Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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2018 Rose Parade: First pitch symbolizes new beginning for Division 1 baseball player

November 28, 2017 | Denise Heady

For the 46th year in a row, City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Here, we meet float rider Chad Bible, a 21-year-old college student and Division 1 baseball player at San Diego State University.

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rosemary estrada
2018 Rose Parade: Colon, thyroid cancer survivor: Embracing the ‘new me’

November 28, 2017 | Denise Heady

Ten patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. The float, themed "Transforming Lives with Hope," adds a deeper dimension to the parade’s theme of “Making a Difference.” Here, we meet float rider Rosemary Estrada, a mother of a teenage daughter and colon and thyroid cancer survivor.

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Jackie Disney Marathon
2018 Rose Parade: Breast Cancer Is No Match for This Marathon Runner

November 27, 2017 | Dory Benford

Ten patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Here, we meet float rider Jackie Solano, a daughter, sister and marathon runner.

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NicoleAllen
Rose Parade 2018: Breast Cancer Patient Takes Charge of Her Health by Referring Herself to City of Hope

November 27, 2017 | City of Hope

For the 46th year in a row, City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Meet float rider Nicole Allen.

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Gary Lorenzini
Rose Parade 2018: Real Estate Agent Is Seven Years Cancer-free and Counting

November 24, 2017 | City of Hope

Gary Lorenzini calls being selected to ride on the City of Hope Rose Parade float “an unbelievable honor. Knowing that I was asked to be a part of such a prestigious event representing the finest health care facility in the world has been beyond belief for me!”

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Becky Mcintyre
Rose Parade 2018: Ovarian Cancer Survivor Donates 9 ‘Survival Bells’ to City of Hope

November 22, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Meet float rider Maria “Becky” Velazquez-McIntyre, a former patient with a remarkable story.

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Cory Norton
2018 Rose Parade: Firefighter Vows to ‘Help As Many People As I Can’

November 15, 2017 | Denise Heady

For the 46th year in a row, City of Hope will participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Here, we meet float rider Cory Norton, a firefighter, husband and father of two young children.

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breakthroughs- Elizabeth Jenkins
2018 Rose Parade: Islet Cell Transplant Patient Had Groundbreaking Pregnancy

November 13, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

This year, 10 patients will welcome 2018 atop City of Hope’s Rose Parade float. Here, we meet float rider Beth Jenkins, M.D., a former patient with a remarkable story.

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Daniel Bliley and his friend
2018 Rose Parade: ‘I Just Want to Help’: A Platelet Donor Gives Back to Honor His Mom

October 20, 2017 | Denise Heady

Ever since Bliley's mother passed away from Hodgkin lymphoma when he was 8 years old, he knew he wanted to help other patients like his mom. He just wasn’t sure how. When he turned 18, he finally found a way – by donating platelets to cancer patients who desperately needed transfusions to live.

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