Per the Cancer Treatment Center of America, breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American women. One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. But advances in breast cancer treatment mean many women can expect to beat the disease and maintain their physical appearance.



Click on the link above to register!

Paper registration forms can also be picked up at Wolverine State Credit Union, Neiman's Family Market, LaFave Pharmacy, Thunder Bay Accounting and Friends Together.

Breast cancer survivors register for free

(just choose check payment when registering online and make sure to click Yes if you are a breast cancer survivor.

This is an event that we look forward to every year as we seek to raise breast cancer awareness in our local community by: 

  • celebrating breast cancer survivors; 
  • remembering those who lost their battle; and
  • educating women about the importance of early detection. 

In addition, this event raises funds.  Funds are kept local with net proceeds being gifted to the Friends Together Tees and Tops Program, local wig support programs and Mid-Michigan Medical Center of Alpena local mammography subsidy fund over the years. From the event's inception in 2007, we have raised more than $200,000. This has been accomplished through the amazing support we receive each year from both our wonderful sponsors and our participants. 

2017 Alpena Community College Nursing Student Volunteers 

Help us kick-off this year's Walk for Women with the Bras Across the Bridge, October 6 from 8:30 am - 10am the morning of the 5k!

To go along with our 60'stheme this year,


Its so easy to participate!

  • Decorate a bra
  • Drop it off at Friends Together 105 Prentiss Street Monday, Oct 1 - Friday, Oct 5 by 1pm. 
  • Come to the 5k at the Pedestrian Bridge between NOAA and Rotary Island and vote for your submission by donation between 8:30 am and 10 am on October 6.

The person who receives the most votes for their bra will be announced after the 5k during the award announcements and will win a BOOBIE prize!


Saturday, October 6

Race/Walk Day & Bras Across the Bridge Event

 Thunder Bay Sanctuary 500 W. Fletcher Street, Alpena, MI

8:30 am - 9:45 am On-site Registration

8:30 am - 10 am - Bras Across the Bridge voting by donation

9:30 am 5K Run Begins

9:45 am Welcome and Remarks

10:00 am 5K Walk Begins

11:00 am Awards, Food & RefreshmentsType your paragraph here.