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October 19, 2017 - Michigan Gov. Synder disciplines state police Col. Kriste Etue for Twitter comments
October 18, 2017 - Michigan Secretary of State candidate Jocelyn Benson to visit Northern Michigan
October 18, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Board synopsis
October 18, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Boyne City Commission meeting synopses
October 18, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: 257-foot tower proposed for Boyne Falls
October 18, 2017 - PUBLIC NOTICE: Charlevoix County Planning Commission Public Hearing
October 17, 2017 - CHARLEVOIX COUNTY – Public hearing on Hayes Township zoning ordinance
October 17, 2017 - #425 Boyne City Gazette Oct. 18
October 17, 2017 - Illusionist Tom Coverly hosted by Walloon Lake and East Jordan Community Churches
October 17, 2017 - MICHIGAN: Local officials say fiscal recovery mixed, but positive
October 17, 2017 - PETOSKEY: Odawa ribbon-cutting for Victories Square development
October 16, 2017 - Meet the candidates for Boyne City Commission on Oct. 18
October 16, 2017 - BOYNE CITY: State of the community is excellent
October 13, 2017 - Health Dept. of Northwest Michigan to hold youth mental health first aid training in Charlevoix
October 13, 2017 - Baby Boomer Comedy Show in Petoskey benefits Char-Em United Way
October 13, 2017 - Petoskey temple to host Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi
October 11, 2017 - Boyne Monday Study Club welcomes guest speaker Mayor Tom Neidhamer
October 11, 2017 - Join McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation for breast cancer awareness
October 11, 2017 - Balance issues? Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center of Boyne can help
October 11, 2017 - Affordable Health Screenings coming to Boyne City Oct. 27

Join McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation for breast cancer awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and local businesses and individuals can join the fight against breast cancer simply by partnering with the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation.

Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation is able to help provide life-saving mammograms, biopsies, and follow-up ultrasounds to women in northern Michigan who are unable to afford them.

“The wonderful thing about these funds is that they stay right here in northern Michigan and support our friends, neighbors, and coworkers who may be struggling to afford these essential tests and services,” said Patrick Schulte, Vice President and Chief Development Officer at McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. “With your support, local women and men get the care they need to help them succeed in their fight against breast cancer.”

Two funds at the Foundation honor women who battled breast cancer.

Friends of Kathleen Jontz established the Kathleen Jontz Breast Health Fund in honor of how passionate she was about children not losing their mothers to breast cancer.

Last year, gifts to the Kathleen Jontz Breast Health Fund provided nine patients with digital mammography screenings, 159 patients with follow-up biopsies, and 9,080 patients received mammograms with the comfort of a Bella Blanket purchased from this fund. In addition, the fund purchased equipment and educational materials.

The Kim Monthei Breast Cancer Fund was established in memory of Kim by her family and M&M Plumbing Heating/Cooling Inc., to provide uninsured and underinsured women and men in Cheboygan County with access to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer.

This year, the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation hopes to raise even more funds in support of breast health in our community.

How You Can Help Women

There are many ways that businesses can get involved in bringing these much-needed services to local women. Businesses can donate a portion of their sales to the fund, match employee donations, ask customers for a small donation of $2-$5, or ask customers to round up on their purchase and donate the extra amount to the Breast Health Fund at McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. Some organizations choose to have a Blue Jean Day where employees pay $5 for the privilege of wearing jeans to work. Other businesses hold a company-wide Pink Day, during which employees are encouraged to wear pink and donate. Any one of these options is a great way to show support for breast cancer and to encourage employee and customer involvement as well.

Every gift will help a co-worker, family member, friend, or neighbor who may not have the means to receive the diagnostic testing needed, and all the money raised stays here in northern Michigan. If you or your business would like to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month, fill out a simple registration form at http://bit.ly/2x2QCQT to let the Foundation know of your involvement.

The Foundation will acknowledge all participating businesses on the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Facebook page. For more information on how to get involved call (231) 487-3500 or email mary.grace.otis@mclaren.org. To donate directly to the Foundation online, visithttp://bit.ly/2k9vpDu.

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The McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation helped provide funds to purchase two new digital mammography machines this year, thanks in part to generous contributions from donors to their Breast Health Funds. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and businesses and individuals can support breast health in our community by getting involved with the Foundation.

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