News Release Date : 01/28/2013
Partnering Against Breast Cancer
Saginaw Spirit representatives present a check for over $8,000.
The St. Mary’s of Michigan Seton Cancer Institute received a donation of $8,270.75 from the Saginaw Spirit Hockey Club as a result of money raised at the annual PINK OUT hockey game for breast cancer awareness, which took place on October 29.
Before the game, 40 breast cancer survivors were honored on ice during a pre-game recognition ceremony. Once all of the survivors were gathered, Dr. Sussan Bays and Tim Laugh, Seton Cancer Institute director performed the ceremonial puck drop.
Other activities that took place as part of the PINK OUT included a women’s hockey game (The Hockey Angels) played before the Spirit game and a jersey auction of the special pink jerseys worn by the Spirit players that night. Donald Dingman, Information Technology System Analyst, sang both the American and Canadian national anthems.
St. Mary’s of Michigan and the Saginaw Spirit have partnered on this event to help raise awareness and funds for the St. Mary’s of Michigan Breast Care Fund.
The Breast Care Fund provides free mammograms to uninsured individuals who meet pre-determined qualifications. For qualifications and verifications, call the St. Mary’s of Michigan financial counseling office at (989) 907-7585.
Mammograms, along with clinical breast examinations, are the best defense for prevention and early detection of breast cancer.