Our Mission in Action - Breast Cancer Survivorship
Grantee Spotlight - Women's Wellness Retreat at Grass Lake Sanctuary
The 3-day, life-balancing, Women’s Wellness Retreat for Breast Cancer Survivors at Grass Lake Sanctuary, is designed to help women who have completed their breast cancer treatment – whether that was 1 year or 10 years ago – to be open to new possibilities of wellness. The 145 acre non-profit retreat, located in Manchester, Michigan, is dedicated to helping individuals and families re-establish life-balancing connections with nature, healthy relationships, creativity from the heart, healthy food, and therapeutic massage.
If you are, or if you know a woman who lives in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Livingston, Shiawassee or Washtenaw counties, have been diagnosed with Stage I, II, or III breast cancer, have completed active treatment, and are interested in taking the next steps toward wellness, you may qualify for this highly restorative 3-day program.
“I was afraid of sad stories. I didn’t want another support group where I would be around the energy of struggle. Instead… I learned how to grow. I opened up to others. It helped me as a person.” - Lynn
The program addresses the need for increased psychosocial support for breast cancer survivors. According to an article published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, social well-being during the first year after a breast cancer diagnosis may have a beneficial effect on cancer outcomes. (Epplein M, Zheng Y, Zheng W et al. Quality of life after breast cancer diagnosis and survival. Journal of Clinical Oncology. Early online publication December 20, 2010.)
FULL scholarships are available for uninsured, underinsured or low-income women, and are provided through a grant from the Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®! The retreats will be held in July and August; please call 734-408-1552 or visit http://womenswellnessatgrasslake.org/ for eligibility information and to register.
For a list of all the grants the Komen Mid-Michigan Affiliates funds in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, Jackson, Shiawassee, Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, please visit www.komenmidmichigan.org.
| Ride for the Cure®
The 2nd annual Komen Mid-Michigan Ride for the Cure is designed to make a BIG, BOLD IMPACT. The Ride features three routes - 30, 60, or 100 miles and with every mile traveled and every dollar raised we move closer to the Komen vision of a world without breast cancer. In addition to a registration fee, Riders must commit to raise a minimum of $500 to participate in the event.
The Ride for the Cure® event has special meaning to Tracy Weaver, 16 year breast cancer survivor and co-chair of the Ride. “My children were 3, 7, and 8 when I was diagnosed; having to tell them that I had breast cancer and explain what that meant is something that no mother should ever have to go through,” says Weaver. “I support Susan G. Komen for the Cure because I truly believe that we will have a world without breast cancer we will not have to have those conversations with our children anymore. Ride for the Cure is a new, fun way to support Komen Mid-Michigan and all the wonderful work they are doing in this community.”
The minimum of $500 that each rider commits to raise could provide 5 low cost mammograms to women right in our communities that would otherwise not have access to this crucial screening. What an incredible IMPACT!
We hope that you will consider joining us on August 6th in Ann Arbor. Click here for more information and to register!
Not a cyclist? Join us in our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by signing up to volunteer!
Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the Komen Mid-Michigan Ride for the Cure. In fact, this tremendous event would not be possible without the help of people like you! Our volunteers come in all sizes, shapes and colors, but their hearts are pink and their caring has no limit. You’ll set the tone, help keep Riders hydrated, supply snacks, provide safety at a tricky intersection, or many other vital roles. Whatever job you choose to do, you’ll be the backbone of the event. There are many different ways to get involved on Ride day, to view a list of all of our Ride volunteer opportunities and find one that works best for you click here. Every minute you spend helping gives another minute of hope to those affected by breast cancer.
To our incredible community partners for their support of the 2nd Annual Komen Mid-Michigan Ride for the Cure.
Howell Pink Party - Thursday, June 16th, 5p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Pink Party is an after hours, town wide ticketed event for retail shops to help raise funds and invigorate a small downtown and stregthen the Howell community! For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.howellspinkparty.com.
Komen Mid-Michigan Ride for the Cure® - Saturday, August 6th - Ann Arbor
This is truly much more than a cycling event; it is a dynamic new way for men, women and children of all ages and abilities to support the mission of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® - August 12-14th
This August 12-14, thousands of men and women will hit the streets for the Susan G. Komen Michigan 3-Day for the Cure. Each participant raises a minimum of $2,300 and walks an average of 20 miles a day for three consecutive days. Last year, more than $5.4 million was raised at the Michigan 3-Day for the Cure! There are several opportunities to get involved with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. To learn more, please visit http://www.the3day.org/.