Published on July 27, 2022

Medical Center Popcorn Service Volunteers Support Patients with Pledge of Support

Photo of Ted Mudd and Bob Reid at the popcorn cart at MyMichigan Medical Center Midland in Midland, Michigan.

Ted Mudd is the Popcorn Service chairman and Bob Reid is a Popcorn Service volunteer. 

Volunteers from MyMichigan Medical Center Midland’s Popcorn Service recently fulfilled their 2021-22 pledge of support to the Medical Center. The pledge included a $2,100 donation to the Teaching Kitchen, as well as $5,000 to support the future James T. and Elsa U. Pardee Cancer Center (Pardee Cancer Center).

“Each year, we are pleased to bring a smile to the faces of our staff and visitors,” said Ted Mudd, Popcorn Service chairman. “It always amazes us what we can do with $1 bags of popcorn. We are proud supporters of all that this health system does for our community and are pleased to give back.”

The Teaching Kitchen is an educational series offered through MyMichigan’s Heart and Vascular Center that is aimed at helping patients understand the importance of healthy eating and how it can contribute to improving their overall heart health. The virtual program was developed by a registered dietitian nutritionist and includes an educational component and cooking demonstration.

The 115,000-square-foot Pardee Cancer Center is currently under construction on the campus of MyMichigan Medical Center Midland and will bring cancer care into one convenient location for patients who are undergoing diagnosis, treatment or who need support for cancer. The Cancer Center is slated to open in 2024.

MyMichigan has available volunteer positions that range from a few hours a week to a few days a week, including the Popcorn Service, reception services and patient services.

Those who are interested in becoming a volunteer at MyMichigan Health may visit, or contact Diana Brookens, manager of volunteer service, at, or (989) 839-3340.