Kearney Breast Center EventsOur Cancer Services Team is proud to offer many support services and participate in cancer-related events in our community.
Relay for Life
We participate in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life that is held in August each year.
The relay unites our community in a common effort to support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. The Society works every day to prevent cancer and save lives by supporting groundbreaking research, affecting public policies that protect us from cancer, and educating people on how to prevent or detect cancer early. The Society helps people in our community who have cancer through its many programs and services. Together, we can help the American Cancer Society accelerate the progress toward a cancer-free future.
The first relay was founded by Dr. Gordan Klatt from Tacoma in 1985. He was the only participant walking a track for 24 hours and raising $27,000. The Relay is now an international event raising money for the American Cancer Society. In 2006 Dr. Klatt was our keynote speaker for the event. Dr. Klatt said, "I want to thank all of the members of the PeaceHealth community who either participated on a team or made donations - you really do make a difference in the lives of our patients and cancer survivors around the world."
Tough Enough to Wear Pink at the Rodeo - First weekend in August
Thousands of spectators and many cowboys proudly wear pink at each summer's Thunder Mountain Pro Rodeo "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" event. The show of pink is a show of support for patients and families who are battling breast cancer.