SVSU Breast Cancer Survivor and Recognition Event

February 10, 2018

Saginaw Valley State University Athletics will host the 10th annual breast cancer survivor reception and recognition event on Saturday, February 10. The event will be held in conjunction with a home basketball doubleheader contest against Northern Michigan University during the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's Pink Wave Week. A reception will be help prior to the women's game, which tips-off at 1:00 p.m.

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 $30,000 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, Saginaw Radiotherapy Associates, P.C., Catholic Federal Credit Union and Mitchell Motorcoach. Additional support is being provided by Cardinal Deli and Your Healthy Balance. 

For more information or to register to attend the reception, contact the 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: 

2017 - $3,639

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 - $30,709

28 Survivors Participated In 2017!

View photos from the 2017 event

View photos from the 2016 event

View photos from the 2015 event

View video of the 2014 event