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Health Happenings—Marilu Henner To Address Cancer Convention, And More…

Marilu Henner will discuss her new book at the 44th Annual Cancer Convention.

Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 – 11:07 AM

Annual Cancer Convention Focuses On Latest Breakthroughs In Prevention, Control

Actress/author Marilu Henner will be a key speaker at the 44th Annual Cancer Convention over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-5 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City.

The topic for her 12:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 4 speech will be “How I Helped My Husband Beat Cancer,” inspired by her book of the same name, written with her husband, Michael Brown.

From 9 a.m.-9 p.m. each day, the conference will focus on the latest breakthroughs in the  prevention and control of cancer through nutrition, tests and non-toxic alternative therapies.

Sponsored by the Cancer Control Society, a non-profit education organization, the event will features 40 speakers in the fields of nutrition and holistic medicine, 80 exhibitions and five movies. Many recovered cancer patients will attend and tell their success stories.

Additional speakers include resident Dr. Earl Mindell speaking on “The Positive Benefits of Negative Ions,” Dr. Geronimo Rubio on “Reversing Cancer With Stem Cells & Immunotherapy,” and Dr. Patrick Quillin on “Beating Cancer With Nutrition.”

Admission is $40 per day. For more information call 323-663-7801 or 7805 or visit

Didi Hirsch Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention Remembers Loved Ones

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services’ Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention will kick off with registration and Health & Wellness Expo at 7 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 25 at West 88th Street and La Tijera Boulevard (north of LAX).

The family-oriented event remembers loved ones and celebrates life while raising money and awareness for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center. The center has a 24/7 English/Spanish Crisis Line that takes calls from around the U.S.

The event also includes a 9:15 a.m. Kiddie-K and a 9:35 a.m. awards presentation.

For more information, visit

Walk Raises Research Funds, Supports Those With Myasthenia Gravis

The “MG Walk for a World Without Myasthenia Gravis” will start with 9 a.m. registration, Saturday, Nov. 19 at Tongva Park, 1615 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.

Myasthenia Gravis (MG), is a chronic autoimmune disease in which antibodies attack and destroy neuromuscular connections. Those with MG experience weakness of the voluntary muscle groups, affecting the muscles that control eye movements, chewing, swallowing, coughing, facial expression and breathing, as well as the use of extremities. These symptoms are unpredictable and can be potentially life threatening.

While there are some treatments available, there is currently no cure.

Sponsored by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA), the walk is an opportunity for those who live with MG to gather in support, and in some cases, meet someone with their same disease for the first time.

MGFA is committed to finding a cure, improving treatment options and providing information and support through research, education, community programs and advocacy.

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