Superior Health Foundation

Paint the Peninsula Pink

October, 2019
West Iron County Schools

Another successful Painting the Peninsula Pink
 is now in the books

 

Fundraiser to help raise money for SHF Breast Health Fund

How many ways can we say pink-tacular?
  Well, we can think of 20,000 plus?

 
That’s because the 2020 Painting the Peninsula Pink has been deemed a resounding success. Although the final numbers are still trickling in, the month-long event to raise money for the Superior Health Foundation’s Brest Health Fund will have netted more than $23,000, far surpassing the goal of $20,000.
 
This year, the Superior Health Foundation proudly partnered with West Iron County Schools on Painting the Peninsula Pink, proudly presented by Shamco, Inc. in Iron River. No less than 19 days ($250) sponsors from Iron River threw their support behind the cause. The signature event, a homecoming football game on a bright, sunny day in late September, was simply spectacular. Scores of spectators and community supporters were there to proudly wave their pink pomp oms and buy pink merchandise. 
   
The SHF is incredibly thankful to the many businesses that sponsored the event and for the number of businesses that went above and beyond with special activities during the month to raise money for the fund.
 
Incredible. Thank you all very much for being so incredibly engaged in our cause and raising money for a fund that will help both men and women across the Upper Peninsula with out-of-pocket breast health expenses not otherwise covered by insurance.


West Iron County Schools

Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
Today, we send out a tremendous Thank You to Aspirus Hospital & Clinics for agreeing to be a Gala Champion ($5,000) sponsor for our Ninth Annual Gala on Sept. 12 in the Northern Center at NMU. SHF is forming a wonderful relationship with Aspirus and this show of sponsorship support is a testament of that trust. There are good things on the horizon. Thank you Aspirus for believing in our cause and offering your support! We are tremendously thankful! Awesome!
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
ConnectUP Rides to Wellness Program is up and running

Rides to Wellness is a comprehensive non-emergency medical transportation
(NEMT) program.
Michigan Transportation Connection (MTC) received a two-year, $800,000 grant from the Superior Health Foundation to build a service in all 15 counties in the Upper Peninsula to provide transportation for NEMT. This process involves finding transportation providers to provide the service and funding partners to make it sustainable beyond the two-year grant period.
To date (Feb. 18), six counties (Chippewa, Delta, Gogebic, Luce, Mackinac and Schoolcraft) have providers. In those counties, several partners are making referrals for rides. Every day, more providers and partners are being added, which allows expansion to additional counties.
At this time, ConnectUP anticipates its next level of service expansion, by summer 2020, to include Alger, Dickinson, Houghton, Menominee and Ontonagon Counties. Project expansion to the remaining counties (Baraga, Iron, Keweenaw and Marquette) is expected to occur by fall.
Rides to Wellness is only available to clients who are connected with one of the Rides to Wellness partners.
There is service to non-emergency medical appointments in-state and out-of-state.
For more information and to find what services are available in your area, call 1-844-532-7433 (press 1) or email mtctransit@gmail.com.
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
Today, the Superior Health Foundation was in beautiful Dickinson County where it did a pair of educational presentations. Lynn Hill and I thank the good folks in Iron Mountain and Kingsford for their hospitality and kindness. It was a great day!

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