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Long Beach Breast Cancer Activist Name to Orange County's Susan G. Komen Board

A local doctor and founder of Long Beach-based nonprofit Treasure Your Chest, was named to the Susan G. Komen Orange County board of directors this month. Dr. Robina Smith is a breast cancer surgeon at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton and founded her Long Beach nonprofit as a way to educate and spread awareness of the disease to the African American community.

 

Miller Children’s Hospital Brings Autism into the “Blue” Light With Its “Light it up Blue” Awareness Campaign

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 1 in 68 American children are identified with an autism spectrum disorder – a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago. To raise awareness of this prevalent disease, Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach will be participating in the international “Light it up Blue” initiative campaign.

 

Miller Children’s Hospital Participates in International “Light it up Blue” Initiative to Spread Autism Awareness

Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach employees, community supporters, autistic patients and their families kicked-off Autism Awareness Month by celebrating “Light it up Blue” Day on Wednesday, April 2. More than 50 supporters gathered for a photo in front of the Miller Children’s Pavilion to commit to spreading autism awareness and participate in the international “Light it up Blue” initiative.

 

On the “Course” for a Better Cystic Fibrosis Treatment

The life of Rachel Course mirrors that of many other women her age. Rachel is a proud California State University, Long Beach graduate who enjoys cooking, singing, eating and spending time with her family, friends and boyfriend, who recently proposed to her this past Thanksgiving (she said yes!). You probably wouldn’t know it if you came across her on the street, but for the past 25 years Rachel has been living with cystic fibrosis (CF).