Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 12:00 AM
Classic cars, great people, a pink pumpkin named Eddie and A LOT of money – to the tune of $1,350 to be exact.
The Ocean Canyon Properties Mountain Lakes Resort put all their efforts over the course of October toward raising funds and awareness for a very important program that benefits women who cannot afford an annual mammogram in Marshall County.
Dottie Benson, activities coordinator for Mountain Lakes Resort says, “We were so excited to be doing something for our community. I am excited and proud of our members for their participation in making this happen.”
The group at Mountain Lakes hosted a Classic Car Show with live music, food and fun as well as offered up opportunities for folks to donate during nightly activities hosted at the resort.
“We were so honored that the staff and volunteers approached us wanting to help raise money for our Mammography Assistance Program at Marshall Medical Centers,” says Andrea Oliver, director of the Foundation for Marshall Medical Centers. “I went to the Classic Car Show and was blown away by the support everyone was giving to the fundraisers. It was one of the most upbeat and festive events I have attended!”
In 2015 alone, hundreds of mammograms were provided free of cost to Marshall County residents who qualified for assistance through the Mammography Assistance Program. As more funding comes in, Marshall Medical Centers will be able to do many more.
“We plan on doing this again next year. We all feel so good about this,” says Dottie, who deserves a big pat on the back for her vision and hard work.
If you think you might qualify for the Mammography Assistance Program, you may call the Marshall Financial Center at 256-894-6600 for more information.