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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Approximately 50,000 participants spent their Mother’s Day at the Mall of America Sunday morning, to race for a good cause.