Wheatlake Cancer Center receives gifts toward $2.4 million goal

REED CITY — The Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital “Bringing Hope Closer to Home” capital campaign recently received two more donations toward the $2.4 million goal to help build the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center and meet the region’s cancer care needs well into the future. SHRCH employees presented a $73,636 check to Karl Linebaugh and Sheri Thompson, co-chairs of the capital campaign. The staff also plans to raise funds internally for the next two years and are on pace to give more than $100,000. Chemical Bank also generously donated to the campaign. Linebaugh, who also serves as a regional president for Chemical Bank presented the gift and cited the importance of this historic fundraising effort to fight cancer. There are many opportunities for donating to the new cancer center and additional facility naming opportunities as well. For more information on how to donate, contact the Spectrum Health Foundation at (231) 832-7184 or visit the website at
 and click on the “Bringing Hope Closer to Home” link.