July 1, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. July 1, 2010
The Eagle Room at City Hall buzzed in anticipation as Emergency Dispatcher Jacqueline Kerness nervously sat down in a chair at the center of the room.
Stepping behind her, poised with a set of buzzing electric clippers, Police Chief Paul Ayers made the first swipe through Kerness’ hair, sending the brown locks to the floor.
“Here we go,” he said, taking a swath of hair from the base of her head. “I think it’s looking good.”
Shedding her hair Wednesday was all for a good cause, though, Kerness said.
Her colleagues bid to take a turn with the clippers, each time raising money for fellow emergency dispatcher, Carma Mathieson, to participate in September’s Susan G. Komen 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk.
June 29, 2010
NEW — 11 a.m. June 29, 2010
What could be better than hitting the outdoor patio at Coho Café? How about dining out to help find a cure?
Coho Café in Issaquah will host a fundraiser July 17 to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s 3-Day for the Cure walk in September.
The restaurant has teamed up with a dining membership company, allowing members to donate their meal savings to The Rack Warriors, a local team of 10 women who are walking in Seattle’s 60-mile event this September.
So where do you come in? All you need to do is eat lunch or dinner.
May 4, 2010
The Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Mammography Coach will be open 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. each Wednesday until further notice at the Evergreen Primary Care Center Sammamish, 22850 N.E. Eighth St.
The 40-foot mobile digital mammography coach contains the same digital mammography equipment used in the Breast Center at Evergreen Hospital. Patients will register in the reception area and complete a clinical history form in a relaxing environment. After changing into a gown in a private room, a mammography tech performs the exam.
The mammography images are interpreted at the Breast Center by board-certified breast radiologists. Screening mammograms are also analyzed with computer detection tools. The radiologist’s report is then sent to the patient’s primary care provider.
When patients call 899-2831 to schedule their mammograms, they will be offered the option of an appointment in the mobile coach or at the Breast Center at Evergreen Hospital. You do not need to be a patient at an Evergreen Primary Care Center to access the mobile mammography coach.
January 19, 2010
“I thought it was ridiculous,” said Woerdehoff, 43, who was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at age 38. “I didn’t necessarily understand it. But it was concerning. It didn’t seem to benefit the greater good.”
What the Bellevue resident said she didn’t understand was the recommendation to move away from years of standard practice.
The federally appointed task force recommended that women at average risk should wait to get routine screening mammograms until they’re age 50, instead of the current standard of 40.
It also advised that women ages 50 – 74 get them every two years and discourages doctors from advising women to examine their own breasts regularly.
The guidelines seek to reduce overtreatment. Downsides to screening include false-positives, radiation exposure and psychological harm, according to the task force report. Read more
September 22, 2009
Irma Dore and her son, Chris, are training for an experience of a lifetime — the Breast Cancer Network of Strength’s Ride to Empower, a destination bike ride Oct. 22 – 25 in Red Rock Canyon, Nev. Read more
September 15, 2009
Breast cancer is a prolific disease with an estimated 192,370 new cases diagnosed this year in women and 1,910 new cases diagnosed in men, according to the National Cancer Institute. Read more
September 8, 2009
Thousands of individuals will walk in the Breast Cancer 3 Day event in Seattle from Sept. 11-13, enjoying time with friends and family, remembering loved ones who have died and fundraising for a cure. Read more
May 19, 2009
Evelyn De la Cruz longs for the day when her daughter doesn’t have to worry about breast cancer.
The Issaquah woman has been a tireless advocate for early detection and fundraising for the local chapter of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure organization.
She had planned to staff a booth at the Puget Sound Race for the Cure event June 7. Instead, she’ll be home recuperating from her second breast cancer surgery in less than two years. It’s a disease she’s all too familiar with. Read more
January 5, 2009
One Issaquah woman is baring it all to make a point — well, almost all of it. Among carefully placed, bright-green leaves, Pam Travis, an Issaquah resident and breast cancer survivor, poses for the sixth time in this year’s Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation’s annual calendar.
“When I first posed for it about six years ago for the first time, I brought my husband with me to make me feel more comfortable, because I was so nervous,” she said. “As the years have gone by, I’ve felt more and more comfortable.”
She is one of 11 women and one man who posed for the 2009 calendar, which raises money for the foundation. Read more