A "Rising Above Cancer" event to honor breast cancer patients, survivors and their families is Oct. 4 at Badger Mountain in Richland.
Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick is putting on the event, along with Community First Bank, KNDU-TV, MIX 105.3/KONA AM and Focus on Cancer. Participants should meet at Trailhead Community Park between 9 and 10 a.m.
Biodegradable balloons will be sold for $5, with Northwest Cancer Clinic matching each balloon donation. The money will go to Focus on Cancer for free mammograms.
Participants are invited to hike up the mountain, with a brief ceremony planned at the top. The first 150 participants will receive a free T-shirt.
Last year, about 150 people helped contribute $2,100 for free mammograms, a news release said. For more information, go to www.nwcancerclinic.com.