Bellin Marinette to Host Packers Vs. Cancer Open House
Tours, player visits help raise awareness, encourage screening as part of larger campaign
Bellin Health Marinette and the Green Bay Packers will host an open house event from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, part of the Packers Vs. Cancer awareness and screening campaign.
Members of the public are invited to tour key areas of the facility, including the mammography and infusion areas. Packers players Blake Martinez, Lucas Patrick and Justin McCray will be on hand to greet fans and pose for photos. Attendees also will have the chance to win tickets to the Nov. 11 Packers-Miami Dolphins game at Lambeau Field.
The event is designed to draw attention to the annual Packers Vs. Cancer initiative, which again this year is focusing on raising awareness of all types of cancers — especially those that can be detected through screening. A number of local events are planned during the coming weeks.
“Catching cancer early means our patients will have the best chance possible with the most optimal outcome possible, and yet too many patients are not taking advantage of the life-saving screenings Bellin has to offer — especially in the rural communities we serve,” said Jen Macdonald, Bellin Health Director of Oncology and Hematology. “This event and the larger Packers Vs. Cancer initiative are helping us spread the word that screening saves lives.”
No RSVP is required for the Oct. 2 event. Bellin Health Marinette is located at 2820 Roosevelt Road.
The open house is one of several Packers Vs. Cancer events taking place in October. Organizers will bring Packers Vs. Cancer to the high school level Oct. 5 by visiting with fans at Pulaski High School during the Pulaski-Green Bay Preble football game. The campaign’s culminating event will be the Oct. 15 Packers-49ers game, presented by Bellin. The health system will recognize cancer survivors on the field during the pregame Ambassador Line and national anthem, and also during halftime activities.
In addition, custom Packers Vs. Cancer caps can be purchased at the Packers Pro Shop, with $5 from each hat going directly to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. Each hat purchased will also come with a free 100 Seasons pin, while supplies last, in-store and online at PackersProShop.com. In addition, shoppers at the Packers Pro Shop may contribute by adding $1 or more to their purchase that will go directly to the foundation.
“Cancer touches the lives of so many in our community, and we’re proud to team up with Bellin Health to raise awareness of how screening and early detection can have a life-saving impact,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “Through Packers Vs. Cancer, we want to show our support and help ensure that families and individuals in the region have the resources they need as the battle against cancer continues.”