The Michigan City chapter of the United States Bowling Congress Women’s Bowling Association has made an impact on breast cancer over the years. Since 2002, members have raised more than $178,000 toward fighting the disease, with $60,180 of its proceeds donated to Franciscan Health Michigan City’s Breast Care Cancer, since 2008.
The funds have allowed the hospital’s team of clinicians to provide care and financial support to patients experiencing one of the most difficult moments of their lives. The latest fundraiser resulted in a check for $4,535 that was presented at a pizza party in Michigan City. Shown, from left, are Rick Peltier, executive director Franciscan Health Foundation Northern Indiana Division; Kellie Woods, Franciscan Health Michigan City human resources specialist; Jill Nygren, hospital vice president of clinical support services; Stephanie Ream, a hospital administrative assistant; Grace Gaertner and Chrissy Sydow, association members; Christy Stoll, association president; Rose Bould association member; Mare Schnick, association treasurer; Yvonne Baron, association member; and Dean Mazzoni, hospital president and CEO.