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By Kelly Strodl | September 25, 2006
A sea of pink flooded the steps of the Pacific Life building in Newport Beach Sunday in a show of strength from pink-clad breast-cancer survivors and their loved ones. "It's power-infusing when you see all the survivors," Santa Ana resident Emily Benes said. More than 2,000 past breast cancer patients and survivors, including Benes, stood together for a ceremony honoring their struggle at the 15th annual Orange County Race for the Cure at Fashion Island Plaza. A two-year survivor herself, Benes participated in the race long before she was ever diagnosed.
FEATURES
By Kelly Strodl | November 5, 2007
Two weeks ago Kimberly Stotmore found herself accosted for her shaved head. A man grabbed Stotmore as she walked to her car in the parking lot of Santa Ana College and accused the mother of two of being a skinhead. Stotmore, also an 18-year nurse, tried to explain that her lack of hair was merely the result of chemo treatments she recently completed while combating breast cancer. “He didn’t believe I had cancer, he didn’t want to believe me,” Stotmore said.
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By B.W. COOK | June 3, 2006
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation sponsored a breast health symposium and luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine. More than 350 people supported the event, which featured two speakers who addressed both the science and the psychology of breast cancer. Dr. Lisa D. Curcio, a breast cancer survivor and a surgical oncologist, told the crowd why medicine must treat the whole person, not just the disease. Curcio, who happens to be the only female surgical oncologist practicing in South Orange County, is the founder of Advanced Breast Care Specialists, serving patients in all aspects of breast care and breast cancer.
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From the Los Angeles Times | November 26, 2012
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer and will cut back on her public appearances while undergoing treatment, according to the L.A. Times . Hutchens revealed the recent medical diagnosis at a press conference Monday afternoon, and said that - - after her first chemotherapy session - - she wrote a memo to her command staff, asking them to help her by picking up some of her duties. Hutchens, who was measured and occasionally emotional, said she's been told to expect a full recovery but that she will have to undergo chemotherapy, surgery and, ultimately, radiation treatment.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | February 5, 2013
Laguna Beach philanthropists Sue and Bill Gross donated $2 million to help fund the work of Hoag Hospital breast cancer expert Dr. Melvin Silverstein, the hospital announced Monday. The gift establishes the Gross Family Foundation endowed chair in oncoplastic breast surgery, which will allow Silverstein to expand his training of other breast cancer specialists. Hoag's endowed chair system, which is similar to those at academic institutions, gives leaders in a specific field more money and flexibility to pursue innovative treatment methods.
FEATURES
By Amanda Pennington | January 26, 2007
FOR THE RECORD A photograph accompanying the story "Breast cancer foundation's week of promise" in Monday's paper should have said that the photo was taken at a Race for the Cure in 2004. Information about the people pictured was therefore inaccurate. . . . . . This week the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation is holding Promise Week, to celebrate its new name, its new look and its 25th year helping search for a cure for breast cancer. Formerly the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Komen's Orange County board President Marica Pendjer and Executive Director Lisa Wolter will help the foundation unveil its new name and will introduce its "promise makers" ?
BUSINESS
May 16, 2007
Fashion store Solutions Denim will host a fashion show Thursday in conjunction with Privacy Wear, a retailer focused on raising breast cancer awareness. Privacy Wear donates up to 8% of its proceeds to breast cancer awareness and research and offers free mammograms for women without insurance or who meet low-income qualifications. Privacy Wear founder Carolyn Jones' mother succumbed to breast cancer five years ago, an experience she describes as "devastating." Guests can donate directly and enjoy a full runway show from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fashion show begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information call (949)
NEWS
By Candice Baker | September 29, 2009
UC Irvine will collaborate with other medical centers in the University of California system on a decades-long, statewide study into breast cancer, UCI officials announced Tuesday. UC San Francisco will spearhead the new Athena Breast Health Network, which will screen an initial 150,000 women for breast cancer and then monitor their health for decades. “In terms of depth and breadth, from detection to survivorship, this will be the largest study of its kind,” Hoda Anton-Culver, UCI’s project lead, who is also an epidemiology professor and department chairwoman, said in a news release.
FEATURES
By Amanda Pennington | October 11, 2006
A year ago, Danielle Norseen went in for her first mammogram and found out that same day she had breast cancer. But the Newport Beach mother of two was determined to beat it. And she did, thanks to improved treatment. Because of continued technological advances and earlier diagnoses, almost no newly diagnosed woman with breast cancer at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Cancer Center dies within five years, medical director Dr. Robert Dillman said. About a year ago, Newport Beach resident Danielle Norseen, the mother of two boys, became part of that positive statistic.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | January 21, 2014
On Saturday, the Irvine Barclay Theatre will be the site of classical music - and caffeine. Organic coffee company Urth Caffe is coming to Laguna Beach in the summer. But married co-owners Shallom and Jilla Berkman plan to introduce their product at the performing arts center this weekend. The store has a loyal following at its locations in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Pasadena and elsewhere. Now it's Orange County's turn to get a taste of its custom coffee and tea: Each patron of the Barclay performance will be given a packet to take home.
