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
Several weeks ago, the Superior Health Foundation partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to provide funding to public schools in the U.P. to assure lunches are available. BCBS and SHF each committed $12,500 in funding to the project.
We're pleased to report that dozens of school districts across the region have been provided funding to help them through the Covid-19 Pandemic.
There are limited dollars still remaining in the fund. If interested in applying, simply visit and click on the Covid-19 Relief School Meal Funding Application.
The map below and accompanying info show the U.P. counties impacted by this funding. It goes without saying that SHF is tremendously grateful to BCBS of Michigan for engaging SHF on this incredible partnership to feed our children.
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
As many of you know, the Superior Health Foundation launched the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund a week ago today to help health-centered, non-profits and organizations across the Upper Peninsula with immediate equipment, sanitary supplies and other other needs. We want to hear from you.
To date, we have funded a number of organizations across the U.P. and we want to do more. We're willing and able to talk, to listen, to help you during this unprecedented time.
To apply for funding, for up to $1,000, simply visit and click on the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund button on the home page.
We also encourage you to give a charitable, tax-deductible git to help support this fund. With your generosity, we can help many, many during this time of angst and uncertainty. You can direct your gift to the area of greatest need, to masks, to cleaning supplies and to office equipment.
Thank you for your tremendous support. If you have questions or needs, simply email
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
Covid-19 Update on UP Connect/Rides For Wellness for Non-Emergent Medical Transportation in the U.P.

At this time, public transit agencies across the Upper Peninsula and the MTC ConnectUP Rides To Wellness program are still operating as normal. We are still accepting trip requests and fulfilling them and will continue to do so as long as our transportation partners remain open and functioning.
As everything with the new reality we are living under the Covid-19 pandemic, this situation is fluid and can change on a daily basis. Unless transit agencies are forced to suspend operations, though, we intend to still be able to function and schedule trips.
We are seeing a lot of medical appointments cancelled, some by the medical providers and some by the riders who do not choose to venture out of their homes. We have worked with all of our providers to make sure that vehicles are properly cleaned and disinfected on a regular daily schedule, often several times per day.
We have temporarily suspended further build-out of our transportation provider network and have cut back significantly on bringing on new funding partners; however, due to the uncertainty of the current situation.
All of our MTC employees are currently working remotely from their homes.
We are hopeful that the immediate danger from the coronavirus will pass quickly and that we can resume full operations in the not-too-distant future.

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