GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) – One test can tell you if you are at a higher risk for hereditary cancer. Mollie Smith joined eightWest to talk about breast cancer, the risks, prevention, and how you can give back. Her nonprofit organization, BRCAn’t Stop Me has a mission to raise awareness of the BRCA gene mutation among young adults and to provide support for young adults who have or are affected by the BRCA gene mutation.
Fitting for breast cancer awareness month, Pink and Blue the Movie: Colors of Hereditary Cancers, is a fabulous film that features individuals that have the BRCA gene mutation. This mutation gives women up to an 85% chance of developing breast cancer in their lifetime. The movie has cancer survivors and previvors throughout the film. It promises to be inspiring and focuses on prevention and early detection of hereditary cancers, such as breast cancer.
Sponsored by Susan G. Komen Michigan, TPM, Inc., and A&D Mini Storage, Pink and Blue the Movie: Colors of Hereditary Cancers is being hosted by BRCAn’t Stop Me and is premiering at Celebration Theater at RiverTown Crossings in Grandville on Thursday, October 27th at 8:30 p.m. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to BRCAn’t Stop Me, to go towards prevention and early detection of hereditary cancer awareness and hereditary cancer research.