Local Schools Partner to Support B.C.U.P.S. Program

Local Schools Partner to Support B.C.U.P.S. Program ~

Representatives of the 2017 Pink Out for Cancer Clash committee recently presented a check for over $24,000 to the Marlette Regional Hospital (MRH) Foundation following a successful rivalry football game fundraiser between Marlette and Brown City schools that took place earlier this fall.

Proceeds from the event supported MRH’s B.C.U.P.S. (Breast Cancer Understanding, Prevention and Screenings) program. This program has provided free mammogram screenings to hundreds of Thumb Area women, primarily for those that are uninsured, but had recently expanded to provide full or partial financial assistance to those who qualify and need additional testing services like diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, and biopsies. The program also provides limited grant funding to patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

MRH Foundation Manager Sara Redman commented, “The Pink Out for Cancer Clash committee was such a great group of people to work with and it was inspiring to see our communities come together to support our friends and neighbors in this cause. We’re pleased to have a program like B.C.U.P.S. available to Thumb Area residents and it’s made possible thanks to the generosity of our community.”

Marlette Regional Hospital’s CEO Dan Babcock accepted the check on behalf of the hospital. He is pictured with committee members (left to right) Neil Kohler, Kasey Trudeau, Sue Burton, Kendra Jickling, Steve Kohler, Aren Cooper, Brad Hale, Sarah Barratt, and Sara Redman. Not pictured are committee members Tony Burton, Garnett Kohler, Denny Lester, and Kurt Welchner.

For more information about the B.C.U.P.S. program, call 989-635-4012.