Breast Cancer Awareness

Partnering to fight breast cancer together

Women in Need

We believe every woman needs to be educated and empowered to fight breast cancer. To help local women do just that, many local businesses teamed up and organized a variety activities last fall. The participation was phenomenal and the proceeds enabled 84 women to receive free breast health services at McLaren Port Huron hospital.  Free mammograms and other health screenings are provided to women in St. Clair and Sanilac Counties. 

Donna Niester

One of the funding sources for Women in Need is the Donna Niester Breast Cancer Fund. The fund, named for Donna Niester, a local CPA and healthcare advocate, supports programs that create awareness about breast cancer, provides assistance to women with breast cancer and helps pay for diagnostic test or treatments. The fund is supported through private donations and charitable efforts that take place in the community.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

Donna Niester's Wine, Dine & Shop to Support Breast Cancer Care

    Monday, October 3, 2016, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Great Lakes Maritime Center
    51 Water Street, Port Huron
    Please RSVP by September 28, 2016, to Lesie Green: (810) 966-0900 or

13th Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration

All breast cancer survivors and those who accompanied them on their journey are invited to celebrate survivorship at this event. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, door prizes and peruse the many vendors (cash & carry) on hand. This year’s program features Maureen “Mo” Meldrum, 25-year breast cancer survivor and recipient of the Karmanos Cancer Institute Hope Award. She will talk about what a difference 25 years makes.

    Registration required by September 30. To register, call HealthAccess at (800) 228-1484.
    Saturday, October 15
    10 a.m. – noon (doors open at 9:45 a.m.)
    Solitude Links Golf Course & Banquet Center
    5810 Flinchbaugh Rd, Kimball
    Cost: $15

Free mammograms

McLaren Port Huron believes all women should have access to preventative health care services. That’s why during the month of October, Women’s Wellness Place offers free screening mammograms for women who do not have health insurance and are unable to afford a mammogram. A physician order is required. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Women’s Wellness place at (810) 985-2663.

Women in Need Program

McLaren Port Huron offers financial assistance with mammograms and other breast health services throughout the year through our Women in Need program. This program is made possible through the generous donations from our community to the Donna Niester Breast Cancer Fund and the Free Mammogram Fund. Contact Women’s Wellness Place at (810) 985-2663 for more information.

Let’s Wear Pink Hair

Salon PiZazz, along with other local salons, is offering pink hair extensions throughout the month of October. All proceeds raised benefit the Donna Niester Breast Cancer Fund.

You can also get your pink hair at Women’s Wellness Place on the following days:

    Monday, October 3, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Thursday, October 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Cost: $10

Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts

Don’t miss out on your very own t-shirt designed by RadioFirst! On sale at the RadioFirst studios and Women’s Wellness Place.

    Cost: $15

McLaren Port Huron Women’s Wellness Place a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence