Page 12 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - November 2015
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Awareness walk continued from Page 1

carrots and zucchini in the sauce; two different salads,
a kale super salad and an Asian sesame cashew salad,
combined with veggie and fruit trays. Thank you to Pat
Odiorne for all your hard work.

After lunch we had local Chehalis Tribal member,
Allison Carter, share her experience of breast cancer.
She talked about the importance of getting your regular
women’s health exams, including mammograms. She
said if it wasn’t for the outreach worker bugging her,
she wouldn’t have found her lump, and it was found
early enough to start treating her breast cancer. Allison
stressed the importance of getting your screenings.
Cindy Andy, a Chehalis Tribal Elder and Breast Cancer
Survivor also got up and talked about the importance
of getting your exams. She also encouraged women to
ask questions of their providers, if they don’t understand
what they are saying, and get second opinions if they
need to. A couple of other women from the Shoalwater
Bay and Squaxin Island Tribes shared their story on
their breast cancer experience, encouraging other
women to get their screenings.

Christina then introduced the representative from Susan
G. Komen Puget Sound, Robyn Sneeringer, MPH,
Director of Grants, Education and Advocacy. Robyn
came down to help out and participated in the walk.

We then asked all Breast Cancer survivors to come up
to the front of the room and they were all wrapped with
a blanket and given a gift. We also asked all cancer
survivors to come up and they were wrapped with a
blanket and given a gift.

The day ended with door prize raffles. Thank you to
Shoalwater Bay Tribe for all your donations, the Lucky
Eagle Casino, and to the various personal donations that
all went towards the great prizes!

The event also had a Pink Photo booth, which everyone
really enjoyed. Thank you goes out to Jen Olson
who staffed that booth. Thank you to all the NWWP
program staff: Joan Simmons, Jen Olson, Tanya
Brown (Shoalwater Bay), Kim Weber (Skokomish),
Traci Lopeman (Squaxin Island), Raylene McCloud
(Nisqually) and Suzzanne Adams (Quinault) for all
your help. Ollie and Daryl need a special thank you for
monitoring the walkers, giving rides, and handing out
bottles of water.

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