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Mirasol hosts breast cancer awareness event

Published on October 11, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on October 11, 2017 9:33PM

HERMISTON — A Breast Cancer Awareness Month event features a 5K walk, raffle prizes, games for kids, rock painting for the Hermiston Rock Hunt, face painting and more.

Hosted by Mirasol Family Health Center, the free event is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the clinic, 589 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston. There is no registration fee. Organizers encourage families, businesses and community groups to register a team and walk together with the community. In addition, several Mirasol providers will provide free breast exams after the 5K.

Free T-shirts will be distributed while supplies last. Also, Starbucks and Fiesta Foods are donating coffee and refreshments.

Registered nurse Claire Miller said early detection can save lives — and her mother is living proof of that. Miller’s mother was diagnosed during a routine exam in 2011. She underwent several treatments, including chemotherapy and a double mastectomy to reduce the chance of recurrence.

“Breast cancer screening saved my mom’s life,” Miller said. ““Education and awareness are two of the most important tools we have.”

Those who register in advance at www.eventbrite.com will receive an additional raffle ticket. For more information, contact Greg Miller at gregorym@yvfwc.org.


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