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By Megan O’Neil | October 22, 2009
The topic of discussion might have been cancer, but there was a strong sense of hope circulating among the crowd of more than 200 people who packed the La Cañada Thursday Club headquarters on Oct. 15 for an afternoon tea and breast cancer program. Among the attendees were La Cañada Mayor Laura Olhasso and State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, who recently authored legislation that would force health insurance companies to cover the cost of mammograms. Thursday Club president and breast cancer survivor Judy Cooper said the event sent a “loud and clear message” that the community is unified in its support in the fight against cancer.
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By Mary O’Keefe | July 3, 2008
In an effort to make certain woman have the most up-to-date technology in the battle against breast cancer, Verdugo Hills Hospital has purchased a new digital mammography equipment. During the recent official “unveiling” invited were allowed to see how advanced technology is playing a role in catching breast cancer in its early stages. “The key to surviving breast cancer is early detection,” said Leonard La Bella, Verdugo Hills Hospital chief executive officer.
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By Ruth Longoria | March 19, 2009
Art, literature and music will combine Saturday night at Vida Verde, Foothill Boulevard’s eco-friendly boutique, and at neighboring Foothill Bookstore, as local artisans join forces to raise money for the One in Eight breast cancer awareness project. One in Eight is a photography book currently being compiled by local breast cancer survivor Devon Williams, of La Crescenta, together with the Pasadena Arts Council. The book is a tribute to the beauty of the women who have been scarred by breast cancer.
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By Mary O’Keefe | June 12, 2008
Strength, courage, facing adversities and finding the power from within to continue — these are just a few of the qualities that women fighting breast cancer call upon daily. To honor those attributes and to raise awareness of the research that has been done and still needs to be done in the area of breast cancer, a group of local mountaineers joined others to climb Oregon’s Mt. Hood last weekend. “It was quite an adventure,” said Mike Leum. The climb was part of a fundraiser for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 14, 2010
When Theresa Deliberto's close friend Susan Dietrich approached her in 2001 and asked for support as she battled breast cancer, Deliberto didn't hesitate. "She needed someone to be there all the time and she trusted me," Deliberto said. "She didn't want to be a burden to everyone else. " The Pasadena resident and La Cañada High School graduate was at Dietrich's side through seven years of doctor's visits and chemotherapy treatments. A La Cañada-based veterinarian, Dietrich continued to work right up until her death in March 2008.
SPORTS
By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | October 27, 2010
Digs trumped kills at La Cañada High girls' volleyball match against Rio Hondo League opponent South Pasadena. The Oct. 21 game was about more than just volleyball — it involved the Spartans' second annual Dig for the Cure. Leading up to the match, the team raised funds to benefit the Los Angeles County affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, getting pledges for every dig in the match, or flat donations to benefit the treatment and research to find a cure for breast cancer.
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May 14, 2009
Q. My mother-in-law is Korean and she refuses to get a mammogram because she says that Asian women rarely get breast cancer. She won?t talk to her male doctor about the issue. My mother-in-law is Korean and she refuses to get a mammogram because she says that Asian women rarely get breast cancer. She won?t talk to her male doctor about the issue. ? Sue, La Crescenta ? In trends that echo those of Western countries, more Korean women are developing breast cancer, according to a study in the February issue of JAMA Archives of Surgery.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | October 21, 2010
There's a trend of sportsmanship in high school athletics this year and La Cañada High is getting in on the action. The Spartans football team did its best to tackle breast cancer during homecoming week before it squared off against South Pasadena Friday night. The team raised funds, getting donations and pledges for every point it scored, and sported pink attire while on field to generate awareness. "One of the big things we wanted to do was make sure our guys are giving and not just taking," Coach Dan Yoder said.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | October 27, 2010
Digs trumped kills at La Cañada High girls' volleyball match against Rio Hondo League opponent South Pasadena. The Oct. 21 game was about more than just volleyball — it involved the Spartans' second annual Dig for the Cure. Leading up to the match, the team raised funds to benefit the Los Angeles County affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, getting pledges for every dig in the match, or flat donations to benefit the treatment and research to find a cure for breast cancer.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | October 21, 2010
There's a trend of sportsmanship in high school athletics this year and La Cañada High is getting in on the action. The Spartans football team did its best to tackle breast cancer during homecoming week before it squared off against South Pasadena Friday night. The team raised funds, getting donations and pledges for every point it scored, and sported pink attire while on field to generate awareness. "One of the big things we wanted to do was make sure our guys are giving and not just taking," Coach Dan Yoder said.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 14, 2010
When Theresa Deliberto's close friend Susan Dietrich approached her in 2001 and asked for support as she battled breast cancer, Deliberto didn't hesitate. "She needed someone to be there all the time and she trusted me," Deliberto said. "She didn't want to be a burden to everyone else. " The Pasadena resident and La Cañada High School graduate was at Dietrich's side through seven years of doctor's visits and chemotherapy treatments. A La Cañada-based veterinarian, Dietrich continued to work right up until her death in March 2008.
