Golf Outing Event Helps Bronson Battle Creek Mammogram Fund

Published on September 05, 2014

Golf Outing Event Helps Bronson Battle Creek Mammogram Fund


BATTLE CREEK, Mich – Members of the Binder Cares committee gathered in July to host their Eighth Annual Breast Cancer Golf Outing which raised $5,000. The proceeds go to the mammogram fund at Bronson Battle Creek to help defray the cost of mammograms for women who do not have insurance.

“Our Binder Cares group decided we wanted to donate the money from our golf outing to help a local program again this year,” said Sylvia Parmelee, chairperson of 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 is very important to help those who may not be able to afford an important test that could potentially save lives. That is why we do this.”

“We certainly appreciate the thoughtful gesture by Binder Cares,” said Julie Holley, RTRM from Bronson Battle Creek Mary Coleman Women’s Center. “Thanks to Binder Cares and everyone who came out to golf, more women will have the opportunity to have an important and potentially life-saving test. A mammogram can detect cancer in its earliest stages when it can be more successfully treated.”

Over the past seven years Binder Cares has raised more than $30,000 for cancer programs in southwest Michigan, thanks to the players, hole sponsors, businesses and individuals that have participated in this worthwhile program.

Bronson Battle Creek is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast-imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

Photo Caption: Binder Cares committee members Nancy Moran, Sylvia Parmelee, Robert Parmelee and Carmen Foljahn present a check to Julie Holley, RTRM at Bronson Battle Creek Mary Coleman Women’s Center. Committee members missing from photo are Kathy Harris, Ron Osborne and Carolyn Root.