Motorcycle Poker Run Benefits Foundation

EUGENE, Ore. — Motorcyclists are getting revved up for a poker run this weekend to help support breast cancer prevention. The Tough Enough to Wear Pink Motorcycle Poker Run will start at Latus Harley-Davidson Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Riders will stop in Brownsville, Monroe and Veneta before ending in Junction City at the Function for … Continue reading »

Thousands Walk in Race for the Cure

EUGENE, Ore. –There wasn’t a football game Sunday, but thousands of people headed to Autzen Stadium in the morning for the annual Race or the Cure. People walked or ran along the streets of Eugene for the Susan G. Komen fundraiser run. Teams of runners were decked out from head to toe in pink for … Continue reading »

Free Breast Cancer Screenings Offered

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Medical Group is offering free breast cancer screenings. It’s happening through a partnership with Cascade Health Solutions. Since June 2011 more than 200 Lane County women in need of assistance identified by Cascade Health Solutions have been screened for free. Those screenings are done at the Oregon Medical Group‘s Cedar … Continue reading »

Corvallis Hosts Breast Cancer Walk

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Get ready for a weekend event with “wagitude.” Pink Paws for the Cause is happening in Corvallis this weekend to benefit breast cancer awareness, not only in people, but pets too. The walk is for everyone–kids, adults, seniors, and four-legged friends. The organizer says Corvallis doesn’t have a breast cancer walk. So … Continue reading »

Bras For a Cure

EUGENE, Ore. — National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct. 1. It’s a time for organizations to work together to raise awareness and money to fight the disease. One Eugene business is doing its part by holding a unique contest and having fun at the same time. Inside Dandelion’s Flowers & Gifts are the usual bouquets, … Continue reading »

Breast Cancer Vaccine Approval Sought

EUGENE, Ore. — Researchers are now working to develop a vaccine to prevent breast cancer. The vaccine has been in development for more than a decade. Researchers are now asking for permission from the FDA to test it on women. That could take at least two years. If the vaccine works in trials, it could … Continue reading »

Flower Shop Hosts Contest for a Cure

EUGENE, Ore. — October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time for organizations to work together to raise awareness and money to fight the disease. One Eugene business is doing its part by holding a unique contest. Dandelions Flower Shop is hosting Bras For a Cure. For $10, people can enter their personally-designed bras … Continue reading »

Fans Pick their Price at Ems Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — Raising money for an important cause at PK Park. The Eugene Emeralds held a fundraiser Monday night to raise money for breast cancer research. Dressing in pink and catching a game was only part of the fun. Fans had the opportunity to pick their price at the ticket window. Half of the … Continue reading »

Basics of Breast Cancer

(CNN) — Actress Angelina Jolie recently underwent a double mastectomy after learning she had a mutation in a gene that increases the risk of breast cancer. But only a small fraction of women develop breast cancer because of genetic miswiring. Most can take less drastic steps to help prevent the disease. About 5 percent or … Continue reading »

Mammogram Types Explained

(CNN) — Most experts say mammograms are the best way to catch breast cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control, regular mammograms are the best tools in early prevention and in some situations can detect cancer up to three years, before a lump can be felt. According to the CDC guidelines, women should have … Continue reading »

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