Football for a Cure nets nearly $3K

Clarkston and Lake Orion communities raised $2,879 during the 12th Annual Football for a Cure game, Oct. 8, for local cancer-fighter families through the collaboration between the Clarkston Football community, the McLaren Oakland Foundation, McLaren Clarkston and the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Clarkston.

From left,Karmanos Clarkston Social Worker Tina Byczynski, ; Lisa Hanson, from McLaren Clarkston Breast Surgery; Clarkston Football parent volunteer Ericka Cloutier, Clarkston Football parent volunteer Jennifer Ladd, and McLaren Clarkston Manager Carrie Wheeler. Photo provided

The money raised was donated to the hospital’s Cancer Resource Fund, which provides for the needs of families impacted by cancer, helping to ease the burden of non-medical expenses such as assisting with utility bill payments and transportation costs for patients at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Clarkston.
“This event would not be possible without the continued dedication our community has to give back to neighbors in need,” said Carrie Wheeler, manager of the McLaren Clarkston Breast Center. “I am honored to continue to work within this generous community and collaborate with community members that have the same passion and vision to give back.”
Wheeler added special thanks to Clarkston Community Schools, parent volunteers Ericka Cloutier and Jennifer Ladd, and the volunteers who made the event a success.
Clarkston Football and the community has a history of supporting the organizations and their cancer-fighting cause, with this game the latest in the growing tradition.

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