Superior Health Foundation

Jamie’s Story – SHF Breast Health Fund


Jamie has lived in Iron River her entire life. She and her husband have been married for more than 38 years.

Like a number of women, Jamie has a yearly mammogram. This past summer, however, her mammogram detected a spot. She followed up with her physician to schedule a second mammogram.

  Receiving the call and being told a spot was found in the breast was upsetting news. Having to worry about added healthcare expenses added to her worries.

 The local health department told Jamie about the Superior Health Foundation Breast Health Fund. When asked how the funding helped her, Jamie quickly and emphatically responded, “Tremendously!”

 Jamie was unaware of the SHF Breast Health Fund, which provides funding for both men and women across the Upper Peninsula to help pay for out-of-pocket breast health expenses not covered by insurance.

She soon discovered just how much the people of the Upper Peninsula and local businesses rally behind fundraising to help as many individuals as possible.

Jamie can’t say thank you enough, and the great news is this: There was no cancer! She’s okay!

People across the Upper Peninsula, many like Jamie, can be rest assured the SHF Breast Health Fund is available to help with expenses. And, you don’t have to have a cancer diagnosis to apply.

 Funds for the SHF Breast Health Fund are raised primarily in October through the SHF month-long Painting the Peninsula Pink event. This past October, SHF partnered with West Iron County Schools on the event.

 To learn more about the SHF Breast Health Fund, to support with a gift and/or apply for funding, please visit https://superiorhealthfoundation.org/funds/breast-health-fund/ or give us a call at 906-225-6914

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