Published on May 09, 2022

Clare Grant Supports Patients Seeking Cancer Care

The Clare County Community Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant from the John A. and Audrey Brown Memorial Endowment Fund to the MyMichigan Health Foundation to support the James T. and Elsa U. Pardee Cancer Center (Pardee Cancer Center).

“The Pardee Cancer Center will serve as the hub for cancer services for the health system and will provide Clare County residents with access to specialty surgical oncologists and fellowship-trained surgeons,” said Gina Stevens, director of MyMichigan Health’s Oncology Service Line. “The supportive environment of the comprehensive Cancer Center will assist cancer patients and their families as they navigate screening, testing, diagnosis, treatment and recovery, especially with the integration of our community cancer support organizations into the Center.”

MyMichigan Health offers comprehensive cancer care focused on breast, lung, esophageal, colon, genitourinary and gynecologic cancers. The health system’s program includes access to a team of 23 providers specializing in cancer care, certified oncology nurses, radiation therapists, the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology, clinical trials and a full range of support services.

MyMichigan’s cancer program includes assistance for patients and their families through social workers, care navigators, genetic counselors, nutritionists, physical therapists, mental health professionals, financial counseling and connections to support groups or other individuals facing similar circumstances.

The cancer program at MyMichigan is accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, is a recipient of the Accreditation for Program Excellence (APEx) from the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology, and its Breast Health Program at MyMichigan’s Center for Women's Health is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons and certified by the Quality Breast Center of Excellence by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers.

The MyMichigan Health Foundation will be raising funds to support the building project for the Pardee Cancer Center. Those interested in making a donation may do so online at or by calling (989) 839-1932. Those interested in more information on MyMichigan’s comprehensive cancer program may visit

About the Clare County Community Foundation
The Clare County Community Foundation strengthens our community by providing leadership, fostering collaboration on local needs and issues, and encouraging a legacy of giving through grants, scholarships, and events.