Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Club Advocacy

Lansing Club: October 2016 For the 5th year, Lansing Area Zonta Clubs have donated mastectomy comfort pillows to Sparrow Hospital Cancer Center. Participating in the donation:  Zonta Club of Lansing, Zonta Club of East Lansing and Zonta Club of Michigan Capitol Area.

Zonta Club of Lansing donates the first 100 plus of over 300 mastectomy comfort pillows to Sparrow Hospital

Dr. James Herman of the Sparrow Cancer Center thanks the three Zonta Clubs of Greater Lansing Area for their continuing contribution of mastectomy comfort pillows

Alpena Club: The Zonta Club of Alpena recently finished their Zonta Walk for Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.
Check out their amazing newsletter for more information about their Zonta Walk.

Michigan Capitol Area: “It’s Just Like a Little Touch of Kindness”

During October 2015, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Zonta Club of Michigan Capitol Area and the Zonta Club of Lansing presented over 200 comfort pillows to the Sparrow Hospital Cancer Center.  The pillows help lessen the discomfort patients face after mastectomy and lumpectomy surgery.

The pillows are worn over one shoulder and under the armpit, and protect the patient from car seat belts and pain from movement after surgery.  They include an adjustable strap and pocket for post-surgical equipment.

Club members cut, sewed and stuffed the pillows throughout the year and met at Sparrow to deliver the pillows to the cancer center.

Pontiac-North Oakland Club : For more than a decade, The Zonta Club of Pontiac-North Oakland has participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.  Every Making Strides event is an inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease through research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

This year’s Oakland County event took place October 25 – a beautiful Fall morning – at the Rochester Municipal Park.  Several members walked the 5K route.  The Zonta Club of Pontiac North-Oakland raised $365.00 for the American Cancer Society.



Zonta Club of Fenton: Members of Fenton Zonta Club make about 40 “Comfort Pillows” annually for women who have  had mastectomy surgery. The pillows, which are donated to the American Cance
r Society, are made from a soft material, are heart shaped with an adjustable strap to help patients cope with their  pain. ”We meet twice a year to produce as many of  these pillows as we can,” said Denise Keipert of Zonta. 

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