Upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Events and Support Activities in Michigan

June is a special month for breast cancer awareness in Michigan, filled with opportunities to connect, learn, and support each other. Whether you’re looking to make a difference or find a comforting community during your own journey, Pink 9-5 has found numerous events and activities designed just for you. Here’s a roundup of notable happenings that offer both support and inspiration.

Notable Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Michigan

Breast Cancer Book Club – Online

  • Date: June 2, 2024
  • Description: Engage with literature that supports and uplifts breast cancer survivors and patients.
  • More Info: Surviving Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – Detroit, MI

  • Date: June 8, 2024
  • Description: A community walk to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research and support services.
  • More Info: American Cancer Society

Race for the Cure – Grand Rapids, MI

  • Date: June 9, 2024
  • Description: A 5K run/walk event to support breast cancer awareness and research.
  • More Info: Susan G. Komen

Breaking News: Updates from the 2024 ASCO Annual Meeting – Online

  • Date: June 13, 2024
  • Description: A virtual event discussing the latest breast cancer research presented at the ASCO Annual Meeting.
  • More Info: Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Yoga on the Lake – Orion Twp, MI

  • Date: June 15, 2024
  • Description: A wellness event featuring a yoga session by the lake, brunch, and health talks focused on breast cancer awareness.
  • More Info: Operation Breast Density

Centering the Experience of Black Families: How to Talk to Kids About Cancer – Online

  • Date: June 18, 2024
  • Description: A webinar discussing cancer within Black families, emphasizing the unique challenges and perspectives.
  • More Info: Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Thriving Together: 2024 Conference on Metastatic Breast Cancer – Online

  • Date: June 20, 2024
  • Description: A comprehensive online conference offering support and resources for those living with metastatic breast cancer.
  • More Info: Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Race for the Cure – Kalamazoo, MI

  • Date: June 22, 2024
  • Description: Another opportunity to participate in the Race for the Cure to support breast cancer initiatives.
  • More Info: Susan G. Komen

Ladies Night: Empower Your Health – Rochester, MI

  • Date: June 29, 2024
  • Description: This educational event focuses on breast health and features games, talks on breast density, and personalized health assessments.
  • More Info: Operation Breast Density

Support Activities in Michigan

In addition to these events, several support activities are available for cancer treatment patients. I fully understand the need to find restful and relaxing events when you’re feeling exhausted from treatment. When large events may not be for you right now, I wanted to share a few options to connect with other BC survivors. These activities provide a sense of community, relaxation, and emotional support.

Knitting Groups

  • Location: Various libraries and community centers
  • Description: Join local knitting groups that offer a supportive environment where individuals can share their experiences while engaging in a therapeutic activity.
  • More Info: Check local community center listings or libraries for group schedules.

Reading Clubs

  • Location: Local libraries and bookstores
  • Description: Participate in book clubs that focus on inspirational and empowering books. These clubs provide a space to connect with others and find solace in shared stories.
  • More Info: Contact your local library or bookstore for details on upcoming meetings.

Yoga and Meditation Classes

  • Location: Yoga studios and wellness centers across Michigan
  • Description: Many studios offer specialized classes for cancer patients and survivors, focusing on gentle yoga and meditation to promote physical and mental well-being.
  • More Info: Yoga Alliance Directory

Art Therapy Sessions

  • Location: Art centers and hospitals
  • Description: Engage in creative expression through art therapy, which helps reduce stress and improve mental health during treatment.
  • More Info: Inquire at local hospitals or art centers for available programs.

Support Groups

  • Location: Hospitals, community centers, and online
  • Description: Join support groups specifically for breast cancer patients and survivors. These groups offer a platform to share experiences, receive emotional support, and gain valuable insights about the disease.
  • More Info: Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition

Participating in these events and activities can provide significant emotional and physical benefits, offering a sense of community and practical support. Whether you want to get involved in awareness campaigns or seek supportive activities, Michigan has various options to help you through your journey in the fight against breast cancer. I hope you all are feeling strong today and knowing you are loved and supported in your fight. 


Until next time,


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