UPHS – Marquette makes $10K donation to Northern Lights YMCA

UP Health System - Marquette donated $10,000 to the Northern Lights YMCA for the mission of continuing to build healthier communities. From left, Gary Nash, YMCA executive director, and Caron Salo, YMCA Fund Development Director, accept the check from Victor Harrington, the Regional Director of Marketing at UPHS. “Whenever we look at opportunities to contribute to the community, we look at the mission of the organization,” Harrington said in a news release. “When you look at the YMCA’s mission, keeping the community healthier, supporting children, it’s very similar to what we try to accomplish as an organization. Our mission is to make communities healthier, and it’s a great partnership with the Y because they’re doing just that.” The donation will be used to deliver financial assistance to individuals, fund swim lessons for children and other youth programs, and assist in financing the Fall Family Festival. Last year, hundreds of kids were able to take part in swim lessons thanks to UPHS’ donation. “We are thrilled to be partners with UP Health System in every aspect,” Salo said. “It’s an organization that aligns with what we feel is important: the wellness and well-being of communities. We couldn’t ask for a better partner than UP Health System. We all truly believe in making everyone’s lives better through what we do.”