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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1997 | KATE FOLMAR
For some, a bouquet of flowers means love. For the American Cancer Society, a bunch of daffodils means hope--hope for a world without cancer. For the 12th year running, the Greater Conejo Valley Unit of the American Cancer Society will sell the chipper yellow blooms as part of a fund-raiser called Daffodil Days. The money from flower sales benefits cancer research, education and service programs locally.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1996 | LORI HAYCOX
Don Dressler has won the American Cancer Society Orange County Region's Volunteer of the Year Award for his efforts to promote cancer-prevention awareness and good eating habits. Dressler, a resident of Irvine, was honored for his volunteer work at that city's unit of the American Cancer Society, where he started the Eat Right Campaign to encourage people to eat five servings of fresh fruits and vegetables a day.
NEWS
September 9, 1991
I strongly disagree with portions of the article "Learning to Accept the Inevitable." While it may be true that in this country we have difficulty in dealing with the fear of dying and favor high-tech aggressive medicine to treat cancer, that is not the story of the American Cancer Society. ACS has been helping patients and their families cope with the social and psychological aspects of cancer since 1913, including palliation. This past year in California alone the American Cancer Society served more than 55,600 cancer patients and their families with free information, guidance, transportation, home health care and emotional support services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A bilingual program, "Look Good Feel Better," will be sponsored by the American Cancer Society from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Participants will learn makeup, hairstyling and grooming techniques to help deal with appearance changes that may occur from chemotherapy or radiation treatments. The free program will be held at the American Cancer Society, 250 W. Citrus Grove Lane, No. 200, Oxnard. For more information, call 644-6656, or go to www.cancer.org.
NEWS
November 17, 1994
A computer software store in Beverly Hills is planning to donate to the American Cancer Society 10% of the sales proceeds it receives during three hours on Tuesday evening. Funds raised from the event at the Electronic Library Toy and Software Shop at Kids Universe will go toward cancer society research, education and service programs. "I support the work of the American Cancer Society and am happy to be able to participate in their fund-raising efforts," said Howard Rudski, store president.
NEWS
May 17, 2012 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
Disco legend Donna Summer, 63, died Wednesday night, reportedly of lung cancer. As of press time, her family hadn't released details about her illness, so it was unknown what type of lung cancer she had, and how long she may have been ailing. According to the American Cancer Society , lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both women and men, killing more than 150,000 people per year -- more than colon, breast, ovarian and prostate cancers combined. In 2012, the group estimates, there will be about 226,000 new cases of lung cancer in the U.S. Survival rates of people with lung cancer are low. Only about half of people diagnosed with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer (the more common type)
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