The Mid-Michigan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® serves the counties of Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson, Livingston, Shiawassee and Washtenaw. Through events like the Komen Mid-Michigan Race for the Cure (State Capitol), Komen Mid-Michigan Ride for the Cure (Ann Arbor), and Komen Michigan 3-Day for the Cure, we are making a significant impact on the health of women in the Mid-Michigan area. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure® organization is the Global leader in the fight against breast cancer. We have funded more than $1.9 billion in community-based breast health programs and in breast cancer research, more than any other non-profit charity. Join us – volunteer, participate, sponsor, donate! www.komenmidmichigan.org or 517-886-4901.
Susan G. Komen Mid-Michigan FAQ
Q: What can I do to reduce my risks for breast cancer?
A: 1. Know your family history and talk to your doctor
2. Get screened - clinical breast exam beginning at age 20 and for women at "normal" risk, mammograms beginning at age 40.
3. Know what is normal for you - report any changes in how your breasts look or feel.
4. Make healthy lifestyle choices - maintain a health weight, exercise, limit alcohol intake.
Q: When should I start getting mammograms?
A: Talk with your health care provider. For women at normal risk, we recommend mammograms beginning at age 40.
Q: What if I don't have health insurance or cannot afford to pay for a mammogram?
A: You may qualify for a free or low-cost mammogram depending on your income. Komen Mid-Michigan funds a number of programs in the Mid-Michigan area. Additionally, we can help you get connected with your local health department Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Program.
Q: How can I get more information about breast cancer and the programs funded by Komen Mid-Michigan?
A: Visit www.komenmidmichigan.org
Q: How can I get involved with Komen Mid-Michigan?
A: You can volunteer in a number of ways, participate in our events like Race for the Cure or Ride for the Cure, hold your own community fund raising event, or make a donation! Give us a call or send an email message and we'll brainstorm with you!