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By: | October 6, 2005
The annual Komen Orange County Race for the Cure is all about surviving. Just ask AnnMarie Piantoni, who ran in her second race late last month. She was among the race's almost 24,000 participants, one of the more than 1,600 survivors of breast cancer, easily -- and proudly -- visible in their bright pink T-shirts. It is for them that the race, now in its 14th year, continues. Those 24,000 people, at what is always among the top fundraisers for the national Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, raised $1.8 million, with more money trickling in toward a lofty $2-million goal.
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August 13, 2009
Meleesa, the Salon, 211 Main St., Suite E, will host a Cut-a-Thon to support an Avon Walk for Breast Cancer participants from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 30. Haircuts will be $25 for women, $20 for men and $20 for kids. Additional services will include $2 bang trims, $5 eyebrow waxing, $10 makeup touch-ups and $10 deep conditioning treatments. All service profits, as well as 20% of all Bumble and Bumble product sales, will be donated through walker Leanne Voigt to the Avon breast cancer foundation.
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By Claire Chang | April 29, 2010
A sea of students in pink filled the halls of Marine View Middle School on Friday in efforts to support to a sixth-grade teacher, Susan McDonald, and her fight against breast cancer. “Many students you see here either have had her in the past or are currently in her class,” said Principal Roni Ellis. “She’s a student favorite, a parent favorite and a staff favorite here.” Students wore their favorite pink outfits, some of them even customized with inspiring words, phrases and drawings.
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By Ashley Breeding | November 12, 2008
The first year Debbie McCarron attended a breast cancer awareness event, she cried the whole time. “I knew I had to do it the following year,” said McCarron, a breast cancer survivor. In 2002, McCarron started Surf City Tittys, a breast cancer benefit group based in Huntington Beach, to get more people in the community involved in the cause. “I saw a commercial for these groups while I was undergoing chemotherapy and felt [compelled] to start one, but I was too weak to do the walk at the time,” she said.
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By Mona Shadia | January 4, 2012
Some thought Huntington Beach City Attorney Jennifer McGrath was taking a 21-month vacation to Austria after she posted the news on her Facebook page. The post was perplexing on many levels. McGrath kept up the conversation with people who commented, telling them that technology would keep her connected to Huntington Beach and that her leave would be counted as a sabbatical. Sabbatical? She's an elected official. It turns out McGrath wasn't serious about the vacation.
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October 7, 2004
Melinda Lipinski is the reason we race. We race against time for survivors like her and for future survivors of breast cancer. Sadly, there are not enough survivors yet. So we still need to race. That's why, two Sundays ago, some 22,000 survivors and supporters donning pink T-shirts joined up in the Komen Orange County Race for the Cure at Fashion Island in Newport Beach and made a statement for people like Lipinski. It was a year ago that the 47-year-old Huntington Beach resident was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she's been fighting it ever since with chemotherapy, surgery and radiation.
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By: | September 29, 2005
The annual Komen Orange County Race for the Cure is all about surviving. Among the race's almost 24,000 participants Sunday were more than 1,600 survivors of breast cancer, easily -- and proudly -- visible in their bright pink T-shirts at Fashion Island. It is for them that the race, now in its 14th year, continues. Those 24,000 people, at what is always among the top fundraisers for the national Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, raised $1.8 million, with more money trickling in toward a lofty $2 million goal.
FEATURES
August 27, 2009
The seventh annual Reds, Whites & Greens Charity Golf Classic at SeaCliff Country Club netted $162,721 for the Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, bringing the seven-year total raised to $885,000. This year?s event featured an on-course, around-the-world wine tasting, taking players to Australia, France, Italy, Argentina, Spain and California. LPGA members Stephanie Louden, Kim Hall and Irene Cho were on hand during the day providing beat-the-pro opportunities.
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October 29, 2009
Two Huntington Beach business owners will be honored at a Women of Courage Recognition Breakfast today. Leslie Siegel and Diane R. Adams-Rehrig were among 10 chosen in Orange County by the Farmers and Merchants Bank. The program works with the National Assn. of Women Business Owners to recognize businesswomen who exemplify courage in their community, business or personal lives. Siegel and her husband own a California Closet Co. franchise and managed to make the store profitable while she battled breast cancer and raised two children.
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July 31, 2013
DAISEY, Laurie Wylot   Passed away peacefully at home in Huntington Beach, CA on July 23, 2013,after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Survived by loving husband, Bob Daisey, devoted parents, George and Lorraine Wylot, dear brother, Greg Wylot and sisters Maureen Fried(Donald), Marla Swift(Patrick), and Mary Boughton(Bill.) Laurie was the best aunt ever to Richard(Michele), Logan, Alex, Rachel, Billy, Kyle, Kari, and great nieces Reese and River, and a cherished friend to many.
