Celebrating 18 years of providing educational resources, information and an opportunity to support local women in need, St. Joseph Mercy Foundation is pleased to announce that it raised more than $20,000 during the St. Joseph Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies’ Day, held at Fore Lakes Golf Club in June 2013. The rain stopped and the sun began to shine as 140 local women took to the course and a number of women-focused product vendors set up to spend the day supporting the St. Joseph Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund. The fund is designed to provide financial support for advanced breast cancer diagnoses to women in the community who lack health insurance and the financial resources to pay for their care. “We are extremely pleased with the results of this year’s event,” comments Wendy Palmateer, of Golf Country, and Chair of the Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies’ Day Committee. “With outstanding community support we were once again able to raise funding to support women in need.” “This event continues to gain popularity with women across the region and results in a golf course full of women in focus, supporting women in need,” concludes Palmateer. “Appreciation and congratulations are extended to everyone who supported the event.” In addition to the nine-hole golf scramble, participants enjoyed a continental breakfast, lunch and access to women’s product vendors. For more information regarding the Mercy Pink Ribbon Ladies’ Day and the Mercy Pink Ribbon Fund, please contact the St. Joseph Mercy Foundation office at 810-985-1675 or visit St. Joseph Mercy online at: mymercy.us. To check pictures and listen to podcasts from the entire event, visit St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron on facebook and follow us on twitter.