Mackinac Straits Health Systems
Educational and Fundraising Events for the Community
MSHS has some key events each year that raise money, educate, or bring attention to a community need.
Community Health Fair
The Mackinac County Wellness Coalition is hosting a free, outdoor Health Fair, Thursday, September 16, 3pm to 6pm near the St. Ignace Marina. Several organizations are participating, including Mackinac Straits Health System. This includes health screenings, mental health awareness, demonstrations and healthy snacks. It will also feature the Sault Tribe offering COVID testing and COVID vaccinations with no appointments necessary. The public is welcome and it’s all free!
Jewel at Mackinac Golf Outing
Thank you to all those who supported this year’s Golf Outing on Mackinac Island. The 19th Jewel at Mackinac was a huge success! Proceeds help the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation.
2021 Healthy Partners Luncheon
Our 3rd Healthy Partners Luncheon took place, July 8 on Mackinac Island. The event was sponsored by Grand Hotel, Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry, Mackinac Island Carriage Tours and Murdick’s Fudge. The program included updates on the surgical services program at Mackinac Straits Hospital (including the success of the total joint program and the upcoming implementation of a spine program) along with plenty of recognition of those who have partnered with our programs over the past 18 months. Thanks to all those who were so generous. We announced over $500,000 in gifts that day! There was also a touching tribute to the late Mary Maurer for her time as a board trustee with the Mackinac Straits Health system. Donations t the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation will help support the Mackinac Straits Health System, including the Mackinac Island Medical Center.
St. Ignace Rock & Run – 2021
Thank you to everyone who made our 2021 St. Ignace Rock & Run a big success! We had close to 200 participate in the 10-K and 5-K events. Big shout out to our Presenting Sponsor, Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry and all our sponsors. Our dozens of dedicated volunteers and musicians are really what makes this event so special. Proceeds benefit the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation.
Hooping for a Cure – 2021!
It’s the 13th Annual Hooping For A Cure! Proceeds from this fundraiser help the Mackinac Straits Health Foundation support the “No Cancer Patient Left Behind” program. Thanks to all those who have supported this year’s effort. Pictured above, Caleb Salo of Rudyard (center) won the 50/50 Raffle worth $1,910! He graciously donated a portion of it back. Also pictured with Caleb are Hooping committee volunteer, Kharizma Labinsky (left), and MSH Foundation Director, Mike Grisdale (right). Thanks to all those who supported this year’s effort. Over $25,000 was raised to help our local oncology patients. Donations are still being accepted. Click on the Donate button at the top of the page, or call (906) 328-0006.