The decorated bras are in and their unveiling takes place tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 11 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
This year's Bras for the Cause entries will be judged by a panel that includes Enumclaw Mayor Liz Reynolds, Schools Superintendent Mike Nelson and Dr. Ralph Zech.
Come and vote for your favorite (tickets cost $1) and enjoy wine, available for purchase, from Rendezvous Wine and Brew.
The event starts at 5 p.m. in the Rainier Room at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
All funds raised go towards paying for mammograms for low-income women in our community. Last year, 44 women in our community had free mammograms through St. Elizabeth’s Mammogram Clinic!
Sponsored By: Enumclaw Senior Activity Center/City of Enumclaw; St. Elizabeth Hospital; Highpoint Village
Facts about breast cancer
• Every three minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S.
• Every 13 minutes a woman in America dies of breast cancer.
• In the U.S., a woman has about a 12 percent, or 1 in 8, lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.
• Being a woman and getting older are the most important risk factors for breast cancer.
• Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic-American and Latina women.
• African-American women experience higher death rates from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group, even though whites experience higher incidence rates.
• Women 40 and older should have a mammogram every one to two years. Women who have had breast cancer or breast problems, or who have a family history of breast cancer may need to start having mammograms at a younger age or more often.
• Early detection of breast cancer, through clinical breast exams, yearly mammograms after age 40 and breast self-awareness, offers the best chance for survival.
• In the U.S., 76.5 percent of women have had a mammogram in the last two years.
• It is estimated that approximately $8.1 billion is spent in the U.S. each year on treatment of breast cancer.
• Of women who find and treat breast cancer early (at stage one), 95 percent will be cancer free after five years.