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August 2011

2011 Ride for the Cure!

The Ride was designed to make a Big, Bold, Impact and it has done just that!  On August 6th, the Komen Mid-Michigan Affiliate hosted it's 2nd annual Ride for the Cure in Ann Arbor.  website3.jpg

With 167 Riders, the 2011 Ride for the Cure raised over $140,000 in donation, sponsorships and registration fees

The dollars raised through our Ride will be used to fund crucial screening, education, and survivorship programs to women who would not otherwise have access to these programs.  It is the passion and commitment of our Riders, volunteers, community partners and sponsors that allow us to fund these live saving programs. 

Thank you to all of our wonderful Riders, volunteers and sponsors!  Your efforts will truly impact the lives of women and families throughout Mid-Michigan. 

We hope that you will join us for the 2012 Ride for the Cure, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, August 4th, 2012. 

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Our Mission in Action: Reducing Health Disparities   

Grantee Spotlight: Eastern Michigan University Healthy Asian American Project

Coordination and the delivery of breast cancer and breast health services are often hindered by health disparities affecting minority populations. The Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has funded a grant through Eastern Michigan University’s Healthy Asian Americans Project to reduce the health disparity for the under served and uninsured Asian American women in Washtenaw and Ingham Counties.

“When Asian women migrate to the United States, their risk of developing breast cancer increases up to six-fold,” said Tsu-Yin Wu, PhD, Healthy Asian Americans Project Director. “However, due to low health literacy and various language and cultural barriers, this group also has one of the lowest screening rates compared to other ethnic groups.

Thanks to the support from the Komen Mid-Michigan Affiliate, our Lay Health Advisors become empowered to go back to their communities and have a great impact on early detection and awareness of the risk factors associated with breast cancer.”

The Healthy Asian Americans Project provides comprehensive training for volunteers to become Lay Health Advisors. Modeled as a unique way of delivering breast health messages and dispelling myths and misinformation on breast cancer, the Lay Health Advisors help women in their respective communities get regular breast cancer screening. To learn more about the program, or become a Lay Health Advisor, please contact 734-487-3037.

For a list of programs the Affiliate funds for education, screening and treatment for breast health and breast cancer, please visit   

Learn more about the Komen Mid-Michigan grant programs »


Wendy's partners with Michigan Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help in the fight against breast cancer!

Wendy’s restaurants and the Michigan Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® are kicking off a “Give a Dollar…Get a Dollar” fundraising initiative to help in the fight against breast cancer. wendy's ribbonFor just a $1 donation, customers at participating Wendy’s restaurants in the state of Michigan can support the Michigan Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and receive a $1.00 off coupon for a Wendy’s Combo Meal or Large Salad in return.

Starting September 19, 2011 through October 9, 2011 (or while supplies last), customers can donate $1 for a ribbon Pin-Up at participating Wendy’s in the state of Michigan. The customer can write their name on the Pin-Up and it will then be displayed in-store.  A special tear-off coupon is included on the Pin-Up and provides the customer with $1.00 off any Wendy’s Combo Meal or Large Garden Sensations® Salad on their next visit.  Wendy’s will donate approximately $.85 of each $1 donation to the Michigan Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

“On behalf of the Komen Michigan Affiliates and the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure, we are grateful to have the support of Wendy’s Restaurants on this very important initiative,” said Chris Pearson, Komen Mid-Michigan Affiliate Executive Director.  “The dollars raised through the pink ribbon pin up promotion will make a significant impact on the breast health of people right here in Michigan, as well as Komen’s work to end breast cancer through funding national research.”

“We strive to keep Dave Thomas’ ideals and beliefs at the heart of the Wendy’s culture,” said Nancy Crawford, Wendy’s Field Marketing Manager for the state of Michigan. “One thing Dave believed was that everyone has a responsibility to give something back, and to help those in need. This fundraising effort to help in the fight against breast cancer is an important way we can give back to the communities where we live and work.”



Back to School!

It's that time of year when we begin to feel the cool breeze and hear the familiar sound of school bells.  

It is a wonderful opportunity to begin to engage our youth in the fight against breast cancer!  There are so many ways for young people to get involved with the Komen Mid-Michigan Affiliate - from collecting Yoplait Lids, to pink sporting events, to forming a Race team.  There are options for elementary to college age students.  

Breast cancer touches so many families and children - we want to empower young people to make their IMPACT in this fight!

For ideas on how your student or school can get involved please call us at 517-886-4901 or email


Haslett High School Student's helped to fold over 7,000 t-shirts for the 2011 Race for the Cure!


Ride for the Cure®! 
Photos can now be seen on our Facebook page!  Please be sure to tag us in your Ride photos!   Facebook»

We asked our Riders and survivors to share with us what has inspired them to Ride.  Click here to read their words of inspiration! 

Thank you to Lake Trust Credit Union and all of our our community partners supporting the 2011 Ride for the Cure.   Learn more»

Komen Mid-Michigan Grants 
Know someone who needs a mammogram but doesn't have insurance? We can help!  Learn More»

Back to School! 
Empowering youth in the fight against breast cancer! Call us at 517-886-4901 or email for more information.  

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Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
P.O. Box 4368, East Lansing, MI 48826

Phone: 517-886-4901 · Fax: 517-347-7595 · Email:
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