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By Brianna Bailey | May 15, 2009
Fourth-grader Fritz Miller can’t wait to walk around the track at Newport Harbor High School for this year’s Relay for Life. “I like just walking around and feeling good about what you’re doing,” 10-year-old Fritz said. Fritz and his friends at Harbor View Elementary School have managed to raise $4,681 for the relay — $2,200 of it came in the form of nickels and dimes the children collected in plastic coin jugs in their classrooms. In its eighth year, Newport’s Relay for Life raises money for the American Cancer Society.
April 3, 2009
Dennis L. Wilkinson, born July 11, 1947, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away on March 24, 2009 at age 61. A resident of Irvine for the past 31 years, Dennis was born in Monrovia, CA, and was a graduate of La Quinta High School in Westminster, CA and received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Architecture in 1973 from California State Polytechnic University at...
By Ashley Breeding | January 21, 2009
When Huntington Beach local Dan Sharp lost his 26-year-old brother, Nathaniel, to cancer in September 2001, his grief inspired him to make a difference by raising money for cancer research. “We [my family] also wanted to keep Nathaniel’s name alive and share his story,” Sharp said. “So we started the NKS (Nathaniel Keith Sharp) Foundation, which launched just last year.” The foundation will host its second event, Bands Together for a Dream and a Cure, on Saturday at Pelican Isle, which will equally benefit the American Cancer Society and Dream Foundation.
By B.W. COOK | October 24, 2008
It’s part carnival, part adult grad night, and all about raising money to fight cancer. The 2008 OC Barons’ Ball unfolded Oct. 18 under a big top erected in the western parking lot of South Coast Plaza. Organizers called the event “A Ten Gallon Tribute, Celebrating A Decade of Progress.” More than 1,000 guests wearing everything from blue jeans to black tie, descended upon the evening of festivities in great spirits ready to fight cancer and have a wonderful time doing it. Sharon Esterley of Newport Beach joined Anne Moore of Dove Canyon chairing the massive undertaking that honored two very special Newport Beach residents, Bobbitt and Bill Williams . Funds raised over the past decade are expected to reach the $5-million mark benefiting the American Cancer Society.
September 5, 2008
Larry C. Casady Larry C. Casady, 70, of Henderson, Nevada died 09-01-08. He is survived by his wife Janet Blackingtron Casady of Henderson NV, daughter Kimberly Lorenz of Westminster, CA, son Mark Casady of Santa Barbara, CA, and brother Lance Casady of Vienna VA. He also leaves behind four grandchildren Hayley, Holden, Mason, and Chloe. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 39 years, Faylynn (Dyer) Casady. Larry retired from Rockwell International and was most recently employed by H&R Block.
August 11, 2008
  The gracious and vivacious Beverly E. Carlson, 83, passed away from cancer of unknown origin August 1, 2008 in her home.   Born February 21, 1925 in St. Paul, MN.   Beverly was predeceased by her parents Arvid and Emma Melquist, as well as her sister Betty Payne.   She is survived by her two daughters, Arlene Carlson (Jennifer) and Deborah Carlson who were at her side when she died, her partner of over 30 years, J. Trent Harmon, brother Wayne Melquist, nieces Judy Vacquier (Victor)
July 17, 2008
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY DISCOVERY SHOP The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop needs unwanted goods such as clothing, furniture, jewelry, accessories, antiques and collectibles to fund the society?s research, education and patient services programs. The goods may be dropped off at 2600 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar. Volunteers 16 and older are also needed to help sort clothes, work the cash register, decorate and do computer work from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the same location.
May 18, 2008
For seven years, Newport-Mesa residents have been stepping up to support the eradication of cancer. That is, in essence, what the Relay for Life is all about. Today marked the end of the seventh-annual 24-hour marathon in which leaders, public safety workers and moms with strollers walk the track at Newport Harbor High to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society. And just up the road from Newport Harbor, Costa Mesa leaders began their inaugural Relay for Life event this very same weekend at OCC. While we applaud Costa Mesa leaders for joining in this worthy cause, we suggest that more participation might occur if they held it another weekend or combined forces with Newport Beach.
By Alan Blank | May 17, 2008
The OCC track was surrounded with decorated white paper bags filled with candles. Dorene Daily and her husband, Marty, stopped when they noticed a bag with the name of one of their colleagues, Denny Bowler. ?We?re here to support him,? Dorene said. ?He?s not doing well at all,? Marty added. ?Fourteen years he?s been a survivor of prostate cancer.? The Dailys were part of a 10-member team supporting Bowler at Costa Mesa?s Relay for Life Friday, but the family has had its own struggles with cancer, too. Dorene is on her second round of chemotherapy for colon cancer, which she was diagnosed with less than two months ago. This is not her first Relay for Life, though.
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