September 6, 2003
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. For information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. COSTA MESA LITERACY COUNCIL The Costa Mesa Literacy Center needs volunteer tutors to teach English as a second language. People who want to learn English as a second language are also encouraged to call. Call to register. (714) 435-3310 or (714) 545-3445. COSTA MESA MS SELF-HELP GROUP The Orange County chapter of the national Multiple Sclerosis Society has started a new self-help group in Costa Mesa for people newly diagnosed or with minimal symptoms of multiple sclerosis, or both.
October 17, 2001
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4298. Include the time, date and location of the event, as well as a contact phone number. A complete listing is available at o7 http://www.dailypilot.com.f7 TODAY A no-credit workshop on Macintosh computers will be held today and Thursday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Orange Coast College Library Mac Lab on campus at 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.
October 14, 2005
What do you wear for a 150-mile bike ride? If you're Melissa Friedman, it's false eyelashes, a bright red wig in braids, striped stockings and a frilly petticoat. Dressed as her alter ego, Tag-along the clown, Friedman was preparing Saturday morning to set out from Huntington State Beach with more than 2,000 other cyclists on a two-day ride down the Coast Highway to San Diego. Sponsored by local chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the event raised more than $2 million to fight multiple sclerosis.
August 9, 2007
Ann Boroch, author of "Healing Multiple Sclerosis: Diet, Detox and Nutritional Makeover for Total Recovery," will discuss her natural recovery from multiple sclerosis at 6 p.m. tonight at Barnes and Noble in Costa Mesa. Boroch was diagnosed with the crippling autoimmune disease at 24 and told she would likely spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Within four years, she was symptom-free and has stayed that way, and shares her struggles and solutions in her new book. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, about 400,000 Americans have the chronic disease, and 200 more are diagnosed each week.
April 6, 2013
Bill Bisch was in the midst of throwing a football during a family Thanksgiving game when his legs gave out and he fell face down. The 57-year-old San Juan Capistrano resident was quickly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). "MS changed my life dramatically," he said. "Who plans on retiring at 39?" For the second year in a row, Bisch was the top fundraiser at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Walk MS event, hosted Saturday at UC Irvine. Along with his wife and sons, and members of Team Momentum, he contributed more than $30,000 to the cause.
November 16, 2007
UC Irvine’s stem cell research center offered a tour Thursday to multiple-sclerosis patients, the people whom its research affects. But the scientists switched hats at times from educator to student. “We invite them in to advise us from time to time,” said Hans Keirstead, a lead stem cell scientist at the center. “Here we are in our ivory tower, spending the public’s money, and we want to make sure we’re accountable.” Eight members of the Principal Coast Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society were given a tour with Keirstead and his fellow researchers that featured a tissue research lab and a state-of-the-art microscope used in stem cell research.
August 10, 2000
In October, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Orange County chapter will host its 17th annual "Bay to Bay Bike Tour" from the Back Bay to Mission Bay in San Diego. The bike ride will raise money and awareness to fight the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. Anticipating more than 1,000 riders, the society hopes to raise $600,000 this year to benefit programs, services and research in Orange County. Cyclists will begin their ride Oct. 7 in Newport Beach and finish the next day in Mission Bay. After an overnight celebration luau in Carlsbad, riders will get a lift back to Newport Beach in luxurious, full-service coaches.
April 23, 2009
Organizers are expecting 3,500 to show up for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s charity walk at UCI Saturday morning. Registration for the two-mile walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the walk itself will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event coordinators are hoping to make $400,000 to support multiple sclerosis research and services for people living with the as-yet uncured neurological disease. Walking in the event is free and open to the public. The start and finish are next to the main library and Chancellor’s Rose Garden.