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By Brianna Bailey | November 1, 2008
When motorcycle builder and Hog Pen bike shop owner Steve Smith recently lost his father to cancer, it made him think about how things could possibly be worse. “It’s tough,” Smith said, who flew to back and forth to Michigan to visit his father during his father’s battle with the disease. “I asked myself ‘what could be worse,’ and having a kid with cancer would be rough.” The Costa Mesa-based Hog Pen hosted a motorcycle rally to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Saturday that featured music, food and raffle prizes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2007
Bloomingdale’s at Fashion Island in Newport Beach and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa are hosting shopping events from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday to benefit area charities. Shoppers can purchase either $5 advanced tickets or $10 tickets at the store. Tickets allow customers a 15% discount off nearly any purchase. The benefiting charities are Assessment and Treatment Services Center, Assistance League of Newport-Mesa, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Irvine Medical Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Laura’s House, Olive Crest and Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2008
Five attorneys were recently recognized by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Assn. at a gala at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa. About 400 people attended the benefit, which raised $50,000 for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation through the dinner and silent auction Nov. 21. Former Angels infielder and Hall of Famer Rod Carew, whose teenage daughter died of cancer, gave the keynote speech. Awards were given to Darren Aitken, Raymond Boucher, Kimberly Valentine, Richard Cohn and Robert Robinson for their roles in winning big cases on behalf of victims in personal injury, malpractice and other similar suits.
NEWS
December 20, 2003
B.W. COOK During the holidays, and all year long, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation makes some of the most important charitable and medical efforts in the community. The lives of innocent children are at risk every day. Progress has been made, in large part because of the unfailing efforts of people who care in conjunction with the remarkable strides made by the medical and scientific communities. Money is a major factor, funding the machine that searches for answers.
FEATURES
By Amanda Pennington | June 12, 2006
At first glance, no one would suspect doctors gave Daniell Driessen only an 18% chance of survival five years ago. On Sunday, the Huntington Beach girl ran around from one attraction to another at a party for kids battling cancer and their families. The Western Roundup for Dancin' Cowpokes party was sponsored by the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and the American Cancer Foundation in Irvine. Daniell, 7, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma when she was just 2 years old, said her mom Lorie Lovelady.
NEWS
April 30, 2004
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. ORANGE COUNTY WORKS Participate in life management and employment training workshops as a success coach to foster teens 16 to 18 years old. (949) 509-1451. PACIFIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Orange County Pacific Symphony Orchestra's Volunteers in Education Opportunities program needs volunteers to assist children in a variety of hands-on musical activities.
NEWS
November 13, 2004
Deepa Bharath Steve Quackenbush and Rod Carew share a special bond. Both spent many nights at the Children's Hospital of Orange County, sitting in a room together, wondering if their children would make it through their respective battles with cancer. Quackenbush's son, Marshall, now 10, survived it. But the former Anaheim Angels slugger's daughter, Michelle, died at age 17. Marshall was diagnosed with a cancer that affects the nervous system when he was 15 months old. Michelle succumbed to leukemia seven months after she was diagnosed.
FEATURES
By By Lindsay Sandham | November 16, 2005
A camp out at Angels Stadium is the second most fun thing to do on a baseball field. The event for fathers and their sons is also a way to raise money for cancer research.The third annual Angels Campout is this weekend, and already more than 800 fathers and sons from the Newport Beach area have pledged to participate. The event, a large camp out to be held at Angels Stadium Nov. 18 and 19, is organized by Indian Guide leaders and Corona del Mar residents Steve Quackenbush and Gary Stark and raises money for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.
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By Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationCommunity Correspondents | December 4, 2008
The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association honored five attorneys as “Top Gun” Trial Lawyers of the Year and raised more than $ 50,000 for charity at its annual awards dinner and silent auction last Friday night. More than 350 people attended the gala event held at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.  The night’s honorees and their practice areas included: Darren O. Aitken  - Personal Injury Raymond P. Boucher  - Mass Torts  Kimberly A. Valentine   - Elder Abuse Richard A. Cohn - Medical Malpractice Robert C. Robinson  - Employment Litigation OCTLA was honored to have former California Angel & Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew as the keynote speaker for the evening.
