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Pink on the Links Fundraiser Raises over $16,000 for SMHC Center for Breast Care

August 18, 2021

Media Contact:
Allison Kenty
207-283-7233
akenty@mainehealth.org

Julie Davis, SMHC Nurse Navigator; Carol Normand, Cancer Accreditation Project Manager; Laura Blanchette; Wendy Phillips, Mammography Supervisor; and Candy (Candace) Lamb, Mammography Coordinator
Julie Davis, SMHC Nurse Navigator; Carol Normand, Cancer Accreditation Project Manager; Laura Blanchette; Wendy Phillips, Mammography Supervisor; and Candy (Candace) Lamb, Mammography Coordinator
BIDDEFORD, Maine – The morning of July 16, over 140 enthusiastic female golfers arrived at the Biddeford-Saco Country Club for the 25th Annual Pink on the Links Golf Tournament. This is the tenth year that Laura Blanchette and the ladies of the Biddeford Saco Country Club donated all proceeds from their annual event to SMHC’s Center for Breast Care.

Yet another success, this year’s tournament raised $16,813.85 for SMHC’s Center for Breast Care; making this year the most successful Pink on the Links ever. Overall, the ladies of the Biddeford Saco Country Club have contributed over $126,000 to support care for breast cancer survivors in their community.

Southern Maine Health Care is privileged to be the official beneficiary of funds raised through this event. Our Center for Breast Care patients depends on these funds. Gifts to the Center are instrumental in helping the staff provide important resources and care to their patients during every aspect of their cancer journey; like including educational materials to newly diagnosed women, social worker services to care for those struggling with the diagnosis of breast cancer, support group facilitation, gas station gift cards for patients unable to afford travel, and more.

If you are interested in supporting SMHC’s Center for Breast Care, please visit www.smhc.org/give or contact Hailee Flaherty, Development Coordinator, at 207-283-7251 or hflaherty@smhc.org. If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in next year’s tournament, please contact Laura Blanchette at lblanchette@pmconstruction.com.

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About Southern Maine Health Care
Southern Maine Health Care (SMHC) is a national award-winning healthcare organization with a non-profit mission “to improve the health and health care of the communities we serve.” SMHC includes a full service, acute care medical center in Biddeford, with York County’s only inpatient mental health unit. Emergency care, surgical services and diagnostic and therapy services are available at SMHC’s Medical Centers in Biddeford and Sanford. SMHC offers primary care and multi-specialty physician services, diagnostic and therapy services and Walk-In Care centers in York County communities including Biddeford, Kennebunk, Saco, Sanford and Waterboro. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited and has been recognized for quality excellence by numerous outside organizations. SMHC is part of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. To learn more, visit www.smhc.org.

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