MT. PLEASANT — The Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel went pink this October and raised $185 for the American Cancer Society. Throughout the month of October, the Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel, Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park, Waabooz Run Golf Course, and Gizi, the friendly waterpark eaglet mascot, helped the cause through the “Gizi for Charity” program. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society, specifically the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” campaign.
Die-cut Gizi’s were sold all month for $1 and were displayed throughout the properties for guests to see. “This was the first charitable contribution campaign for the Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel. We are excited about the success of this program and feel that it will only grow in the future. We look forward to promoting and partnering with other organizations for future “Gizi for Charity‟ programs,” said Jennifer Jones, Marketing Manager for the Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel.
“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer unites us all to walk together as the most powerful force to end breast cancer,” said Mark Heffner, Director for the American Cancer Society Mid-Michigan Office in East Lansing. “We are so thankful for how this community has pulled together to encourage everyone to change the course of breast cancer forever. Making Strides walkers and supporters can be proud that their efforts are helping 2.6 million breast cancer survivors living in the U.S. celebrate another birthday this year.”
The funds raised from Making Strides Against Breast Cancer help the society provide free resources and support to the one in two women newly diagnosed with breast cancer who turn to the organization for help and support. Dollars raised also fund groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat and cure breast cancer, as well as help the society ensure access to mammograms for women who need them. For more information about breast cancer, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or click here.