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UW Women’s Basketball action heard on Alternative Talk 1150!


Sports fans! Be sure to tune in each week during the 2017-18 season to hear exciting UW Women’s Basketball play-by-play action right here on 1150AM.

Join Gary Hill Jr. as he calls each game and Elise Woodward as she adds color commentary to the broadcast while the Jody Wynn era begins on Montlake in her first year as head coach.

The Pac-12 promises to be very competitive this season, but this year’s team promises to be exciting in their pursuit of victory with new leadership on the bench and new stars emerging on the court.

Tough, electrifying competition called by seasoned pros Gary Hill Jr. and Elise Woodward, all on Alternative Talk 1150AM!

View the full schedule HERE.

The University of Washington women’s basketball team defeats Eastern Washington University on November 10, 2016. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)
The University of Washington women’s basketball team defeats Eastern Washington University on November 10, 2016. (Photography by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Month of October

Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, today announced 2017 research funding of $30.7 million for 98 research grants focusing on the most lethal forms and stages of breast cancer, as well as disparities in breast cancer outcomes.

In Washington state, Komen Scholar Benjamin Anderson, M.D., of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI), will receive $550,000 to evaluate the strengths and gaps in processes used by health care facilities in low-resource settings.  The goal of this research is to assist health care facilities in evaluating and implementing breast health interventions to improve detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

Strategies to build health care capacity in low and middle income countries can be applied in underserved communities in the U.S. as well, Dr. Anderson said. “Today is a critical time where real and meaningful progress can be made by wisely using resources to save lives at home and abroad,” he said.

Susan G. Komen is a co-founder of BHGI and has provided support continuously since 2002. Several ongoing Komen grants, awarded in previous years to local researchers including Mary-Claire King, Ph.D. and Nora Disis, M.D. bring Komen’s total research investment in Washington state institutions to $11,630,427 since 1982.

Komen’s 2017 grants portfolio includes*:

  • 37 grants expanding our knowledge of metastatic breast cancer and how to better treat it or prevent it;
  • 37 grants looking into novel treatments for aggressive types of breast cancer (specifically, triple negative, inflammatory breast cancer luminal B, and ER-positive recurrent breast cancer).
  • 59 grants focused on new therapies, including 10 for targeted therapies and 20 for drug development
  • 24 investigating drug resistance (why drugs stop working in some patients)
  • 9 on disparities in breast cancer outcomes and 2 involving Big Data

*Eds Note: Numbers may add to more than 98 because individual studies may be classed in more than one category.

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Puget Sound

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Puget Sound is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community. Through events such as the Seattle Race for the Cure®, Komen Puget Sound has invested more than $30 million in community breast health programs in 16 counties and has contributed toward the more than $956 million invested globally in researchFor more information, call 206-633-0303 or visit komenpugetsound.org

Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

8:00am

On Race day, we come together at Seattle Center not only to have fun, but to raise funds to find cures for the most aggressive breast cancers and improve outcomes for those who face barriers to care.

Race for the Cure starts at 8 a.m.

Hundreds of pink-clad breast cancer survivors take part in the Survivor Parade, an inspiring Race tradition. Following the parade are the 5K run and walk events, including a kids’ run and the Paws for the Cure dog walk.

Why We Race

Komen’s new bold goal is to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the next decade. When you fundraise for Race, together we progress toward that goal by accelerating lifesaving research, along with critical screenings and patient resources for those who don’t have access to the services they need. With your support, we can reach our vision of a world without breast cancer.

Donate or volunteer

Even if you can’t walk or run, you can support the breast cancer fight by making a general donation or by giving through a participant or team. Visit www.komenpugetsound.org to find out how. If you are looking for volunteer opportunities on or before Race day, email volunteer@pskomen.org.

Learn More

For more information or to register, please visit Komen Puget Sound at www.komenpugetsound.org, call (206) 633-0303 or email race@pskomen.org.

Seattle Center

Seattle International Film Festival

May 18th - June 11th, 2017

The 43rd Seattle International Film Festival is one of Seattle’s prized traditions, bringing the world to the Pacific Northwest with a celebration of cinema from over 80 countries across the globe. SIFF presents the opportunity to meet filmmaking talent and stars, attend gala screenings and parties, and participate in forums and panels during the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States. Screenings take place in venues throughout Seattle as well as neighboring cities Shoreline, Bellevue, and Kirkland from May 18th – June 11th, 2017. Ticket packages and passes are on sale now at www.siff.net/festival/box-office or by calling 206 -324 -9996. Complete lineup, schedule, and individual tickets available from May 4.

