In the News 2014
2014 / 2015 Past and Present Events
- January 24, 2015, the Clarkston Eagles will change it up: an auction, wet burritos and a comedian will highlight the night
- "Mind, Body and Spirit" on September 14
- The Great Harvest Bread Company. October 10, 2014, at the Orion Center
We received an email in mid February congratulating the PRT on being one of the one hundred honorees of over 1,000 nonprofits world wide selected by Massachusetts General Cancer Care Center. You can also access Patricia's page of one of the hundred by:https://www.theonehundred.org/honorees/patricia-nolf
Matt Damon was our guest speaker and Valarie Harper spoke for all of us selected as she is one of the onehundred. There were two pre parties followed by the dinner and an "after glow" at 9:30 p.m. Valarie and I share something in common. We both have types of lung cancer which will never be completly gone from our lungs. Unfortunately, Valarie was told she had brain cancer and there was nothing they could do for her.
Some of you would remember she had to leave "Dancing With The Stars" because of difficulty in breathing. She had heard of Massachusetts General, made an appointment with one of their cancer specialist. He gave her a powerful new drug, the cancer in her brain was actually lung cancer.
Her last ct scan showed no cancer in her brain! The highlight of the evening was speaking to her. Her enthusiam is contagious. I'd like to thank all the men and women who have supporcause, funding free mammograms for uninsured women.
$25,000 for the 2015 mammograms and ultrasounds!
|Pat Knolf - Founder of PRT|
Our total donations to the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Breast Health Servicesas of December, 2013, is $160,840.
Henry Hopkins Photography has contributed over $20,000 in the past three years. We look forward to meeting the local Breast Cancer Women for the 2015 Calendar. On the last page of the Calendar it lists the four free clinics that are available for the following year. In the last clinic, July12, a woman was diagnosed with breast cancer. St. Joseph Mercy Oakland will follow up, surgery will be soon.
Had it not been for our contributors we couldn't help these uninsured women. Debra Averill, Oncology Financial Navigator, will work with the patient to seek financial aid.
Our check presentation of $35,000 was covered in the media, Lake Orion Review, along with the SJMO Page One publication. Adding up the donations to the SJMO Breast Health Services total since 2007 is a total of $160,840!
Think about how many uninsured women who have had a free mammogram at the cost, to the PRT, $108. If an ultrasound is necessary, the cost is $77.12.