St. Jude's Hospital, founded in 1962, is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases.

St. Jude’s Hospital, founded in 1962, is a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases. • Courtesy image

While Asian Americans have lower death rates from heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and cancer compared to the general population, cancer is still the leading cause of death among Asian Americans, according to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation/Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, the American Cancer Society, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The research has also determined the following:

• Cancer rates are highest among Chinese Americans.

• Prostate cancer is more common and deadly among Filipino men.

• Vietnamese women have the highest incidence of cervical cancer and death rates from this type of cancer.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is currently reaching out to Seattle APIs to raise cancer awareness. St. Jude is a pediatric cancer research center dedicated to treating childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases worldwide.

On Saturday, November 23, the greater Seattle community is invited to the 5th annual “Give thanks. Walk.” The free, family-friendly 5K walk will coincide with the joint efforts of 75 other communities nationwide.

For more information, visit www.givethankswalk.org.

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