2016 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


@ Seattle Center
June 5th | 7:30am

susan g komenHelp celebrate cancer survivors and help support the breast cancer fight at the 2016 Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure.

On Sunday June 5th, thousands of breast cancer survivors, friends, families and supporters will gather at Seattle Center to run or walk the 5K & 1K walk/run and even participate in this years Paws for the Cure (dogs)!

The Survivor Parade gets underway at 8am. The parading survivors are accompanied by the Seahawks Blue Thunder drum line. Gather in front of the Survivor Celebration tent on the South Fountain Lawn at 7:45 am.

Make sure you sport your best pink outfit for race day on June 5th at 7:30am!

Sign up and help raise money for Race for the Cure by visiting  online, calling (206) 633-0303 or emailing at race@pskomen.org.

Seattle Center

Take Steps


@ Magnuson Park
June 12th | 1pm

Take Steps 2016It’s time for the Crohn’s & Colitis Take Steps Walk, one of CCFA’s largest events committed to finding cures for digestive diseases. Have a day of celebration for patients, loved ones, friends and supporters that empower and inspire each other to fight these diseases. Each year Take Steps connect with their communities to help raise money for cures. To date, Take Steps has raised more than $60 million to fund mission-critical research and patient support programs. More than 80 cents of each dollar raised goes directly to funding this mission.

Take Steps with us on June 12th at Magnuson Park. Registration begins at 1pm and the walk starts at 2pm. We’ll have LOTS of fun things for your friends and family to do at the walk. Follow their website more information and sign up today! There is NO FEE to register your team.

Magnuson Park

42nd Seattle International Film Festival


SIFF2016The Seattle International Film Festival is one of Seattle’s prized traditions, bringing the world to the Pacific Northwest with a celebration of cinema from every point of the globe. The Festival features a wide-ranging lineup across all genres and budgets from star-studded blockbusters to fiercely independent and international fare along with films appropriate for young and old alike. A favorite with visitors as well as locals, SIFF presents the opportunity to meet filmmaking talent and stars, attend gala screenings with parties, and participate in forums and panels during the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States. Screenings take place in venues throughout Seattle as well as in neighboring cities Shoreline, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Renton during the 25-day event.

Enter to win tickets NOW – May 18th!

Here are some films that should be on your go see list:

Whistleblower: In this thriller in the tradition of Costa Gavras’ Z and Ben Affleck’s ARGO, a Filipino accountant, adept at finding tax loopholes, turns the tables against her wealthy businesswoman employer in a far-reaching political scandal.

Author: The JT LeRoy Story: Uncover the fascinating truth behind wunderkind JT LeRoy, whose tough, sordid memoirs about life as a teenage male hustler captivated the literary world—until he was revealed to be a fictional creation of 40-year-old female writer Laura Albert.

Body: The stories of a hardened coroner, his angsty teen daughter, and a supernaturally inclined therapist who claims she can communicate with the dead are intertwined for a complex tale of loneliness and belief, infused with a strong dose of black humor.

Kilo Two Bravo: A relentless, HURT LOCKER-esque true story about a patrol of British paratroopers in Afghanistan who, while trying to disable a Taliban roadblock, are marooned in a minefield along the Kajaki dam.

NUTS!: Inventive and wildly fun, filmmaker Penny Lane (OUR NIXON) recounts the unbelievable true story of a Kansas doctor who became a sensation in Depression-era America after he claimed that he could cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men.

There’s something for every taste, age, and budget! Single tickets start at $13 with various discounts available. Ticket packages and passes are on sale now or by calling 206-324-9996.  Tickets for the Opening Night film and Gala are now on sale. Complete line-up, schedule, and single tickets available May 5th.

Various Locations

March for Babies


April 23rd – May 14th

March for Babies 2016March for Babies is back! It promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There will be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends – it’s a great feeling knowing we’re all helping real families. Join an event near you and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community! Together we will give every baby a fighting chance.

Register today and find a walk near you!

