Breast cancer resources

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Making Strides of Everett will host a walk from 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 20 at the Snohomish County Courthouse Plaza, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., to raise money to fight breast cancer. For more information, call 425-404-2230 or email katelyn.rushing@cancer.org.

Seattle Breast Center offers free breast prosthesis, wigs and hats to cancer patients, all obtained by donation; wigs are washed and styled by cosmetology students at Shoreline Community College. For details, call 206-368-1608.

Susan G. Komen Puget Sound offers low-cost and no-cost mammogram screenings, available in Snohomish, Skagit and Island counties through Citrine Health at 888-651-8931.

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery Program provides free transportation to and from cancer treatments. For more information, call 800-227-2345.

Cleaning for a Reason partners with maid services to offer professional house cleanings to help women undergoing treatment for cancer. Find local providers here.

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation offers free emotional support for breast cancer patients in Washington state. For more information, call 206-417-3484.

YMCA branches in Snohomish County offer Livestrong programs for cancer survivors. Branches include Everett, 425-258-9211; Mill Creek, 425-357-3033; Monroe, 360-804-2162; and Mukilteo, 425-493-2407.

Cancer Lifeline Seattle offers support groups and more for breast cancer patients. For more information, call 206-297-2500 or 1-800-255-5505.

More resources

American Cancer Society: 3120 McDougall Ave. Ste. 100, Everett; 1-800-227-2345; www.cancer.org.

Breast Cancer Deadline: the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s campaign to end breast cancer by Jan. 1, 2020, provides breast cancer information; www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation: A national organization for cancer research and prevention; 1-866-FIND-A-CURE; www.bcrfcure.org.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered: Information, research and support; www.facingourrisk.org.

Livestrong Foundation: 855-220-7777; www.livestrong.org.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer: Information and support for breast cancer patients and survivors; 484-708-1550 or 610- 645-4567; www.lbbc.org.

Mothers Supporting Daughters with Breast Cancer: A network that provides emotional support for mothers of women with breast cancer; 410-778-1982; www.mothersdaughters.org.

National Breast Cancer Foundation: A national organization for breast cancer information and awareness; www.nationalbreastcancer.org.

Sisters Network: A national survivors organization for African American women; www.sistersnetworkinc.org.

Stupid Cancer: An organization that aims to empower young adults affected by cancer: www.stupidcancer.org.

Local hospitals and health care centers offer treatment and support for cancer patients.

Snohomish County

Providence Regional, Cancer Partnership: 1718 13th St., Everett; information, treatment, support services, grief support for children; 425-297-5520; www.cancerpartnership.org.

Puget Sound Cancer Centers: 21605 76th Ave. W, Suite 200, Edmonds; information, treatment, support services; 425-775-1677; www.pscc.cc.

Swedish Cancer Institute: 21601 76th Ave. W, Edmonds; information, treatment, support services, research; 425-640-4400; www.swedish.org/services/Cancer-Institute.

Valley General Hospital: 14701 179th Ave. SE, Monroe; information, treatment, support services; 360-794-7497; www.valleygeneral.com.

Skagit County

Skagit Valley Hospital, Cancer Care Center: 1415 E Kincaid Street, Mount Vernon; information, treatment, support services; 360-428-8236; www.skagitvalleyhospital.org.

Island County

Island Hospital: 1211 24th St., Anacortes; information, treatment, support services; 360-299-1342; www.islandhospital.org.

Whidbey General Hospital, Community Cancer Center: 101 N Main St., Coupeville; information, treatment, support services; 360 678-7624 or 360-321-6659; www.whidbeygen.org.

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