Governor Snyder Proclaims October 13, 2018 as Metastatic Breast Cancer Day in Michigan

September 20, 2018 – Lansing, MI- Governor Snyder, Susan G. Komen Michigan, and Susan G. Komen Greater Detroit have joined communities around the nation in an effort to educate the public and advocate for the metastatic breast cancer community. Metastatic breast cancer (MBC), also known as stage IV, is not a type of breast cancer but instead the most advanced stage of all types of breast cancer. There are over 150,000 women and men currently living with MBC in the U.S. At this point, there is no cure for MBC. MBC can be managed, but cannot be eliminated from the body.

With donations provided by Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly, Komen Michigan and Komen Greater Detroit are launching their advocacy campaign in support of the MBC community. The outreach series will be kicked off with a luncheon intended for the metastatic breast cancer community on October 13th, 2018. Governor Snyder has issued an official proclamation which will be presented at the lunch, stating that October 13th, 2018 has officially been declared by the state of Michigan as National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day. To register for the free luncheon, please visit, www.komenmichigan.org/MBC.

It is our Bold Goal to reduce the number of deaths caused by breast cancer by 50% by the year 2026. We will only achieve that goal by joining together as a team. Please, invite a friend or loved one, and join us for lunch as we honor you in this monumental day.

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. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.

About Komen Michigan

Komen Michigan is committed to saving lives and reducing breast cancer mortality in Michigan. Through targeted, culturally-relevant education programs, screenings, diagnostics, transportation, survivor support programs and events like Race for the Cure®, Komen Michigan has touched more than 85,000 lives in Michigan in 2016 alone. Over the last 20 years, Komen Michigan has funded $12 million in community breast health programs across 24 counties, filling the gap for much-needed services across the region. For more information, call (616) 752-8262 or visit www.komenmichigan.org.

About Komen Greater Detroit

Since 1992, Komen Greater Detroit has worked to reduce breast cancer incidence rates and mortality by building health awareness and funding vital support programs. In servicing the community with the highest breast cancer risks in Michigan, Komen Greater Detroit has invested more than $29 million in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, and has contributed to more than $956 million invested globally in research. To ensure breast cancer health equity, Komen Greater Detroit continues to focus on identifying underserved groups and building community partnerships. For more information, call (248) 234-8851 or visit www.komengreaterdetroit.org.

 

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