Breast cancer awareness events in Grand Rapids

5058273837_fe428b9e63October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there are a number of different organizations that put together events, educational resources, and advocacy for breast cancer awareness. In Grand Rapids, the Susan G. Komen West Michigan, Van Andel Institute, and the American Cancer Society host events throughout the community to reach survivors, family members, and friends.


Support the cause by attending some of the below events, or by finding your own! The events include formal galas, bra decorating, survivor pampering, silent auctions, fitness activities, and much more. Visit their websites for more information on the initiatives and mission of the American Cancer Society, Van Andel Institute, Spectrum Health, and Susan G. Komen West Michigan.



Bras for a Cause, October 4th


The Big Johnson Park Duathlon, October 5th



Cabela’s Fall Ladies Day Out, October 5th


Pink Starry Night Wine and Canvas, October 10th


Van Andel Institute Couture for a Cure, October 10th


West Michigan Woman Magazine’s Wine and Wig Gala, October 12th


Bras Across the Grand, October 12th


Candid Conversations on Breast Cancer, October 14th


Join the Ribbon of Hope, October 14th


Van Andel Institute Annual Hope on the Hill Gala, October 17th


Bowl for a Cure, October 20th


A Conversation About Breast Cancer Luncheon, November 13th


What other events are happening in your community to promote cancer awareness?


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Kristin Coppens

About Kristin Coppens

Kristin Coppens is responsible for BCBSM coverage of the West Michigan, Northern Michigan, and Upper Peninsula regions. Kristin is a writer, social media enthusiast, and information junkie. A self-proclaimed foodie, techie, and political nerd, she is a dedicated promoter of Grand Rapids community development, urban engagement, arts, healthcare, wellness, supporting and buying local, entrepreneurism, and the city as a whole.
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