SVSU Breast Cancer Survivor and Recognition Event

February 18, 2017


SVSU Athletics will host the 9th annual breast cancer survivor reception and recognition event on Saturday, February 18, 2017.  The event will be held in coordination with a home basketball double header contest against Northwood University during the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's Pink Wave week.  

Each year more than 50 breast cancer survivors, from the Great Lakes Bay Region, attend this event on the campus of SVSU to be recognized and celebrate their journey of courage, hope and faith.  To date, this event has raised over $27,000 for regional community members in need of breast care services. 

All proceeds from the sale of promotional items, including but not limited to t-shirts and other commemorative gifts will be donated to St. Mary's of Michigan Seton Cancer Institute Breast Care Fund.   The St. Mary’s of Michigan Breast Care Fund provides mammograms and follow-up ultrasounds for qualified uninsured and underinsured patients. 

This event is made possible by the generous contributions of our Cardinal athletics volunteers, student-athletes and sponsors including Dr. Ernie Balcueva, Catholic Federal Credit Union, Cardinal Deli and Mitchell Motorcoach.

For more information or to register to attend the reception, contact SVSU Athletics Community Engagement office at 989/964-2565 or visit us online at



SVSU's contributions to the community members
in the Great Lakes Bay Region in need of breast
care services to date: 

2016 - $2,700

2015 - $4,121

2014 - $3,588

2013 - $4,050

2012 - $3,092

2011 - $3,026

2010 - $3,093

2009 - $3,400

Total - $27,070

56 Survivors Participated In 2016!

View photos from the 2017 event

View photos from the 2016 event

View photos from the 2015 event

View video of the 2014 event