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BUSINESS
December 2, 2008
Five attorneys were recently recognized by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Assn. at a gala at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa. About 400 people attended the benefit, which raised $50,000 for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation through the dinner and silent auction Nov. 21. Former Angels infielder and Hall of Famer Rod Carew, whose teenage daughter died of cancer, gave the keynote speech. Awards were given to Darren Aitken, Raymond Boucher, Kimberly Valentine, Richard Cohn and Robert Robinson for their roles in winning big cases on behalf of victims in personal injury, malpractice and other similar suits.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | November 1, 2008
When motorcycle builder and Hog Pen bike shop owner Steve Smith recently lost his father to cancer, it made him think about how things could possibly be worse. “It’s tough,” Smith said, who flew to back and forth to Michigan to visit his father during his father’s battle with the disease. “I asked myself ‘what could be worse,’ and having a kid with cancer would be rough.” The Costa Mesa-based Hog Pen hosted a motorcycle rally to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Saturday that featured music, food and raffle prizes.
FEATURES
By Sue Thoensen | May 13, 2008
In spite of an almost five-year battle with cancer that began when he was 4, Sam Guinane, 8, has spent the past few months behind the camera, taking pictures of the places and things that make him “say cheese,” the popular expression a photographer uses to get the subject to smile, Those things include the ocean and sand at the beach in Corona del Mar. Local photographer Barbara Higgins is one of six photographers who became a...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2007
Bloomingdale’s at Fashion Island in Newport Beach and South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa are hosting shopping events from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday to benefit area charities. Shoppers can purchase either $5 advanced tickets or $10 tickets at the store. Tickets allow customers a 15% discount off nearly any purchase. The benefiting charities are Assessment and Treatment Services Center, Assistance League of Newport-Mesa, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Irvine Medical Center, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Laura’s House, Olive Crest and Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.
NEWS
By Lauren Vane | September 2, 2006
When Kodi Lee plays the keyboard and sings the Isley Brothers' classic "Shout!" it's easy to forget that the 10-year-old is autistic and blind. Kodi, the official ambassador of the Festival of Children, kicked off the month-long event with a brief concert Saturday at carousel court in South Coast Plaza. "Celebrating children, it's a wonderful thing," said Orange County Supervisor Tom Wilson. The fifth annual festival is put on by the Festival of Children Foundation. Throughout September, the festival offers free family activities and information about more than 50 children's charities.
FEATURES
By Amanda Pennington | June 12, 2006
At first glance, no one would suspect doctors gave Daniell Driessen only an 18% chance of survival five years ago. On Sunday, the Huntington Beach girl ran around from one attraction to another at a party for kids battling cancer and their families. The Western Roundup for Dancin' Cowpokes party was sponsored by the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and the American Cancer Foundation in Irvine. Daniell, 7, was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma when she was just 2 years old, said her mom Lorie Lovelady.
FEATURES
By By Lindsay Sandham | November 16, 2005
A camp out at Angels Stadium is the second most fun thing to do on a baseball field. The event for fathers and their sons is also a way to raise money for cancer research.The third annual Angels Campout is this weekend, and already more than 800 fathers and sons from the Newport Beach area have pledged to participate. The event, a large camp out to be held at Angels Stadium Nov. 18 and 19, is organized by Indian Guide leaders and Corona del Mar residents Steve Quackenbush and Gary Stark and raises money for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.
NEWS
November 13, 2004
Deepa Bharath Steve Quackenbush and Rod Carew share a special bond. Both spent many nights at the Children's Hospital of Orange County, sitting in a room together, wondering if their children would make it through their respective battles with cancer. Quackenbush's son, Marshall, now 10, survived it. But the former Anaheim Angels slugger's daughter, Michelle, died at age 17. Marshall was diagnosed with a cancer that affects the nervous system when he was 15 months old. Michelle succumbed to leukemia seven months after she was diagnosed.
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