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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1996
The legacy of a young Canadian cancer victim comes to West Los Angeles on Sunday with the launch of the John Wayne Cancer Institute's Terry Fox run. Participants in three events--a 10K run, a 5K run / walk and a children's run--will raise money through pledges for the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. The run has already raised $135,000 from corporate sponsors, said Sandy Cohen, event co-chairwoman. "We are very thrilled for the reason that every single dime that's raised will go for research," Cohen said.
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October 4, 2009 | Ellen Olivier
After murdering her children in Euripides' classic "Medea," Annette Bening, with husband Warren Beatty, helped celebrate the launch of UCLA Live's Eighth International Theatre Festival at the play's opening-night party. No matter that the play is nearly 2,500 years old, Claudia Weill said, "the same issues are with us," including "disposability of women." Alan Schwartz, president of the Royce Center Circle, which supports UCLA's performing arts, said that although the university has presented plays for eight years, "Medea" was the first original production to be created by the UCLA Live series.
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NEWS
March 24, 1994
The John Wayne Cancer Institute will honor its founding medical director and president, Dr. Donald Morton, with the Special Service Award for his work in cancer research. Morton will receive the award at the Santa Monica institute's 10th anniversary ball April 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Morton's recent accomplishments include the development of a vaccine for malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2003 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
Shoulders squared and head high, former actor Patrick Wayne displayed the grit for which his father was famous when he stood in for his older brother, Michael Wayne, at a benefit for the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Only days before, the 68-year-old institute board chairman had died of an infection that developed after emergency surgery.
NEWS
April 5, 1999
AEROBICS The U.S. National Aerobic Championship Semi- Finals take place Thursday through Saturday. Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel. (310) 546-7511. BOOKS Celebrate Hitchcock's centennial with authors Stephen Rebello and Dan Aniler. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Borders, Santa Monica. (310) 393-9290. CHARITY The one-of-a-kind Franklin Mint John Wayne Doll is for sale at silent auction to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Institute. (310) 645-6005.
BUSINESS
June 13, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON
John Wayne, the late actor who's already got an airport named after him, now has his own beer commercial. Thanks to digitized computer technologies similar to those used by Hollywood during the filming of "Forrest Gump," Wayne is now appearing on television screens to pitch Coors beer. In the commercial, a drill sergeant badgers his troops to find out who left a six-pack of beer in the barracks. That's when Wayne appears with word that it's his beer.
IMAGE
October 4, 2009 | Ellen Olivier
After murdering her children in Euripides' classic "Medea," Annette Bening, with husband Warren Beatty, helped celebrate the launch of UCLA Live's Eighth International Theatre Festival at the play's opening-night party. No matter that the play is nearly 2,500 years old, Claudia Weill said, "the same issues are with us," including "disposability of women." Alan Schwartz, president of the Royce Center Circle, which supports UCLA's performing arts, said that although the university has presented plays for eight years, "Medea" was the first original production to be created by the UCLA Live series.
FOOD
January 6, 1994 | KATHIE JENKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A dinner dance is always swell, but there's almost always a price to pay--a hefty donation to some worthy charity. At last month's black-tie dinner dance hosted by the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Jimmy's in Beverly Hills, though, no one was hit up for a donation. Of course, each of the 250 guests, including all seven of John Wayne's children, former teen idol Frankie Avalon, producer Danny Arnold and actors Charles Bronson and Kevin Dobson, had contributed more than $1,000 during the year.
NEWS
December 1, 1996 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If it's Christmas, it must be "The Nutcracker." Indeed, the San Francisco Ballet's classic holiday fantasy brings Clara and more than 170 storybook characters to life at the holiday ballet Dec. 12-24 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Pacific Asia Museum has dibs on the opening night performance Dec. 12. Chairwomen Nancy Baxter, Nancy Neal Davis and Vicky Rogers chair the 7:30 p.m. performance and the champagne reception afterward in the Gold Room. Tickets are $150 and $100.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1997 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're a creative junior high or high school student in the greater Los Angeles area, you may want to turn those artistic talents to this worthy cause: the Second Annual Terry Fox Run T-Shirt Design Contest. The winning design will be worn by participants in the John Wayne Cancer Institute's Terry Fox Run, which will be held Nov. 9 at the West Los Angeles Veterans Center. Prizes for T-shirt design winners include Niketown gift certificates from $50 to $500 and public recognition at the run.
