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Are you ready to get wiggy?

Are you ready to get wiggy with it?
2018 was the 6th Annual Wine & Wig. The event is a perennial favorite that combines a light-hearted, fun-filled night of camaraderie with fundraising for a serious cause. Attendees enjoy food, wine and auctions all while wearing wigs as a sign of solidarity with women coping with breast cancer or a cancer treatment that causes hair loss.

Charity Partners

Four local cancer charities and West Michigan Woman Magazine have joined forces to find a cure for breast cancer and support local women with research, diagnostic, treatment and emotional support.

Featured speaker
Timothy Penning, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA is a tenured professor who teaches courses in public relations and communication management in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University. Tim’s wife, Cindy Kikkert-Penning, was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in February 2012, and a brain tumor in December 2013. Throughout her chemo, radiation, surgeries and countless appointments—which continue today—Tim has been by Cindy’s side. The pair were featured on WZZM last year as Cindy prepared for her 17th consecutive Fifth Third River Bank Run. Tim will share his perspective as a caregiver during a cancer journey.
Event Emcees
Rachael Gray and Ken Evans, co-hosts of The WHTS (105.3 Hot FM) Grand Rapids Morning Show will be joining us at Wine & Wig 2018.

Susan G. Komen West Michigan

Engage with the West Michigan Woman Community!
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Susan G. Komen West Michigan works to help local women in need as well as to search to find the cures. Up to 75% of the Affiliate's net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening, mammograms, biopsies, and genetic testing for uninsured and underinsured women and men. The remaining net income supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

  • Komen is a local resource where men and women can call with questions and can be connected with resources to get the breast care they need but may not be able to afford.
  • Komen helps to empower women to be their own advocate and helps to provide them with the resources to do so.
  • In it's 16 year history, Komen West Michigan has provided $3.4 Million in grants to local organizations to provide breast health services to thousands of underserved women in our community.
  • Education on the importance of breast health is a key priority for our grant program. Along with access to screening and treatment support, education was identified as the top priority for minority and low-income populations.
  • Susan G. Komen West Michigan provides grants to local organizations to provide services, including breast health education, to help residents of West Michigan.
  • Komen strives to make a huge impact locally. Visit alivewestmichigan.org to watch local men and women share their stories about how Komen West Michigan impacted, and in some cases saved, their lives.
Ready to get involved?
Wine & Wig can't be successful without the support of our community. We would love to add you to our list of sponsors, volunteers and ambassadors. Find out how.