Breast Cancer Awareness Month Gathers Supporters in Several Events

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Gathers Supporters in Several Events

Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is the month dedicated to raise attention to the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer, breast cancer.

Several events are taking place during the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, from fashion shows and walks to hanging bras, here are some of the ways to participate in the West Michigan area.

Couture for a Cure is a fashion runway that includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, makeup stations, and fashions by Leigh’s and designer Kevan Hall, in order to support research projects focused on rare genetic childhood diseases. Despite the fact that the event is not only focused on breast cancer, it includes several other conditions that affect children. The event will take place on Thursday, October, 9 at 6 pm at the Van Andel Institute, one of the facilities dedicated to investigate these conditions. Tickets can be found online here.

During this month, women may receive mammograms for free through the Pink Saturdays Program, specially dedicated to patients who don't have insurance. A thousand free mammograms will be provided at almost every hospital in Southwest Michigan, in order to emphasize the importance of early detection and treatment of the disease. Women must contact the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program to verify if they qualify, a

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