Foundation awards grants

Jocelyn Jonas, far right, nurse manager at the Marquette Care Clinic, discusses the Tranquil Tears Resolve Through Sharing Perinatal Bereavement/Grief program with, from left: Superior health Foundation board members Dr. Dan Arnold, Carolyn Severson and Sheri Davie; SHF Executive Director Jim LaJoie; and Marquette Care Clinic Executive Director Cindy Asher. A $2,500 grant from SHF will support training and education materials for the program. The SHF awarded nearly $9,800 in grants recently to eight health-centered organizations from across the Upper Peninsula

In addition to the Care Clinic of Marquette County, grants recipients were:

Girls on the Move, an affiliate of Gwinn Area Community Schools, was awarded $640 to provide healthy snacks for meetings, help with costs associated with cross country ski rentals and fees, and swimming and bus expenses.

Hospice of the U.P. in Sault Ste. Marie, was awarded $741.14 to support the purchase of one low air loss and alternating pressure mattress for use by its hospice patients.

Camp Hiawatha, Bay Lakes Council, was awarded $850 to cover the expenses for a heart defibrillator rental, along with health lodge supplies.

MSU Extension in Escanaba,t was awarded $1,000 to support the Welcome Newborns program, a prevention program targeted at families with children ages 0-3.

Northpointe Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare Systems in Kingsford, was awarded $925 to purchase one automatic external defibrillator.

Rudyard Community Pool-Community Consolidated School Services was awarded $716.40 to provide funding to cover the staffing costs to offer free swim lessons to dozens of children who do not have the ability to pay.

Superior Upper Peninsula Red Cross in Marquette was awarded $2,420 to pay for Bessemer High School students to complete the adult first aid/CPR/AED course that incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies.