BREAST CANCER

Community shows support for former law enforcement officer battling breast cancer

"Just a huge thank you to everybody, whether they donated or just said a prayer."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In an effort to help Cass County Reserve Deputy and former law enforcement officer Kerri Gortmaker fight breast cancer, the community is hosting a benefit at the El Zagal Shrine. “She was diagnosed back in July with triple negative breast cancer. She is undergoing treatment right now and going to be having surgery very soon so…

Two-time breast cancer survivor urges people to get screenings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A two-time cancer survivor is sharing her story this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Marti Simmons was first diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2000. Nearly exactly 20 years later, she received her second diagnosis last November. The cancer returned in the same breast and this time, resulted in a mastectomy. “In the exact same breast. Who…

Community rallies behind Fargo woman battling cancer

Lend a Hand Up and family came together for a good cause

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – “You never know what’s knocking at your backdoor.” Breast cancer is never an easy burden to bear. But with friends and family like Chris Beaulieu, one Fargo north woman is being shown an abundance of love and support. Michelle Johnson’s family and friends hosted a benefit in order to rally hope and help during this difficult…

Fitness coach helps pull fundraiser together for single mom with breast cancer

"I don't know half the people that are donating so it is so crazy to me that they are just showing so much support."

FARGO, N.D. — During trying times, one community member is reminding people all about the season of giving with a benefit that will help cover costs for a single mom who’s going through a tough medical diagnosis. “She’s been through a lot of what people would consider hardships and just come out on top every time and such a strong…

Fargo Brewing Company launches new beer for breast cancer awareness

Limited pink lager benefits the Real Men Wear Pink campaign

FARGO, N.D. “Today we are launching a raspberry hibiscus pink lager in support of the Real Men Wear Pink campaign for the American Cancer Society.” Co founder of Fargo Brewing Company, Aaron Hill said. The new pink themed beer is so limited that it will only be available for a short amount of time. “So the deal is starting today…

Artist creates Downtown Fargo mural for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The goal of the campaign is to raise $30,000 dollars.

FARGO, N.D. – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,  The Real Men Wear Pink of Fargo-Moorhead is teaming up with a local artist to raise awareness. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers there is according to the American Cancer Society. Yet, misconceptions surrounding the disease still follow. Especially when it comes to the role…

Women’s Way reports lower cancer screening rates among women during COVID-19 pandemic

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, breast and cervical cancer screenings have greatly decreased among women. Women’s Way, a breast and cervical cancer early detection program, is encouraging women to remain diligent about being screened. According to Grand Forks Public Health, about one in eight North Dakota women will get breast cancer during their lifetime and early detection greatly increases…

West Fargo Police selling pink patches for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

West Fargo is the only North Dakota police department to participate in the Pink Patch Project

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The West Fargo Police Department is doing its part in raising awareness for breast cancer. A pink version of the department’s patch will be sold throughout October. The patches are available for 10 (cash) dollars each at the West Fargo Police Department at 800 Fourth Avenue East. You can stop by from 8 a.m. to 5…

Friends And Family Host Meat Raffle Fundraiser For Woman Battling Breast Cancer

The group is also hosting a benefit for Johnson on January 23th at El Zagal in North Fargo.

FARGO, N.D. — A group of family and friends come together to help fundraiser for a Fargo woman battling breast cancer. Dozens packed Speck’s Bar for a meat raffle with all proceeds going towards the medical bills for Michelle Erfle-Johnson. Johnson was diagnosed with stage 3-4 Aggressive Breast Cancer. She has gone through surgery and radiation treatment. Friends of Johnson…

Sanford Health is encouraging women not to put off breast cancer screenings amid COVID-19 pandemic

Edith Sanford Breast Center in Fargo says it has seen a decline in the number of women who have come in to get screened since the pandemic began

FARGO, N.D. — Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Sanford Health has noticed a decrease in the number of patients coming in for their annual mammogram screenings. There have also been a decrease in the number of breast cancer diagnoses. This trend has begun to worry staff at the Edith Sanford Breast Center in Fargo. “If you don’t do it now,…