Ascension Borgess-Lee Foundation
Created in 1986, the Ascension Borgess-Lee Foundation is the official fundraising arm of Ascension Borgess-Lee Hospital in Dowagiac. Today, when individuals and community organizations provide financial support, they continue the tradition of charitable giving that has always been an integral part of how we support Ascension Borgess-Lee Hospital’s most urgent needs.
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Tree of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony
In 2011, the Ascension Borgess-Lee Foundation launched the first Borgess Tree of Love program in Cass County. Since then, the community donations to this campaign have assisted hundreds of low-income women without health insurance in receiving free mammograms and diagnostic mammography services at Ascension Borgess-Lee Hospital. Last year's campaign reached over $12,000 in total donations and was proudly supported by nearly 200 area donors.
Every $8 donation to the Tree of Love campaign will help a woman receive a mammogram, as well as allow donors to honor or remember someone important in their lives. Every $80 donation will sponsor a mammogram for a woman and allow donors to honor or remember up to 10 people.
The 2021 Tree of Love campaign will begin in October and run through December. The annual tree lighting event will take place on in Farr Park next to the hospital. This fundraising initiative supports women’s diagnostic mammography services throughout Ascension Borgess Health.