Stand Up for the Cure. What an event in Muskegon! Can you imagine anywhere else that such an amazing event can take place for such a tremendous cause? Wait....what? You need to know more? Ok.
Stand Up for the Cure is an event centered around the water that benefits Susan G. Komen of Michigan. From their website - "Komen Michigan is an independent, local non-profit organization that is dedicated to combating breast cancer, saving lives and reducing breast cancer mortality in Michigan. There are barriers that prevent women from getting screened and receiving treatment including financial, cultural and language barriers, transportation issues and a lack of knowledge. With the help of our patient-centered network of nonprofits and community support, we are overcoming these barriers through innovative education programs, screenings, diagnostics, transportation, survivor programs and cutting-edge research.Through Komen Michigan, money raised here stays here to fund life-saving programs and research. Komen Michigan has funded more than $12 million in local breast health programs over the last 20 years, filling the gap for much-needed services across the region."
Last year, Stand Up For the Cure of Muskegon Raised over $75,000. That's a big chunk of money for such a great cause and in 2017 they hope to do just a little better. Well, ok, a lot better. You'll find a chance to try the stand up paddle boards, great food with your lunch provided, music, free breast cancer and melanoma screenings, a happy hour, fun events for beginners experts and fun for the whole family.
I was joined by Dianne Hoofman and Shawn Taylor at Harbor Towne Beach where this years event will happen on July 8th. Take a listen to our talk about all things SUFTC and Komen. Betten Baker and the Women's Division Chamber of Commerce, Spectrum Health Cancer Center, Mercy Health, Shape, Arconic, KL Outdoor, The Muskegon Airport, The Lighthouse Group, Quality Tool and Stamping, Century Foundry, Tyler Sales, Meijer, Port City Group, Restoration Services, Devoursney LLC and West Wind Construction are the great sponsors behind this event.
You can't miss out on the fun! You can't miss out on the cause and more importantly, you can't miss out on the rest of your life. Early detection is the key and the ability for all women to receive equal treatment is vital. Susan G Komen works to make sure that access is provided for all women and all women come together to make this a remarkable organization. Men, let's be honest...we'd be lost without the women, so we're equally indebted to help the cause. Mom's, grandma's, wives, daughters...the women in our lives are so very important. Help Komen assure that they all have access to the same care that will keep them here with us for a long time to come. For registration info, click on the image below.