Local Organizations Donate Over $8,000 to Mammography Fund
Jan 9, 2018
(ST. JOSEPH) – Two local organizations have raised a combined $8,512 in support of the Lakeland Health Mammography Fund which helps underserved or uninsured women receive cancer screenings and services they may not otherwise be able to afford.
Through the sale of scarves, mugs, t-shirts, and other merchandise, Chassix employees raised $2,600, which was matched by Chassix CEO, Doug DelGrosso and other local plants. Members of Bridgman High School and Lake Michigan Catholic High School Interact Clubs also raised $712.95 through various fundraising efforts.
“As female breast cancer continues to be one of the most prevalent types of cancer in our area we are so grateful for the support of local organizations which helps ensure women in our community have access to the lifesaving cancer screenings they need,” said Jann Totzke, Executive Director, Oncology Services Lakeland Health.
In November 2017, Lakeland Health received a three-year full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. NAPBC-accredited facilities ensure patients have access to:
- Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
- A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
- Information about ongoing clinical trials and new treatment options
- Participation in a National Breast Disease Database to report patterns of care and effect quality improvement
For more information, visit www.lakelandhealth.org/cancer