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Lake Huron Foundation's Betty Kearns Fund Benefits From Little Black Dress Event

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  • Written By: Lisa Montross

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 Kearns family”.

5 ladies holding a checkMembers of the Kearns family presented the 2016 contribution to Lake Huron Foundation.

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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