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Northwest Family Services is hosting

the 2019 Discover Pink Walk & 5k Fun Run on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at

Salem Health-Building D Lobby, 939 Oak St. SE, Salem OR 97301. (Please note new location.)

This year marks the 15th year of this local event. We are excited for the opportunity to raise funds to provide early detection screenings and breast cancer treatment services for underserved women in Marion and Polk Counties!

The event will begin with a Vendor Fair at 8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony will be at 10:00 a.m.

If you have pre-ordered a t-shirt or would like to purchase one in advance, they will be available at:

     Salem Health Hospital, Building C Lobby, 875 Oak St. SE, Salem OR 97301

     Wednesday, September 18: Noon - 6pm

     Thursday, September 19: 8am - 1pm

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Map of Salem Health Hospital indicating t-shirt pick up in building c on September 18 & 19. Also indicating race start and vendor fair in building d on September 21


Watch this page for Registration and more information about this year’s Walk. Don’t forget to “Like” the NWFS Facebook page for Walk updates.


Why Walk?

According the 2015 Community Profile conducted by the Komen Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate, there were 213 new cases of breast cancer in Marion County and 37 deaths. In Polk County, there were 58 new cases of breast cancer and 10 deaths. Our combined service area saw 271 new cases of breast cancer and 47 deaths. Overall, the breast cancer incidence rate in the Komen service area was higher than that observed in the United States as a whole.

In a survey, only 77.9% of Marion County women self-reported mammograms. Polk county women reported 66.3%. This is compared to the Komen service area self-reported mammograms of 75.5%.

Education, awareness and access to mammography are key to the early detection of breast cancer. The Discover Pink Walk creates the necessary funds and community awareness to increase mammography rates.

In addition to health education and breast cancer awareness, this program provides free mammograms to Marion and Polk County women who are underserved. The Discover Pink Walk is one of the primary ways we raise the necessary funds to purchase these life-saving tests. All funds raised will serve residents of Marion and Polk County. A donation of just $75 can buy a mammogram for a local woman in need! Since September, 2017, we have served over 125 underserved women in Marion-Polk with free mammogram vouchers.


DPW Banner 2017

Fundraising for Discover Pink Walk

If you would like to fundraise by seeking pledges to support your walk from your family, friends, and local businesses or you would like to do general fundraising even if you are not walking, you will find a Pledge Sheet here: Pledge Sheet.


DPW 2017 Pink Police Car


DPW Banner Capitol Steps 2017

It requires many generous volunteers and sponsors for any event to be successful. If you are interested in volunteering or event sponsorship, please contact us at

Please feel free to post flyers, pass on e-mails, and post on your Facebook page to spread the word about Discover Pink Walk and 5kFun Run 2019.

2019 DPW Flyer

2019 registration form

Here are some breast health facts to share:

Females are at greatest risk for getting breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the leading cancer among American women and second only to lung cancer in deaths.

About 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer DO NOT have a family history.

Mammograms are the best and most widely available breast cancer screening tool. They can detect about 85% of all breast cancers.

More than two million women currently living in the U.S. have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.

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Presenting Sponsors


Presenting Pink  real salem logo

 Salem Health Hospital & Clinics



Pink Partners 

Salem Electric Logo Color

Salem Electric



Pretty in Pink 

Valley Credit Union

Valley Credit Union



Leonard Plastic Surgery and Medispa


Santiam logo

Santiam Hospital

Orthopedics of Oregon LOGO

Orthopedics of Oregon


Knight Cancer Institute

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute