CCC Fund Chevy Cruze Raffle

In partnership with Urka Auto Center of Ludington, the Cancer and Critical Care Fund is raffling a

2017 Chevy Cruze!


At the 2017 Pentwater Oktoberfest, one lucky winner will walk away with a brand new car! Raffle ticket sales will continue up until the drawing takes place on Saturday, October 14th at the Village Pub in Pentwater.

Winner need not be present!

Every ticket sold equals additional grant dollars for families and individuals in Oceana County and surrounding areas to help cover medical expenses associated with cancer and/or any critical illness.

4 tickets for $100!

More information about the Cancer and Critical Care Fund can be found on The Community Foundation for Oceana County website. Make sure to “like” the Cancer and Critical Care Fund Facebook page for updates about the fund and the Chevy Cruze raffle. The complete 2017 Oktoberfest program will be available on

To purchase tickets,

call or text Pat Fuller at: (517) 290-4892.


The CCC Fund; At A Glance

We strive to make requesting and receiving grants as easy as possible.

Here’s a 30 second brief on receiving a grant from the CCC Fund.

3 Ways How to Get in Touch

Call: (517) 290-4892


Need-To-Know Information

The Fund does pays outstanding medical bills
The Fund does not pay family members directly


Types of Expenses Approved for Grants

Medical bills
Unpaid prescriptions/medication
Hospital bills
Funeral expenses
In home care bills
Medical appliance expenses
And Many Other Types of Expenses



Q: I need assistance paying household expenses (rent, electricity, heat, school tuition, credit card) can your fund help?
A: The CCC Fund pays outstanding medical bills and related expenses. The fund does not pay personal bills.

Q: I have unpaid medical bills from 2 (or more)  years ago; does that still qualify?
A: Possibly. If these medical expenses are outstanding, our fund may be able to assist if payment is still due.

Q: I live in Northern Michigan; is your fund able to assist me if I live outside of Oceana County?
A: Yes! The fund’s parameters reach Oceana County and surrounding areas. If you’re outside of West Michigan the fund may still be able to assist you.

Q: I’d like to make a donation to the fund. Where do I send it?
A: Please make donations payable to: Cancer and Critical Care Fund
Our mailing address is: 6381 Island Lake Drive, East Lansing, MI 48823
All donations are tax deductible. Please include your mailing address so we may send you a receipt.

Q: I cannot make a monetary donation, is there any other way I can donate to the fund?
A: We are always looking for volunteers to assist in planning and executing our annual charity events. If you are interested in volunteering please email us!

3rd Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament – August 14th

Photo from the Cancer and Critical Care Fund Facebook page

Photo from the Cancer and Critical Care Fund Facebook page

Pentwater Homecoming is our favorite time of the year. There is no better way to enjoy the last few weeks of summer than spending time at the beach and taking part in the annual homecoming activities, like the sand castle contest, parade and the Cancer and Critical Care Fund Beach Volleyball Tournament!

Some of the park rangers helping set up the nets

Some of the park rangers helping set up the nets

One of the volleyball nets set up on the South end of Pentwater Beach

One of the volleyball nets set up on the South end of Pentwater Beach

This year’s tournament is anticipated to be the biggest thus far; with more volleyball nets and more people interested in playing, we’re expecting a huge turnout.

The tournament is free and open to all ages. There will be two brackets; one for Family Teams and another for Adult Teams (16 year or older).

One of the trophies that will be giving to the champions of the Adult and Family Brackets

One of the trophies that will be giving to the champions of the Adult and Family Brackets

Register at the beach on Friday morning at 10:00 am. The tournament will go throughout the morning/afternoon (depending on how many teams there are). Feel free to call or email Pat Fuller with questions: (517) 290-4892,

Photo from the 2014 tournament

Photo from the 2014 tournament


2015 Tee Sponsors

We couldn’t be happier to have so many returning sponsors this year for our 3rd Annual Cancer and Critical Care Fund Golf Tournament! Better yet, we have a number of new business sponsors who’ve decided to show their support for the Cancer and Critical Care Fund by becoming a Tee Sponsor.

