Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ride for Glory, Cheer for Peace, Walk for Hope: Please support the Breakaway from Cancer Walk.

So much going on. You’re racing your bike. Your kids are racing their bikes. You’re shopping at the Expo. You’re eating burgers. You’re drinking craft beers. You’re soaking up the sunshine and celebrating the good life.

It’s good to get, to receive, to be showered with gifts and accolades. But it’s even better to give. The
Dana Point Grand Prix Presented by Amgen Breakaway from Cancer is proud to give, but now we’re asking you, your friends and family to give back.

We’re asking you to support cancer survivors, caregivers, family members and advocates. How? Simply by walking. Walking and talking, cheering and laughing, reflecting and reaching out, in solidarity, in downtown Dana Point, on the race course, at prime time.

At 3:35pm, just before the Amgen Pro men’s race, we are opening the course to everyone and anyone who wishes to lodge their protest against cancer and support for survivors. Believe me, it feels good to work with others in a noble fight against a common enemy.

Courtesy of
Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer (BfC) initiative, we will be offering BfC hats and bracelets to the first 150 participants. We will also make available “I ride for ____” BfC decals which you can fill out and affix to your clothing.

We know it’s not about the trinkets. It’s about showing support, giving back, making new friends, and serving a higher and bigger cause. We want to thank Amgen for this noble opportunity. We also wish to thank the
Pacific Meso Center, a non profit medical foundation whose mission is to develop innovative therapies that will convert deadly mesothelioma into a chronic and treatable disease.  

For more information on Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer event logistics, please visit

Walk On!

Roger Worthington ~ The Prez
The Dana Point Community Cycling Foundation, Inc.


Get Your Pre-Race Carbo Load at Jack's Restaurant!
24462 Del Prado Dana Point, CA
Located 2 blocks north of the finish line!
Jack’s Restaurant will offer a 25% discount off our entire pasta menu Saturday May 5th from 5pm-10pm plus $2.00 off all beers on tap 

Jack’s will serve breakfast & lunch starting at 8:30am on Sunday May 6th Grand Prix Specials: Pancakes, Italian Sausage and Eggs $4.95
Italian Beef Sandwich $5.95
Roast Chicken Ruben $5.95

Happy Hour on Sunday from noon-7:00pm

If you would like Jack’s to host your team’s pre-race dinner, please contact Jack at 949.842.6122 or at

Monday, April 16, 2012

Worthington Law Firm to Support 2nd International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma experts will gather on Saturday, May 12th 2012 at the Sheraton Delfina Hotel in Santa Monica, California for the 2nd Annual International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Dr. Robert Cameron, Director of the UCLA Mesothelioma Comprehensive Research Program and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, will lead the symposium again this year. Dr. Cameron has been a leading proponent of the lung-sparing pleurectomy/decortication surgical procedure for nearly 20 years.

The distinguished faculty at this year’s meeting will include experts from Houston, San Francisco, New York and as far away as South Africa, with additional experts in a wide range of medical/scientific fields. The seminar, which offers continuing medical education credit, is primarily designed for physicians, but is also open to physicians-in-training, nurses, students, and mesothelioma patients, families and friends who want to learn more about the disease.

At the 1st International Symposium, specialists reviewed the Mesothelioma And Radical Surgery (MARS) trial from the UK and unanimously concluded that patients with mesothelioma no longer should be subjected to lung-removing surgery (EPP) and that more symposia should be held to discuss and promote lung-sparing therapies

"This symposium brings the best scientific and medical minds together to advance the treatment of mesothelioma," said Dr. Cameron. "Research and practice over the past several years have continued to evolve, working to improve cancer outcomes without unnecessarily sacrificing the affected lung. Clearly, it is best for the patient to treat mesothelioma as a chronic illness while preserving the function of both lungs."

The Worthington Law Firm is pleased to once again serve as a sponsor for this unique symposium which focuses on rational lung-sparing surgical and non-surgical therapies for treating pleural mesothelioma. The firm has donated $50,000 for this year’s symposium, matching its contribution of the same amount for last year’s first-ever symposium on lung sparing therapies. "A one-size fits all approach to mesothelioma simply hasn't worked," said Roger Worthington, who has been representing mesothelioma patients since 1989. "We applaud Dr. Cameron's efforts to invite the world's brightest doctors to take a fresh look at how to convert this nasty tumor into a chronic, treatable disease." 

Early Bird tickets to the symposium can be purchased before April 28th online at  or by calling UCLA’s Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at 310-794-2620.

For a copy of the seminar program, including the schedule, list of speakers and their bios, logistical information and the enrollment application and fees, please click here.

For more information, please contact CME or Clare Cameron at the Pacific Meso Center at the Pacific Heart, Lung, Blood Institute at 310-478-4678.