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Controlling Lifestyle Factors: How About Taking a Walk?

We may not always be able to control all the factors leading to breast cancer, however, when it comes to factors of lifestyle, which account for the largest percentage of occurrences, we actually have a lot of control. Lifestyle of course includes…
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Meet Janet De La Cruz- Mentor & Mentee 

What's a mentor? Meet one of ours, who also coordinates Mentor253, Janet De La Cruz. Janet embodies what it truly means to be a mentor because of her experience as a mentee. Having been on both ends, Janet has experienced mentorship full-circle. Her experience…
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Trinity Presbyterian Church Shapes Urban Leaders

The Northwest Leadership Foundation believes that it is through collaboration that our cities become better; there is no better example than our partnership with Trinity Presbyterian Church. Going back more than 16, Trinity's continued partnership…
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Celebrating Culture, Celebrating Lives Past

We were excited to partner once again this year with the Tacoma Art Museum to host Tacoma's 12 Annual Dia De Los Muertos Community Celebration. Translated into English, Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that focuses on gathering family  and…
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Profile in Leadership - Liesl Santkuyl

As the driving force behind one of our newest initiatives here at NLF, Leaders in Women's Health, we are so incredible blessed to have a coalition of more than 50 community members who care deeply about improving issues of equity embedded in…
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Addressing Barriers to Care

Since embarking on this journey to save lives by urging women to get screened for breast cancer, I’ve given the crucial message many times that breast cancer mortality rates are higher among women of color. In response to which comes the inevitable…
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Our Sisters & Friends Campaign has Launched!

As National Breast Cancer Awareness month is now full swing, we want to encourage as many people as possible to get screened for breast cancer! Remember, African American women are disproportionately affected by the disease in terms of both…
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Meet Kevin Castellanos- Act Six Scholar, Community Leader

What's an Act Six Scholar? Meet one of our scholars who embodies Act Six by leading at school, in the community and for his family, Kevin Castellanos. A native to Tacoma and former Mt. Tahoma T-Bird, Kevin is a sophomore at Pacific Lutheran…
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Tacoma Students are Ready to Rise!

Preparing Tacoma students to be successful in college and beyond as the next generation of diverse emerging leaders This past summer, we accomplished our second year of the Catalyst Academy, with 33 rising college freshman who just graduated…
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Proteen Plus Summer 2016

Learn, Serve, Lead This past summer Proteen was busy piloting a paid seven week internship for 20 young men and women who face some of the most challenging barriers to be successful. The Proteen Summer Internship specifically provided internships…
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