Sparrow Hospital and its community are going pink this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The month’s importance to Sparrow has been proven as the lights on top of Sparrow Hospital Tower and outside of the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center have turned pink. The hospital is also holding various activities and events to mark the month and help educate and create awareness about breast cancer.

During the month of October, the Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club is going pink, with all enrollment fees donated to the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center. The MAC will also feature a special $50 enrollment fee.

Sparrow Carson Hospital’s Radiology Department is giving away a variety of items to women who get mammograms this month, and the hospital will participate in local Pink Out activities.

Sparrow Clinton Hospital in St. Johns is featuring pink lights in its courtyard Healing Garden and messages of hope are displayed on hospital walls.

Sparrow Ionia Hospital is giving away manicure sets to women getting mammograms throughout the month.

Various events to raise awareness have already taken place, including the annual WINS Breast Cancer Celebration featuring an inspiring talk from three-time breast cancer survivor Becky Olson, a sterling jewelry sale sponsored by the St. Lawrence Gift shop and a ladies night out in downtown Ionia.

Upcoming events and activities include:

Oct. 18: Fighting Cancer? Nutrition, Tools & Tipsfrom 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club in East Lansing. Registration is free.

Oct. 19: Sparrow sponsoring its fourth sporting event highlighting a cancer survivor and educating those in attendance. This final event is MSU men’s soccer against Northwestern at 7 p.m.

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