to fight breast cancer
in Newport, Oregon!
Coast Busters 2
The Coast Busters Walk for Breast Cancer is the result of two ladies wanting to inspire hope for other women and their families struggling with breast cancer. Recent breast cancer survivors themselves, Sonia Graham and Jeanette Campagna chose to adopt the motto that something good can certainly come from something bad. That’s when Coast Busters came to life. The second annual Coast Busters Walk for Breast Cancer is a 3 mile walk that will be held, rain or shine, on the track at Newport High School on Saturday, October 1, 2022, kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds raised from the event will stay local and benefit Pacific Communities Health District Foundation Women’s Cancer Fund and the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation; monies will be earmarked for local Lincoln County breast cancer patients. This is an opportunity to proudly and loudly raise awareness in our community and to provide faith, courage, and hope for all women who have been affected by breast cancer.
When: October 1, 2022; 3 Mile Walk begins at 10:15am
Where: Newport High School Track
Address: 322 NE Eads, Newport, OR 97365
Event Day Schedule
9:00am- Registration Opens
10:00am- Survivor's Lap
10:15am- 3 Mile Walk Begins
COVID 19 Information
We look forward to finally reuniting in person, in accordance with CDC, state, and local health guidance and regulations. As guidance and safety measures evolve in the weeks and months ahead, we will continue to update our supporters about what to expect locally. We are committed to the health and safety of all our guests and participants and as such will make the best local decisions regarding masks, sanitizing stations, social distancing and crowd management, modified event layouts, outdoor venues and contactless engagement options onsite. These decisions will be made, and adjusted, based on the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.
$25 Early Bird Registration (by August 31, 2022- Guarantees you a t-shirt)
$35 General Registration (September 1, 2022- September 30, 2022)
$45 On-site Registration (October 1, 2022 only)
Spread the word! Talk to your friends, family, and co-workers about participating in the event.
Fundraise! Each participant is asked, though not required, to raise a minimum of $150. For those raising $150 or more, your name will be publicly placed on the Coast Busters Honor Roll. The top three individual fundraisers will win prizes!
Create your own team with team name—the more the merrier!
Dress up in your favorite pink attire on Walk Day! Prize(s) for best costumes!
If you would like to join us in making a difference as a volunteer at this year's event, click below.
Our Story- Together We Can!
Sonia Graham & Jeanette Campagna
Jeanette Campagna & Sonia Graham walking on the beach...
Jeanette Campagna & Sonia Graham
Coast Busters 2021
Photos courtesy of Jan Walsh, Sailor Alfie Productions
"We celebrate another year of being cancer survivors! Thank you for letting us share our stories with you."
Sonia Graham & Jeanette Campagna
Sonia and Jeanette were your two typical, ordinary, fun, laid back, spirited everyday kind of ladies living the blissful beach life at the Oregon Coast in Lincoln County, OR. Then one day out of the clear blue that all changed. Both have their own individual stories, however they share one commonality. They are recent breast cancer survivors—and that’s what makes them extraordinary!
Jeanette was diagnosed in November, 2019 following a routine mammogram. After four arduous biopsies and further invasive testing, her best option was a unilateral mastectomy. In late February 2020 Jeanette underwent surgery. Recuperating amid the start of the COVID pandemic, she underwent reconstructive surgery in May 2020. That was followed by more than a year of physical therapy to provide more mobility to a frozen shoulder that was a result of the surgeries. It was also recommended that five years of cancer meds be prescribed to reduce the recurrence of any further cancer. On February 27, 2022, Jeanette celebrated two years being cancer free.
Sonia’s journey began in early February 2020 when she discovered a large lump in her left breast during a routine self-exam. It was confirmed to be cancerous during a mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy all on the same day (March 26, 2020). Cancer was detected with two lumps in the breast and impacted lymph nodes. Because of the aggressiveness of Sonia’s cancer, the cancer care team suggested chemotherapy to reduce the cancer before surgery. Sonia had 16 rounds of chemotherapy beginning April 23, 2020. Following chemo, Sonia had a lumpectomy followed by a complete lymph node dissection when cancer was still detected during the sentinel node biopsy. On January 18, 2021 Sonia finished her 33 rounds of radiation therapy and was determined to be officially in remission.
Prior to their diagnoses, Jeanette and Sonia shared a direct connection through the Newport Chamber of Commerce, however it was their journeys that truly bonded them as friends, survivors, sisters, and yes, warriors. They supported each other throughout and helped each other through the healing process. During one of their many conversations they decided they wanted to make a difference in the lives of women in their own community struggling with breast cancer. They adopted the motto that something good can certainly come from something bad. It was also very important to them to give back to the medical teams and community that provided immense support.
And it was then that the Coast Busters for Breast Cancer Walk was created!