PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — When KOIN 6 News anchor Jennifer Hoff’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer 25 years ago, it was a death sentence. She had a lumpectomy and chemotherapy, followed by radiation for 39 days.
But she survived and it’s one reason why Jennifer Hoff is so involved with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Once again, KOIN 6 News was proud to partner with Susan G. Komen of Oregon and Southwest Washington for the race on Sunday.
Portland’s Race for the Cure is Komen’s largest event. Our area has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the country – 71 people are diagnosed every week.
The 25th Race for the Cure began at Tom McCall Waterfront Park at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Team Jennifer Hoff had plenty of company, including other top teams like Thanks For The Mammaries and Need Boobs?
The schedule for Sunday:
The park opened at 6:30 a.m., an hour before the 10k timed run. A 5k fun run began at 8:15 a.m. followed 15 minutes later by the 5k fun walk. A one-mile family walk started at 9 a.m.
The survivor tributes, awards and prizes began around 10:15 a.m.
There was also a live band on the main stage, a Kids Zone, photo booths, face painting, food carts and vendors.