 

Check out these March for Babies walks in Western Washington:

Snohomish County – Langus Riverfront Park, Everett, April 23rd
Kitsap County – Haselwood Family YMCA, Silverdale, April 23rd
Greater Puget Sound –
Seattle Center, April 30th
South Sound –
Cheney Stadium, Tacoma, May 14th

Various Locations

Music Works 50th Anniversary Gala and Auction


@ Bellevue Hilton
Feb. 27th | 6pm

Join Music Works for a lovely evening at their 50th Anniversary Gala and Auction and enjoy an evening of student and faculty performances, dinner, dancing and a silent and live auction!

Music Works mission is to change lives through accessible music education and experiences. Integral to this mission is the belief that everyone deserves access to all aspects of music education regardless of the ability to pay. Help ensure that Music Works can continue to provide life-changing music lessons and music therapy to deserving students who cannot otherwise afford these valuable services.

Buy your tickets today!

Music Works NW

Bellevue Hilton

Go Red for Women


Go Red 2016

It’s not just a man’s disease: more women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Heart disease claims the lives of one in three women each year.  This mean women we know – mother’s sisters, friends – are dying at the rate of one per minute. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is working to fund research and fight heart disease so that more women can live healthier and longer.

National Wear Red Day – February 5

Show your support on national Wear Red Day by wearing red. You can even organize an event at your workplace or organization. Don’t forget to take a photo and share how you’re going red on social media with #GoRed. For free materials, visit the Puget Sound Goes Red page.

Go Red with Cascade Eye and Skin Centers – February 5

Enjoy an evening of fun, auction, and special services at this annual fundraiser for Go Red. Advance ticket purchase required.

Go Red Healthy Cooking Demo – February 6

Chef Kirsten Helle, recent winner of a Food Network show, will show you how to whip up something healthy and delicious. Attend this free cooking demo at the Pike Place Market Atrium Kitchen (entrance at 1433 First Avenue.) Free to the public.

Puget Sound Women’s Show Goes Red – February 6

Go Red at the Puget Sound Women’s Show at the Tacoma Mall. Learning Hands Only CPR, win prizes, plus other fun activities.

Seattle Go Red For Women Luncheon – March 3

Support women’s heart research by attending this fundraising luncheon at Benaroya Hall. Sponsored nationally by Macy’s and locally by Union Bank.

South Sound Go Red For Women Luncheon – April 26

Support Go Red in South Sound by attending this fundraising luncheon at the Museum of Glass. Sponsored nationally by Macy’s and locally by CHI Franciscan Health.

To learn more about Go Red For Women, visit the Puget Sound Goes Red page or call 206-632-6881 or 253-272-7854.

Check out the Go Red Real Women video to support Go Red for Women 

Various Locations

Power of a Promise


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@ Sheraton Seattle Hotel

October 28th | 11am – 1:30pm

Join The Power of a Promise luncheon as Seattle and Eastside communities make a powerful statement with their gathered efforts to help Komen’s promise of a world without breast cancer come true. Speakers will include breast cancer survivors, Jan Slawson and Alexis Coffer and will be emceed by KING5 News anchor Amanda Grace.

Power of a Promise luncheons have raised over $1 million in the past 6 years and continues to grow.  The Luncheon includes an elegant meal with several opportunities to meet new friends who share their passion to end breast cancer forever.

Register online today.

Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

Seafair Weekend


@ Genesee Park on Lake Washington
July 31 – August 2
Fri. & Sat. 8:30am – 6pm
Sun. 7:30am – 6pm

Blue Angels Seafair - by CliffJoin 1150 KKNW for Seafair Weekend July 31st – August 2nd at Genesee Park on Lake Washington. Listen LIVE on KKNW and online website app as Brad Luce and our very own Gary Shipe broadcast the Hydroplane races from the Stan Sayres Pit!

Join the celebration of an entire summer’s worth of events. Watch the H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes zip across Lake Washington and hear the roar of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and see many other high flying plans at the Boeing Seafair Air Show. Enjoy live music, food vendors and interactive booths in the Alaska Airlines Genesee Park area or use your pit pass to get an up-close look at hydroplanes and F1 Prop boats in the Stan Sayres Pits. If you need an adrenaline fix, head down to the South Beach area to grab a beer and catch waves with some of the world’s most talented wakeboarders at the Hyperlite Seafair Wakeboard Experience. The North Beach (the center point of the Boeing Seafair Air Show!) has a lot to offer with great views of the F1 Prop Series Tour, open general admission seating along the beach and a beer garden. No matter your age or interests, Seafair Weekend is the place to be July 31st – August 2nd!

