Bay Harbor Yacht Club Raises $10,000

McLaren Health Care, McLaren Northern Michigan

Charitably Chic eventThe Bay Harbor Yacht Club and Bay Harbor Foundation recently hosted their “Charitably Chic” event which included a progressive dinner, health lecture, and teddy bear auction. The event raised $10,000 in support of the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Pediatric Patient Assistance Program. The Program helps young patients and their families overcome financial barriers to accessing health care.

“For families caring for an ill child, or one that requires hospitalization, this can cause tremendous emotional and financial stress,” said Patrick Schulte, Vice President and Chief Development Officer with McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. “Many times, these families are making a choice between buying groceries or their medications – or even forgoing procedures or testing because they cannot afford the gas to make the trip.” 

The pediatric patient assistance program was created to address non-reimbursable expenses, such as transportation or therapeutic medical equipment, which pediatric patients and their families incur while seeking diagnosis or treatment. The program has served more than 180 children during the past year.

“We are grateful to the Bay Harbor Yacht Club and the Bay Harbor Foundation for their generous support of the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation Pediatric Patient Assistance Program,” said Schulte. “Funding from the Charitably Chic event will make it possible for hundreds of children and their families to seek the medical care they need and focus on healing during a challenging time.”

For more information about McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, call (231) 487-3500.