Pavlov to sponsor fundraiser for cancer screenings

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Sen. Phil Pavlov

Sen. Phil Pavlov

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Phil Pavlov announced Wednesday that he is sponsoring a local fundraiser next week to fund mammogram screenings for uninsured patients in the Thumb Region.

Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, and Rep. Paul Muxlow, R-Brown City, will be “tailgate” sponsors at the annual “Pink Out for Cancer Clash” football game between Brown City High School and Marlette High School on Friday, Sept. 25, in Brown City.

“The ‘Pink Out for Cancer Clash’ is a great way for people to come together on a fall evening and have fun at a football game while helping provide free mammograms to women without insurance,” Pavlov said.

Money raised at the fundraiser goes to the B.C.U.P.S. (Breast Cancer Understanding, Prevention and Screenings) program, which assists uninsured patients in obtaining mammogram screenings at Marlette Regional Hospital.

“B.C.U.P.S. is a wonderful program that provides an important health service to women who otherwise would be unable to afford it,” Pavlov said. “I encourage everyone in the area to come out and support this cause.”

Proceeds from the game will be donated to B.C.U.P.S. Pavlov said that in the past, the “Pink Out for Cancer Clash” has raised $30,000 for mammogram screenings.

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