that mark that I'm home and the drive from that point on -- passing all the familiar places that make Laguna Beach the best place to call home. The Sawdust Art Festival names board Rebecca Meekma released that the Sawdust recently held elections for its 2002-03 Board of Directors.
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By Dr. Jane K. Bening | November 21, 2013
Do you have a friend, aunt, mother, cousin, sister or spouse who is suffering from sweats, flushes, vaginal dryness, exhaustion and the mental fogginess that comes with falling hormones during menopause? Could this be you? Even women who traverse the menopausal chasm cool as a cucumber should take note. Important new opinions of experts from all over the world should encourage many women to start estrogen therapy within 10 years of menopause or before age 60. This applies only to women who want to live longer.
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By Beau Nicolette | October 31, 2013
For Lisa Early, getting a mammogram at age 40 was just a casual thought, and she didn't follow through. Years passed, and the thought became a whisper. Eventually it turned into a throbbing yell when she started seeing less than subtle signs from the universe. She set the appointment after driving by a billboard with bold letters that simply read "Get a mammogram. " Tracy Dean also scheduled a mammogram. She had been doing the exam yearly and this year's was just another appointment, a routine checkup.
NEWS
By Jane K. Bening, M.D | July 11, 2013
The recent disclosure by actress Angelina Jolie that she had undergone elective bilateral mastectomies to reduce her risk of breast cancer provides an opportunity to understand the science behind the BRCA gene mutation she carries. Jolie's mother died in 2007 of ovarian cancer at age 56, an indication for Jolie to consider BRCA gene mutation testing. Also in the news is the recent passing of Pierce Brosnan's 41-year-old daughter, Charlotte Brosnan, from ovarian cancer. Charlotte's mother, Brosnan's deceased wife Cassandra Harris, died of ovarian cancer in 1991.
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By Alisha Gomez | November 12, 2012
North Laguna residents Jim and Mina Buc have dealt with their share of tragedy. The couple moved to Laguna shortly after losing their Yorba Linda home to the 2008 wildfire. Following that, they lost their nephew, Kevin Carlberg, after a 7-year battle with brain cancer. That loss led them to start their foundation, Don't Worry Be Happy, and sell the "Don't Worry Be Happy" T-shirts, originally made for Carlberg, to other cancer patients. In April, the Bucs officially opened their store, The Happy Place, at 1042 N. Coast Hwy. Now the couple is closing the shop after discovering 54-year-old Mina has breast cancer.
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By Cindy Frazier | February 9, 2012
The Susan G. Komen Foundation, which has raised bazillions for breast cancer research nationwide by promoting walks and runs "for the cure," has jumped off a cliff and may not be able to scramble back after it came to light that it suspended $700,000 in grant funding to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer services and then reversed its decision in the face of public pressure. Planned Parenthood is under a congressional investigation called by an anti-abortion congressman in Florida, which made it ineligible for Komen funding under brand new rules apparently hammered out after it hired an acknowledged Planned Parenthood-hater, Karen Handel, in a top executive position.
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By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | June 16, 2011
Ann Hutchinson Quilter has never been one to pat herself on the back, not even at a luncheon in her honor. Speakers at the Laguna Beach Woman's Club Woman of the Year luncheon heaped praise on Quilter for her accomplishments on behalf of the city. But when the guest of honor spoke, she talked about the contributions of all of the groups represented in the room and the support given her in a time of personal crisis as she recovered from the devastating 1998 mudslide that destroyed her home and almost took her life.
NEWS
September 9, 2010
Martin to be honored The National Assn. of Women Business Owners-Orange County (NAWBO-OC) will salute Laguna Beach resident Margarita Martin as Colombo-American Education Foundation's 2010 OC "Member of the Year" at the 15th Annual Remarkable Women Awards Luncheon on Oct. 5. Martin will join some 15 other women who provide leadership to business, trade and civic organizations in Orange County. The gala awards ceremony's theme is "Inspiration, Courage and Hope," and will also pay tribute to Kathy Gardarian for a lifetime of achievement while recognizing Angela Cortright as business owner of the year and Allyson Ames as "entrepreneur to watch.
NEWS
May 21, 2010
Computer classes offered at center Basic Computer Assistance taught by Marianna Spoelder will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays through June at the Susi Q Senior Center, 380 Third St. The course will provide basic computer assistance for individuals who just need a few questions answered or want to learn how to use a PC with a Microsoft XP Operating System and be introduced to the basics of word processing, e-mail,...
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By Ashley Breeding | March 25, 2010
Mission Hospital Laguna Beach recently hosted a Think Pink Power Luncheon, where it offered a small group of employees from the Montage Resort & Spa a mammogram, breast health education and an opportunity to bond with female co-workers. The event concluded a series of lunches held throughout February and March to employer groups 40 or older throughout Orange County, as part of the Hospital’s “Think Pink” campaign, which aims to spread awareness about breast cancer.
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By Ashley Breeding | October 26, 2009
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Laguna hairstylist Heather Simpson is donating pink hair extensions through her business, Lots of Locks, to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. “I was inspired by So.Cap.USA’s ‘Pink Hair for Hope’ program and wanted to do something similar,” she said. “This program is especially important to me because my mother is a breast cancer survivor. “Pink hair makes a funkier statement than wearing a pink ribbon.
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