Click Here for more information and a schedule of Seafair Weekend events!

Purchase tickets Here!

Genesee Park on Lake Washington

Seattle International Film Festival


SIFF 2015@ Various Locations
May 14th – June 7th

Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States, presents over 250 features/documentary films and 150 short films to an audience of more than 155,000 every year. The festival is consistently cited as one of the best “audience festivals” in the world, and Seattle’s love for film (Seattleites see more movies per capita than any other city in the nation) makes the city the most appropriate setting for new films to be seen, tested, and celebrated by everyone – fan and filmmaker alike. Click here for more info!

Purchase tickets HERE! Find a screening location near you!

 

Various Locations

2015 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


Race for the cure 2015@ Seattle Center
June 7th |7am – Noon

Join the 2015 Susan G. Komen 22nd annual Race for the Cure on June 7th from 7am – Noon. Help raise funds for the fight against breast cancer and help us celebrate breast cancer survivors!

 Register today.


Even if you can’t make it
you can make a Race donation.

75% of funds raised at the Race support local breast health screening, education and outreach programs. Twenty-five percent of funds raised go toward global research to find a cure.

Seattle Center

Battle in Seattle 2014


Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Cal Poly Mustangs
@ KeyArena | December 20th

Battle in SeattleThe annual tradition of the Battle in Seattle continues this year Saturday, December 20 as the Gonzaga Bulldogs will face 2014 NCAA Tournament participant the Cal Poly Mustangs.  This annual event has become a tradition for college basketball fans on both the east and west side of the Cascades alike.

The Battle in Seattle, in many years, is the highest-attended college basketball game in the State of Washington. Gonzaga is off to a great start on the season and is one of the most exciting college basketball teams in the country. More than just the game, this is a weekend event Zags fans look forward to annually.

Get your tickets today!

KeyArena

Swedish Help with Washington Health Benefit Exchange


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@ Swedish Cherry Hill | Nov. 25th
@ Swedish Mill Creek | Dec. 3rd

Swedish is hosting several free help sessions to assist people signing up or renewing their health insurance through the Washington Health Benefit Exchange as part of the WAHIX campaign.

  • November 25, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. @ Swedish Cherry Hill
  • December 3, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. @ Swedish Mill Creek

For more information you can visit their website.

Various Locations

Prematurity Awareness Month – November


World Prematurity Day – November 17th

PrematureGlobally, premature birth is the leading cause of childhood death. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born preterm and more than a million die as a result. In Washington, more than 8,700 babies are born preterm each year. Babies who survive often have lifelong health problems such as cerebral palsy, vision and hearing loss, and intellectual disabilities. During the month of November and on November 17th we are working to raise awareness about the issue of premature birth in Washington and around the world.

Anne Geddes, world-renowned photographer known for her photographs of infants, donated one of her iconic images of a baby born too soon for us to use as a public service announcement. The image is of a baby boy, named Alfred, who was born 8 weeks too soon weighing just two pounds, six ounces. She also taped a public service message help raise awareness about the need to prevent preterm birth and the work being done to give more babies a healthy start in life.

 Everyone can participate in Prematurity Awareness Month and World Prematurity Day by visiting their Facebook page, where you can share stories and videos about your baby, or a baby you love and learn from families around the world. People can also get involved in Prematurity Awareness Month efforts by visiting their website to learn more about premature birth and March of Dimes initiatives, and to make a donation to support research, education, and community-based programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

 

Power of a Promise


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@ The Westin Seattle
October 23rd | 11:30am – 1:30pm

Come listen to Ariana Kukors, Olympic silver medalist share her inspirational story of her determination and spirit that helped her mother fight through a breast cancer diagnosis to a breast cancer survivor. Join Power of a Promise luncheon as Seattle and Eastside communities make a powerful statement with their gathered efforts to help Komen’s promise of a world without breast cancer come true.

Power of a Promise luncheons have raised over $1 million in the past 6 years and continues to grow.  The Luncheon includes an elegant meal with several opportunities to meet new friends who share their passion to end breast cancer forever.

Register online today.

The Westin Seattle
1900 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA

SummeRun and Walk for Ovarian Cancer


@ Marion and Minor in Seattle
July 27th | 7:30am

SummeRunCome to the 20th annual Rivkin Center SummeRun and Walk for Ovarian Cancer, this Sunday, July 27th!

Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women. The event is a day to celebrate and remember the lives of all those who have been impacted by ovarian cancer. The 5K run and walk will take place in Seattle’s First Hill Neighborhood at the corner of Marion and Minor . After the event, participants are invited to stay for refreshments, live music, a kids zone, closing festivities and a special Survivor Tribute.

Every dollar raised benefits the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, whose mission is to save lives and reduce suffering through improved treatment, early detection and prevention of ovarian cancer.

To participate, or to sponsor a runner or walker, please call (206) 215-6700 or visit online.

Seattle

Take Steps


@ Magnuson Park
June 7th |  2-6pm

Take StepsJoinTake Steps at Magnuson Park, 2- 6pm to help raise awareness and help cure Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The faces of IBD are everywhere. Nearly one in two hundred Americans are suffering with the debilitating pain and constant disruption of inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBD.

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis and improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.

CCFA’s Take Steps walk program is the largest event dedicated to raising funds and awareness for these diseases. 

Join this nationwide effort and get involved in one of the many walks taking place nationwide. Check out the inspiring stories of IBD Heroes of 2014.

To learn more and find a walk site near you.

Magnuson Park

Race for the Cure


Seattle Center | June 1st

Race for the Cure 2014

Join Komen Puget Sound’s Race for the Cure in Seattle Center on June 1st. Run, walk, celebrate breast cancer survivors and enjoy a day filled with fun for yourself and the whole family. To register, or for more information, visit their website. Together, we can win the battle against breast cancer. All we need is you!

Seattle Center

Go Red for Women

February 7th, 2014 6:00am - April 16th, 2014 1:00pm

Go Red For Women 

Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.  This means that women we know – mother’s sisters, friends – are dying at the rate of one per minute. It simply does not have to be that way.  The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is working to fund research and fight heart disease so that more women can live healthier and longer

National Wear Red Day – February 7

Show your support on national Wear Red Day by wearing red. You can even organize an event at your workplace or organization. Don’t forget to take a photo and share how you’re going red on social media with #GoRed. For free materials, visit PugetSoundGoesRed.org

Go Red with Cascade Eye and Skin Centers – February 7

Support a great cause while enjoying a fun evening at Cascade Eye and Skin Centers at University Place. Bid on auction items and enjoy discounts on products and services.  Tickets required; proceeds benefit the American Heart Association.  Call 253-841-7930 to RSVP.

Stayin’ Alive Saturday at Alderwood Mall – February 8

Learn Hands-Only CPR to the beat of the disco hit, Stayin’ Alive, and learn how you can keep your heart healthy through fun activities at the mall’s Center Court.   11am – 2 pm, 3000 184th Street SW, Lynnwood

Puget Sound Women’s Show Goes Red – February 8

The Puget Sound Women’s Show is all about your health and beauty, with fashion ideas, wellness advice, and fun activities like chair massages. 11 am – 4 pm, 4502 S. Steele St., Tacoma

Seattle Go Red For Women Luncheon – March 26

Join other women in our community in taking a stand against heart disease by supporting the American Heart Association.  Advanced ticket sales only.  10:30 – 1 pm, Seattle Marriott Waterfront, 2100 Alaskan Way.  Sponsored nationally by Macy’s and locally by Union Bank.

South Sound Go Red For Women Luncheon – April 16

“Go Red, Go Wild” is the theme for this educational and inspiring event in support of the American Heart Association.  Advanced ticket sales only.  9:30 am – 1 pm, McGavick Conference Center, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood. Sponsored nationally by Macy’s and locally by Franciscan Health System.

To learn more about Go Red For Women, visit PugetSoundGoesRed.org or call 206-632-6881 or 253-272-7854.

Social Media

#GoRed
Facebook.com/AHApugetsound
Facebook.com/AHAsouthsound
@AHApugetsound

Here are some ideas on how you can Go Red via Facebook or Twitter

  • Share how you are going red on Wear Red Day by posting a photo of yourself with the hashtag #GoRed.
  • Personalize the “I #goRED for…” sign and then take a photo to share on social media on Wear Red Day with the hashtag #GoRed.
  • Change your Facebook cover photo or Twitter photo to a Go Red photo. 
  • Post status updates or tweets while attending a Go Red event.

Other Resources:

Videos – Go Red montage video10 Years of Go Red

Various Venues