REED CITY — The Bringing Hope Closer to Home capital campaign recently received a gift from the Reed City Rotary Club to help build the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center and meet the region’s cancer care needs well into the future.

The club gave $7,500, which will help fund the $8.9 million center opening in Reed City this summer, bringing all phases of cancer treatment and care under one roof.

“We recognize this is a significant project in our community,” said Ron Marek, President of Reed City Rotary Club. “World-wide, a key area of focus for Rotary is disease prevention and treatment. This project fits well with that.”

The 24-member club is made up of various professionals from all walks of life. The donation to the Regional Cancer Center is the club’s largest single donation in five years.

With around $650,000 left to raise to reach the $2.4 million goal, there are still opportunities for donating to the new cancer center. For more information on how to donate, contact the Spectrum Health Foundation at (231) 832-7184 or visit