An estimated 1,800 women ran for a cause Sunday in the seventh Girlfriends Half Marathon. Organizer Sherri McMillan of Northwest Personal Fitness in downtown Vancouver said the event raised more than $20,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and ...
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Breast Cancer Awareness
Each year, more than 200,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer, including thousands of women in Washington. In honor of their fight — and as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The Columbian published this collection of stories about the women who have received breast cancer diagnoses, the science and technological advances for treating them and the community that supports them.
Northcrest — During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you've probably spotted pink ribbons and pink T-shirts, but how about pink ambulances? Two American Medical Response of Southwest Washington ambulances got fresh splashes of color this month to support the battle against breast cancer. Along with the pink-striped emergency rescue vehicles, paramedics will be wearing pink shirts this month, which they purchased themselves as a fundraiser that has already brought in more than $750.
An estimated 1,800 women ran for a cause Sunday in the seventh Girlfriends Half Marathon. Organizer Sherri McMillan of Northwest Personal Fitness in downtown Vancouver said the event raised more than $20,000 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and about $5,000 for the Childrens Center in Vancouver. Also, six men dubbed the Pink Brigade raised $11,000 for the Kearney Breast Center at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center. The course took runners through Vancouver Barracks and east to Wintler Park. The women paid $65 to $80 each to participate. McMillan said she had nearly 50 sponsors and 300 volunteers. "It felt very positive and inspiring having all those women together supporting each other," she said. Brittney Forster of Beaverton, Ore, won the 13.1-mile race with a time of 1:29:36.
Read our Coping with Cancer series, featuring Krista Colvin. Colvin is widely known as an organizing maven. Her Web site has a wide following, and she has appeared regularly on television. In 2010, though, the then 43-year-old Camas resident was confronted with something that threw off the routines that ordered her life: a diagnosis of breast cancer.