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.
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.
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.
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.