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By Ruth Sowby | August 5, 2011
The joint was jumpin' as Glendale Memorial Hospital hosted its 15th Annual tribute to cancer survivors. It was a “Star Spangled Salute” to more than 110 community members and their guests who have played a role in the fight against cancer. On July 28, the cul-de-sac circle on Eulalia Street, in front of the Glendale Memorial Cancer Center, was the colorful setting. The Marcia Ray Breast Center also played host. Its staff, supervised by Maryann Robertson, helped hang lanterns, flags and posters of the stars and strips to represent the evening's patriotic, USO theme.
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By Ruth Sowby | June 12, 2012
TV host Mayte Prida, a Miami transplant from Mexico City, survived four bouts of cancer. For her first cancer diagnosis, third-stage breast cancer, she had no medical insurance. Her father gave her the money to get a second opinion, during which a malignant tumor was discovered growing on one of her kidneys. Her third bout - lung cancer. Her fourth bout - uterine cancer. In 2010, her 15-year-old daughter was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. “Latinos are diagnosed with breast cancer less but die the most,” Prida said.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 29, 2011
More than 100 cancer survivors celebrated their victory over cancer at Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday evening during a patriotic themed event. Each survivor wore a red, white and blue-striped ribbon and enjoyed a meal with friends and family as they were served dinner by hospital oncology staff and volunteers. Maryann Robertson, the supervisor of the Marcia Ray Breast Center who helped establish the annual celebration said it's a time for cancer survivors to come together and inspire those who've been recently diagnosed.
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By Ruth Sowby | June 30, 2010
Cancer Survivor Day was celebrated as "Life is a Dance" at Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Friday with a healthy roasted-chicken lunch and a decadent fruit tart for dessert. Keynote speaker Chris Erskine regaled his audience with the home-spun humor found in his "Man in the House" Los Angeles Times column. More than 200 cancer survivors, their families, hospital oncologists and administrators present also got a dose of sobriety when Erskine described his father's battle with cancer.
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November 3, 2001
Tim Willert NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- Telly Young can't stress enough the importance of getting a routine mammogram. Four years ago, the Glendale Adventist Medical Center nurse was diagnosed with breast cancer. "Fortunately for me it was discovered early enough that they could catch it in time," Young said Friday. "Personally, I thought it was a death sentence." Young, who manages the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit, underwent a lumpectomy and radiation and made a full recovery.
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November 18, 2009
The 2010 Tournament of Roses Royal Court paid one of its first ambassadorial visits Tuesday to cancer patients at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Flanked by their queen, Natalie Innocenzi, a student at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada Flintridge, the court made its rounds at the hospital, injecting a sense of glitz and glamour to the sterile hallways in the weeks leading up to the Rose Parade in Pasadena on Jan. 1. The court had lunch with cancer survivors, toured rooms and told patients “they’d be waving to them” on the Rose Parade route, said Alicia Gonzalez, a hospital spokeswoman.
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By Ruth Longoria | May 15, 2009
One of the area’s most meaningful events of the year will occur at 9 p.m. Saturday night at the Clark Magnet High School track. That’s when hundreds of candles in decorated bags — or luminaries — will be lit and names read in honor of those who have survived or lost their battle with cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death in America for people under the age of 85, touching most families in some way. That’s why so many local residents and businesses plan to take part in this year’s Foothills Relay for Life, of which the Luminaria Ceremony is a small, but meaningful, way to remember, reflect and respond.
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By RUTH SOWBY | July 1, 2009
Dozens of cancer survivors and their friends and family filled the main auditorium of Glendale Adventist Medical Center on Friday to lunch and listen to ABC7 Eyewitness News weekend weather anchor Danny Romero Danny Romero recount his experiences as a three-time cancer survivor. Cancer Survivor Day celebrated all people diagnosed with cancer and those who have experienced cancer through family or friends. Glendale City Councilwoman Laura Friedman also described her experience as a cancer survivor.
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April 6, 2007
Continuing the tradition of recognizing those who are fighting the fight and those winning the fight, the first lap of the 7th Annual Foothills Relay for Life 24 Hour Cancer Walk will be made by cancer survivors, people living with cancer, and their caregivers. Their fortitude will provide the inspiration for teams of walkers from the communities of North Glendale, Montrose, La Crescenta, La Cañada, Sunland and Tujunga who will continue walking for 24 hours to raise funds to fight cancer.
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April 12, 2002
Karen S. Kim MONTROSE -- The Wall of Hope, a queen-size bedsheet decorated with handprints and inspirational messages of cancer survivors, is on display at the Montrose-Crescenta Valley branch of the Glendale Public Library. The "wall," which stood on display at the Glendale Public Library's central branch for the past month, is part of an effort drum up support for the Foothills Relay for Life. The relay, a 24-hour walk April 27 and 28 at Crescenta Valley High School, will raise money for cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services.
