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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 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | August 25, 2006
It draws you in, with graceful lines and sparkling luminosity. Human faces are barely distinguishable in its wings. It is a thing of beauty. But this lithe creature kills an African child every 30 seconds. Laguna Beach artist Leslie Davis' glass and steel depiction of a mosquito is one of four sculptures at her new exhibition, "Worlds in Collision: Art, Death and Alternative Medical Science in the Global Community," showing through Sunday at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana. Along with Davis' brother Gregg Stone of Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach's Pat Sparkuhl is also represented in the installation with 27 pieces.
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By: Torrey AndersonSchoepe | September 9, 2005
Pink wasn't Burnetta Tate's color -- until she survived breast cancer. Tate plans to support other cancer patients and survivors by running in the Race for the Cure in Newport Beach on September 25. And she will run with a pink shirt designating her as a survivor. Tate moved to Laguna Beach in 2000 after being promoted to vice president of marketing and sales operations at Verizon Wireless. She had everything going for her in life and didn't expect anything to go wrong.
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.
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By: Mark R. Madler | August 31, 2005
As part of her preparations for a nearly 40-mile walk to raise money for cancer research, Denise Pouchet bought a new pair of shoes. And to really be prepared, she bought them one size too big. "When you've walked five, six or seven miles your feet begin to swell," explained Pouchet, who with husband David Burr make up Team Angela. "And as you progress they really begin to swell, which is why they have medical care at the stops." The Burbank couple will be among the hundreds of walkers taking part in the Avon Walk For Breast Cancer on Sept.
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By: | August 26, 2005
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NEWS
November 28, 2003
The Laguna Canyon Conservancy will meet Dec. 1 for a visual presentation about ACT V. The presentation by the group's President Carolyn Wood and others will focus on the reasons the conservancy appealed the Orange County Planning Commission's decision to grant a Coastal Development Permit for the city to move and build a new corporation yard maintenance facility at ACT V. The meeting will provide a forum to ask...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2008
Marsh-Boinus signs breast cancer book Rosalie Marsh-Boinus, a two-time breast cancer survivor and Sawdust Artist, will read and discuss her short story, ?The Pebble and the Rock: A Love Story? from the compilation of short stories titled, ?A Cup of Comfort for Breast Cancer Survivors,? published by Adams Media. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, at Latitude 33 Bookshop, 311 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach. The book, which includes 50 stories from other breast cancer survivors, has been released to coincide with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
NEWS
April 2, 2004
Barbara Diamond Cancer survivors are living proof that the disease can be beaten. And their numbers are growing. "It is a curable disease now," said Trudy Grossman, who has survived and thrived for almost 14 years after cancer surgery. Cancer no longer is always spelled F-A-T-A-L. Due to remarkable strides made in cancer research, education, prevention and treatment conquest of the disease is ever closer, according to the California Division of the American Cancer Society.
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