CAUGHTCHA BEING GOOD!
Stephanie & David Gildersleeve
An admirer says Stephanie and David Gildersleeve are great friends of the community. The couple was incredibly accommodating to the Elk Rapids freshman class in the planning, guiding and creating of the freshman float for Homecoming. They opened up their pole barn and house for the freshman to work on their float after school and were available for questions, suggestions and even provided supplies.
It truly takes a community to raise children and “even though Stephanie and David now have grown children, they were certainly a wonderful support to all our children during the lead up to the week of Homecoming.” Stephanie and David are our Caughtcha being GOOD couple of the week!
BFHC receives $10,000 donation
Antrim County High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention board members Amanda Minaker, secretary; Paulette Pospech, treasurer; Tambra Lockwood, president; Dee Lynch, vice president, from the Bellaire Family Health Centers, Jill Wolgamott, site director; Brenda Muladore, X-ray technician RT (R) (M) (ARRT); and Dan McKinnon, executive director. Courtesy photo
The Antrim County High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention recently donated $10,000 to the Bellaire Family Health Center. According to Tambra Lockwood, president, “Reaching our community through our local doctors makes it convenient for all. Through the Bellaire Family Health Center women are able to refer themselves for mammograms. They can take charge of themselves and their health, which is important to all of us. And through our donation the BFHC will be able to provide education and mammograms in our community.”
BFHC’s community health workers both in East Jordan and Bellaire help with outreach efforts to promote cancer awareness. Support from Antrim County High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention provides help with the cost of supplies such as pamphlets, flyers and pens to help inform, educate and teach women about the risks involved with breast cancer. BFHC is currently distributing flyers to the Health Department and the Senior Centers in Bellaire, Mancelona and Kalkaska.
The donation from Antrim County High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention will allow BFHC to expand their team’s focus to clinical aspects of patient needs. Often women who need additional testing choose not to do this without additional funding. BFHC now allows women to self refer who may not have received a prior screening. In addition, with the increased monetary support BFHC is now able to recall more women for both cervical cancer and screening mammograms and in fundraising efforts to upgrade their technology for full digital mammography.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and BFHC is ever more increasing its efforts to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness in Antrim County.