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Cancer Support Community Honors Its Angels

R-lene Mijares de Lang, Tina Jimenez, Tom Recendez and Alice Mijares Recendez
R-lene Mijares de Lang, Tina Jimenez, Tom Recendez and
Alice Mijares Recendez
David and Margaret Mgrublian
David and Margaret Mgrublian

Cancer Support Community Pasadena announces its Angel Award honorees and celebrity emcee at the 26th annual Angel Gala, “Black, White & Bling” on Saturday, April 21, at a local golf club.
CSCP will honor Margaret and David Mgrublian with the individual Angel Award. For nearly 20 years, the Mgrublians have invested generously in CSCP’s programs and services, opened their home for donor receptions, and shown great dedication and commitment to those in our community who are facing cancer.
Also honored will be Mijares Mexican Restaurant with the Corporate Angel Award. Mijares is Pasadena’s oldest Mexican restaurant known for its authentic regional and traditional cuisine, famous margaritas and festive patio dining. In existence for more than 97 years, Mijares is a landmark and continues to be owned and operated by Alice Mijares (daughter of founder Jesucita Mijares), R-lene Mijares DeLang, Tom Recendez and Tina Jimenez. The restaurant is a longstanding, generous supporter of CSCP and many other important causes and organizations in the Greater Pasadena area.
The emcee will be KNBC-4’s Fritz Coleman.
Angel Gala raises money for Cancer Support Community Pasadena, which provides free services to cancer patients and their family members, including professionally led support groups, educational workshops and mind-body programs. More than 1,000 people walked through CSCP’s doors in 2017, and the organization expects to serve even more this year with expanding programs.
“We are all very excited to honor the Mgrublians and Mijares. They have been extremely generous and supportive of CSCP for many years and were the obvious choice of honorees,” said CSCP Board President Michael Healy.
“The Angel Gala is our largest fundraiser of the year and raises vital funds that allow us to provide free programs to people facing cancer. We are grateful, too, to the amazing and hilarious Fritz Coleman for being our emcee,” said CSCP Executive Director Meg Symes.
Approximately 350 guests are expected to attend. Tickets are $250 with all proceeds going to CSCP. Tickets are available for purchase on the Cancer Support Community Pasadena website The co-chairs of the gala are Melissa Alcorn, Clay Marquardt and Lydia Valenta.
For sponsorship, donation opportunities or information, contact Danielle Gay at
CSCP is located at 76 E. Del Mar Blvd., Suite 215, on the second floor of the Pasadena Humane Society’s building. For more information, call (626) 796-1083 or visit

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