Chances are you know someone affected by breast cancer. If you don t now, you will. According to the Centers for Disease Control, breast cancer is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.

October is breast cancer awareness month. And there are lots of ways you can help spread the word and support patients and their families.

Here s a list of some of the events going on around the Northwest:

Beats for Boobs

Saturday, October 13


The Crocodile

2200 2nd Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121

2012 TREK Breast Cancer Awareness Ride

Saturday, October 13, 2012

10:00 AM

Eastern Oregon Cycles

235 West Idaho Avenue

Ontario, OR

Tillamook Kickin' Cancer

Sun., Oct. 21


2nd Street Public Market

Tillamook, OR

Pink Ribbon High Tea

Friday, October 26

1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

411 University Street

Seattle, WA 98101

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