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
SHF Covid-19 Grant at Work!

Several weeks ago, the Superior Health Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Michigan Tech University to help cover expenses for product design and production of filtered face shields, meeting the specifications developed with the Western U.P. Health Department (WUPHD) in development with the National Institute of Health (NIH)
The face shields were donated to local first responders and health organizations who express a need.
We're happy to support!
Do you have a unfunded need during this Covid-19 Pandemic? If so, apply for SHF Covid-19 Pandemic Funding. Simply visit our website at and click on the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund.
Please also consider supporting with a charitable gift to strengthen the fund and help others with pressing needs across the region.
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
SHF Covid-19 Funding at Work!

The Superior Health Foundation awarded $1,000 to Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice to help pay for its Zoom healthcare license. This allowed LSLC & Hospice the ability to provide telehealth services for its hospice patients and Adult Day Service caregivers and participants.
To date, the SHF has provided nearly $35,000 in funding to 39 non-profit and service organizations across the Upper Peninsula.
Funding dollars remain in the SHF Covid-19 Pandemic Fund. To apply for funding or to give a charitable gift to help support the fund, simply visit and click on the Covid-19 Pandemic Fund button.
Thank you for your support!
Superior Health Foundation
Superior Health Foundation
SHF Grant at Work!

In May 2019, the Superior Health Foundation awarded a $1,849 mini-grant to the Historic Ironwood Theatre for its “Don’t Laugh at Me” program.
The "Don't Laugh at Me" playwright and performance initiative is a student-driven, anti-bullying program. Its creation was inspired by Peter Yarrow's Operation Respect April 2018 performance at the Ironwood Theatre for area school children. When the Awkward Stage Drama Club (ASDC) started work on the anti-bullying project in June, the intention was to create original scripts addressing bullying.
Several teen members spoke about the pervasiveness of bullying in schools and their desire to make a difference. They wanted the teen members of ASDC to determine the direction of the project, and they have.
The project has evolved with the input of the 25 6th to 12th graders of ASDC. An unanticipated result of the original proposal and SHF mini-grant is the ownership of the initiative shown by ASDC teens. They are speaking out about bullying, and they have expanded on the original idea of a one-time presentation of short, one-act plays. The plan is to have multiple performances of alternative fairy tales followed by a large-scale production of "Shrek the Musical."

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