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This Sunday Alki Beach Run raises money for breast cancer awareness | West Seattle Herald / White Center News Skip to Main Content Area Monday, September 19, 2016 | Broken clouds, 64.4 °F search Letters Sign in Subscribe Front Page News Features Sports Opinion Police Blotter West Seattle neighbors putting up a fight to protect ponderosa pine By Lindsay Peyton The ponderosa pine located in the middle of ... Westside-O-Rama West Seattle Entertainment Guide Admiral Theater 2343 California Ave. S.W. 938-3456 Movie ... Foster dominates Evergreen 48-0 By Tim Clinton SPORTS EDITOR Blessing Leiato and Isaiah Ferrer ... Amanda's View: At the intersection of normalcy and public-figure-hood By Amanda Knox   Back in 2007, it seemed only people like me ... Collision investigation in West Seattle On Aug. 18 at 6:14 a.m., Southwest Precinct patrol officers ... News DEC. 3 UPDATE: Remembering Steve Bushaw... Suspects are charged West Seattle land use This Sunday Alki Beach Run raises money for breast cancer awareness White Center Luau fundraiser is Saturday REMINDER: Mayor’s Small Business Awards accepting nominations Summer events winding down, still traffic delays 2009 Primary Election: Nickels concedes mayoral race Families encouraged to apply for free/reduced price meals
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Meet at Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. S.W.  According to statistics gathered from the group organizing the event, a woman will die from breast cancer every 13 minutes, and more than 1 million women in the United States have died of the disease since 1970. The majority of breast cancer cases occur in women with no identifiable risk factors, and based on the current life expectancy for women in the United States, one out of eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Sewell said the foundation has raised more than $250,000 at the annual event, and the foundation hopes to raise more than $60,000 on Sept. 27. "The funds go into our Patient Assistance Fund at the Swedish Cancer Institute, earmarked for patients in need of assistance paying for groceries, gas, daycare, utilities, such as phone and electricity, and emergency rent," said Sewell. "Our goal is to help women get through a diagnosis of breast cancer by helping pay some bills for everyday living expenses, so the focus can be on healing.” Last year, about 1,000 people participated in the walk/run.  Mooney said the hope is to increase that number to about 1,200 to 1,500 participants for the 2009 event. Sewell said the mission of the Northwest Hope and Healing Foundation is to help women get through the diagnosis of breast cancer. "The funds we raise stay in the Puget Sound area and help women right here in our community," she said. "We hope by encouraging physical fitness and raising awareness of the unmet needs of breast cancer patients, we will also be encouraging early screening, resulting in early detection." Register for the event at Registration can also be done in person at Capers, 4521 California Ave. S.W. (206-932-0371), and Super Jock N Jill, or you can print out and send in the Registration Form and Release and Waiver. It is offered here as a PDF. Pre-registration is suggested; event day check-in time is 8 a.m., start time is 9 a.m. at the Alki Beach Bathhouse. We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed. View the discussion thread. Please send us your news tips, photos or ideas of how we can better cover your neighborhood. Email us at or TEXT news tips to 206-459-6717 Receive updates on news and events in the West Seattle neighborhood via Twitter! Web development by Freelock Computing © 2016 Robinson Communications Inc. All Rights Reserved. Contact Us Terms Home Delivery Media kit available on request -- contact window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB. FB.Event.subscribe("edge.create", function(href, widget) { _gaq. }); }; (function() { var e = document. e.async = true; e.src = document.location.protocol + '//'; document.getElementById('fb-root'). }()); _qoptions={ qacct:"p-04cWTlFWpKYdM" };