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Jennifer Kennedy
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St. Mary Mercy Hospital Golf outings raise over $280,000 for Comprehensive Breast Center and Helen Palmer Image Recovery Center
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St. Mary Mercy Hospital’s annual “Tee it Up” Golf Classic on June 16 and its first, nine-hole All-Women's Golf Classic on July 7 raised over $280,000 for the Comprehensive Breast Center and the Helen Palmer Image Recovery Center. A combined 325 golfers participated in the outings held at the exclusive Meadowbrook Country Club.

The All-Women's Golf outing included fun extras such as the "Pink Power" Shopping Spree, which gave golfers an opportunity to browse or purchase items from 15 vendors, with over 20 shopping booths.  

Proceeds benefit the St. Mary Mercy Comprehensive Breast Center which offers a full spectrum of care including prevention and education, diagnosis and treatment, access to research studies, support services and a nurse navigator who helps coordinate care every step of the way. Gifts will help purchase additional digital mammography equipment and support the MammoPlus® program, which combines screening services with a risk assessment developed by the National Cancer Institute to help determine a patient's lifetime risk for breast cancer. 

Gifts will also support our certified Helen Palmer Image Recovery Center which offers personalized services such as wig and prosthetics fittings, oncology massage therapy and hair styling and make-up tutorials that help enhance appearance, reduce pain and restore hope.

"We are thankful to be part of a community who supports our fundraising efforts to help our community stay healthy and offer specialty services to those who need it," said David Spivey, St. Mary Mercy president and CEO. "Thank you to our supporting partners for their contributions to this cause and their help in making these events successful. We look forward to being able to assist more women with the services offered in our new Comprehensive Breast Center and Image Recovery Center."

This year, over 100 businesses provided sponsorship and in-kind gifts to make this event such a success. Special thanks goes to our Lead Sponsor: Mendelson Kornblum Orthopedics & Spine Specialists and our Eagle Sponsors: Anesthesia Associates of Ann Arbor, Binson's Home Health Care Center, Concord EMS, Consultants in Cardiology, DTE Energy, Ferrantino Foundation, Heartland Healthcare Center, Huron Valley Radiology, Infinity Primary Care, St. Mary Mercy Hospital Medical Staff and Strategic Staffing Solutions. Also, thank you to the over 60 volunteers and the event chairs, Tim Belanger of AIM Construction who has chaired the "Tee it Up" Golf Classic for the last 6 years and our honorary chairs, David Spivey and Julie Spivey, director of Mercy Cancer Network.

Since its inception, the "Tee it Up" Golf Classic has generated nearly $2.3 million toward the care being provided every day at St. Mary Mercy, and has become one of the signature golf outings in the community.

To make a gift to support the Comprehensive Breast Center or Helen Palmer Image Recovery Center, contact the Development Office at 734-655-2980.