BIG RAPIDS \u2014 Though most car owners would rather not need to have their car repaired, one local body shop is adding a redeeming factor to the experience. Along with restoring the vehicle\u2019s body, Scott\u2019s Body Shop also will donate up to $150 per repair and an additional $50 for every windshield replacement to the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center. \u201cCancer affects everybody in some way or another. You don\u2019t have to look too far to find somebody who has fallen victim to it,\u201d said Bill Edwards, owner of Scott\u2019s Body Shop in Reed City. Bill and his wife, Sylvia, are partnering with Spectrum Health to support the cancer center project by funneling money from Scott\u2019s Body Shop\u2019s repair jobs to Spectrum Health\u2019s Bringing Hope Closer to Home Capital Campaign. The campaign is more than half way to its goal of raising $2.4 million for the Regional Cancer Center, set to open next fall in Reed City. Though the business also has given to schools and other organizations in the area, the impact of cancer on their own family and the hospital\u2019s nonprofit status is what makes supporting the Cancer Center a priority. \u201cBoth my parents died of cancer,\u201d Sylvia said. Recalling the hour-long trip Sylvia\u2019s father made to receive cancer treatments in Grand Rapids, the Edwards want to help other patients by supporting a treatment center close by. \u201cI remember those days when her dad was fighting cancer. He\u2019d have to go to Grand Rapids, and those treatments aren\u2019t fun,\u201d Bill said. \u201cBeing 15 minutes away from home versus an hour, that alone is an asset.\u201d With a mission statement \u201c to serve God by upholding the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in our journey to provide exceptional service and satisfaction,\u201d the Edwards see the campaign as a way to further their goal in the community. \u201cWe\u2019re a small business and we make a living from our community, so we at Scott\u2019s feel that if we can give back to our community \u2014 who gives to us every day \u2014 it\u2019s our chance to reach out and do something for them,\u201d Bill said. \u201cIt\u2019s part of our mission statement and it\u2019s part of our values.\u201d Spectrum Foundation Development Director Christie Carlson said the Edwards\u2019 campaign is the first of its kind. \u201cThis is the first time we\u2019ve had a small, family-owned business come to us with this type of a proposal,\u201d Carlson said. \u201cThis project is not just a Reed City project, it\u2019s regional. It\u2019s inspiring that they get that and know that our patients are out here in this neck of the woods.\u201d Coming into the shop\u2019s busy season, the Edwards chose to start the campaign when they could provide the largest donation. They also hope to encourage others to look for opportunities to support the Regional Cancer Center. The small business owners are confident their customers\u2019 support will allow them to offer a generous donation the Regional Cancer Center. \u201cOur customers are very generous. For over 40 years, we\u2019ve had a very loyal and generous customer base and this has allowed us to support many projects. We know that this campaign will be no different,\u201d Sylvia said. \u201cWe are hoping the entire community will use this opportunity so that the Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center can benefit as well.\u201d Scott\u2019s Body Shop is located at 10811 Northland Dr., in Big Rapids Township. For more information, visit www.scottsbodyshop.com or call the shop at (231) 796-6006.