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Superior Health Foundation, Munising HS partnering on ‘Painting the Peninsula Pink’

Event sponsored by Honor Credit Union will raise money

for U.P.-wide Breast Health Fund

MARQUETTE — In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Superior Health Foundation and Munising Public Schools are teaming up during October for Painting the Peninsula Pink, presented by Honor Credit Union.

Money raised from the month-long event will benefit the SHF U.P.-wide Breast Health Fund, which provides charitable funding to help men and women across the Upper Peninsula with out-of-pocket breast health expenses.

Already in 2015, SHF, in collaboration with the six health departments across the Upper Peninsula, has provided more than $10,000 in funding.

During October, Munising High School students will sell pink bracelets and sunglasses to raise money for the fund. On Friday, Oct. 9, SHF and Honor Credit Union will throw a Pink Party at the Munising-Bark River-Harris varsity football game in Munising. That evening, pink merchandise will be sold; valuable silent auction prizes will be available; fans will have an opportunity to participate in a fun football contest for a chance to win fabulous prizes; and player pink jerseys will be auctioned off. In addition, a special halftime event is being planned to honor breast cancer survivors.

“We’re excited to partner with Munising High School on this event,” said Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation. “The Mustangs have embraced the cause and we’re confident we’ll raise a great deal of money that will ultimately provide much-needed financial relief for breast health patients who truly need it.”

Honor Credit Union, with offices in Negaunee, Marquette and Gwinn, is proud to serve as the Presenting Sponsor of “Painting the Peninsula Pink.”

“At Honor Credit Union, we couldn’t be more excited about our newfound partnership with the Superior Health Foundation,” said Kelsey Niemisto, public relations specialist for Honor Credit Union. “This is such a great cause, and being able to contribute to our U.P. communities through Painting the Peninsula Pink touches the hearts of many of our outstanding team members.

“We support the Superior Health Foundation’s mission to assist with unmet healthcare needs.  And, Honor Credit Union believes that the overall wellness of the community is important and the Superior Health Foundation supports that mission.  Physical, mental, and financial health are all a part of a family’s success.”

“We’re delighted to receive the sponsorship support of Honor Credit Union,” LaJoie said. “It has thoroughly embraced the cause.”

During the month of October, businesses across the U.P. will be asked to sponsor a day during the month of October for $250. In return, they will receive a pink window decal to proudly display in their business, along with links to their website on the SHF website and Facebook pages.

“This is a chance for the athletic department and the Mustangs to help out a regional event and help people in need,” said Munising Athletic Director DeeJay Paquette. “Breast cancer touches many of us, and we’re honored to be part of a fundraiser to help people.”

For more information, visit the SHF website at or call 225-6914.

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