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Feb. 25, 2024

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Cowlitz Tribe to co-host Longview wellness, breast cancer screening event

By , Columbian staff writer

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Pink Lemonade Project will partner with several local organizations to co-host the Cowlitz Tribal Breast Cancer Screening and Wellness Event.

The Cowlitz Breast Cancer Screening and Wellness Event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kearney Breast Center at PeaceHealth Medical Center in Longview.

It will include family friendly activities, health education, screenings and a talking circle on breast cancer awareness within the Indigenous community. The event will also include workshops on nutrition, diabetes and immunization education, and chair yoga.

The event is open to all Cowlitz people — anyone who utilizes Cowlitz tribal services, Cowlitz Indian Tribe staff and families—according to a press release from Pink Lemonade.

The organizations working with Pink Lemonade to host this event include: Cowlitz Tribal Health and Human Services, Native American Rehabilitation Association Inc., the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center/University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Cancer Consortium’s Office of Community Outreach & Engagement and PeaceHealth Kearney Breast Center.