Hospital Volunteers host luncheon to support Cancer Patient Assistance Fund

June 4, 2019

Hospital Volunteers host luncheon to support Cancer Patient Assistance Fund

Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Volunteers are holding a fundraising luncheon to support their $250,000 pledge to the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, which helps area cancer patients with funds while they are going through treatment. The luncheon will be held Wednesday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lincoln Hills Golf Club. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance online here or at the door the day of the event.

In addition to the lunch and a brief program about the Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, area vendors will sell locally crafted merchandise and will give a percentage of their sales to the fund. Vendors include Magic Muds, Pics and Wics and Treasures Gift Shop.

The Cancer Patient Assistance Fund is available to help patients of the Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Cancer Center. Funds are provided to help with transportation, medications, medical equipment, housing and shelter, food assistance, utility payments and any other funds that can be difficult to manage while one is also going through cancer treatment. To date, over $93,000 has been provided to area cancer patients in assistance through the fund.

Spectrum Health, a not-for-profit, integrated health system, is committed to improving the health and wellness of our communities. We live our mission every day with 31,000 compassionate professionals, 4,200 medical staff experts, 3,200 committed volunteers and a health plan serving 1 million members. Our talented physicians and caregivers are privileged to offer a full continuum of care and wellness services to our communities through 14 hospitals, includingHelen DeVos Children’s Hospital, 230 ambulatory sites and telehealth offerings. We pursue health care solutions for today and tomorrow that diversify our offerings. Locally-governed and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, our health system provided $483 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2018. Thanks to the generosity of our communities, we received $30 million in philanthropy in the most recent fiscal year to support research, academics, innovation and clinical care. Spectrum Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, part of IBM Watson Health.

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