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 ...
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.
Arnada: Nearly 400 people took part in a fundraiser for Vancouver-based Pink Lemonade Project, raising $195,000 to better the lives of those with breast cancer. The March 22 Pink Glow event at the Leftbank Annex in Portland was dubbed a "party with a purpose." Guests dined, bid on auction items and danced into the night. The donated money will benefit the nonprofit group's programs, including educational efforts, retreats and mentorship, as well as the new Lemon Drops program, which will provide child care to women undergoing breast cancer treatment.
By Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press
December 12, 2013 10:11 a.m.
SAN ANTONIO — Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence.
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.