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Women's Golf Outing to Benefit Pink Ribbon Fund
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Port Huron, Mi... It's all about you at the Sixteenth Annual St. Joseph Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies' Day Golf Outing to benefit the Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund. Save the date for this year's outstanding women's only nine-hole golf scramble designed to support local women who lack health insurance and the financial resources to pay for their care and are in need of advanced breast cancer diagnosis.

The Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies' Day will be held Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Fore Lakes Golf Club in Kimball Township. The event kicks off at 7 a.m., with registration and the coveted Spirit Award and Cart Decorating contests. The cost is just $75 per person and includes a continental breakfast, nine holes of golf with cart, and buffet lunch. In addition to the golf, women's focused product vendors will be on hand to share with you the latest golf fashions, jewelry, hand bags and much more. Educational information will be available and special gifts and raffle prize drawings will also be held.

"Women in Focus is an outstanding event, in an outstanding and supportive community," comments Wendy Palmateer, of Golf Country and Chair of the Pink Ribbon Golf Outing Committee. "For years, women from throughout the region have come together to support other women in need through this event. It's a fun-filled day that is truly inspirational."

The Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies' Day is cosponsored by the St. Joseph Mercy Foundation and Golf Country, located in Kimball Township, MI. There are a number of ways individuals and businesses can participate. Participant and business event sponsorship packages are available. Last year's event raised just over $20,000 that went directly to benefit women in need in our community.

"Women who are beneficiaries of these funds are truly in need and always very appreciative of the service offered," comments Sue Dawson, St. Joseph Mercy Financial Counselor. "For one reason or another, these women are experiencing economic pressures and lack health insurance to continue to obtain breast cancer diagnosis after a positive mammogram.

"What this fund offers is some relief," continues Dawson. "When faced with the uncertainty of cancer, we're so grateful to offer a small measure of peace of mind on the financial side. This fund is tremendously important, not only for the physical health, but the emotional health of these women in true need."

For more information about the Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund and the St. Joseph Mercy Foundation, visit the St. Joseph Mercy web site: To find out more about Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies' Day, call the St. Joseph Mercy Foundation at 810-985-1675. Check out St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron on both facebook and twitter.

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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron (SJMPH)
Founded in 1954 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Port Huron, MI, is a 119-bed acute care, community-based hospital providing adult medical/surgical services; emergency care; cancer care; cardiac care; inpatient rehabilitation services, including stroke care; orthopedics and joint replacement; and a vast number of other outpatient testing, health, and medical services. As a not-for-profit hospital, SJMPH reinvests all profits back into the communities we serve, while providing patients with the utmost compassion and care. SJMPH was recently awarded accreditation from The Joint Commission and was provided the "Gold Seal of Approval". SJMPH's cancer program was named "best in cancer care" and was the first hospital in St. Clair County to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons [2008]. St. Joseph Mercy is only the second hospital in the state of Michigan to offer access to partial knee robotic surgery and is the only hospital in the entire Thumb region to provide specialized services for seniors in need of emergency department treatment. SJMPH is located in St. Clair County and the Thumb Region, northeast of Detroit, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital is a member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. For more information, visit:

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