Golf Event Helps BBC Mammography Program

August 27, 2012

Members of the Binder Cares Breast Cancer group gathered late this summer to host its sixth annual golf outing, which raised more than $3,200.  Proceeds will go to Bronson Battle Creek’s mammography program at the Mary Coleman Mammography Center to help defray the cost of mammograms for women who do not have insurance. 

“Our Binder Cares group decided we wanted to donate the monies we raised to help a ‘local’ program again this year,” said Sylvia Parmelee, a leader on the Binder Cares committee.  “Even though we each have our own personal reasons for golfing in this event, one thing we have in common is that we think it’s important to help those who might not be able to afford an important test, one that could potentially save their lives.  That’s why we do this.” 

“We certainly appreciate the thoughtful gesture by this special group,” added Courtney Jacoby, RTRM operations manager of medical imaging at Bronson Battle Creek.  “Thanks to them, more women will have the opportunity to have an important annual screening test that can detect cancer in its earliest stages, when it can be more successfully treated.”

Over the past five years, Binder Cares has raised more than $20,000 for cancer programs in Southwest Michigan.  If you would like to be involved in planning next year’s Binder Cares golf event, please contact Sylvia Parmelee at (269) 965-8024, or Ron Osborne at Binder Park Golf Course (269) 979-8250.

Bronson Battle Creek is a 218-bed hospital that provides full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitation services; 100% all private rooms.  It also offers world-class diagnostic capabilities including PET/CT imaging, freestanding ‘open’ and traditional MRI, CT (16- and 64-slice), and 3.0 Tesla MRI.  Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized nationally as one of the safest hospitals, and has been a leader in the development of electronic health records as evidenced by multiple honors as one of America’s ‘most wired’ and ‘most wireless’ hospitals. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row. Specialty services include the county’s largest accredited sleep center and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.


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