A Breast Cancer Support Group Connecting Survivors With PatientsDuring breast cancer awareness month in October, we often hear about new research or treatments for the disease. One aspect of treatment, that sometimes gets overlooked, is the support system needed to overcome cancer.
Thousands Turn Out For Walk Against Breast CancerThe "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk" around Lake Nokomis was Saturday. The walk raises awareness about the disease and funds for research.
Minnesotans To Meet: The Girls Behind The Guthrie's Scout FinchRight now, at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, you can see "To Kill a Mockingbird" on stage. The play takes place in 1935 in Maycomb, Ala. The story is told through the eyes of Scout, the daughter of Atticus Finch. He is a lawyer representing an African-American man accused of raping a white woman.
Excellent Educator: Principal Melissa Zahn Of Sweeney ElementaryFor this week’s Excellent Educator, we had to get staff other than the principal in on the surprise. That’s because the award went to the principal.
Woman Swims Across Lake Nokomis To Raise Money For Cancer ResearchShe was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Now three years later, she's making big strides. Mary Gooze, 64, swam across Lake Nokomis Tuesday in an effort to find a cure for her condition, metastatic breast cancer, which has spread to her bones.
Thousands Celebrate Mother's Day At Race For The CureOn this Mother's Day, thousands took part in the 23rd annual Twin Cities Race for the Cure at the Southdale Center in Edina. It's put on every year by the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Minnesota.
Rita Wilson Undergoes Double Mastectomy After Breast Cancer DiagnosisActress and singer Rita Wilson announced on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Garth Brooks' Chosen Fan Has Whirlwind WeekA Garth Brooks fan is celebrating an unforgettable week after her show-stopping moment in Minneapolis.
Garth Brooks Sings To Fan With CancerTeresa 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.
Breast Cancer Survivors Pass Along Recliner, SupportA 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.
Vikings To Wear Pink Shoes, Ribbons Sunday For Breast Cancer AwarenessTeddy 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.
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.
Health Watch: Double Mastectomies May Not Result In Fewer DeathsMany 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.
3-Day Walk For Breast Cancer Cure Raises $2 MillionThe 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.
Breast Cancer Survivors Wrap Up 3-Day Walk For A CureThe 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.