Cancer, Community, Big Rapids Hospital, Reed City Hospital

Big Rapids Eagles golf outing to benefit cancer patients

Saturday, August 12 at Clear Lake Golf Course

BIG RAPIDS, Mich., August 3, 2017 – A fun day on the golf course will serve a serious purpose—benefiting patients at Spectrum Health’s Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center.

The annual Steve C. Hall Golf Outing, Saturday, August 12, at Clear Lake Golf Course, is hosted by Big Rapids Eagles Aerie No. 2535. Their goal is to raise money to help patients struggling to meet travel expenses for their chemotherapy and radiation treatments at the Reed City facility.

The Eagles assist them by underwriting gas cards for the patients. In the past the $65 per-person event has raised $2,500-3,000 for the patient assistance initiative.

“We are so appreciative of this effort to help our patients with treatments necessary in their fight to survive and recover from cancer,” said Irene Balowski, director of cancer services at the cancer center. “Our patients face many expenses and some have difficulty just covering the cost of getting here on a regular basis. This is a very worthy cause.”

Golfers can pre-register and pay the entry fee at the Eagles Lodge on 16 Mile Road in Big Rapids, or by calling 231.796.6453. The fee includes golf and a steak dinner.

The event features a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on August 12. Check-in time is 8 a.m. Teams and individuals are welcome.

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