Focus Area: Breast Cancer

Mission of the 5C Breast Cancer Group

The Breast Cancer Group of the 5C Coalition promotes breast cancer awareness via a variety of means including the preparation of educational materials, organizing special awareness events, and more.


The goals of the Breast Cancer Group are:

Events and Initiatives

In its effort promote breast cancer awareness in Calhoun County, Michigan, the 5C Breast Cancer Group sponsors or assists with a number of activities. Although no activities are planned at this time related to breast cancer, visit this page and the Events page often as activities will be posted in both places as they are organized.

News, Tips, and More

Explore the Tools and Calculators section of the American Cancer Society website to find interactive tools, quizzes, and videos to help you learn more about ways to lower your risk for cancer or find it early.

Explore the Breast Cancer Facts & Figures compiled by the American Cancer Society. This is a PDF file. Depending upon your browser, the document will open in a new window and/or immediately be downloaded to your computer. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you may download it for free from the Adobe website.

Support Groups

Support groups have been organized to answer your questions, to give suggestions, or just listen. Visit the Support Groups page to find a group just for you.

Past Accomplishments


  1. Established a working relationship with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, SW Michigan Affiliate, to work towards achievement of goals, objectives and strategies
  2. Worked with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide publicity about Komen Race for the Cure and Pink Saturdays to allow more women to receive free mammograms during the last two Octobers
  3. Placed one member of the committee on the Michigan Cancer Consortium Board of Directors
  4. Spearheaded the initiation of a self referral program for women requesting a mammogram


  1. Participation in health fairs to educate the public about breast cancer
  2. Educated area providers through the BCHS Cancer Symposium in March 2007