January 2022

Your Dollars at Work

Your Support Of The Pink Out Event Helped Women In Need Receive A Lifesaving Mammogram!

The annual Pink Out* event featuring the Saginaw Spirit hockey team supports the Breast Cancer Fund at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital. Thanks to you, $8,450 was raised for women in need of a mammogram. Now, qualified uninsured women in our community will receive desperately needed mammograms and follow-up ultrasounds.
*This event honors breast cancer survivors during the Saginaw Spirit pre-game ceremony. It also helps to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of getting an annual mammogram screening. In October 2021, 60 breast cancer survivors were recognized at the event. Over the past 14 years, donors have contributed more than $71,000 through this event to help women in need. Thank you!

Celebrating The Season 

Lit trees, white lights and ornaments were all part of the holiday decorations at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital and Ascension Standish Hospital as the two hospitals celebrated the annual Light Up A Life campaign. This campaign is an opportunity to publicly remember all those who were such an important part of so many holidays. Through the purchase of these items, you helped raise funds for hospital programs and services. The 2021 event was a huge success thanks to donors like you!
Nearly $23,000 was raised at Ascension St. Mary’s in support of the Cardiac and Mission Funds. Ascension Standish Hospital raised $1,610 for its food and essentials pantry. Thank you to all who supported this annual campaign. Patients appreciate the impact that your gifts made.

Special thanks to our Light Up A Life corporate sponsors and Giving Tuesday matching gift companies:
  • Bierlein Companies
  • Caravan Facilities Management
  • Compassus
  • Dornbos Printing Impressions
  • Glastender
  • Harold C. & Janet A. Baldauf Foundation
  • Health Advantage Credit Union
  • IBEW Local Union 557
  • The Iles Schropp Group at Merrill Lynch
  • King Communications
  • Looby Baumgarten, CPA, LLC
  • Oncology-Hematology Associates of Saginaw Valley, PC
  • Rehmann
  • Richardson Auto Family
  • Saginaw Knitting Mills
  • Spence Brothers
  • UA Local 85 Plumbers, Steamfitters & HVACR Technicians
  • Wildfire Credit Union
  • Yeo & Yeo

The Cornette Corantine Is Here!

Beginning Monday, Jan. 24, you have the opportunity to participate in the virtual weeklong celebration and activities.

Throughout the week, Ascension St. Mary's will honor the 2021 Spirit of St. Vincent Award honoree, Dr. Steven McLean, emergency medicine physician, with a series of tribute videos. They will showcase his accomplishments, commitment to excellence and dedication to patient care. Five videos will be shared during the week and available for viewing on our Facebook pages (Ascension St. Mary's and Ascension Mid-North Michigan Foundations) and foundation website.

In addition, Ascension St. Mary's associates are being recognized for their support and dedication to our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Mission Award honors all associates for their commitment to caring for our patients, their resiliency and dedication in an ever-changing environment, and their passion toward fulfilling our Mission. Video tributes will be featured on Thursday, Jan. 27.

Similar to last year, an online auction runs Jan. 24 through Saturday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. You can bid on a variety of items and packages. 

All proceeds will support the patient experience with the purchase of a new MRI table at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital.

On behalf of Ascension St. Mary’s Foundation, thank you for joining in the virtual Cornette Corantine honoring Dr. McLean and celebrating all associates, and for your participation in the online auction and continued support of the foundation.
You can be the difference for a cancer patient and the medical care they receive!
A cancer patient is more likely to take longer to heal if they don’t have access to the latest technology and best targeted treatments. 

The good news is…you can help! Your gift to cancer care at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital will be used for new state-of-the art equipment, program enhancements, research and other needs that directly enhance the cancer patient care experience.
Your help is needed now. Please consider making a lifesaving gift today!

If you would like to support cancer care at Ascension St Mary’s Hospital, please visit our donate page. Thank you in advance for your support!

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