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Remembering Debbie
Gary and Debbie Looney were married 35 years. They shared everything in their lives including their business, vacation cruises, friends, fine dining experiences and a philanthropic spirit. They opened their hearts to those less fortunate. They were best friends.

For the last yen years, Gary and Debbie have been the top contributors to Team Conley in the Team Spirit fight against breast and ovarian cancers. In February 2014, Gary lost his beloved wife Debbie, and so many others lost a dear friend, to breast cancer.

We miss her every day. Make your contribution to Memorial Medical Center Foundation, Team Spirit Long Beach so that no one else has to live the pain of losing their loved one to this terrible disease.

Fight the fight!

Help Gary Looney raise money to help those who continue the fight against breast & ovarian cancer!


The Heat Is On
We've all been checking the thermostat lately. Temperatures are rising. We hope your fundraising thermometer is at least as hot as it is outside!

We're in this together and we need to make a final push in the 12 days leading up to the Team Spirit Long Beach 15 year anniversary.

Remember, if EACH person reading this email is successful at asking 15 people to give him/her $15 (in honor of our 15 years strong), the 2014 Team Spirit Long Beach Breast and Ovarian Cancer 5K/10K will raise more than $500,000 for patient programs at the Todd Cancer Institute!


Here's how:
  • Give your friends, family, business associates and acquaintances an update on your fundraising progress and WHAT Team Spirit Long Beach means to you.
  • Inform friends that September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Now is the time to give!
  • Let them know where their donation goes - it STAYS right here in Long Beach.
  • Let them know what their donation does - donations to Team Spirit Long Beach support breast and ovarian cancer programs at Long Beach Memorial's Todd Cancer Institute, specifically to fund a social worker, a psychosocial program, Women Guiding Women and a nurse navigator. Most of these services, critical to a patient's mental and emotional well-being, are not covered by health insurance. Thanks to the collaborative effort of Team Spirit Long Beach and its supporters, Long Beach Memorial and provide these services to all cancer patients and their families, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • "Go Viral" - Post your user friendly URL on Facebook page and ask Facebook friends to share it!

Include your user-friendly URL in your email to your distribution list which will take your contacts directly to your fundraising webpage. Thanks for your efforts!

  • Don't have a fundraising page? Call Jocelyn at 562.933.1661. She will be happy to assist you!
  • Other questions or help needed? Call us at 562.933.3500 or email


What's Raised Local Stays Local
All funds raised by the Team Spirit Long Beach Breast and Ovarian Cancer 5K/10K support our breast and ovarian cancer patients and their families living in and around our community as they navigate their cancer journey(s). These may be your family members, friends, neighbors and/or coworkers! It might be you.



  • Where is my bib number?
    You will receive your bib when you get your event t-shirt.

  • Can I pick up early like last year? Are there early check-ins?
    Yes, there are early check-ins! You may pick up your t-shirt and bib at any of the following locations on the specific dates and times:

    Wednesday, September 17th, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
    Boathouse on the Bay, 190 N. Marina Drive, Long Beach

    Saturday, September 20th, 9 - 11:30 AM
    Farmers & Merchants Bank, 4827 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach (Belmont Shore)

    Monday, September 22nd, 4 - 6 PM
    Wednesday, September 24th, 4 - 6 PM
    2679 Elm Street (off of 27th Street, between Long Beach Blvd. and Atlantic)
    Long Beach, CA 90806

  • When is the last day to register for $40?
    Wednesday, September 24th will be the last opportunity to register for $40, in person or online.

  • When is the last day I can mail-in my registration?
    Registrations by mail must be postmarked on or before September 24th. The last day mail-in registrations will be processed is Thursday, September 25th.

  • Can I register on the morning of the event?
    Yes. Registration opens at 6:30 AM, Saturday, September 27th. The registration fee on event day is $60.



For an all-time high of nearly $100,000 in sponsorship!

Astro Aluminum Treating Co., Inc.

