Cancer Support Community Honors Its Angels

R-lene Mijares de Lang, Tina Jimenez, Tom Recendez and Alice Mijares Recendez
R-lene Mijares de Lang, Tina Jimenez, Tom Recendez and
Alice Mijares Recendez
David and Margaret Mgrublian
David and Margaret Mgrublian

Cancer Support Community Pasadena announces its Angel Award honorees and celebrity emcee at the 26th annual Angel Gala, “Black, White & Bling” on Saturday, April 21, at a local golf club.
CSCP will honor Margaret and David Mgrublian with the individual Angel Award. For nearly 20 years, the Mgrublians have invested generously in CSCP’s programs and services, opened their home for donor receptions, and shown great dedication and commitment to those in our community who are facing cancer.
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Comedy for Cancer Patients

An evening of comedy for cancer patients and members of Cancer Support Community-Pasadena will be presented at the Cancer Support Community-Pasadena on Tuesday, March 27, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The presentation is free of charge.
Professional comedian Jason Love and a couple of his comedian friends will entertain with an evening of PG-13 comedy.
The Cancer Support Community-Pasadena is located at 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215. For more information, call (626) 796-1083 or visit cscpasadena.org.

Breast Cancer Specialist Speaks at Cancer Support Community

Photo courtesy CSCP Julie Nesbit, Lisa Sloan, Sue Silk, Vicky Botsford, Lorrie Forgatch, Dr. John Link, Patti Buckner, Nancy Link, Kelsey Buckner, Jeff Buckner and Greg Buckner were among those who heard Dr. John Link speak at Cancer Support Community Pasadena.
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Julie Nesbit, Lisa Sloan, Sue Silk, Vicky Botsford, Lorrie Forgatch, Dr. John Link, Patti Buckner, Nancy Link, Kelsey Buckner, Jeff Buckner and Greg Buckner were among those who heard Dr. John Link speak at Cancer Support Community Pasadena.

Dr. John Link, one of the world’s leading breast cancer specialists, recently spoke at Cancer Support Community Pasadena, which was sponsored by the Negri Foundation and Jeff and Patti Buckner. The event drew nearly 80 people to hear this world-renowned doctor.
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Cancer Support Community Honors Benefactors

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Scott Nesbit, LeeAnn Havner, Ron Havner and Julie Nesbit were among those who enjoyed the Cancer Support Community Pasadena’s annual Benefactors Society Appreciation Dinner at Bistro 45. This society recognizes the exceptional generosity of CSCP donors who support the organization at leadership levels. “All of CSCP’s programs are offered free of charge to people facing cancer and their families,” said Meg Symes, CSCP’s executive director. The tremendous generosity of our benefactors and patrons helps enormously to allow us to offer free services, and we are indebted to these special donors.” For more information, visit cscpasadena.org.

Specialist to Speak at Cancer Support Community Pasadena

Dr. John Link
Dr. John Link

Dr. John Link, one of the world’s leading breast cancer specialists and author of “The Breast Cancer Survival Manual,” now in its fifth edition, will speak at Cancer Support Community Pasadena on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and the first 50 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Link’s book.
Link established one of the first comprehensive breast care centers in the United States based on his innovative “optimal care” model. By using this model, which incorporates all aspects of screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up within a single medical environment, thousands of his patients have benefitted over the last 30 years. Women are provided with individualized care tailored to their unique cancer situation using a team approach.
As pointed out by Link, “By understanding the risks and benefits of different treatment options, women will feel confident in the choices they make. I have had the privilege to care for women with breast cancer for more than three decades and have seen the cure rate increase from 55% to close to 90%.”
This event is sponsored by Jeff and Patti Buckner and the Negri Foundation. CSCP is located at 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., in the Pasadena Humane Society’s building. Link will be speaking in the multipurpose room located on the first floor.
For more information or to RSVP, call (626) 796-1083 or visit cscpasadena.org.

Cancer Support ‘Ladies Night Out’

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Local residents Silvia Dobbs, Evie Sherrod, Dede Cook, Janine Purdy, Tracey Nelson, Beth Milton, Lydia Valenta, Debbie Yeh, Rita Gooch and Sandy Kobeissi enjoyed the Cancer Support Community Pasadena’s recent “Ladies Night Out” event. The celebratory benefit was created to honor the courageous women who have been touched by cancer. The event raised more than $172,000.

