Young Adults Get Warmth, Care at Cancer Support Community

Photo courtesy Cancer Support Community Pasadena Cancer Support Community Pasadena program coordinator Rachel Koonse (left) has been facilitating a support group for young adults with cancer. Jennifer O’Mahony has been using CSCP’s support services for nearly a year.
Photo courtesy Cancer Support Community Pasadena
Cancer Support Community Pasadena program coordinator Rachel Koonse (left) has been facilitating a support group for young adults with cancer. Jennifer O’Mahony has been using CSCP’s support services for nearly a year.

When 33-year-old Jennifer O’Mahony was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer a year ago, it wasn’t so much a life interrupted. It was a life under siege.
Four years married and in the upswing of a hard-fought career in fashion design, the Oklahoma native and her husband, Ryan, had moved from the bustling Hollywood neighborhood to settle down in Pasadena. They planned to have a family soon, and a dog, maybe sooner. They were prudent, renting first, before plunging into the crazy real estate market. They priced homes in Altadena. Continue reading “Young Adults Get Warmth, Care at Cancer Support Community”

Cancer Support Community to Host Poker Bowl on June 22

The eighth annual Poker Bowl Tournament will be held on Friday, June 22, at the Flying A Garage in support of Cancer Support Community Pasadena. More than 150 guests are expected to attend the event and will play Texas hold ’em, blackjack and craps surrounded by a private collection of antique and perfectly restored automobiles, owned by car collectors Valerie and Aaron Weiss. Dinner will be provided by Son of a Bun and San Marino Seafood. Continue reading “Cancer Support Community to Host Poker Bowl on June 22”

Olympic Stars to Speak at Senior Center June 8

Lauren Gibbs
Lauren Gibbs

Lauren Gibbs, a member of the USA Women’s Bobsled Team that won the silver medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be joined in conversation by John Naber, the swimming champion who won four gold medals and one silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. The program is scheduled Friday, June 8, from 11 a.m.-noon in the Scott Pavilion at the Pasadena Senior Center, followed by a reception.
Gibbs, the daughter of Pasadena Senior Center Executive Director Akila Gibbs, was a champion volleyball and track and field athlete in high school at Westridge School for Girls in

John Naber
John Naber

Pasadena and captained the volleyball team at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. After earning an MBA from Pepperdine University, she excelled as the sales manager for a Denver-based online retailer with a goal of becoming a CEO. When a friend on the U.S. Women’s Rugby Team suggested she try out for the U.S. Women’s Bobsled Team because of her continued athleticism, Gibbs was wary but did some research. In 2013, she walked away from her lucrative corporate career to attend a training camp in Lake Placid, New York.
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Villa Esperanza Receives Assistance From Wells Fargo

Photo courtesy Villa Esperanza Services Villa Esperanza Services’ Vice President Casey Gregg (from left) and CEO Kelly White are joined by Wells Fargo Foothill Valley Region President Alice Juarez and Pasadena District Manager Erica Tejeda while volunteering at Villa Esperanza in Pasadena.
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Villa Esperanza Services’ Vice President Casey Gregg (from left) and CEO Kelly White are joined by Wells Fargo Foothill Valley Region President Alice Juarez and Pasadena District Manager Erica Tejeda while volunteering at Villa Esperanza in Pasadena.

Alice Juarez, a 26-year Wells Fargo veteran who was named region bank president of the Foothill Valley region (which includes Pasadena), has been actively involved in helping strengthen her community. Recently, Juarez and Continue reading “Villa Esperanza Receives Assistance From Wells Fargo”

Huntington Hospital Offers ‘Stop the Bleed’ Training

Photo courtesy Huntington Hospital Huntington Hospital’s Dr. Amal Obaid-Schmid, medical director of trauma services (right) speaks at a recent “Stop the Bleed” training for local nurses.
Photo courtesy Huntington Hospital
Huntington Hospital’s Dr. Amal Obaid-Schmid, medical director of trauma services (right) speaks at a recent “Stop the Bleed” training for local nurses.

Huntington Hospital’s Dr. Amal Obaid-Schmid, medical director of trauma services; Michelle Baker, trauma program manager and her team, completed training for 75 local school nurses at Los Angeles County Office of Education. The session provided hands-on demonstrations and information about how to use tourniquets and control bleeding in traumatic injuries. Continue reading “Huntington Hospital Offers ‘Stop the Bleed’ Training”