Sunday, May 5, 2013

Feels like summer

The view from the top of Multnomah Falls.

It was 85 degrees today. In Portland, Oregon. In May. Say what? This whole weekend was actually pretty amazing. I feel like I accomplished quite a bit, too. I got to hang out with friends I haven't seen in a while, I handed out melanoma walk flyers to tons of businesses and residents in my neighborhood, and yesterday I went on a hike at Multnomah Falls with my boyfriend. We also ventured a bit further East and did a little wine/beer tasting in Hood River. I'm sad to see the weekend end!

In case you haven't heard, tomorrow is "Melanoma Monday." If you'd like to participate in raising awareness for melanoma, please wear black on Monday, May 6. Here are a few reasons why you should:
  • Melanoma is the most deadly type of skin cancer. 
  • Every eight minutes, someone in the United States will be given a melanoma diagnosis and every hour someone will die from the disease.    
  • Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in the United States and worldwide. 
  • Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.  
  • If caught in the earliest stages, melanoma is entirely treatable with a survival rate of nearly 100%. If untreated and allowed to spread, there is no known treatment or cure.

Multnomah Falls
Looking down over the top of Multnomah Falls


  1. Beautiful photos Katie, what a wonderful outing, and an awesome place.

    I hope melanoma awareness reaches loads of people on Monday and on throughout May.

  2. I love the Gorge. There's a tiny winery in Hood River, Marchesi Vineyards, that I'd highly recommend. Cheers.

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