• KIRO 7 Cares October Spotlight: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Updated:

    KIRO 7 is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign taking place in October to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. Thousands of organizations will put their time, energy, and resources toward this important cause and we will stand beside them to help ensure no one has to face this battle alone. 

    It's been ten years since KIRO 7 Morning Anchor Michelle Millman was diagnosed with breast cancer and KIRO 7 has been behind her every step of the way in her fight as a patient, a survivor, and an advocate. Michelle continues to work tirelessly to bring awareness and inspire action and we at KIRO 7 partner with multiple events and organizations year-round to support Michelle's mission. If you're looking for a way to support Breast Cancer Awareness, below is a list of KIRO 7 Cares partners who can help guide you in your efforts.

    Local Events

    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer South Sound

    October 12th @ Dune Peninsula Park

     

    KIRO 7 Traffic Anchor Tracy Taylor will host the South Sound walk to raise money to help breast cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers through every step of their experience. Whether that means giving a patient a ride to chemo, helping a survivor look good so they feel better, or being available to answer a caregiver's question at 2am.

     

    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Seattle

    October 19th @ Gas Works Park

     

    KIRO 7 Morning Anchor and breast cancer survivor Michelle Millman will host the area's largest Making Strides Walk at Gas Works Park.  Funds raised will help breast cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers through every step of their cancer experience.

     

    Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Thurston County

    October 19th @ Thomas W. Huntamer Park

     

    Join KIRO 7 South Sound Reporter Shelby Miller at Making Strides of Thurston County. The sooner you get started, the more money you can raise. The more money you raise, the more incentive prizes you earn. So register early and get ready for a great fundraising season.  

     

    American Cancer Society Seattle Hope Gala

    October 26th @ Fremont Studios

     

    The Hope Gala has raised more than $2.5 million in support of the American Cancer Society's mission. In addition to celebrating the advances made in cancer treatment and prevention, the evening – hosted by KIRO 7's Jesse Jones and Monique Ming Laven - will feature an exquisite array of cuisine created by Seattle's top chefs alongside some of the finest wines in the region, and exciting live and silent auctions.

    Resources

    8 Warning Signs of Breast Cancer

    About Breast Cancer

    Adult Support Groups

    Breast Cancer Risk and Prevention

    Breast Cancer Early Detection and Diagnosis

    Counseling

    Family Programs

    How to Apply for Community Grants

    Local Resources

    Patient Education

    Treating Breast Cancer

    Next Up: