GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) - October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Spectrum Health is bringing awareness in new way with a giant, pink Ribbon of Hope. Dr. Judy Smith, Department Chief of Oncology, and Janelle Logan, the Director of Community Engagement, visited eightWest. Both are involved in a very special project that involves a whole lot of these pink umbrellas.
Be part of the breast cancer symbol to raise hope and to honor Betty Ford's legacy and everyone who has been touched by breast cancer. The Ribbon of Hope event is on October 14 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The first 5,000 people to register will receive a free umbrella, distribution starts at 5:00 p.m. Why an umbrella? Just like an umbrella can provide protection from the elements, Spectrum Health's Betty Ford Breast Care Services can provide shelter from the threat of cancer. Susan Ford Bales and the 23 members of our Honorary Host Committee will also attend. The experience will be remembered and treasured with an aerial photo.
Candid Conversations is an event also happening on October 14. From 3:30 until 5:00 p.m. gather in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum Auditorium for keynote speakers that will delve into topics like cancer genetics, advanced screening options, and more. Speakers include Susan Ford Bales, Dr. Judy Hiemenga, Dr. Marianne Melnick, and Dr. Thomas Getz. Don't miss this event to take time to learn about a topic that can affect your life.
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