Superior Health Foundation

Breast Health Fund

The SHF Breast Health Fund exists due to monies that have been raised by the Superior Health Foundation (SHF) through Painting the Peninsula Pink, an annual fundraiser in October, along with other individual gifts. Across the Upper Peninsula, it is a source of philanthropic funding/financial support to help minimize the out-of-pocket expenses for those who most need charitable support, for breast-care related bills, biopsies, procedures and ultrasound tests. It is designed to help those uninsured and those facing high deductibles and co-pays on their insurance. Read about previous recipients. 

The Process

The gifted money is to be used for the benefit of patients across the Upper Peninsula who have exhausted all other financial resources for breast health care. To qualify, breast health patients must “apply” for philanthropic funding for specific breast health care related bills and meet the following criteria:

  • Submit the most recent copy of W-2 IRS form to the Marquette County Health Department to substantiate income
  • Uninsured and/or have high deductibles/co-pays
  • Maximum award being $1,000

Those interested in applying are asked to submit applications to the six county health departments in the Upper Peninsula (see below). Funding will be dispersed on a first-come, first-served bases for those who meet aforementioned criteria.


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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