Komen Race for the Cure 2013

Breast cancer survivor chooses not to test baby for BRCA gene

Breast cancer survivor chooses not to test baby for BRCA gene
Sarah Lien and her mom Barbara Hawkins at an OB appointment earlier this year. Lien is a breast cancer survivor and carries a gene that greatly increases a person's risk of developing cancer. Despite the fact that her daughter has a 50-percent chance of inheriting the same gene, Lien has decided not to test her baby for it. Courtesy Sarah Lien.

Sarah Lien went through in-vitro fertilization to have her first child and chose not to test her embryos for a cancer-causing gene each has a 50-percent chance of carrying. With her due date quickly approaching, she says her daughter’s health is in “God’s hands.”

Bras for a Cure winners: 'It’s tangible help for cancer patients here'

Bras for a Cure winners: 'It’s tangible help for cancer patients here' »Play Video
Winners with their bras at the Bras for a Cure event. Photo by Pamela Cressall

The Bras for a Cure winners were announced Monday afternoon at the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation.

“The Quilt ‘Rack’” designed by Curves of Veneta won for the grand prize for best bra.

Coming in second place was “BRCA1 and BRCA2” designed by Andrea Ros.

“It’s All About the BLING BLING” by Susan Keith, Dana Sipe and Daryl Moore placed third.

Pink Ducks raise bucks for breast cancer fund

Pink Ducks raise bucks for breast cancer fund
The Ducks will sport pink helmets when they play Washington State on Saturday. (Photo from GoDucks.com)

After taking down the Cougars at Autzen, Oregon notables like coach Mark Helfrich, Joey Harrington and Phil Knight signed their bright pink helmets and sent them off for an auction for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Bras for a Cure voting starts Tuesday

Bras for a Cure voting starts Tuesday »Play Video

Entries for this year's competition are being accepted through October 19 at Dandelions Flowers and Gifts on Chambers at 18th in Eugene. A reveal party will be held on October 22, kicking off the public voting. Each dollar you donate gets you a vote.

Komen Oregon invests money in local cancer resources

Komen Oregon invests money in local cancer resources

The Eugene Race for the Cure is fast approaching, and the money raised from last year's event is already at work fighting breast cancer in our local communities.

Cancer prevention study: '1,600 people will die today'

Cancer prevention study: '1,600 people will die today'

In order to stop cancer in its tracks, the more we know, the better. That's why 300,000 volunteers are needed for a nationwide study into what causes cancer and what kinds of things can help prevent it.

Bras for a Cure: Fundraiser entries welcome through October 19

Bras for a Cure: Fundraiser entries welcome through October 19

Entries for this year's competition are being accepted through October 19 at Dandelions Flowers and Gifts on Chambers at 18th in Eugene. A reveal party will be held on October 22, kicking off the public voting. Each dollar you donate gets you a vote.

'Dear boobies, I'm writing this letter to inform you...'

'Dear boobies, I'm writing this letter to inform you...' »Play Video
Amber Egan-Fields reads her 'goodbye letter' to her breasts that she posted on her Facebook page. KATU photo.

At first it seemed silly. Amber Egan-Fields' breakup letter to her breasts that she posted on Facebook. The word were upbeat, but her message was serious.