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By Christopher Cadelago | May 20, 2010
When doctors 10 years ago diagnosed Mary Strauss with breast cancer, the retired bookkeeper was forced to confront a condition that for much of her life went unnamed. ?Growing up, we never talked about cancer,? said Strauss, 76, of La Cañada. ?It was the big C. You didn?t tell people you had the big C, this dreadful, terrible disease. Who tells people about a looming death sentence?? This weekend she joined more than 1,000 survivors, their supporters and people who lost loved ones to cancer at American Cancer Society Relay for Life events in La Crescenta and Burbank.
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By Megan O’Neil | October 22, 2009
The topic of discussion might have been cancer, but there was a strong sense of hope circulating among the crowd of more than 200 people who packed the La Cañada Thursday Club headquarters on Oct. 15 for an afternoon tea and breast cancer program. Among the attendees were La Cañada Mayor Laura Olhasso and State Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, who recently authored legislation that would force health insurance companies to cover the cost of mammograms. Thursday Club president and breast cancer survivor Judy Cooper said the event sent a “loud and clear message” that the community is unified in its support in the fight against cancer.
SPORTS
By Seth Amitin | October 22, 2009
La Cañada girls? volleyball made easy work of South Pasadena ? thanks to several long point-streaks ? to stay unbeaten in Rio Hondo league play, 25-9, 25-9, 25-13. The girls? team, in coordination with La Cañada High?s Pink Ribbon Club, decided to make the game pink-themed as La Cañada wore pink jerseys. The Pink Ribbon Club sold pink T-shirts and wristbands for cancer research at the doors to the school?s gym. ?All money raised goes directly to research breast cancer,?
SPORTS
By Parimal M. Rohit | October 15, 2009
Try as they did, the San Marino girls’ volleyball team just could not keep up with La Cañada Tuesday afternoon, not with the kills and aces dropping from Spartan hands like raindrops from the gloomy skies outside. The Spartans won its fifth match in a row by straight sets, this time defeating the Titans, 25-12, 25-11, 25-10, in a Rio Hondo League match-up at La Cañada High School. With the victory, the Spartans improved to 3-0 in league play (13-3 overall), handing San Marino its first league loss in the process.
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By Megan O’Neil | October 8, 2009
On Oct. 18, 2001, La Cañada resident Suzanne Tutt was both excited and nervous. She was preparing to conduct her first meeting as president of the La Cañada Thursday Club. Then, at 10 a.m. she got a call from her doctor telling her that a mammogram exam indicated that she had breast cancer. The anxiety, she said, was terrible. “In the following weeks I had to make hard choices for my own treatment,” Tutt said. “I needed to know more than I knew. Should I have a lumpectomy or a mastectomy?
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May 14, 2009
Q. My mother-in-law is Korean and she refuses to get a mammogram because she says that Asian women rarely get breast cancer. She won?t talk to her male doctor about the issue. My mother-in-law is Korean and she refuses to get a mammogram because she says that Asian women rarely get breast cancer. She won?t talk to her male doctor about the issue. ? Sue, La Crescenta ? In trends that echo those of Western countries, more Korean women are developing breast cancer, according to a study in the February issue of JAMA Archives of Surgery.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ruth Longoria | March 19, 2009
Art, literature and music will combine Saturday night at Vida Verde, Foothill Boulevard’s eco-friendly boutique, and at neighboring Foothill Bookstore, as local artisans join forces to raise money for the One in Eight breast cancer awareness project. One in Eight is a photography book currently being compiled by local breast cancer survivor Devon Williams, of La Crescenta, together with the Pasadena Arts Council. The book is a tribute to the beauty of the women who have been scarred by breast cancer.
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