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By Andrew Shortall | December 26, 2012
It was tough for Yvonne Bantoft to show up to the Friday Nite Funtime Dance at Edison Community Center last Friday. Bantoft had taken her husband to the emergency room that morning, which made it hard for the event director to go to the two-hour dance, but by the end of the night, she was happy she attended. "There's just a lot of things going on right now," Bantoft said. "It's been a day, but being here and seeing all the happy faces is what does it. … All the smiles and making my brother happy, that's what's most important to me. " Bantoft's parents, Joe and Dolores Segura, started Friday Nite Funtime Dances, which take place the third Friday of each month for adults with developmental disabilities, at the Edison Community Center 26 years ago and are still involved, despite health issues.
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By Mona Shadia | May 9, 2012
Some came to Huntington Central Park from other parts of Orange County. Some drove for hours from places like Bakersfield. Some even came from out of state. But they all came with a common goal in mind: beating cancer. The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Huntington Beach lasted from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday. By noon Saturday, teams of participants sporting matching shirts filled the park, walking to raise funds for loved ones who either beat or are fighting cancer, or those who lost their lives to the disease.
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By Chris Epting | March 7, 2012
In January, my daughter Claire and I spoke at Sowers Middle School for Author's Day. Before the first speech, a woman (whose 11-year-old daughter attends Sowers) approached me in the hall with a suggestion for this column: "Why don't you write about cancer?" We chatted for a few minutes, and she told me that two years ago, she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer, that she read this column and thought I might like to tell her story. We talked a bit more and, in her eyes, I saw someone who truly wanted to share her experience.
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By Mona Shadia | January 4, 2012
Some thought Huntington Beach City Attorney Jennifer McGrath was taking a 21-month vacation to Austria after she posted the news on her Facebook page. The post was perplexing on many levels. McGrath kept up the conversation with people who commented, telling them that technology would keep her connected to Huntington Beach and that her leave would be counted as a sabbatical. Sabbatical? She's an elected official. It turns out McGrath wasn't serious about the vacation.
SPORTS
By Michael Miller | July 20, 2011
Pull up the website for Masterpiece Fitness and it looks almost like a work in progress. The home page features white, gray and blue text superimposed on a plain black background, and there are no large, colorful photos to center the eye's attention. Then, if you read the text under the Masterpiece Fitness logo, you'll learn the reason for that. "You will notice there's no 'stock pictures' like other websites of a gym setting on this website," the message reads. "The reason, it's boring looking at weights and people posed for a photo.
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By Greer Wylder | October 6, 2010
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant in Huntington Beach is offering guests the opportunity to join the fight against breast cancer while enjoying a special rose-hued Pink Ribbon Saketini ($7.95). Kabuki will donate 50% of the proceeds from this specialty cocktail — made with fresh strawberry juice and Nigori sake with a hint of cranberry — to Susan G. Komen for the Cure through the month of October. With more than 150 menu items offered every day, this affordable eatery should appeal to those seeking classic and innovative Japanese cuisine.
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By Claire Chang | April 29, 2010
A sea of students in pink filled the halls of Marine View Middle School on Friday in efforts to support to a sixth-grade teacher, Susan McDonald, and her fight against breast cancer. “Many students you see here either have had her in the past or are currently in her class,” said Principal Roni Ellis. “She’s a student favorite, a parent favorite and a staff favorite here.” Students wore their favorite pink outfits, some of them even customized with inspiring words, phrases and drawings.
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By Britney Barnes | January 28, 2010
Sitting in her nautical-themed living room, Marlene Beck recounted her experience with the disease she is working so hard to eradicate — her fight with breast cancer and her son’s losing battle with a brain tumor — without a tear and with a smile on her face. In a milk-chocolate brown T-shirt promoting the Relay for Life and a pin over her heart supporting the same thing, Beck showed palpable enthusiasm and dedication as she talked of the importance of “More Birthdays,” the theme of the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser.
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October 29, 2009
Two Huntington Beach business owners will be honored at a Women of Courage Recognition Breakfast today. Leslie Siegel and Diane R. Adams-Rehrig were among 10 chosen in Orange County by the Farmers and Merchants Bank. The program works with the National Assn. of Women Business Owners to recognize businesswomen who exemplify courage in their community, business or personal lives. Siegel and her husband own a California Closet Co. franchise and managed to make the store profitable while she battled breast cancer and raised two children.
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