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Blazers Rally to Benefit Local Breast Cancer Patients

School Presented Franciscan Health Foundation with $1,025 Check Wednesday

Marquette Catholic High School parlayed a pair of successful fundraisers into a helping hand for breast cancer patients throughout La Porte County.

Between proceeds raised during the school's Dig Pink volleyball match versus Morgan Township and National Honor Society's October 27th Dress Down Day, Marquette presented Franciscan Health Foundation with a check Wednesday afternoon totaling $1,025.

Director of Development Debbie Tatum graciously accepted the gift on behalf of Franciscan Health Foundation while thanking a group of students.

Marquette was represented by National Honor Society president Miguel Canelo '24 as well as Anne Wadle '25 and Olivia Hazzard '27 - both members of the Blazer volleyball team.

“This very generous gift will be spread throughout so many in our community who are battling breast cancer. Whether it will assist with transportation, groceries, utilities, or items such as blankets, your stewardship will be felt by those here in La Porte County," Tatum said.

With less than two hours left during the October 27th Dress Down Day, Marquette had accumulated $925 - $75 below its goal. Within 35 minutes, teachers and staff answered the call and the school surpassed the $1,000 mark.

Marquette extends its appreciation to all who helped make this October's fundraiser a success and to Franciscan Health for their tireless work in assisting those affected by breast cancer. 

Pictured (L to R): Franciscan Health Manager of Outpatient Therapy Services Deborah Pitchford, Franciscan Health Foundation Director of Development Debbie Tatum, Marquette junior Anne Wadle, Marquette National Honor Society chapter President and senior Miguel Canelo, Marquette freshman Olivia Hazzard, Marquette Director of Public Relations Brad Collignon, Franciscan Breast Center Nurse Navigator Amy Johnson, Franciscan Health Vice President Service Line Excellence Jill Nygren, Marquette Interim Principal Katie Collignon