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Local breast cancer survivor honors sister, champions prevention

Courtesy of Kaki Moyce
Mountain View resident Kaki Moyce celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an annual hike up Mount Tamalpais, decked out in pink to honor her late sister Emily Saxon.

Los Altos native Emily Anne Saxon loved being outdoors.

To commemorate her legacy, more than 60 hikers gathered earlier this month to hike Mount Tamalpais in Marin County. The “Em the Gem” trek – now in its 20th year – honors the life of the woman who died of breast cancer at age 35.


Survivors, supporters use their feet to defeat cancer

Courtesy of Linda Folkman
Participants in the inaugural Los Altos Community Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk raised more than $4,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year’s event is scheduled Sunday.

Residents interested in taking strides toward breast cancer awareness and research have an upcoming opportunity to join the effort.

The second Los Altos Community Pink Ribbon 5K Run/Walk is scheduled 9 a.m. Sunday, starting and finishing at On Your Mark, the running shoe/apparel shop at 378 Main St.


Healthy adrenal glands are key to an easy perimenopause

Alicia Castro/Town Crier
An iris contraction test can indicate levels of adrenal stress.

The classic picture of perimenopause is a woman struggling with hot flashes, irritability, irregular periods and insomnia.


Bar the 'hangry' with kid-approved Nice N Crispy snacks

Andy Kavanagh/Special to the Town Crier
Nice N Crispy bars blend the ease of grab-and-go snacking with the nutritious value of natural ingredients.

It’s been a long day and you’re exhausted. Motivation to cook is at an all-time low, and your family is getting “hangry” – a mood that strikes when hunger makes you angry. Waiting 30 minutes for food delivery is out the door. It’s time to break out the snacks.


'One From the Heart' benefits Pathways

Pathways Home Health & Hospice has scheduled its 25th annual “One From the Heart” Awards Breakfast fundraiser 7:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.

The event, which raises funds for health care services and honors leaders in health care and philanthropy, attracts nearly 650 supporters and has generated more than $5 million since its inception.


October signals start of Medicare's open enrollment season

The Medicare open enrollment period began this month and runs through Dec. 7.


Tips for packing a nutritious school lunch

Packing children’s lunches can be a guessing game for parents. Will they eat it? If you pack veggies, will they throw them untouched into the trash can? Is packing sugary, unhealthful foods the only way to get something in your child’s stomach during the school day?


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