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SVSU Breast Cancer Survivor and Recognition Event

February 22, 2020

SVSU Athletics is set to host the 12th annual breast cancer survivor reception and recognition event on February 22, 2020 in coordination with a home basketball double header contest during the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference's Pink Wave week.  In 2019, there were 41 breast cancer survivors and your families came to the campus of SVSU to celebrate a journey of courage, hope and faith.

Commemorative t-shirts and other miscellaneous promotional items were sold for a profit of $1,570 which was donated to Covenant Breast Health Center's CARE Fund.  To date SVSU Athletics has raised just over $34,000 for regional community members in need of breast care services. 

This event was made possible by the generous contributions of our Cardinal student-athlete volunteers and sponsors including Dr. Ernie and Leanne Balcueva and family, Jolt Credit Union, Covenant Health Care and Mitchell Motorcoach. Additional support was provided by the Cardinal Deli, providing the reception for all survivors and volunteers.

For more information or to register, contact  the SVSU Athletics Community Engagement office at 989-964-2565 or e-mail us at






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

2019 - $1,570

2018 - $2,102

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 - $34,381

View photos from the 2019 event

View photos from 2018 event

View photos from the 2017 event

View photos from the 2016 event

View photos from the 2015 event

View video of the 2014 event