| May 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The adolescent national goodwill ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association is just 12, but he instinctively read the reasoning behind getting Joan Jett to perform for the 26th annual Ride for Life celebration sponsored by Harley-Davidson on...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:15 AM
Roanoke Firefighters and other emergency workers will square off in an eating challenge for a good cause Wednesday.
It's the 3rd annual Burger Battle at Smokey Bones benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Firefighters will challenge the EMS...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:23 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:41 AM
I was privileged to attend the private screening of a captivating new documentary. Catherine Jayasuriya is a very sharp local mom on a major mission. She is the driving force behind "Dusty's Trail," which is vying for a spot in the Newport Beach Film...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 2:48 PM
What would Ryan Lochte do?
The answer is far less important than the individuals posing the question, who happen to be executives at the E! entertainment channel.
Just in case you're among the 1 percent of the population who abstain from television,...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:33 PM
The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus is credited with the expression, "The only thing permanent is change." The electronic age has ushered in a dramatic evolution in human behavior. Our devices that are computer-driven are in fact dictating how we...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:25 PM
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-...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Colleen Gulick was extremely busy last weekend, not that she's any stranger to being busy. The 22-year-old from Spring City, Chester County, has been riding at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown practically since she learned to pedal a...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:33 PM
A Newport Beach nonprofit donated $150,000 toward stem cell research that could slow or reverse heart damage in patients, including those with a specific muscular dystrophy condition, the organization announced last week.
Coalition Duchenne gave the...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 9:08 PM
CureDuchenne, a Newport Beach-based nonprofit that funds research into a form of muscular dystrophy, is auctioning off two tickets to Super Bowl XLVII, courtesy of Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews.
The package, which is valued at $5,000,...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:25 PM
One of the more traumatic moments of my life was the night I was ruled too unhip to enter a club.
No, it wasn't Studio 54 with its infamous velvet rope — it was a far less prestigious nightclub in England that, nevertheless, scanned me for an...