REED CITY — If you or a loved one is faced with a diagnosis of cancer, traveling across the state for regular treatment can add stress to an already troubling situation. Cancer patients who do not live near a comprehensive cancer treatment center face arduous and frequent commutes for treatment. This is especially true for radiation therapy patients, for which an average treatment protocol is 30 therapy treatments spread over several weeks. The new Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center is nearing completion and will offer a full scope of preventative efforts – including education, diagnosis and treatment – under one roof.

Fundraising efforts to raise $2.4 million towards the building of the new center are ongoing and $600,000 of the goal remains. Golfers are being invited to join Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital at Tullymore Golf Club and Resort in Canadian Lakes to help raise money for the cancer center. The fifth annual event will be held at 9 a.m. on August 26. Proceeds will benefit the Bringing Hope Closer To Home capital campaign for the new cancer center.

Golfers of all skill levels are invited to participate. The price is $150 per player which includes an 18-hole tournament, motorized cart and awards dinner in the clubhouse. You can sign up for this year’s event as a major sponsor, tee sponsor, foursome, or individual golfer by logging on to www.spectrumhealth.org/reedcity or by calling the Spectrum Health Foundation at 231.832.7184. This event is presented by Spectrum Health, with tournament sponsorship support from Lake Osceola State Bank.