February 2022

Your Dollars at Work

Your heart care is vital! That is why a donor chose to support Ascension St. Joseph Hospital with a special gift. She is helping friends and neighbors in the East Tawas community receive expert heart care. Thank you! 

The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, is passionate about helping others. Her gift will be used to support Cardiology program and equipment needs, helping to expand expert heart care close to home.

In gratitude for the care she and her family members received from Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, she had these kind words to say:

“I wanted to share my blessings to make things a little better for my friends and neighbors who also rely on Ascension St. Joseph, this little hospital that I appreciate and have come to love.”

If you would like to make an impact by supporting the healthcare needs of your community, please contact Michelle Bacarella at (989) 984-7270 or Michelle.Bacarella@ascension.org. To make a gift now or learn more about Ascension St. Joseph Foundation, please visit our secure website by clicking here

The East Tawas Dairy Queen (And You) Are
Making A Difference In The Health And Well-
Being Of Our Newest Community Members! 

A $500 donation from the East Tawas Dairy Queen in support of Ascension St. Joseph’s Maternal and Infant Fund is making a difference! The donation will be used to purchase infant sleep sacks and for childbirth and breastfeeding educational materials.

This gift was made possible through the Dairy Queen Miracle Day. Owners of the Dairy Queen, Adam and Lindsay Wilcox, donated a portion from each Blizzard ice cream treat sold to support healthy babies in our community! 

Michelle Bacarella, Ascension St. Joseph Foundation Senior Gift Officer, expressed her gratitude for the donation: “We are so blessed that Adam and Lindsay Wilcox continue to partner with the Foundation. We truly appreciate their generosity in supporting our youngest patients.”

If you would like to support the Maternal and Infant Fund at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, visit our secure website by clicking here. Please designate the “Maternal and Infant Fund” from the drop-down menu.

The Winter Gala (Virtual This Year) Supports
Moms And Babies At Ascension St. Joseph

COVID-19 and a budget shortfall have made the need for support even more critical for the families who turn to Ascension St. Joseph for their birthing needs. Your gift today will be used to purchase new equipment and support programs for local moms and their new babies.

This year’s event honors Dr. Christopher Landrey and Dr. Christopher Oravitz with the Spirit of St. Joseph award. The award is presented to at least one physician who exemplifies compassionate service to others, generosity of time and resources to the community, and commitment to Ascension St. Joseph’s core values of service to the poor, reverence, integrity, wisdom, creativity and dedication.

Sponsorships and gift-in-kind donations are still needed! To donate an item for the online auction or to make your own donation to the Maternal and Infant Fund, please visit our secure website or contact Michelle Bararella at (989) 984-7270 or Michelle.Bacarella@ascension.org. 

Ascension St. Joseph Foundation’s Charity
Golf Classic Is Just Around The Corner!

SAVE THE DATE - Thursday, June 23, 2022, at the Red Hawk Golf Club in East Tawas. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.! We hope to see you there!

If you would like to receive registration information, please contact Michelle Barcarella at Michelle.Bacarella@ascension.org or (989) 984-7270.

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