In this You Tube video from October 6, 2012, the Zonta Alpena Run/Walk .   More than 700 people participated.  The Zonta Club of Alpena has netted more than $31,000.  The money raised wtill go to the Alpena local hospital to be used to provide mammograms to women can't afford them.  Since the Zonta Club of Alpena started this event in 2006, they have raised a total of $130,000!!  Indeed, the women in the Zonta Club of Alpena are AMAZING!!

Breast Cancer Advocacy

The Zonta Club of Alpena recently finished their Zonta Walk for Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.

Check out their amazing newsletter for more information about their Zonta Walk.
October 2016 For the 5th year, Lansing Area Zonta Clubs have donated mastectomy comfort pillows to Sparrow Hospital Cancer Center. Participating in the donation:  Zonta Club of Lansing, Zonta Club of East Lansing and Zonta Club of Michigan Capitol Area.

Zonta Club of Lansing donates the first 100 plus of over 300 mastectomy comfort pillows to Sparrow Hospital
Dr. James Herman of the Sparrow Cancer Center thanks the three Zonta Clubs of Greater Lansing Area for their continuing contribution of mastectomy comfort pillows

      “It’s Just Like a Little Touch of Kindness”

During October 2015, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Zonta Club of Michigan Capitol Area and the Zonta Club of Lansing presented over 200 comfort pillows to the Sparrow Hospital Cancer Center.  The pillows help lessen the discomfort patients face after mastectomy and lumpectomy surgery.

The pillows are worn over one shoulder and under the armpit, and protect the patient from car seat belts and pain from movement after surgery.  They include an adjustable strap and pocket for post-surgical equipment.

Club members cut, sewed and stuffed the pillows throughout the year and met at Sparrow to deliver the pillows to the cancer center.    

For more than a decade, The Zonta Club of Pontiac-North Oakland has participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.  Every Making Strides event is an inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease through research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. 

This year's Oakland County event took place October 25 - a beautiful Fall morning - at the Rochester Municipal Park.  Several members walked the 5K route.  The Zonta Club of Pontiac North-Oakland raised $365.00 for the American Cancer Society.

Zonta Club of Lapeer continues to make ‘Helping Heart Pillows’

Members of Fenton Zonta Club make about 40 “Comfort Pillows” annually for women who have  had mastectomy surgery. The pillows, which are donated to the American Cancer Society, are made from a soft material, are heart shaped with an adjustable strap to help patients cope with their  pain. ”We meet twice a year to produce as many of  these pillows as we can,” said Denise Keipert of Zonta.

2012- Fourth Annual 'Tickled Pink' Event at CAH
The Circle of Strength Cancer Support Group of the Charlevoix Area Hospital hosted its 4th annual
Tickled Pink event on Thursday, October 4, 2012 in the hospital solarium. Vouchers for free mammograms were available for those with a  financial need and no health insurance. There was  no charge for the event, but donations were accepted and used locally to assist those  affected by cancer.

View Alpena 5K Walk Video  

2011 - 1,869 mastectomy comfort pillows were sewn by members and donated to the American Cancer Society and various health care facilities located in Michigan and Canada.  

   Zontians Supporting and Celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Clubs providing Mastectomy Comfort Pillows during October 2011

At the conference Approx. 180 pillows

Brace-Lederle MacArthur Southfield Z Club
Zonta Club
of Grand Rapids
Zonta Club of Farmington-Novi
Zonta Club of Metro Detroit
Zonta Club of Troy-South Oakland
Zonta Club of Benzie
Zonta Club of Detroit II

In the Club’s Community Approx. 445 pillows

Zonta Club of Meridian East
Zonta Club
of Michigan Capitol Area
Zonta Club of East Lansing
Zonta Club of Lansing
Zonta Club of Metro Detroit
Zonta Club of Sault Ste. Marie
Zonta Club of Cadillac
Zonta Club of Charlevoix
Zonta Club of Fenton
Zonta Club of Lenawee
Zonta Club of Owosso
Zonta Club of Petoskey