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Community unites for healthcare at McLaren’s Jack Breslin Golf Classic

Wednesday, April 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Eric Dimoff
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Lansing area leaders are taking out their golf clubs and uniting with businesses, caregivers and supporters of McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation on Wednesday, May 25, at the annual Jack Breslin Golf Classic. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the event that gives back to the community and sets the tone for the season of fellowship and support for Greater Lansing.

Jack Breslin treasured his community, enjoyed golf and was invested in helping improve healthcare. The Jack Breslin Golf Classic, held at Eagle Eye Golf Club and Hawk Hollow Golf Course, honors his legacy. The event is one of the first major golf outings of the year and has become the unofficial start of the summer for McLaren and Greater Lansing.

"Jack Breslin loved this community and spent his life giving back to it. He also had a passion for McLaren Greater Lansing and supported its efforts to improve healthcare in the region," said Tom Mee, RN, BSN, MBA, president and CEO of McLaren Greater Lansing.

Since 2002, more than $1.1 million has been raised at the event, going directly to services and programs at McLaren Greater Lansing.

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) has joined McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation for the third consecutive year as the Golf Classic’s founding level sponsor. “MSUFCU is pleased to partner with the McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation in support of the Jack Breslin Golf Classic. The JBGC is the premiere foundation fund-raising activity, which provides support for equipment and programs at McLaren to help advance the hospital’s efforts in creating a healthy community,” said April Clobes, president and CEO of MSUFCU. “MSUFCU and McLaren are dedicated to helping those in our community achieve their dreams in their financial needs and in personal health.”

The Golf Classic provides the unique opportunity to immediately impact the community through funding new technologies, supporting critical and innovative research, medical education and more. Funds raised over the years have supported numerous programs and services, including Music Therapy Services, expansion of patient comfort programs, such as Spiritual Care and the Oncology Patient/Family Resource Room, purchasing electrocardiographs for the Emergency Room, a seven-channel breast coil, a digital mammography machine, funding orthopedic research and jaundice treatment for newborns.

“Jack Breslin’s legacy lives on through this golf outing and continues his positive impact on healthcare and the Greater Lansing community,” said Scott S. Stewart, chair of the McLaren Greater Lansing Healthcare Foundation board of trustees. 

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