Paint the Peninsula Pink

On Friday, the Superior Health Foundation team traveled to Wakefield to present the Wakefield-Marenisco School District with a check for $1,091.98, a portion of the net proceeds raised during Painting the Peninsula Pink during the month of October. SHF partnered with the Gogebic Miners for the signature event: their homecoming football game against the Stephenson Eagles in late September. During the month, SHF sold pink day sponsorships, merchandise and silent auction items to benefit the U.P.-wide Breast Health Fund. 


Painting the Peninsula Pink, proudly presented by the M.E. Davenport Foundation, netted more than $17,000 during the month. Funding will be available for those across the U.P. with breast health-related expenses not otherwise covered by insurance. 


Pictured, from left, are Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation, Miners football players Chase Montie and Leo Imhoff, Jason Gustafson, superintendent of Wakefield-Marenisco, and Rachel Sheppard, events specialist at the SHF.

September 25, 2021

Superior Health Foundation is excited to partner with the Gogebic Miners for 2021. During October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Miners’ athletic teams will sell pink merchandise at home events and in school, giving supporters the opportunity to purchase items in honor or memory of loved ones who have battled this horrific disease.


Our signature event this year is the Gogebic Miners Homecoming football game on Saturday, September 25 against the Stephenson Eagles. We threw a Pink Party! There was games for kids, along with bucket drawings featuring pink merchandise.

31 Day of Pink written over a pink silhouette of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Proudly presented by the ME Davenport Foundation  the Superior Health Foundation and Gogebic Miners will co-host “The 31 Days of Pink” during the month of October to raise money for the Breast Health Fund. This provides charitable funding to women and men across the U.P. to help cover the costs of mammograms, breast biopsies and other uncovered breast health expenses. All money raised stays in the U.P.!

Please consider a tax-deductible gift of $150 to sponsor a day or $250 to sponsor two in October of your choosing and/or donate a prize for our on-line silent auction. With your day sponsorship, you’ll receive a “Pink” flag to prominently display at your business to show your support. During each day in October, the sponsors will be displayed on the Superior Health Foundation Facebook page.

In addition to a day sponsorship, local businesses are encouraged to hold special lunches or promotions to benefit the SHF Breast Health Fund. If interested in offering a special, contact Rachel Sheppard, Events Specialist, at  or Jim LaJoie, Executive Director, at

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