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September 2011

Make Your Lids Mean Something This Fall!

With funds raised through Yoplait’s Save Lids to Save Lives, the fight against breast cancer starts right next door. This year, you can impact the Mid-Michigan Affiliate's efforts to help women in our community fighting breast cancer, because Yoplait is tracking the zip codes from lids redeemed to make sure dollars generated through local lid collection stay right here in Mid-Michigan! 

Look for pink lids on Yoplait cups this September and October and visit to redeem your lids and learn more.


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.”

Go Team, Wear Pink!

As October is breast cancer awareness month, it is also the heart of the college football season. 

Students at both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan are taking the opportunity to support their schools as they battle on the field, while supporting those engaged in a battle far more important. 

The Go Team, Wear Pink campaign is designed to utilize the intense rivalry between these Universities to raise awareness and funds for Komen Mid-Michigan. 

 “Go Team Wear Pink will be a battle between the two schools to see which rival can raise the most money," says Carly Abramson, co-chair of Go Blue, Wear Pink.  "The in-state rivalry will start a new chapter in 2011 as the two schools battle off the field for a common cause.  This rivalry means more than sports. It is one that neither team wants to lose and one that the teams will work together to defeat."

“Now, more than ever, I think it's crucial that young people become educated on a disease that has taken or threatened so many of our loved ones' lives,” said Alex Shesterkin, co-founder of Spartans for the Cure.  “What better way to do this, than creating a partnership between Michigan's two largest Universities.”

Both schools have created shirts - Go Green, Wear Pink & Go Blue, Wear Pink - to be sold on both campuses in the week leading up to the big game.  Additionally, student groups at both Universities will be hosting "pink events" throughout the week of October 10th. 

For more information:

Go Blue, Wear Pink

Go Green, Wear Pink 

 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.    

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

Click here for a toolkit providing several fun and meaningful opportunities for your school to get involved and make a difference!  

Questions? Please call us at 517-886-4901 or email


Haslett High School Students helped to fold over 7,000 t-shirts for the 2011 Race for the Cure!

Upcoming Events!

September 27th - Reno's Powderpuff game, Twin Diamonds 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Reno's East or West. 

October 21st - Cancer Rights Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  Register Online. 

October 26th - Comedy Show Benefit, Connxtions Comedy Club, Lansing.  Show at 8:00 p.m.  For tickets call 517-374-HAHA. 



Save Lids to Save Lives®! 
Help fund breast cancer programs in our community - redeem your lids online now!   Learn More»

Wendy's Launches Statewide Fundraising Campaign 
"Give a Dollar... Get a Dollar" fundraising initiative to benefit all Michigan Affiliates.  Learn More»

Go Team, Wear Pink! 
MSU & UofM launch a new rivalry in support of Komen Mid-Michigan. 

Back to School! 
Empowering youth in the fight against breast cancer! Click here to download a toolkit.   

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 
Know someone who needs a mammogram but doesn't have insurance? We can help!  Learn More»

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