Creating conversations about breast cancer

7:03 PM, Oct 11, 2013   |    comments
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(WZZM) - To raise awareness of breast cancer during the month of October, Spectrum Health has planned some events.

Monday, October 14th, Susan Ford Bales, the daughter of former President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford, will speak during the 'Candid Conversations on Breast Cancer.'

Originally planned to happen at the Ford Museum, the event has been moved due to the ongoing government shutdown.

The event will now take plae at DeVos Place in Ballroom A.

The seminar begins at 3:30pm and last until 5pm. The event is free, but preregistration is required. If you are interested, click here.

Following the seminar is the Ribbon of Hope at Ah-Nab-Awen Park.

People who attend will open pink umbrellas in a 'ribbon of hope' to honor Betty Ford's legacy and everyone affected by cancer.

You do have to register for this event as well. If you are one of the first 5,000, you will receive a pink umbrella. Once all of the participants are in place, an aerial photo will be taken of the ribbon.

Dr. Judy Hiemenga with Spectrum Health's Cancer Genetics Program talks more about the events and the genetics of breast cancer.

Click on the video link to watch the segment.









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