Farmers & Merchants

Hydroform USA
BJs Restaurant Foundation
Howard and Kathy Chapman
Eric Affeldt
Gary Looney honoring Debbie Looney
Shakey's Pizza
Maxson & Associates Accountancy Corp.
Trench Shoring Company
Tilley Family Foundation
Jim & Sandy Stephenson
Executives Unlimited
Long Beach Memorial Pathology
Gary Van Arnam/The Northern Trust Company
James & Kathy Lingle
Fourth District County Supervisor and Chairman Don Knabe
Boathouse on the Bay
Alamitos Bay Landing

Keep in mind, this $100,000 in sponsorship money does not include participant support!




Join Team Spirit Long Beach and Help Yourself While Helping Others
The benefits of exercise for a cancer patient are numerous. Not only does exercise improve your mood, but it helps increase muscle strength, and promotes leaner body mass and less weight gain. Exercise also can help boost confidence, reduce fatigue and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Yoga with an Ocean View?
On September 27th, beginning at approximately 7 AM, Chelsea Lowe will lead Team Spirit Long Beach participants in yoga, with an ocean view! Come early to secure your spot. To ensure participation for as many as possible, we will rotate 10 minute sessions both before and after all Team Spirit Long Beach events.


Join Your Colleagues, Friends and Families for the Team Spirit Long Beach "Corporate Challenge"
Any business in or around Long Beach qualifies. We encourage companies to help create awareness and raise funds for Team Spirit Long Beach by coming together with their colleagues and participating in our event.

A corporate team can consist of one or more employees, their families and friends. The winners in each of the following three categories will be profiled in the October 28th issue of the Long Beach Business Journal:

Most Team Members
Most Funds Raised
Most Spirited Team

To join in the Corporate Challenge, simply register as a team, and email us as follows at:
Subject: Corporate Challenge
Provide the following information in the body of the email:
Team name, business name, contact name/number for the corporate challenge

Questions? Please call Team Spirit Long Beach at 562.933.3500
or email


Come Together with your TEAMmates for a Sip in the City of your favorite SPIRIT!

A portion of SIP LBC proceeds will benefit Team Spirit Long Beach

If you missed the kick-off at Sababa Restaurant and Lounge on September 14th, take note, and don't miss the next event on September 23rd!

Hotel Maya, hosted by Chef Rahm Fama of Food Network's "Meat and Potatoes"
Tuesday, September 23rd from 7 PM – 9 PM

Long Beach's top four bartenders and mixologists compete to benefit Team Spirit Long Beach at the first-ever Cutthroat Cocktail. Tickets are $75 per guest in advance or $85 at the door, and include a signature "562" margarita plus a SIGNED copy of Chef Rahm Fama's book "Meat and Potatoes".

For more information on either of these and other SIP LBC events, please visit


Go Ahead... "Make Our Day!"
Share your spirit! Share your inspiration! What's your connection? How long have you been involved in Team Spirit Long Beach? How did you hear about us? Are you a cancer survivor? What does "giving back" mean to you? What's your favorite part of the Team Spirit Long Beach event? Would you like to tell your story?

Email us at!


Thank you for supporting Team Spirit Long Beach Breast and Ovarian Cancer Patient Programs at Long Beach Memorial's Todd Cancer Institute and for making a difference in the lives of many in and around our community.

Like Long Beach Memorial on Facebook to get even more updates on Team Spirit Long Beach and happenings at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute.



Making a difference in the lives of those affected by breast and
ovarian cancers right here in our own community.


The Ones to Watch

1st - Team Jackie with $10,058.00
2nd - Pilates X Team with $5,715.00
3rd - Female Fighters with $2,226.00

1st - Mary Lea Chamberlin with $14,130.00
2nd - Susie Garrison with $3,125.00
3rd - Jacquelyn L. Jones with $2,500.00

2014 Business Sponsors & Underwriters:

Ralphs Logo

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Food For Less Logo

Farmers and Merchants Bank Logo

Alamitos Bay Landing Logo

Boathouse on the Bay Logo

Maxson & Associates Logo

Maxson & Associates Logo

Astro Aluminum Treating Company

Hydroform USA

Kevin Malloy, Trench Shoring

Tilley Family Foundation

Long Beach Memorial Pathology


Northern Trust


Kathy Lingle

Howard and Kathy Chapman

Eric Affeldt

Gary Looney, honoring Debbie

Jim & Sandy Stephenson

Los Angeles County 4th District Supervisor and Chairman Don Knabe