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Garth Brooks’ Chosen Fan Has Whirlwind Week

A Garth Brooks fan is celebrating an unforgettable week after her show-stopping moment in Minneapolis.

11/14/2014

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Garth Brooks Sings To Fan With Cancer

Teresa Shaw caught Brooks’ attention with a hand-made sign.

What happened next brought the crowd to tears and gave Teresa the boost she needed for the battle she’s fighting at home.

11/08/2014

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Breast Cancer Survivors Pass Along Recliner, Support

A weathered recliner that doesn’t look like much has meant everything to women at eight different homes. Meredith Johnson was the first to see its value. She spent six weeks in the chair after a double mastectomy. Reclining provided relief during a painful recovery. “It was just so uncomfortable to lay flat, and for some reason being propped up made a huge difference,” Johnson said.

10/29/2014

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Vikings To Wear Pink Shoes, Ribbons Sunday For Breast Cancer Awareness

Teddy Bridgewater and many of his Minnesota Vikings teammates will wear pink shoes and ribbons on Sunday in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To no one’s surprise, wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was wearing the most stylish looking pink shoes at practice Wednesday. But the cause itself is very personal for Bridgewater.

10/08/2014

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Minn. Doctors Must Now Tell Patients About Dense Breast Tissue

October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. And this year, Minnesota has a new law in place that changes what doctors are required to reveal about a woman’s mammogram result.

10/01/2014

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Health Watch: Double Mastectomies May Not Result In Fewer Deaths

Many women suffering from breast cancer choose to have a double mastectomy, a surgery that removes both breasts. But a new study shows it may not be resulting in fewer deaths. The study involved nearly 200,000 California patients who were followed for several years.

09/03/2014

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3-Day Walk For Breast Cancer Cure Raises $2 Million

The Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 3-Day has raised $2 million for breast cancer research and community outreach programs, the organization announced Monday. Nearly 1,000 people took part in the 60-mile walk, which ended Sunday at the Minnesota State Capitol.

08/25/2014

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Breast Cancer Survivors Wrap Up 3-Day Walk For A Cure

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk ends Sunday at the Minnesota State Capitol. Nearly 1,000 people are taking part, including Dr. Sheri Prentiss, who was diagnosed herself with breast cancer in 2008.

08/24/2014

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Motorcyclists Ride To Raise Money For Breast Cancer Awareness

A group of motorcycle riders are trying to accomplish a goal: To help people battling breast cancer. Every year, the bikers rev their engines for the Lynnda Laubach Breast Cancer Awareness Ride. They say the more donations they get, the more breast cancer patients they can help.

08/20/2014

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3D Tech Could Help Detect Breast Cancer Earlier

New technology could help women by detecting breast cancer earlier. A new study shows that adding 3D technology to standard digital mammography leads to better screening. Researchers say the results could lead to changes in the way doctors screen for breast cancer.

06/24/2014

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Study: Eating Red Meat May Increase Risk For Breast Cancer

A new study published by Harvard University researchers suggests those who eat a lot of red meat in early adulthood could be at a higher risk for breast cancer.

06/11/2014

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Hope Chest Helps Low-Income Breast Cancer Patients

Saving money while trying to save your own life. It’s a concept that seems unfair when your life should be seen as priceless. But for many low-income people, it’s a reality. The founder of a local charity aimed to help women fighting breast cancer is doing something to change that. All proceeds from “Hope Chest for Breast Cancer” go to help local women who struggle to meet their immediate needs of food, transportation and medical costs.

02/05/2014

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Dancing With The Twin Cities Celebrities — Hope Chest Phone Bank

WCCO-TV and Aristea Brady are fundraising for Hope Chest as part of her participation in Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities. Each dancer in the competition competes for a charity of his or her choice. Aristea chose Hope Chest.

02/03/2014

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Study: Still A Clear Benefit To Mammography

The nation’s top breast cancer experts are meeting this week in Texas. They’re revealing the findings of the latest research and advances in treatment. There’s been a lot of recent studies with varying results on the benefits of mammography.

12/11/2013

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Musicians Gather To Honor Promoter Sue McLean

Musicians from across the country came together Saturday night to celebrate the memory of one of the most prominent women in the Twin Cities music scene. Sue McLean passed away this spring after a long battle with breast cancer. She made a name for herself as a music promoter and had a talent for discovering up-and-comers. Many of those artists she introduced to the public held a concert in her honor at First Avenue in Minneapolis

11/23/2013

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Brides Against Breast Cancer Comes To Mpls.

If you are in the market for a wedding gown, there’s a way to purchase one, and help out a good cause as well. It’s called Brides Against Breast Cancer and the dresses are being sold at a discount, at the Millennium Hotel in Minneapolis.

11/02/2013

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Anonymous Donor Sets Caribou Breast Cancer Fundraising Record

A birthday gift for a grandmother is stirring quite the buzz at one downtown Minneapolis coffee shop. A regular customer walked into a Caribou in downtown Minneapolis two weeks ago, and it became a moment Angela Sanders will never forget.

10/15/2013

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Black Women Have Higher Death Rate From Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women and it is proving deadly. Although black women are diagnosed less frequently than white women, black women have a higher death rate.

10/15/2013

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Hundreds Make Strides Against Breast Cancer In Mpls.

On a cloudy Saturday, women, men and children walked around Lake Nokomis to raise money and awareness of breast cancer as part of the Making Strides event. Many of the participants walking are survivors of the disease.

10/12/2013

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After Fighting Breast Cancer, Woman Ready To Conquer Ironman

The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is set for this Sunday. A Plymouth woman won’t be running in that, but she will be in a competition that only a select-few qualify for.

10/03/2013

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Bikers Mount Up To Out-Ride Breast Cancer

A sea of pink took over the roads Saturday in the north metro. It was part of a unique, head-turning motorcycle run for charity, where the passion of the riders is just as bright as the color they’re wearing. In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Melissa Martz rode along in the Pink Ribbon Run.

08/24/2013

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Grandfather Goes Pink In Fight Against Breast Cancer

Bob Rasset spent hours, at the Regency Hair Institute in Minnetonka getting ready for the big night. His granddaughter was coloring his hair pink, to get him ready for the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Rodeo in Buffalo.

06/21/2013

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Bridal Show Helps Fight Breast Cancer

The Brides Against Breast Cancer tour has made its way to Minneapolis. One thousand designer and brand name wedding gowns will be for sale at the Millennium Hotel. Show manager Kelsey Anderson says the discounts are deep.“All of our gowns are discounted up to 85 percent-off the original value. And they’ve been donated by designers, manufacturers and brides,” Anderson said.

05/31/2013

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Sue McLean, Twin Cities Concert Promoter, Dies At 63

A long-time Twin Cities concert promoter has died. According to her website, Sue McLean died Friday, after a battle with cancer. McLean’s company was responsible for booking many live music acts, including the Live at the Guthrie Series, the Minnesota Zoo concerts, and the Basilica Block Party.

05/18/2013

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Following Jolie’s Mastectomy, What Are Your Options?

Actress, activist and philanthropist Angelina Jolie revealed in the New York Times she had a voluntary double mastectomy, and said her decision came after learning she had an 87 percent risk of getting cancer.

05/14/2013

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