Life-threatening experiences with cancer were the entire buzz this week – women sharing experiences with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation – telling of their survival from an often devastating disease.
It was all about breast health at Doctors Hospital – offering a handmade quilt to staff members – that raised over $400 for the American Cancer Society. Director of the Cardio Pulmonary Department Doug Lammey was presented the quilt by registered nurse Debbie Aventi, left, and nursing administrator Carmen Silva. The quilt represented several weeks of hand crafting by Aventi's mother, Patricia Autrey, who has produced numerous quilts for patients in need of heart and soul attention. The quilt presentation was all part of the recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
It's going to be a "Drive-thru Dinner for a Cure" at Main Street Café on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oranizer and cancer surviror Lisa DeGroot, left, along with café owner Jakkie Arellano are seen handing out boxed dinners to Debi Cantrell and Melissa Cardoza. A $10 donation is good for a herb chicken pasta or a beef taglierini pasta along with salad, focaccia, bread and dessert. The dinner is in support of the upcoming 3-Day Walk benefitting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Tickets may be purchased at the door ...
Bob Piccinini - the Manteca High graduate who parlayed his family's first grocery store they opened in Manteca into a chain of 243 stores throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada - passed away Tuesday. He was 73.