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Relay For Life of Bend

Saturday, August 15, 2015


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High Desert Middle School
61111 27th St, Bend, OR Map it

12 teams and 29 participants have raised $6,131.05

Total above may not reflect all participants, teams, and donations

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers like you, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer! Please join us!


Mission Moments

The following message is being sent to all staff from Chief Cancer Control Officer Dr. Richard Wender

I’ve been a family physician for 35 years. In that time, I’ve joined many patients and families as their partner in the fight against breast cancer. We’ve celebrated many milestones together – five-, 10-, 15-year anniversaries – and longer. Many of these women benefited from mammography, finding breast cancer before the patient or I could feel a lump. Others with advanced breast cancers are enjoying many years of life, thanks to research breakthroughs that brought more effective treatments. But I know that not all women are benefiting equally from the progress we’ve made.

That’s what fuels my passion for health equity this month and every month. As leader of our cancer control efforts, I believe this is the American Cancer Society’s commitment to every woman. Every woman should have an equal opportunity to prevent breast cancer, detect it early, receive and complete high-quality treatment, and receive survivorship care.

We have made great strides. From 1990 to 2010, breast cancer death rates decreased 34 percent. The Society’s decades of leadership in raising public awareness, developing screening guidelines, increasing screening rates, improving access to care, and funding research breakthroughs that led to better treatments all played a role in this success. But our work is far from finished.

  • We need to fund more research to identify causes of breast cancer.
  • We need to address obesity and inactivity as we know it increases breast cancer risk.
  • We need to raise screening rates from today’s 67 percent.
  • We need to know how to stop the spread of breast cancer.
  • We need to focus on health equity, making quality treatment a reality in every community.
  • We need to improve quality of life so that people affected by breast cancer can live symptom free.


In my first year on staff with the Society, I’ve witnessed the distinction between those who are close to fundraising and those who work on mission. To me, there is no clear distinction. We are all in this together. I, for one, am going to lengthen my stride and quicken my pace.

Support your Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. Become a member of ACS CAN. Remind eligible friends and family members to get their mammograms. This is truly a month of opportunities.

Richard Wender | Chief Cancer Control Officer

American Cancer Society, Inc.


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Top Participants
  1. Gold Club Personal Donation Made Hope Bridges - $567.18
  2. Personal Donation Made Liz Freeland - $80.00
  3. Joanne Luke - $61.42

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Top Teams
  1. AmeriTitle All Stars - $697.18
  2. HDMA - Wings of Love - $85.00
  3. Window to A Cure - $61.42