Women to Benefit from Lost Lake Woods Rally for a Cure
Lynne Gauthier and Paulette Kallstrom, co-chairs of the Lost Lake Woods Club Rally for a Cure golf outing, join Ann Diamond of the MidMichigan Health Foundation and Steve Hand, manager of imaging services at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena, as he explains the benefits of the new Magseed® technology for breast biopsies.
Women in Alcona, Harrisville, Lincoln and Alpena will benefit from the Rally for a Cure event recently held at Lost Lake Woods Club. Proceeds from the event’s raffles, 50/50 drawing and registrations totaled $4,097 and will be directed to the MidMichigan Health Foundation and the Alpena Cancer Center. The dollars raised will provide free mammograms for area women and will also assist in providing advanced technology in the Breast Health Department.
Event Co-Chairs Paulette Kallstrom and Lynne Gauthier gathered their volunteer team to put on the 4-person golf scramble. The duo took all precautions including social distancing, hosting two tents, and offering an outdoor, boxed lunch for participants. According to Kallstrom, “We had scheduled this event last fall and people were excited to participate. Given the cause, we really wanted to hold the event so we did everything possible to be safe.”
The event was a success with 100 golfers participating and a waiting list for any cancellations. Generous businesses and golf courses from the area donated prizes for the auction, all in an effort to assist with the cause. The event hits home to both co-chairs as Kallstrom is a nine year breast cancer survivor and Gauthier is a 24-year survivor.
Pictured left to right: Ann Diamond, director, MidMichigan Health Foundation; Paulette Kallstrom, co- chair, Lost Lake Woods Rally for a Cure golf outing; Steve Hand, manager, Imaging Services Department, MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena, and Lynne Gauthier, co- chair, Lost Lake Woods Rally for a Cure golf outing.
On behalf of MidMichigan Health Foundation, Ann Diamond, development director accepted the event proceeds and thanked all who made the event possible. “We are so very appreciative of our friends at Lost Lake Woods and the surrounding counties that host and participate in the Rally for a Cure. We all know someone that has been touched by breast cancer. To see Paulette and Lynne wrapping their arms around the community to assist with diagnosis and treatment of this disease is truly amazing.”
“We’re already looking at 2021 so mark your calendars for August 7 as the Rally is open to the public,” said Kallstrom. “It’s a great day, a nice reminder about annual mammograms, and a wonderful way to support excellent health care in northeast Michigan.”
Those interested in more information on the Breast Health Fund and financial assistance for a screening mammogram, may contact Jennifer Schuch at (989) 356-8113.