Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition helps ease the stress of a diagnosis

- A breast cancer diagnosis is a devastating blow, so a local group is working to take away some of the confusion and anxiety.

The Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition is a small group of survivors who volunteer their time to educate and empower patients, with the end goal of eradicating the disease.

The group also meets once a month to make pillows to give to patients in the hospital. The pillows also help women when they go home from the hospital; the car seatbelt goes through the pillow so the seatbelt doesn't rub across their chest on the way home.

Survivors Sabrina Mayhew and Tresse Roby joined us in studio to tell us more about The Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition. You can hear from them in the video player above.

The women are also taking part in the 5th Annual Evening of Hope, hosted by the Stephen Tulloch Foundation and the Angel Pillow Project. It's is a night to celebrate breast cancer survivors and their guests.

The event is October 27 at the Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak. You can get more information or RSVP to the event by emailing EventsB1M@gmail.com.

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