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i m Meet Army He is a 4-year- = old Pug/Beagle mix who like 'to relax at the base Lof the Green " Pier. Do you have a pet you would like featured in the Islander's Pet of the Week feature? "Sbrld~ihformatiorl mad'photo by e-mail to editor@thecatali- naislander.com OIT llalll *'; ]SLIIDDCB Founded in 1913 by Ernest Wnd/e Publisher Vince Boliford vince@thecatalinaislarder.com General Manager Jol Remy advertising@thecatalinaisander.com Interim Editor Travis Perkins editor@thecatalinaislar~der.com Office Assistant Kristy Throndson office @thecatalinaislander.com Business Office Jaishree Patel accounting@localnewspapers.org Graphic Designer Christy Smith Multimedia Director Franco Te francote@communitymediaus.com THURSDAY GATHERING 6:30PM 63S CRESCENT AVENUE SUITE A AVALON, CA 90704 (310) 510-0500 FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 ilraUBUN~ Calendar:. Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday J Display Adver- tising: 2 p.m. Tuesday I Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday Legal/Public NOtices: 5 p.m. Monday Send to manager@cinews.us One Year Subsctiptlon: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ...: ........................................ $48 Subscriptions vie First Class Mall are available for $80/year A Publication of ComenanityMedJa Coq)oratlon. CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093-140) Acceptance under 39C, RR. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Dactue NO. 377598. Date of Adjudication: Oct. 4, 1934 Exact Nlame of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudicattion: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 101 Marilla Mvenue, #6 Avalon, CA 90704. The entire contents of The Cattalina Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander. No 19art may be repro- ducad in any fashion without written consemt of the publisher. This publication is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright 2014 and Title Registered, Catalina islander, inc., All Rights Reserved. ~1 MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER ~HERS ASSOCIATION BY JUDY HIBBS Breast cancer is a common can- cer among women but millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment. More than 250,000 women in the United States will be diag- nosed with some form of breast cancer annually - that's approxi- mately 1 in 8 women. More than 40,000 succumb to the disease every year. To further prevention, treatment and educa- tion, October has been named Breast Cancer Awareness Month. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is held every October to raise awareness of the disease and raise money for research. One of its major goals is to encourage women to self- check for early detection of breast cancer. Breast cancer typically appears in cells lining the breast's milk ducts, or in the glands that pro- duce milk. Cancer cells formed in the breast can spread through to other places in the body via the lymph nodes. While the vast majority of cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women, more than 2,000 new cases of breast cancer are diag- nosed in American men each year. For either sex, symptoms of breast cancer may be detectable through breast self-exam, a doctor's exam and/or mammography. The most common sign of: breast cancer is a lump found in the breast .or armpit area. Because Linda Said, above, was diagnosed in 1987. She not only survived cancer, she triumphed by completing several marathons, two 60 mile Avon 3-Day Breast Cancer walks and recently climbed Mt. Kilamanjaro in Africa. Linda works part- time and is an active community volunteer. Photo courtesy of Judy Hibbs symptoms of breast cancer may also have a first-degree relative be related to noncancerous breast - mother, sister, daughter -- who conditions, further testing is had a breast cancer diagnosis. almost always required to confirm If breast cancer is caught early, a diagnosis, there is a 96 percent, five-year, The American Cancer Society survival rate, making educa- recommends yearlymammograms tion, awareness and preventative for women starting at age 40 and screenings Crucial. continuing for as long as a woman Go Pink for October! is in good health. Websites, networks, blogs and Catalina Island Medical Center social media pages around the sponsors low cost mammograms globe are gearing up and going~ in Avalon each year. Pink for October! It's a great The"mammovan" was at CIMC way of helping to spread the word January 31- February 1, 2014 and about breast cancer. almost 100 women received digi- No corporate sponsors, no ads, tal screehingL" .~' ~ ...... just individuals working together~ Approximately .tS~percent "of; to try,and make;adifference! So women who develop breast cancer grab something PINK and join in ~ help show your support and SANTA CATALINA~lw ISLAND COMPANY Breast Cancer, Page 5 SINGING WATERS SERVING AVALON, REACHING 346 CATALINA AVE THE ISLAND SEAP@RT BISTRO Join Chef Gregory Wenger Six Nights A Week 5pm-9pm (Closed Wednesdays) Weeknight Football Special! Available Monday & Thursday I Pizza, 4 Pieces of Chef Greg's Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Side Salad for $ 5.oo (To Go or Free Delivery Only) Tuesday Night Special! All you can eat Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Salad $15.95 (Dine in Only) (31o) 51to-3663 seaportbistro.com Located at the Seaport Village Inn n9 Maiden Lane 2 ! Friday, October 17, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER