People come to Portland for all kinds of reasons: beer, hipster-watching, and hipster-watching while drinking beer.   Four women, however, are making the journey here for a completely different reason: breast cancer awareness.  I ran across this group in the Twitterverse, so the details only came in 140-character-max bursts.   I'm not sure why Portland is their destination, but here they come!

From their site Road Trip For A Cure:

"4 Women. 8 Breasts. 4 Bras. 3,411 miles.  We're trekking from Mankato, Minnesota to Portland, Oregon and back, visiting communities along the way to raise awareness of breast cancer and funds for the Susan G. Komen foundation."

The trip kick off date is June 30th, and they're starting in Mankato, MN, hitting these stops on their way to Portland:

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  • Sioux Falls, SD
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Gillette, WY
  • Billings, MT
  • Bozeman, MT
  • Butte, MT
  • Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Wallace, ID
  • Richland, WA
  • Portland, OR

From a recent blog post on their site: "We're hoping to meet both survivors, family members and others affected by breast cancer along the way to talk to and photograph. If you live in or around the following communities and want to get involved, I'd love to speak with you!"

You can follow their trip through their blog, and you can find them on Twitter: @roadtrip4acure.  If you have any questions about how you can meet up with them or support their cause, contact them through their site.