About Pink Tie Ball
The Southwest Michigan Pink Tie Ball gathered a group of remarkable women to create a committee focused on supporting the fighters, celebrating the survivors, and honoring the taken of all cancer variants within their community. These women came together not only for a worthy cause though, but also to continue the legacy of the person who brought them all together: Denise Bohn.
Denise Bohn was the Development Director for Susan G. Komen Southwest Michigan. Beginning in 2015, Denise led the original Pink Tie Ball Committee through two years of growth which blossomed into an amazing event focused on raising breast health awareness and to provide education, screening, and diagnostics in our community. In 2017, the Committee dedicated their talents to keeping this event local and continuing Denise’s mission. We miss Denise terribly, but the opportunity to honor her with this event urges us forward to keep fighting for all those effected by cancer in Southwest Michigan.
With the advice and encouragement of Susan G. Komen Michigan, the Pink Tie Ball Committee decided to become its own entity in 2018. Though our mission remains the same, our support and outreach has expanded past raising awareness of breast cancer to all forms of this cruel disease. Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide, and our community is no exception. For Pink Tie Ball 2020, it is our hope to support two amazing organizations, Hope Grows LIVESTRONG and Pennies From Heaven5, where funds raised will remain local.
We are honored and excited for the support we have received, and we are proud to see this year’s event make so many supporters’ dreams come true.
Thank you endlessly,
Your Pink Tie Ball Committee
Pink Tie Ball
KIM THUMM - CO-CHAIR
KATIE HESS - CO-CHAIR
SANDIE LIEBERG - TREASURER
ASHLEY SLACK - SECRETARY