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February 12, 2013
Dolores Elaine Binda was granted her angel wings on February 1, 2013. Her final days were spent surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 in Burbank, California. She was born on May 5, 1947 in La Crescenta, California to James and Dorothy Simons. Her father was a flight mechanic and served in the military in World War II. Dorothy was a caregiver, devoted servant to the Lord, and loving mother. Dolores met Lucien Marc Binda in 1966 in Burbank, California and they were married in 1967.
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THE818NOW
October 15, 2012
More than 900 people took part in the American Cancer Society's 9th annual Relay for Life at the Scholl Canyon baseball fields in Glendale this weekend, helping to raise $85,000 for cancer research. At least one member of each team remained in the relay, which occurred from 10 a.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday. The walk began with a “Survivor's Lap,” in which dozens of cancer survivors rounded the first lap to cheers. “We're honoring them as well as remembering people who have been lost,” said event organizer Briana Maldonado.
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By Ruth Sowby | June 12, 2012
TV host Mayte Prida, a Miami transplant from Mexico City, survived four bouts of cancer. For her first cancer diagnosis, third-stage breast cancer, she had no medical insurance. Her father gave her the money to get a second opinion, during which a malignant tumor was discovered growing on one of her kidneys. Her third bout - lung cancer. Her fourth bout - uterine cancer. In 2010, her 15-year-old daughter was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. “Latinos are diagnosed with breast cancer less but die the most,” Prida said.
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By Ruth Sowby | May 1, 2012
A record number of supporters decorated a record number of bras this year at the ninth annual Bras for a Cause on Saturday (April 28). It was wall-to-wall bras at the newly refurbished Oakmont Country Club as several hundred Glendale Soroptimists, their guests and what looked like half of Glendale were present to support the bra of their choice. Ornately decorated bras went to winning bidders during the silent auction. Bras were also voted upon and gently teased by emcee/auctioneer Rick Lemmo of Caruso Affiliated.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ruth Sowby | August 5, 2011
The joint was jumpin' as Glendale Memorial Hospital hosted its 15th Annual tribute to cancer survivors. It was a “Star Spangled Salute” to more than 110 community members and their guests who have played a role in the fight against cancer. On July 28, the cul-de-sac circle on Eulalia Street, in front of the Glendale Memorial Cancer Center, was the colorful setting. The Marcia Ray Breast Center also played host. Its staff, supervised by Maryann Robertson, helped hang lanterns, flags and posters of the stars and strips to represent the evening's patriotic, USO theme.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 29, 2011
More than 100 cancer survivors celebrated their victory over cancer at Glendale Memorial Hospital Thursday evening during a patriotic themed event. Each survivor wore a red, white and blue-striped ribbon and enjoyed a meal with friends and family as they were served dinner by hospital oncology staff and volunteers. Maryann Robertson, the supervisor of the Marcia Ray Breast Center who helped establish the annual celebration said it's a time for cancer survivors to come together and inspire those who've been recently diagnosed.
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By David Laurell | May 20, 2011
Former Burbank Police Capt. Janice Lowers walked in memory of her mother and two former colleagues, and to celebrate the fight for survival of two dear friends. Laureen Endoso did it as a tribute to her late husband, Kenny, who lost his battle with cancer last August. As for Cheryl Pranskevich, Vanja Strojnik and Julieanne Courtenay, a trio of physical therapists from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center who are all cancer survivors, they did it to prove that there is, in fact, life — a happy and healthy life — to be lived after beating the disease.
NEWS
March 25, 2011
Dustin Hucks crossed his own personal finish line beat up and tired. The run from Burbank to Lubbock, Texas in 2009 was supposed to take a month, was supposed to raise $1 million for cancer research and was supposed to begin with a media sendoff in Johnny Carson Park that could bolster his spirits for most of his 1,120-mile journey. But on the day he left, his 29th birthday, no reporters came to Johnny Carson Park. And instead of raising $1 million, the screenwriter and journalist from Hollywood raised $1,000.
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By Melanie Hicken, melanie.hicken@latimes.com | October 2, 2010
GLENDALE — Five years ago, Glendale Water & Power employee Keisha Fulton-Guerrero was at a planning meeting for the city's annual Relay for Life event when she learned her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer. "It made me push a little more to get my team motivated," she said. "Normally our teams were raising about $3,000. My first year we raised almost $8,000. " Five years later and with her mother in remission, Fulton-Guerrero is now co-chair of this year's seventh annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life, a 24-hour event starting at 9 a.m. today at Scholl Canyon's baseball fields.
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By Joyce Rudolph, joyce.rudolph@latimes.com | August 7, 2010
If you see a spunky gal stepping lively down Kenneth Road, it could be Theresa "Terri" Ulbricht. The Glendale resident is training for a marathon and a half in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on Sept. 11 and 12 in Santa Barbara, and in New York Oct. 16 and 17. It is presented by the Avon Foundation for Women. Ulbricht has not only walked, but brought in more than $48,000 in donations over the last three years. Participating in the walk is a tradition she's kept since 2007, soon after she completed her own battle with the disease.
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