Komen Michigan COVID-19 Action Updates

We need your help now, more than ever.

The damage from the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) extends to those battling breast cancer. We have already seen patients lose income and fear for their health and survival, with many unable to access the treatment and medical care they critically need. Our work has never been more important, but the impact of COVID-19 makes it critically urgent.

Susan G. Komen® Michigan has established a new, unrestricted COVID-19 Action Fund to help our organization support the unique needs of people facing breast cancer during this health and economic crisis. Rising unemployment, mandatory stay at home orders, and an overburdened healthcare system are causing a perfect storm for breast cancer patients who have questions or need care. Funds raised will ensure our Affiliate is able to help those in need of support during this crisis today.

 

 

The coronavirus pandemic is new, unprecedented and confusing. Komen is committed to keeping you informed with the latest news and guidance as the situation evolves.

Those most vulnerable within the breast cancer community include those living with metastatic breast cancer, breast cancer patients and survivors. Certain breast cancer therapies can cause immune systems to be compromised both during and long after treatment ends.

 

You can help ensure support continues for those in need, including:

Treatment Assistance

Helping patients stay in treatment through assistance programs

Patient Support

Guiding patients through difficult decisions and providing social and emotional support.

Advocacy Efforts

Advocating for breast cancer patients, research, and needs among policymakers.

Research Funding

Funding for lifesaving research and clinical trials.

    To minimize exposure to COVID-19, Susan G. Komen suggests healthy women of average breast cancer risk who do not have signs of breast cancer delay their annual mammogram. At the same time, it’s just as important to know your normal and understand the warning signs of breast cancer to contact a doctor if you see changes.

    Learn more about Komen’s recommendations and knowing your normal.

    Sign up here for screening reminders!

    Breast cancer patients are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19.

    Learn more about coronavirus and your risks.

    Undue stress may be experienced by anyone during this pandemic, especially by those more vulnerable to COVID-19.

    Learn how to reduce and manage stress. 

    We have been hard at work on our upcoming MORE THAN PINK Walks.

    As of right now, the Mid-Michigan MORE THAN PINK Walk has been rescheduled to October 11, 2020.

    Our West Michigan MORE THAN PINK Walk will continue as regularly scheduled on September 19, 2020.

     

    Support for breast cancer patients and survivors is imperative.

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