NEWS
April 5, 1999
AEROBICS The U.S. National Aerobic Championship Semi- Finals take place Thursday through Saturday. Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel. (310) 546-7511. BOOKS Celebrate Hitchcock's centennial with authors Stephen Rebello and Dan Aniler. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Borders, Santa Monica. (310) 393-9290. CHARITY The one-of-a-kind Franklin Mint John Wayne Doll is for sale at silent auction to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Institute. (310) 645-6005.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1997 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're a creative junior high or high school student in the greater Los Angeles area, you may want to turn those artistic talents to this worthy cause: the Second Annual Terry Fox Run T-Shirt Design Contest. The winning design will be worn by participants in the John Wayne Cancer Institute's Terry Fox Run, which will be held Nov. 9 at the West Los Angeles Veterans Center. Prizes for T-shirt design winners include Niketown gift certificates from $50 to $500 and public recognition at the run.
NEWS
December 1, 1996 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If it's Christmas, it must be "The Nutcracker." Indeed, the San Francisco Ballet's classic holiday fantasy brings Clara and more than 170 storybook characters to life at the holiday ballet Dec. 12-24 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Pacific Asia Museum has dibs on the opening night performance Dec. 12. Chairwomen Nancy Baxter, Nancy Neal Davis and Vicky Rogers chair the 7:30 p.m. performance and the champagne reception afterward in the Gold Room. Tickets are $150 and $100.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1996
The legacy of a young Canadian cancer victim comes to West Los Angeles on Sunday with the launch of the John Wayne Cancer Institute's Terry Fox run. Participants in three events--a 10K run, a 5K run / walk and a children's run--will raise money through pledges for the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. The run has already raised $135,000 from corporate sponsors, said Sandy Cohen, event co-chairwoman. "We are very thrilled for the reason that every single dime that's raised will go for research," Cohen said.
BUSINESS
June 13, 1996 | GREG JOHNSON
John Wayne, the late actor who's already got an airport named after him, now has his own beer commercial. Thanks to digitized computer technologies similar to those used by Hollywood during the filming of "Forrest Gump," Wayne is now appearing on television screens to pitch Coors beer. In the commercial, a drill sergeant badgers his troops to find out who left a six-pack of beer in the barracks. That's when Wayne appears with word that it's his beer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1994 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
A new procedure that could minimize unnecessary surgery for breast cancer patients and help guide their therapy has been developed by surgeons at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. The new technique, which involves injection of a blue dye into a tumor before it is surgically removed, makes it easier for surgeons to determine whether the cancer has metastasized--or spread into the lymph glands--Dr. Armando Giuliano and his colleagues report today in the journal Annals of Surgery.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2003 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
Shoulders squared and head high, former actor Patrick Wayne displayed the grit for which his father was famous when he stood in for his older brother, Michael Wayne, at a benefit for the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Only days before, the 68-year-old institute board chairman had died of an infection that developed after emergency surgery.
NEWS
July 22, 1993 | MARY LOU LOPER, Mary Lou Loper's column is published Thursdays.
Dazzling preview performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Blvd." at the Shubert Theatre in Century City (it opened this month in London) will light up November. In getting a performance for charity, connections help. Brooke Young of Hancock Park happens to be the granddaughter of the late Gloria Swanson, star of the 1950 film classic. Young rang up the Webber people in London on behalf of Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and got a nod for the first American benefit preview Nov. 23.
NEWS
March 24, 1994
The John Wayne Cancer Institute will honor its founding medical director and president, Dr. Donald Morton, with the Special Service Award for his work in cancer research. Morton will receive the award at the Santa Monica institute's 10th anniversary ball April 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Morton's recent accomplishments include the development of a vaccine for malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer.
FOOD
January 6, 1994 | KATHIE JENKINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A dinner dance is always swell, but there's almost always a price to pay--a hefty donation to some worthy charity. At last month's black-tie dinner dance hosted by the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Jimmy's in Beverly Hills, though, no one was hit up for a donation. Of course, each of the 250 guests, including all seven of John Wayne's children, former teen idol Frankie Avalon, producer Danny Arnold and actors Charles Bronson and Kevin Dobson, had contributed more than $1,000 during the year.
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