OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Launches Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign: The Pink Phone

09/03/09  Portland, Ore.

Today, the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute will launch The Pink Phone Campaign, a unique breast cancer outreach project to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Two large free-standing pink phone booths – each 5 feet tall – will begin touring the Metro area to raise awareness of breast cancer and gather advice and stories of survivorship.

Survivors and co-survivors can find a Pink Phone in September and October. The pink phone invites you to share your advice and stories, or to listen to others give their advice about the disease that affects one in every eight women.  Oregon has one of the highest incidences of breast cancer in the nation.

Stories can also be shared on the Pink Hot Line at (503) 494-PINK. The Pink Phone will begin tweeting the week of September 7th - follow the Pink Phone on Twitter @OHSUPinkPhone.

The phones will travel around the Metro area beginning Monday, Aug. 24, 2009 through Friday, Oct. 30, 2009. Once the tour is complete, the stories may be posted on the Knight Cancer Institute website or used for future breast health campaigns.

         

OHSU Center for Health & Healing Lobby

OHSU Kohler Pavilion – Ninth Floor

Portland

August 26 – September 11

Center for Health and Wellness

3942 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

Portland

September 12 - 13

Race for the Cure Health Expo

Convention Center

Portland

September 18 - 19

18th Annual Race for the Cure

Waterfront Park

Portland

September 20

Pacific Oncology Beaverton Clinic

20000 N.W. Walker Road

Beaverton

September 21-25

Sail for the Cure

Portland Yacht Club

1241 NE Marine Dr.

Portland

September 27

Portland Saturday Market

SW Ankeny and Naito Parkway

Portland

October 3

Row for the Cure

Portland Boathouse

1515 SW Water Ave.

Portland

October 4

Safeway

Woodstock

4515 S.E. Woodstock

Portland

 

The Pearl

1303 N.W. Lovejoy

Portland

October 5 - 11

Willamette University

Pi Beta Phi house

844 Mill Street

Salem

October 12 - 18

Girlfriends Half Marathon

N.W. Personal Training

1011 Broadway

Vancouver

October 18

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Center for Health & Healing, Seventh Floor

Portland

October 26-30

 

For more information and a list of 2009 Pink Phone Tour locations, go to www.ohsuhealth.com/pinkphone.