Legacy Salmon Creek raised funds for cancer center

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center raised $221,000 to fight cancer at the Salmon Creek Cares dinner and auction on Sept. 7 at Ridgefield’s Windy Hills Winery. KMR Group Foundation made a $100,000 gift to sponsor the event and support a $1 million project to create a comprehensive cancer center on the first floor of Legacy Salmon Creek. The center will include genetic counseling, comprehensive screening and a holistic therapy room to be used for yoga, pilates, support groups for cancer patients and other needs.

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Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start ClarkCountyToday.com.