4th annual Stand Up for the Cure


Standup for the Cure event recognizes Susan G. Komen’s efforts to save lives through early detection, research, treatment and education. Now, in its 4th year in Muskegon at Harbour Towne Beach, Stand Up for the Cure emphasizes healthy and active lifestyles to reduce your risk factor for breast cancer.

Rachael was with Elaine Bower, director of Betty Ford Breast Care Services at Spectrum Health, to talk about reducing your risk for developing breast cancer and Saturday’s Stand Up for the Cure event that Spectrum Health is the Title Sponsor.

>>> Take a look in the video above. 

With the influx of information on ways to reduce your risk for breast cancer, it’s difficult to manage which is the most important to take into consideration.

Being physically active is significant to lowering your risk for breast cancer. Even 30 minutes a day can have an effect. This will also keep your weight in check, which is an important goal for everyone. Being overweight can increase the risk of many different cancers, including breast cancer, especially after menopause. 

It’s never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle, and everyone can benefit from a healthy lifestyle. Finding something that you enjoy doing, like yoga, walking, or even paddle boarding, for example, can encourage you to be more active, eat a balance diet, including lots of fruits and vegetables: and become more aware of your overall health. 

Spectrum Health & Betty Ford Breast Care Services are committed to raising awareness and educating the community about cancer prevention.  We’re happy to support Komen in these efforts, as well.  

Spectrum Health has six cancer centers throughout West Michigan to ensure that patients can get cancer care and treatment close to home, which is really what patients need and want.  We are truly committed to improving the health of those who live, work and play in these communities

Spectrum Health’s Betty Ford Breast Care Services have 15 locations throughout West Michigan and two mobile mammography units. Collectively, we perform 95,000 screening mammograms and a total of just under 120,000 diagnostic services such as biopsies each year.

The Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus at North Muskegon offers primary and specialty care all in one location. It increases patient access and convenience throughout the region, and especially along the lakeshore. 

Integrated care means to simplify care. It’s the ability to provide specialty and primary care in a centralized location, close to home. This care model improves the overall quality of care available in the communities we serve. 

Spectrum will also have our new 45 ft. mobile mammography unit on hand at the event, and you will be able to tour the unit. If you have not yet had your yearly mammogram, you can schedule your appointment at Stand Up for the Cure.

The proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen Michigan, which helps to pay for screening and diagnostic services for uninsured and undeserved women in the community.

Standup For the Cure

  • Saturday, July 7
  • 8am-2pm
  • Harbour Towne Beach, Muskegon
  • www.suftc.org

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