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Muscular Dystrophy

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  • Bristol Firefighters Host Boy With Muscular Dystrophy

    BRISTOL — When city firefighters begin their annual fundraiser for muscular dystrophy research this weekend, they'll have a bit of extra motivation: The thought of 4-year-old Justin Bolduc. Justin, a Bristol boy who was diagnosed with muscular...
  • Fundraiser for muscular dystrophy a success

    On behalf of Bethlehem International Association of Firefighters Local 735, I would like to thank all who contributed to the success of our Muscular Dystrophy Association fill-the-boot campaign Aug. 1-8 in front of the fire stations on Broad Street and...
  • The Crowd: Giving back on a 94th birthday

    The Crowd: Giving back on a 94th birthday
    Newport Beach's Margaret Sprague, known affectionately as Peggie, celebrated her 94th birthday July 24, and rather than receive a birthday present, she gave one. In a reception area at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Peggie presented Kimberly...
  • Fire department names new division chief

    Edward Valdez is the Laguna Beach Fire Department's newest division chief, according to the city's website. Valdez will begin work Aug. 4, filling the post vacated by Dan Stefano, who is now Costa Mesa's fire chief. Valdez, who lives with his wife in...
  • Doctors: Supreme Court BRCA gene patent ruling benefits patients

    When Dr. Wayne Grody heard that the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Myriad Genetics could not patent two genes linked to breast cancer, the UCLA medical geneticist was minutes from giving a well-worn speech on the years-old case to a room full of...
  • MDA Telethon reduced to two-hour ABC special -- with no Jerry Lewis

    In recent years, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s annual telethon has undergone dramatic transformations from its early days as a live Labor Day weekend broadcast spanning almost two days with an endless parade of stars, pleas for charity and the anything-...
  • The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy

    The Crowd: Giving the Gift of Hope for muscular dystrophy
    The 18th annual Gift of Hope Gala benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. unfolded June 8 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. Some 400 donors filled the elegant ballroom for the black-tie affair emceed by the beautiful blond media personality Jamie...
  • TV This Week for Sept. 1 - 7: 'Luther' on BBC America

    TV This Week for Sept. 1 - 7: 'Luther' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 1 - 7, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   -------------------- SUNDAY Hilarity ensues when "TV's Funniest of the...
  • Retail Therapy: Make a Habit of driving in

    Drive and dine: The Habit, an Irvine-based burger chain, will open its first drive-through location next week at 2200 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, in a former Burger King location in front of the Jo-Ann Fabric superstore. All proceeds raised Sunday and...
  • Hope fills the air at Walk MS event

    Hope fills the air at Walk MS event
    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...
  • People behind films are stars in their own right

    People behind films are stars in their own right
    Doug Penikas received his acceptance to the Newport Beach Film Festival in the most unceremonious of ways — an email that landed in his junk folder. "I didn't believe it," he said. "I thought it was a hoax. Especially when I couldn't tell anyone...