We have formed an Oregon First Community Team (my wife's employer) for the Susan G. Komen, Portland Race for the Cure. The event is Sept. 21 2008 and we are participating in a 5k walk to benefit breast cancer research.
This cause has personally effected many of us including my Mother and good friend Laura Stroth who are both breast cancer survivors!!
Oregon and Washington have the highest rates of breast cancer in the nation and is the leading cause of death in women between ages 40-59. Each year 2,444 women are diagnosed in Oregon and 4156 are diagnosed in Washington. 520 women in Oregon and 780 in Washington will die from breast cancer annually.
This is the 17th annual Portland Race and Mary's 4th time participating on a team. It's a really powerful event for a great cause that draws tons of people and we hope to have a stellar turn out . Donations can be made in Dewey's name at the following link.
Kick Cancer in the A$$