Bagging for hope

Spectrum hospital celebrities raise $2,132 at Vic’s Supermarket

REED CITY — More than $2,000 was raised for the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center at the first ever Celebrity Bagging Event at Vic’s Supermarket on Nov. 16. The hospital celebrities bagged from noon to 5 p.m., and all donations were matched by the store. Celebrities such as Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital President Sam Daugherty, Chief Nursing Officer Scott Lombard, Administrator of the Rehab and Nursing Center Mike Ross, General Surgeon and Capital Campaign Cabinet Member Dr. Tom Campana and SHRCH Board of Trustees Chairman Dave Langworthy rolled up their sleeves and bagged groceries for the Bringing Hope Closer to Home Capital Campaign. Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital is engaged in the largest and most important capital campaign in the hospital’s 127-year history – a $2.4 million fundraising effort that will expand its facilities to meet the community’s cancer care needs well into the future. The event was part of Vic’s Supermarket’s program to raise awareness about the need to build the advanced cancer facility for patients and families in the community. There are many opportunities for donating to the new cancer center. For more information on how to donate to the new center, contact the Spectrum Health Foundation at (231) 832-7184 or visit and click on the Bringing Hope Closer to Home link.