January 20, 2002
Young Chang NEWPORT BEACH -- Karen Twichell knows grievously well that caregivers need their own caregivers. After losing her mother to pancreatic cancer, her father to lung cancer and her brother to a brain tumor, Twichell realized that people giving care can need, sometimes, as much or more encouragement to bear the pain of watching loved ones suffer as those suffering need. Though Twichell had lost both her parents and brother by the mid-1990s, she continues to care for family members today.
February 19, 2008
After a long and courageous fight against cancer, Lisa Thomas peacefully passed on to her next phase of life on Thursday, January 10, 2008. Lisa’s 46 years were filled with passion and energy--she loved life and lived it fully every day she was with us. Lisa was well known in the Albuquerque area for her charitable work with the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Senoritas, and the Casa Angelica Foundation.
January 29, 2004
Marisa O'Neil A Newport Harbor High School senior will celebrate "The Art of Youth" with a student art show on Friday benefiting a children's cancer center. More than 100 paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs will be displayed at the show organized by 17-year-old Matthew Siemonsma. The event is the first put on by his nonprofit organization and school club, Community for a Cure, which he formed earlier last year to benefit the cancer center at Children's Hospital of Orange County.
November 12, 2005
Betty Wollenstein, the former community facilitator of Costa Mesa High School who designed the campus' parent resource center, died of cancer last week. She was 57. An employee of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District since 1999, Wollenstein spent most of her tenure at Costa Mesa High School. Part of her legacy is starting and monitoring the parent resource center, a room on campus that offers literature, college pamphlets and information meetings for non-English-speaking parents.
January 16, 2007
McNulty, Kristin age 37 of Costa Mesa, passed away January 12, 2007 after a courageous 9-year battle with cancer. Kristin lived her life to the fullest, on her own terms. Born 9/26/69 in Newport Beach, Kristin’s worked as a Construction Bookkeeper for the Saris-Regis Group. Kristin’s greatest joy and triumph was her son, Devin. Diagnosed with Melanoma shortly before his birth in 1997, Devin gave new meaning to her life.
March 18, 2000
o7 "God may be invisible, but he's in touch. You may not be able to see him, but he is in control." -- Charles R. Swindollf7 I just returned from an invigorating walk after an inspiring talk. The walk was invigorating because, thanks to God, it is a beautiful day. The talk was inspiring because, thanks to God, God works in lives in beautiful ways. The talk that I heard this morning was at "Breakfast With the Mayors," an event patterned after the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. The morning was a great kickoff for Christian Outreach Week next week.
May 15, 2005
Marisa O'Neil Most walked, others jogged, and a few even rowed, but all had their own reasons for taking part in this year's 24-hour Relay for Life. The annual nationwide event raises funds for cancer research and gives survivors, friends and family a chance to remember those lost to the disease. Roughly 800 people from 45 teams took part at the Newport Harbor High School track, raising more than $100,000. Some, such as retired state Sen. Marian Bergeson, are cancer survivors.
May 12, 2005
Lindsay Sandham Balboa Island residents know Sheri Drewry as the jovial personality who lights up Wilma's Patio, the charming family restaurant named for her mother that's been serving locals and tourists for 23 years. The Newport Beach Restaurant Assn. knows Drewry as its vice president, and now as this year's honorary cancer survivor for the association's team in the upcoming Relay for Life, which will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and last until 6 p.m. Saturday.