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NEWPORTBEACHINDY . COM SEPTEMBER 15 , 2023 | VOLUME XV , ISSUE 18
Susan G . Komen Hosts Annual 2023 Orange County ‘ More Than Pink ’ Walk Sunday Sept . 24
By Christopher Trela | NB Indy The Pink Walk is back ! Susan G . Komen , the world ’ s leading breast cancer organization , will be hosting the return of the 2023 Orange County “ More Than Pink ” walk on Sunday , Sept . 24 in Fashion Island .
Thousands of individuals including family and friends will come together to celebrate breast cancer survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer , honor those who have passed away from the disease , and raise critical funds that provide research and support services for breast cancer patients .
Registration begins at 7 a . m . A variety of community information booths and sponsor tables will be at the event . The opening ceremony kicks off at 8:30 a . m . The Walk starts at 9 a . m . in front of the Pacific Life building on Newport Center Drive .
Several thousand people of all ages – many wearing pink – will walk a route around Newport Center Drive , cheered on by spectators .
The presenting sponsor for the Orange County “ More Than Pink ” walk is Pacific Life .
“ We are excited to bring back the ‘ More Than Pink ’ walk to the community and welcome walkers to this event to make a difference in our fight against breast cancer ,” said Megan Klink , Vice President , West Region at Susan G . Komen . “ Continuing to support individuals going through breast cancer in our community is a critical mission and the demand for our
Walkers stroll through the archway at the start of the “ More Than Pink ” walk in 2022 / photo by Chris Trela
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services continues to increase .” Last year ’ s fundraising goal for the walk was $ 550,000 . This year , the goal is $ 589,000 .
In addition to longtime sponsor Pacific Life , other sponsors for the event include Albertsons Vons Pavilions Foundation , Allergan Aesthetics , an AbbVie Co ., Armanino LLP , AvalonBay Communities , City of Newport Beach , Cox Communications , Evolus , Hoag Family Cancer Institute , KABC-TV , Kaiser Permanente , KCOMM , MemorialCare , Mentor Worldwide LLC , Mother ’ s Market & Kitchen , OC Register , PepsiCo / FritoLay , Puma Biotechnology , Pure Steel , Thales Avionics , Toyota of Orange , UCI Health and Ware Malcomb .
Registration is still available for solo walkers or teams . Volunteers are also needed . Spectators are welcome along the route . Visit https :// www . komen . org / orangecountywalk for more information .
Portions of Newport Center Drive and some adjacent streets will be closed to traffic for the duration of the event .
The Susan G . Komen breast cancer organization works to save lives and end breast cancer forever . Komen has a comprehensive approach to fighting this disease and supports millions of people in the U . S . and
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Coastal Cleanup Day at Upper Newport Bay Saturday Sept . 23
By NB Indy Staff
The Newport Bay Conservancy is hosting Coastal Cleanup Day at Upper Newport Bay on Saturday , Sept . 23 from 9 a . m . to noon . Volunteers will meet at a dozen different mini-cleanup day sites around the 11-mile bay including the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center , Newport Aquatic Center , Big Canyon , Vista Point , Jamboree Bridge , etc . Exact meeting location will be announced and sent to everyone ( group leaders ) prior to Sept . 21 .
Each September , families , friends , coworkers , scouts and school groups come from all over Orange County to volunteer their time at Upper Newport Bay . With more rain this year bringing more trash into the Bay from our surrounding watershed , we are gearing up for a much-needed deep cleaning of the Bay . The goal is to remove over 10,000 pounds of trash including a new wave of waste from the increased use of single use plastics , disposable masks , and gloves since the start of the pandemic . These items and others risk harming wildlife , pollute our waterways , and threaten public health and your support is crucial to our mission .
Around 1,000 volunteers are needed to help remove trash from the uplands and marsh areas of the Bay and participate in invasive plant removal . Groups are welcome to participate . There will be bus / shuttles to other areas of the Bay where parking or direct access isn ’ t available and more accessible options for groups with families .
Everyone should wear old clothes and close-toed shoes because you will get dirty . Feel free to bring your own reusable mask , gloves and trash bag or bucket . It also helps if you have tall / rubber boots
Grace Leung , Newport Beach City Manager
By Grace Leung , Newport Beach
The fires in Maui and Hurricane Idalia in Florida serve as recent reminders that disasters can strike at any time . Throughout September , which has been designated as National Preparedness Month , the City of Newport Beach will highlight some of our emergency
preparedness tools and practices , along with educational resources for residents to become better prepared .
If you are new to emergency planning , or could use a refresher , a great place to start is the “ Newport Beach Ready ” Emergency Preparedness Guide produced by our Fire Department . The guide contains critical information on water and food storage , building an emergency kit , evacuation checklists , basic first aid , animal preparedness , and tips on what to do in specific events .
The guide is in PDF form to allow for easier printing ( we recommend residents print copies as references in the event of a power outage ). Access is here : https :// www . newportbeachca . gov / home / showpublisheddocument / 66881 / 637260787861070000 .
The City ’ s Disaster Preparedness website has additional information and videos on how to prepare for a variety of natural and man-made emergencies , such as earthquakes , fires , tsunamis , storm flooding , power outages , and acts of terror-
ism . It also includes a list of partner agencies , such as FEMA and ReadyOC , along with links .
Access it here : https :// www . newportbeachca . gov / how-do-i / find / disaster-preparednessinformation .
The Disaster Communications web page shows how to prepare to contact family and loved ones during an emergency : https :// www . newportbeachca . gov / how-do-i / find / disaster-preparedness-information / disaster-communications .
If you haven ’ t done so already , I encourage you to sign up for regional and local emergency notifications .
• Major Newport Beach and countywide emergency alerts will be broadcast through the AlertOC mass notification system , operated by the County of Orange in collaboration with local cities . Through AlertOC , time-sensitive voice messages from the County of Orange or Newport Beach can be sent to your home ,
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THIS WEEK ’ S QUESTION :
Do you feel you are prepared enough for a natural disaster such as an earthquake , flood or fire ?
m Yes m No
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