​​All meetings are held at Harbor Pointe II on 1st Mondays at 5:30 p.m., unless indicated on the calendar or at scheduled meetings


Monday, March 6, 2017     “Diabetes & Renal Failure: Prevention, Survival, and Educating African Americans on the Seriousness of High Blood Pressure,  and other diseases that affect people of color more than any other race.” Presenter: Dr. Donald Tynes, MD--Benton Harbor Health Center.

Monday, April 3, 2017     Topic: “Living with Strokes, High Blood Pressure, and Disabilities.” Presenter: Dorothy Moon.  African American Women have to take charge of their lives and medical care to make sure that we get the appropriate evaluation and treatment.  

Saturday, April 22, 2017     SWOF Health & Wellness Education Day—WMU SW MI Benton Harbor Campus, 2785 E. Napier Avenue—“Coping mentally, physically, emotionally, and nutritionally with breast cancer, other cancers, and health disparities in general for Women of Color.” 9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Survivors, Healthcare & Physician Presenters. A light lunch is included.

Monday May 1, 2017     Family Counseling Service – Vonetta McGinnis, Owner & Therapist of Victory Counseling Service—Topic: “Health and Wellness: The Key to managing Stress.”  Feel free to bring a Friend Survivor, Caregiver, or family member.

Sunday, May 21, 2017     Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure—Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo @ 2:00 p.m.  We need walkers and volunteers to assist in making this event a success.

Monday, June 5, 2017     Topic: “The Stigma of HIV/AIDS and other Health Issues that Create Stress for Women & Families.” Often people tend to pass judgment on others, especially those suffering with disease and sickness. Knowledge, compassion, and support make a difference in the survival of so many individuals. Presenter: Beth Ann Haire-Lewis, CARES HIV Case Manager.  

Monday, July 3, 2017                      ******NO MEETING (VACATION MONTH) ******

Monday, August 7, 2017     ANNUAL PICNIC—Caronde Park—(Coordinated by Dottie M., Kate K., Robbie C., Betsy K., Bobby J., and Carolyn J.) at 4:30 P.M.  Everyone should bring a large dish to pass based on committee request. Please check to see what is needed. All food should be there ahead of time listed.

Monday, September 11, 2017     “All Pacts: Healthy Aging: Do It In Good Health.” Guest Presenter:   Maurice Burton.  We all have to face getting older. In order to survive with health and peace of mind, we have to recognize that change is inevitable.

October 6 & 7, 2017     Mark your calendars: “Help A Sistah Out“----at the Radisson Plaza at Kalamazoo Center, 100 West Michigan Avenue,  Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007. Registration fee: $100.00 (for both days) & Room Rate: $125.00.  If you start now, your monies will be paid with less stress. For those who want to make this a long weekend, the rates will apply to the day before & the day after the conference. (Bertha & Conference Committee)


Monday, October 16, 2017     “Survivors Celebrating Life and Looking Good in the Process”—There is power in positive thinking. Better health begins with you. When you feel good—sisters, you look good!” Join our mini fashion show evening to emphasize how a sister can take a moment for herself in order to create a spirit and atmosphere of survival, revival, and renewal.

Monday, November 7, 2017     Encouragement Message: “The Miracle of You While You Are Going Through!” Speaker: Pastor Minnie Autrey, Union Memorial AME Church. Thanksgiving begins within and spreads abroad. Remember that no matter what you are going through—God can work things out for your good.

12/5/17—1/ 2018                          No Meetings until February 6, 2018


2015 Strong Women of Faith Breast Cancer &
Health Support Group Calendar of Events