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.”