Sandusky TOPS Chapter Raise Funds for B.C.U.P.S. Program ~ In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Sandusky TOPS Chapter #1669 hosted a month-long donation drive among their twenty members to present the Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation with a check for $147 to benefit the B.C.U.P.S. (Breast Cancer Understanding, Prevention and Screenings) program at Marlette Regional Hospital.
The B.C.U.P.S. program is in place to financially assist patients in acquiring important screening mammograms and diagnostic testing services such as a diagnostic mammogram, breast ultrasound, or an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. For patients that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and are currently undergoing treatment, B.C.U.P.S. provides grant funding and applicants are eligible to reapply for funding every 6 months. Grant funding is available to residents of Sanilac, Tuscola, Lapeer, and Huron Counties based upon current program funding.
Patients that do not have health insurance coverage or those who are underinsured (limitations with coverage, large out-of-pocket deductible, younger than age criteria for screening, etc.) may qualify for screening and testing services through the B.C.U.P.S. program.
Marlette Regional Hospital extends its sincere thanks to the Sandusky TOPS Chapter #1669 for supporting this worthy cause and patients in our local communities!