Superheroes Unite to Stop Breast Cancer in its Tracks

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Susan G. Komen® Michigan hosts Powerfully Pink to thank the heroes in our community

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – November 23, 2015 – Susan G. Komen Michigan will end the year with their superhero-themed Powerfully Pink luncheon at the Watermark Country Club on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Presented by Mercy Health, the event will honor the superheroes in our community making an impact in the fight against breast cancer in Michigan.

Every year, Komen Michigan grants funds to local organizations to provide screening and diagnostic services, education, and survivorship support; Powerfully Pink aims to showcase these community organizations, as well as the individuals that support Komen.

Producer, author, and television talk show host Andrea Vecchio will make a special appearance to reflect on her new book, Live Your Playlist: How to Get Your S#&! Together One Song at a Time. Caroline Cook, a local artist based in Grand Rapids, will also join the luncheon and will complete a superhero-themed art piece live at the event, along with a silent auction and other special entertainment.

Tickets are $35 per person and include lunch, a silent auction, entertainment, superhero photo opportunities and more. To purchase tickets and learn more about this event, visit www.KomenMichigan.org/PowerfullyPink.

Special thanks to the 2015 Powerfully Pink sponsors: Mercy Health, Mercantile Bank, Spectrum Health, West Michigan Woman Magazine and WZZM 13.

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About Susan G. Komen Michigan

Komen Michigan is an independent, local non-profit organization that is dedicated to combating breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of the organization’s net proceeds go towards programs and funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, screenings, diagnostics and survivorship programs for underserved men and women in Michigan.  The remaining 25% of net proceeds funds global, leading-edge research focused on the prevention of, and cures for, breast cancer. Komen Michigan’s mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all, and energizing science to find the cures.  For more information call (616) 752-8262 or visit www.komenmichigan.org.

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $847 million in research and provided $1.8 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.