Volunteer program transports cancer patients from Sault Ste. Marie to Petoskey for specialized treatments

PRESS RELEASE
MY MICHIGAN HEALTH
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The aroma of grilling hamburgers and hot dogs filled downtown Sault Ste. Marie on June 12 as MyMichigan Medical Center Sault and Central Savings Bank hosted the 13th annual Burger Bash to raise money for the Road to Recovery program.

This morning, MyMichigan Health Foundation proudly received $8,548.04 from the Central Savings Bank Burger Bash in support of the Road to Recovery program. This volunteer-driven initiative transports oncology patients from Sault Ste. Marie to Petoskey for specialized treatments. The Burger Bash is the largest annual fundraising event for the Road to Recovery program and has raised nearly $90,000 to date.

“Donations are the livelihood of our program. It’s how we get these vans on the road every day. It’s gas, bridge fees, tires on the vans, and brakes when they need them. It’s everything the program needs to transport our patients to life-saving treatments,” said Tanya Overman, volunteer coordinator.

Andrea Masters, Marketing Director at Central Savings Bank, added: “This is a great way for the community to support each other. It brings a lot of people out to help those in need. The program relies on donations and this is one way we can support our friends and neighbours in our hometown and surrounding areas.”

MyMichigan Health Foundation accepts donations for the Road to Recovery program year-round at www.mymichigan.org/foundation. Those interested in volunteering for the Road to Recovery program can contact Tanya Overman at (906) 635-4352 or via email at (e-mail address).

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