Lunch for the Cure in Tacoma Raises more than $200,000 to Fight Breast Cancer

Lunch for the Cure in Tacoma Raises more than $200,000 to Fight Breast Cancer

Komen Puget Sound supporters and friends gathered at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma on Oct. 5 for Lunch for the Cure, raising more than $200,000 in support of the fight against breast cancer.

Emceed by Brooke Fox of MOViN 92.5 and attended by 500, the 15th annual luncheon spotlighted research to improve breast cancer diagnostic tools and treatments. Triple negative breast cancer survivor Kathy Bressler of CHI Franciscan Health delivered the keynote address, and naturopathic oncologist Dr. Laura James spoke about healthy living and disease prevention. Komen Puget Sound Executive Director David Richart spoke of Komen’s recently announced bold goal to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. over the next decade.

Funds raised through Lunch for the Cure are directed toward breast cancer research and local services such as patient navigation, free mammograms and treatment support to those in need in the South Sound and other Western Washington communities.