The 10th Annual Betty Kearns Little Black Dress event, held February 26,
2016, raised financial assistance to patients undergoing cancer treatment
who are residents of the Blue Water Community.
This year’s event was another huge success, with more than 600 women
in attendance and a significant impact was made in raising cancer awareness
for the realities faced by those undergoing cancer treatment.
Lake Huron Foundation was honored to accept a gift of $12,500 from the
event to benefit its Betty Kearns Fund. Over the past several years, the
Betty Kerns Fund has provided necessary financial support not only to
those in need who have or are receiving treatment through the Lake Huron
Medical Cancer Center, but to those in need throughout our community.
“Being diagnosed with cancer is not only scary, it’s overwhelming
for both the patient and their family” said Lake Huron Foundation
Director Laura Cottengim “We have been blessed to be able to ease
the financial concerns of many with the support and generosity of the
Members of the Kearns family presented the 2016 contribution to Lake Huron
Pictured are (back row: left to right) Rebekah Smith, RN, President and
CEO of Lake Huron Medical Center; Carolyn Bonacci, daughter of Betty Kearns;
Kelly Grevemeyer, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Lake Huron Cancer Center;
(front row: left to right) Esther Vasquez, President
Lake Huron Foundation Volunteer Organization; Debbie Bonacci Reynolds,
Port Huron, granddaughter of Betty Kearns; and Laura Cottengim, Director,
Lake Huron Foundation.
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