Support Breast Health Awareness & Screenings by Attending The Pink Tie Ball in Southwest Michigan

Support Breast Health Awareness & Screenings by Attending The Pink Tie Ball in Southwest Michigan

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style at the Pink Tie Ball hosted by Susan G. Komen Michigan® and presented by KitchenAid on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 6:00 pm to midnight at the Inn at Harbor Shores, located at 800 Whitwam Drive, St. Joseph, MI.

Guests will enjoy an elegant evening beginning with live jazz entertainment, cocktails and appetizers, a specially prepared four-star meal consisting of filet mignon and roasted chicken, followed by a silent auction, raffle with a chance to win a cruise, door prizes, dancing to Southwest Michigan’s hottest DJ Hunter Stephen and more. Seating is limited. Tickets are available by going to KomenMichigan.org or by calling 269.341.4209 X2022.

This inaugural fundraising event features keynote speaker, Dr. Daniel F. Hayes, MD, FASCO, the Stuart B. Padnos Professor of Breast Cancer Research at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC) at Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Hayes was also recently appointed President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is a Professor of Internal Medicine, within the division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Recognized internationally as the translational breast cancer research, Hayes has led breast cancer clinical and research programs at Harvard’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Georgetown’s Lombardi Cancer Center. He is a leader in tumor biomarker development and evaluation.

“Valentine’s Day is about love. This event allows everyone to share in a memorable experience and to show their love to area breast cancer survivors, fighters and health providers. The funds generated by the event will be used to support our mission to end breast cancer by raising breast health awareness, and by funding health screenings and diagnostic testing in Southwest Michigan and important, cutting-edge research globally,” said Denise Bohn Stewart, Komen Michigan’s Development Director, Southwest Service Area & Breast Cancer Survivor. “There is so much going on in research and treatment for breast cancer and we are so fortunate to have Dr. Hayes serve as our keynote speaker. As one of the lead breast cancer researchers in the country, he will undoubtedly share some insights that are important to everyone affected by the disease. We look forward to having a wonderful evening!”

The Inn at Harbor Shores is offering guests of the Pink Tie Ball a special rate for hotel rooms; standard room is $109; King suite $129. Please contact the Inn at Harbor Shores for availability at (269)983-1111.

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About Susan G. Komen Michigan –
Komen Michigan is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to combating breast cancer. 75% of the organization’s net proceeds go toward 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 organization supports three distinct service areas:

West Michigan: Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Newaygo and Montcalm counties.
Southwest Michigan: Allegan, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties.
Mid-Michigan: Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Livingston, Shiawassee and Washtenaw counties.

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 KomenMichigan.org. Learn about local events and keep up-to-date on other important breast health information by following your local office on Facebook and Twitter:

West Michigan – @komenwestmich
Southwest Michigan – Facebook @KomenSWMichigan; Twitter @ komenswmi
Mid-Michigan –@KomenMidMI

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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 $800 million in research and provided more than $1.6 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 Facebook at facebook.com/SusanGKkomen and Twitter @SusanGKomen.