Woman Up: Tri-City Cancer Center to host free screenings in October

Woman Up: Tri-City Cancer Center to host free screenings in October

KENNEWICK, Wash. - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Tri-Cities Cancer Center is gearing up with a campaign called 'Women Up'.

3,000 twinkling lights will light their building as they try to raise awareness for women's health.

The center will host programs for survivors as well as highlight early detection with three free cancer screenings for the community during the month.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women in their lifetime.

Mike Novakovich from the Center said there's a significant focus on breast cancer awareness because it affects so many people. But it's more than that,

"If we can wrap our head around recognizing changes in our bodies and questioning them. If they persist, have a conversation with your doctor, and this is certainly true with breast cancer, we're able to detect things earlier and this really is where we can save lives."

  • What: “Woman Up!” Breast Cancer Awareness Event
  • When: September 29th, 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • Where: Tri-Cities Cancer Center, 7350 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick
  • Commemorative pink camo “Woman Up!” T-shirts will be available for free to the first 100 people through the doors.

For more information on the free screenings and other services available at the Tri-City Cancer Center during Breast Cancer Awareness month, call 509-737-3413.

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