Women’s Choir to Celebrate Cancer Survivorship
Memorial Hospital’s “Women In Touch” program will present their annual pre-Mother’s Day 300-Voice Women’s Choir concert on Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Century Center in downtown South Bend. Admission and parking is free, and more than 1,500 people are expected.
Women of all denominations, races and ages will come together as one voice to offer songs of hope of joy in honor of those who have been affected by the disease of breast cancer. The choir consists of women, from teens to senior citizens, who are either cancer survivors, friends or loved ones of survivors, or are singing in honor of a loved one they have lost to cancer.
“Some groups chose to walk or run in honor of cancer awareness,” says Myra Butts, Coordinator of Memorial Hospital’s Women In Touch Program. “At Memorial, we chose to sing as our way of raising awareness about breast cancer, and how early detection can truly help save lives.”
Women in Touch is a grassroots breast cancer advocacy group committed to providing educational seminars, health fairs, support services and other activities in an effort to raise awareness to the need for early detection of breast cancer, and the importance of annual mammograms.