The Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor and Hail! Impact Announce Partnership – “Walk with a Wolverine”
Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor (“CSC”) is a local nonprofit affiliate of the
International Cancer Support Community. The Cancer Support Community is the largest and
most comprehensive cancer support program in the country, providing care to thousands of
people per year – all free of charge.
The Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor is a unique, grassroots organization that
was founded by a group of committed local community volunteers who have each been
personally touched by cancer and who understand that traditional medical treatment is only one
piece of successful cancer care. The Cancer Support Community exists to serve as a
complement to traditional medical care, recognizing that the entire person and their support
systems are impacted when cancer presents itself. The components of Cancer Support
Community programs have been shown in medical research to improve physical health, mental
health, and quality of life. All programs are professionally-led and can be accessed online or
in-person in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Chelsea, and Livonia.
Cancer Support Community services include individual counseling, group support, nutrition and
exercise, educational workshops, social activities, resource connection, and financial
assistance. The Cancer Support Community is here to support all people from the moment of
diagnosis through survivorship or bereavement, serving the whole family, the whole time.
Hail! Impact (“Hail!”) is a nonprofit organization (501(c)(3) determination pending, EIN –
92-2571690) that empowers student-athletes at the University of Michigan with charitable
engagements to amplify local nonprofits through dedicated service and educational tools to
enhance their opportunities to monetize their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL). Participating
student-athletes earn a meaningful stipend by rolling up their sleeves and investing in their
community and themselves. Hail! Impact’s current program supports Football, Hockey, Men’s
Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Gymnastics, and Softball and offers donors the opportunity to
support all varsity sports. The Hail! NIL Program will launch additional sports when donation
thresholds are met.
This partnership between the CSC and Hail! brings together two organizations that share a
common vision of creating a better future through support and community building. By
combining our resources, expertise, and networks, we aim to have a more significant and
lasting impact on all those who are impacted by cancer in our community.
The athletes represented by Hail! bring a wealth of excitement, energy, and heart. Their
commitment to community will further the CSC’s mission to uplift and strengthen people
impacted by cancer by providing support, fostering compassionate communities, and breaking
down barriers to care. By joining forces, we are confident that our collaborative efforts will
further our goal that everyone impacted by cancer receives the support they want and need at
every phase of their experience.
Looking forward, we are excited to announce that our first collective activity, “Walk with a
Wolverine”, will take place on Saturday, August 26th, 2023 from 10am-12pm. This walk will give
athletes and members of the CSC the opportunity to meet, connect,and interact with one
another. Gallup Park’s scenic walking loop provides the perfect backdrop to allow for community
building through social and physical activity.
For more information about the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor or Hail!
Impact, please visit: https://www.cancersupportannarbor.org/ and https://hailimpact.org/
About the Cancer Support Community:
Cancer Support Community (CSC) of Greater Ann Arbor is part of an international non-profit
organization whose mission uplifts and strengthens people impacted by cancer by providing
support, fostering compassionate communities, and breaking down barriers to care. All
programs are completely free of charge and offered in a comfortable, home-like environment.
The Cancer Support Community offers professionally-led support groups, educational
workshops, nutrition and exercise programs, and stress-reduction classes that empower and
educate people touched by cancer. CSC is the only organization in Washtenaw Country devoted
solely to providing this support, education, and hope to cancer patients, their friends, family and
children. The center is located at 2010 Hogback Road, Suite 3, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. For more
About Hail! Impact:
Hail! Impact is a nonprofit organization (501(c)(3) status pending) that empowers student-
athletes at the University of Michigan with charitable engagements to amplify local nonprofits
through dedicated service and educational tools to enhance their opportunities to monetize their
Name, Image and Likeness (NIL). Participating student-athletes earn a meaningful stipend by
rolling up their sleeves and investing in their community and themselves. Hail! Impact’s current
program supports Michigan Football and we offer donors the opportunity to support all varsity
sports. The Hail! NIL Program will launch for additional sports when donation thresholds are
met. For more information: https://hailimpact.org/