ACCESS is inviting community members to join them May 18 as they take a stand against breast cancer by participating in the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure. The Dearborn nonprofit is hosting a fundraising team for the event, which raises funds for local breast cancer screening, treatment support and education programs serving people in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Registration for the event is now open, with early-bird pricing available through Feb. 1.
In addition to participating in the Race for the Cure—held annually starting at Comerica Park in Detroit—ACCESS is also a beneficiary of the funds raised.
The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program at the ACCESS Health & Research Center has been the recipient of a Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure grant for over a decade.
According to ACCESS, their program:
- Breaks down the educational, logistical and financial barriers that may prevent women from obtaining breast/cervical cancer early detection services;
- Increases community awareness about breast/cervical cancer;
- Promotes early detection and encourages women to follow an early detection program through outreach activities;
- Focuses on the cultural and language needs of Arab American women;
- Expands the BCCCP Clinic to the ACCESS Macomb Center.
“We are proud to support the excellent work being done at ACCESS,” said Maureen Keenan Meldrum, Komen Detroit Race Chair, in a statement. “Despite great progress in the battle to end this disease, we cannot rest until every woman, regardless of where she lives, how much money she has, or the color of her skin, has access to early detection and quality care for breast cancer.”
To join the ACCESS Team for the Cure, go to www.karmanoscancer.org/komendetroit. Early Bird pricing is available through Feb. 1; team registration closes May 3. After that date, participants may register as an individual and join ACCESS on race day.