20 October 2014 — John Glaspy, MD, Speaker: Breast Cancer Facts


Are you wearing a pink ribbon? In case you haven’t noticed, October is generally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness month. It’s puncuated with events across the country, events like Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The E-Club, too, is focusing its E-wareness Campaign on Breast Cancer this

It may seem to some that too much attention, and thus more donations are given to breast cancer at the expense of other diseases. Our speaker this week dispels that notion handily, as you will see in the videotaped interview, below. Dr. John Glaspy, MD, Chief of Hemotology/Oncology at UCLA Health, not only sheds light on the group at greatest risk for having breast cancer, but also explains why advocacy and promoting awareness is so important.

Dr. Glaspy’s interview is our featured program this week. Beginning next week, it will continue to be accessible for viewing on our site, on the E-wareness page for Breast Cancer, where there are also links to valuable breast cancer resources.

In the meantime, there are still two more weeks in October. Wear a pink ribbon. Participate in a walk. Share our E-wareness program on Breast Cancer.

Linda Catran
President, 2014-2015



SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 — 12:30pm to 2:00pm — Our FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for October! The Club’s special guest is District 5280 Governor Elsa Gillham, making her “Official Visit” to our Club, and she will be the program speaker.  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. NOTE: DG Elsa, as with the annual Governor’s Visit each year, will meet with the Club’s Board before the main meeting at 11:30 a.m. in The Fireplace Room.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 — 10:00pm to 4:00pm — The next ONE MORE ITEM FOOD DRIVE, in support of Valley Food Bank, at Gelson’s in Sherman Oaks.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 — 12:30pm to 2:00pm — Our FOURTH SUNDAY meeting for November! Our special guest speaker is Carolina Sheinfeld, a former Rotary Peace Scholar who serves as Project Coordinator at Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ Torture Survivors Project.  The Peace Scholars program is a signature effort of The Rotary Foundation,  We gather in The Fireplace Room at Denny’s, 5525 Sepulveda Boulevard in Sherman Oaks.





This month’s Rotary E-Club E-wareness campaign presents information about breast cancer.  Throughout the month our Club will provide resources gathered by our Club Member (President) Linda Catran, this month’s coordinator.  The information will be helpful to you and to the people you care about.  See the campaign by clicking here.










The American Institute for Cancer Research says that one our of every eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer.  That’s a pretty big deal, something that deserves some attention, and if you don’t believe these words then just count the next seven women you happen to see during your day…and know the eighth (statistically) has a fight coming.

We can do something about that, by furthering our understanding and advocating research towards a cure.  To further our understanding, we were fortunate to sit down with Dr. John Glaspy, Co-Chair of Hematology/Oncology with the UCLA Department of Medicine.  Dr. Glaspy shares a wealth of knowledge, but also urges that we step forward with advocacy.

Read more about him here on his UCLA page.

If the embedded video does not work, please click here to view it on YouTube.


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