Hometown Highlights: Stand Up for the Cure Muskegon

Stand Up for the Cure champions the fight to #SaveLives!

Since 2012, Stand Up for the Cure (SUFTC) has been providing free breast cancer screenings while uniting paddlers, fitness enthusiasts, yoga practitioners, medical professionals and the breast cancer community from California to Florida and Michigan to Washington in an effort to save lives.

The mission of SUFTC is to build a compassionate, empathetic, nationwide community to foster a healthy lifestyle while raising money for early breast cancer detection, treatment and education.

Stand Up for the Cure forwards 100 percent of the donations and proceeds from each event to their local affiliate partner of Susan G. Komen. Donated funds are returned to the local community through Komen’s local affiliate in the form of breast health program grants to clinics and other local effective organizations for screening, education, treatment, and psychosocial support programs for uninsured and under-insured women.

The events offer free on-site breast cancer screenings and resources from other healthcare partners. Event participants fundraiser with family, friends and co-workers while our corporate partners support the cause through sponsorship packages and exhibiting opportunities. To date, they have raised over $1 million.

Stand Up for the Cure introduces stand up paddling to participants of all ages and skill levels. The festival style events foster wellness for the body, mind, and soul with activists for the entire family, including paddling lessons, yoga classes, and friendly races. Each event is held at a beautiful paddling venue and includes a catered lunch and hosted happy hour for participants.

This year’s 2018 Muskegon event was held in July and raised over $75,000 to support the underserved in the community. With the support and generosity of Mercy Health, participants were screened for Melanoma and Breast Cancer for free while educating on the importance of annual mammograms.

Mark your calendars for next year’s 5th Annual Stand Up for the Cure Muskegon event, July 13, 2019. If you’re interested in donating, visit their website.

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