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February 5, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Dr. Robert J. McKenna, a USC surgical oncologist who had served as president of the American Cancer Society, has died. He was 78. McKenna died Jan. 13 in Newport Beach of unspecified causes. During his year at the helm of the national cancer health agency in 1985, McKenna launched a cancer prevention study of 1.2 million volunteers to determine risk factors that cause cancer deaths. He also led the American Cancer Society, along with the American Heart Assn. and American Lung Assn.
July 15, 1986 | United Press International
The American Cancer Society reported Monday that it allocated a record $78.2 million for research into the disease during the fiscal year that ended this summer.
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.
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.
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.
June 18, 2002
The American Cancer Society will honor Gerald Katell, president of Katell Properties, at its annual gourmet gala July 21. Katell, who lost his wife to colon cancer three years ago, serves on a variety of boards and philanthropic organizations. His Los Angeles-based company has developed more than 5 million square feet of office and industrial space in business and mixed-use parks in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Tickets to the fund-raiser, at a private Westside equestrian estate, are $300.
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
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.
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