2013-11-28 / Sports

Area cancer program gets boost

SAULT STE. MARIE – The Luce, Mackinac, Alger and Schoolcraft Health District and the Chippewa County Health Department will receive a share of the $1,275 Kewadin Casinos’ Pinktastic Tournament money. The funds will be used to help women receive assistance for preventative care.

“We are so thankful for the donation to our Breast and Cervical Cancer Control program,” said Debbie Hoder, business manager for the BCCP program. “This donation will enable LMAS to continue service the eligible women in our communities with these much needed health screening services.”

In total, the LMAS program received $675.

In Chippewa County, $600 was given to the Pink Ribbon Classic Fund to be earmarked for local women who have not yet been able to register for insurance.

“The funds will help cover their deductibles,” said Sheri Buckley, who oversees the Pink Ribbon Classic Fund.

The funds were raised with a $5 donation from Kewadin Cares for each participant in two Pinktastic Tournaments.

The Kewadin Cares program began in 2003 when the casino started partnering with local organizations to raise awareness of our Pledge of Allegiance and United States Armed Forces and veterans.

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