Rusnak Auto Group Donates $100,000 to Cancer Support Community

Photo courtesy CSCP Celebrating the $100,000 donation are Meg Symes, Cancer Support Community’s executive director; Paul Rusnak, founder and chairman of Rusnak Auto Group; Liz Rusnak Arizmendi, vice president of public relations at Rusnak Auto Group; Michael Healy, CSCP board president; and Patricia Ostiller, CSCP director of development.
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Celebrating the $100,000 donation are Meg Symes, Cancer Support Community’s executive director; Paul Rusnak, founder and chairman of Rusnak Auto Group; Liz Rusnak Arizmendi, vice president of public relations at Rusnak Auto Group; Michael Healy, CSCP board president; and Patricia Ostiller, CSCP director of development.

Cancer Support Community Pasadena recently received an unprecedented $100,000 matching gift from Rusnak Auto Group. Paul Rusnak, founder of Rusnak Auto Group, had announced a matching challenge of $100,000 at CSCP’s annual gala five months ago.
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Rusnak Auto Group Donates $100,000 to Cancer Support Community

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Celebrating the $100,000 donation are Meg Symes, Cancer Support Community’s executive director; Paul Rusnak, founder and chairman of Rusnak Auto Group; Liz Rusnak Arizmendi, vice president of public relations at Rusnak Auto Group; Michael Healy, CSCP board president; and Patricia Ostiller, CSCP director of development.

Cancer Support Community Pasadena recently received an unprecedented $100,000 matching gift from Rusnak Auto Group. Paul Rusnak, founder of Rusnak Auto Group, had announced a matching challenge of $100,000 at CSCP’s annual gala five months ago.
“We are incredibly grateful to Paul for his tremendous generosity,” said Meg Symes, CSCP’s executive director. “This was an incredible opportunity for CSCP. We got to work promoting this amazing matching opportunity and our donors rose to the occasion. In three months, more than 250 individual donors raised more than $100,000 and Paul sent CSCP a generous matching check.
“Paul, his daughter Liz Rusnak Arizmendi, and the entire Rusnak family are setting the stage for a new level of philanthropy for the women, men and children CSCP serves who are facing cancer. This match clearly inspired many others to join in supporting CSCP; we thank Paul, Liz, Rusnak Auto Group, and all of our donors who met this remarkable matching opportunity for appreciating CSCP’s mission.”
Founded in 1990, Cancer Support Community Pasadena is a nonprofit organization providing support groups, educational workshops and stress management classes to individuals affected by cancer. CSCP is located at 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215, in Pasadena. All programs are offered free of charge to cancer patients and their families, friends and caregivers.

Ladies Night Out to Benefit Cancer Support Community

Photo courtesy Cancer Support Community Pasadena Ladies Night Out committee members include (front row, from left) Executive Director Meg Symes, co-chairs Samantha Knight, Lyn Beecher Salembier and Michelle Mendez, and Danielle Gay. Middle row: Mary Rita Katana, Peggy Smith, Alison Hubbs, Kathy Meeks, Christina Kempton and Melissa Alcorn. Back: Toi Treister, Julie Wofford, Tracy Grohs and Vicki Laidig.
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Ladies Night Out committee members include (front row, from left) Executive Director Meg Symes, co-chairs Samantha Knight, Lyn Beecher Salembier and Michelle Mendez, and Danielle Gay. Middle row: Mary Rita Katana, Peggy Smith, Alison Hubbs, Kathy Meeks, Christina Kempton and Melissa Alcorn. Back: Toi Treister, Julie Wofford, Tracy Grohs and Vicki Laidig.

Cancer Support Community Pasadena will host its seventh annual Ladies Night Out, an evening of entertainment, laughter and commemoration, on Thursday, Oct. 5. The celebratory benefit was created to honor the courageous women in the community who have been touched by cancer. The event will be tiki themed and take place at Pasadena’s concert venue “The Rose.” The evening’s events will begin at 6:30 p.m.
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