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Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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  • Laurie Becklund: a reporter until the end

    To the editor: It is with great sadness and admiration that I read former Times journalist Laurie Becklund's posthumous op-ed article on dealing with metastatic breast cancer. She was brave to tell all that the emperor had no clothes. ("As I lay dying,"...
  • As I lay dying

    As I lay dying
    I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I've known I was going to die. I just didn't know when. Then, a couple of weeks before Christmas, a new, deadly...
  • Woodside's basketball team has been thinking pink this season

    Woodside's basketball team has been thinking pink this season
    When it came time to pick the team's shoes in preseason, Woodside senior guard Ray Jackson had a thought: pink. Sure, it looked nice and was different. But the color means something to Jackson, whose mother battled breast cancer last summer. So the...
  • Valencia Isles team to walk in Race for the Cure

    Valencia Isles team to walk in Race for the Cure
    The biggest risk factors for breast cancer are being female and growing older. According to statistics provided by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. With facts like these, it's no...
  • Obamacare's guaranteed health coverage changes lives in first year

    Obamacare's guaranteed health coverage changes lives in first year
    Like many working Americans, Lisa Gray thought she had good health insurance. That was until she was diagnosed with leukemia in mid-2013, and the self-employed businesswoman made a startling discovery: Her health plan didn't cover the chemotherapy she...
  • Around Town: Kids raise 65,149 pennies for drug prevention

    Around Town: Kids raise 65,149 pennies for drug prevention
    Students from 23 classes at Adams Elementary School in Costa Mesa raised $651.49 — in the form of 65,149 pennies — in a Pennies for Prevention drive to benefit Community Service Programs' Project PATH, which fights problems associated with...
  • Mary Ann Mobley, actress and Miss America 1959, dies at 77

    Mary Ann Mobley, who stepped into the spotlight as the first Miss Mississippi to become Miss America and later hit the silver screen opposite Elvis Presley, has died. She was 77. She died Tuesday morning at her Beverly Hills home from complications of...
  • Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon partners with Susan G. Komen Foundation

    Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon partners with Susan G. Komen Foundation
    A run supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation is coming to Broward County, thanks to help from the director of the county's only marathon. On Feb. 15, Run for the Pink will take place in Fort Lauderdale in conjunction with the Publix Fort Lauderdale...
  • Hampton girls hosting Hoops for a Cure Saturday afternoon

    Hampton girls’ basketball coach Alan Jones has never been touched by the issue personally, but breast cancer awareness has become important to him. So for the fourth year, he is hosting an event — the Lady Crabbers Hoops For a Cure —...
  • Monica Jane DeemerJune 12, 1934 - November 14, 2014

    Monica Jane Deemer<br/>June 12, 1934 - November 14, 2014
    Monica Jane Deemer, 80, of Newport Beach, passed peacefully at home Friday, November 14, 2014. She was born to the late Alfred and Olive Langridge, June 12, 1934, in Los Angeles, Ca. Monica graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles...
  • Cancer surgeon caps fundraiser with haircut

    Cancer surgeon caps fundraiser with haircut
    Two scissors-wielding women sliced off the almost blue-black ponytail belonging to a very willing surgeon Friday, before sharing a long embrace. The emotional moment was all for charity, the capstone of a $15,000 fundraising effort by Dr. Lisa Guerra...