Published on January 21, 2019

Breast Cancer Patients Benefitting from Girls Cross Country Team Efforts

Photo of Clare High School Girls Cross Country Team presenting a donation to Ray Stover, president, Medical Centers in Clare and Gladwin.

Members of the Clare High School Girls Cross Country Team delivered monies that they raised to benefit local residents who need support from the Breast Health Fund at MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare. Ray Stover, president, MidMichigan Medical Centers in Clare and Gladwin, is shown accepting the gift.

Area residents needing breast health care are benefitting from the efforts of the Clare High School Girls Cross Country Team.

More than $1,000 was collected from the sale of specially designed T-shirts and sweatshirts that they sold. The proceeds were donated to the MidMichigan Health Foundation to support the Breast Health Fund at MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare.

This is the second year in a row that the team did this nearly doubling what was donated last year for the Breast Health Fund in Clare. “We are honored that they would once again direct their efforts in this special way that will positively impact the lives of others,” said Christina McDowell, supervisor of Imaging Services, MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare. “This community should be so proud of these girls who have the compassion to do this.”

The Breast Health Fund at MidMichigan Medical Center – Clare supports breast cancer prevention, screening, diagnostic testing, educational services, equipment and patient care items. This includes access for eligible individuals to receive financial assistance with screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds, breast MRIs, breast biopsies, interpretation fees, post breast cancer surgery support materials, breast cancer genetic counseling and some transportation needs.