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NEWS
October 23, 2013
Susan Lynn Coleman-Ross  August 19, 1960 - October 20, 2013 Sue Ross died October 20 after fighting breast cancer for nearly 4 and ½ years. Sue was born in Whittier, CA on August 19, 1960 to James and Wilma (Billie) Coleman. Sue graduated Whittier High School and paid her way through barber school by working at Marie Calendars and bartending at Costa Mesa Country Club. Sue was a licensed barber and worked in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach for over 25 years. She operated her own barber shop for over 13 years before closing it to courageously fight her aggressive cancer.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | October 21, 2013
To start the day in Newport Beach, Kathy Leek had a black bag that could have fit two people. That is if it wasn't so full of yarn. Throughout Saturday, about 35 people whittled down the raw material in the Fashion Island Macy's, knitting or crocheting items to sell in support of breast cancer awareness and research during the sixth annual Knit One Cure Too "knit-a-thon" put on by Spa Gregorie's. "This young gentleman is teaching me how to finger knit," Leek said, motioning to one of the youngest volunteers, who had yarn hanging off their hands.
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By Mathew Luschek and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | August 13, 2013
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens spoke about her battle with breast cancer Sunday at the Komen Orange County Survivor Celebration & Awards Luncheon at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar. She was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer last year and is undergoing radiation treatment. Koman also recognized three Orange County women for their contributions to breast healthcare. "I was fortunate enough to discover a lump through self-examination," the sheriff said in a news release.
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | June 8, 2013
Julie Elkins cried only twice during her 11-year battle with breast cancer. The first time was while walking out of a clinic with the words, "You have cancer" ringing in her ears. The second was when her husband shaved her head. The Costa Mesa resident was also unprepared for the chemotherapy-induced loss of her eyebrows and eyelashes, she recalled. "I looked like Charlie Brown when I was bald," said Elkins, 52, laughing. "I learned how to tie scarves so I wouldn't look stupid.
SPORTS
By Steve Virgen | May 4, 2013
It's tremendously fitting that an inspirational half-marathon runner in Sunday's OC Marathon has the first name of Hope. Hope Zayas, a 42-year-old Costa Mesa resident, has used hope amid great despair in the form of breast cancer over the past year while training to run in her first half-marathon. The recent terror at the Boston Marathon has caused security to intensify at the OC Marathon, which starts at Fashion Island in Newport Beach and ends at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa.
NEWS
By Annie Kim | April 23, 2013
The founder of a Newport Beach paddleboarding event that raises money for breast cancer detection has been named to the Susan G. Komen Orange County board of directors, according to a news release. Judie Vivian will serve on the 2013-14 foundation board. Her Standup for the Cure event raised more than $60,000 at its inaugural fundraiser last year to help underinsured women obtain mammograms through Komen Orange County. With some 700 participants, the event set a Guinness World Record for the largest stand-up paddleboard lesson.
NEWS
By Jill Cowan | February 5, 2013
Laguna Beach philanthropists Sue and Bill Gross donated $2 million to help fund the work of Hoag Hospital breast cancer expert Dr. Melvin Silverstein, the hospital announced Monday. The gift establishes the Gross Family Foundation endowed chair in oncoplastic breast surgery, which will allow Silverstein to expand his training of other breast cancer specialists. Hoag's endowed chair system, which is similar to those at academic institutions, gives leaders in a specific field more money and flexibility to pursue innovative treatment methods.
OCNOW
From the Los Angeles Times | November 26, 2012
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer and will cut back on her public appearances while undergoing treatment, according to the L.A. Times . Hutchens revealed the recent medical diagnosis at a press conference Monday afternoon, and said that - - after her first chemotherapy session - - she wrote a memo to her command staff, asking them to help her by picking up some of her duties. Hutchens, who was measured and occasionally emotional, said she's been told to expect a full recovery but that she will have to undergo chemotherapy, surgery and, ultimately, radiation treatment.
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey | October 29, 2012
For Bob Lee, things comes in threes: three bike rides around the country, three reasons, three generations. Lee, 70, of Barrington, Ill., stopped in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach last week on his way from Vancouver, Canada, to the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2001, he rode 3,254 miles across the southern border of the U.S., and in 2007, he rode 6,500 miles up the East Coast and across the northern border, raising nearly $390,000. In total, he's completed more than 12,000 miles around the country's perimeter.
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