Thank you to all the following businesses and individuals:

(Names with an asterisks are fist time Tee Sponsors)

Logo—Shelby State Bank

Shelby State Bank—Hole-in-One Sponsor


Aflac—Hole-in-One Sponsor

Logo—Cosmic Candy Co.Cosmic Candy Company—Home of Pentwater Popcorn

Logo—Direct Advertising Co.

Direct Advertising Company—Brenda & Lindsay Blamer

Logo—Gale's IGA

Gale’s IGA of Hart—Bruce & Denis Mull

Logo—Greg Gebhart Construction

Greg Gebhart Construction—Dawn & Greg Gebhart*

Logo—Gull Landing

Gull Landing, Pentwater—Diana Farquhar Russell

Logo—Pentwater Dari Creme

Pentwater Dari Creme—Diane Grady

Logo—That PlaceThat Place, Hart—Diane Grady

Logo—The Boathouse

The Boathouse Bar & Grille, Pentwater—Maureen Murphy

Logo—The Brown Bear

The Brown Bear of Pentwater & Shelby

Logo—The Village Cafe

The Village Café & Pub, Pentwater—Jeff Hodges

Logo—The Village Grounds

The Village Grounds, Pentwater—Patty Denison

Logo—Wadel StabilizationWadel Stabilization, Hart*

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La Fiesta Restaurant & La Fiesta Chips, Hart

Screen Shot 2015-05-29 at 12.17.10 PMHallack Contracting, Hart

logoBeckman Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning

Radon Control—Linda Jo Weaver*




3rd Annual Cancer and Critical Care Fund Charity Golf Tournament

It’s that time of year again: golf season is here!

Join us on June 6th for the 3rd Annual Cancer and Critical Care Fund Charity Golf Tournament and Community Picnic.

Golf Tournament Flyer

This year, we’re commemorating Stephanie Urbanawiz, one of the Cancer and Critical Care Fund’s first grant recipients.


This year, we have some AMAZING prizes and contests. Each golfer who enters the Hole in One Contest will have the chance to win $1,000,000! That’s right, ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

You can register HERE or at The Colonial.


If you have questions about sponsorships or registration, you can call Anna or Pat at:

(517) 290-4892 or (517) 862-7211

CCC Fund Hole-in-One Challenge

Feeling Lucky?

How would you like to win a trip to the one and only Las Vegas?

Dixon Golf is one of our Tee Sponsors at the Cancer and Critical Care Fund Charity Golf Tournament and they’re giving away a 3 day trip to Sin City!


How to Win:

When you arrive at the Dixon Hole-in-One Challenge you will automatically get a free Dixon Earth golf ball.

If you accept the challenge (cost is $10 to participate), you’ll have TWO CHANCES to get a hole-in-one.

If either of your balls lands on the green you automatically win a free sleeve of Dixon Earth golf balls.

At the end of the tournament, we will announce the Hole-in-One winner (if there is one)!

2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

It’s that time of year!

The greens are mowed, golf carts are gassed up and your clubs are just waiting to be swung.


The Colonial Golf Course in Hart will once again host the Cancer and Critical Care Fund Charity Golf Tournament on June 21st!

What’s in it for you?

Food & Drinks, Prizes, Raffles, Trophies and not to mention, the rewarding feeling of giving back to your community.


Round up a 4-person team and join in on the fun! You can register in advance or pay to play on June 21st. A sign-up sheet is available inside the Colonial’s Pro Shop.

The registration fee is $50 per golfer.


Click HERE for the registration form.

Learn More. Donate Online. Join the Community.

The Community Foundation for Oceana County hosts numerous locally established endowments, charitable organizations and foundations, as well as grants and scholarships.

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The Cancer and Critical Care Fund is listed amongst many others on the Community Foundation’s website. You can read summaries of each fund and learn when, why and how each was established.

Read our story and make a donation online by visiting:

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The Granting Process

The Community Foundation for Oceana County assists charitable organizations and individual donors with the management and distribution of funds intended to better our community.

There are numerous ways for contributions to be allocated through the Community Foundation. Scholarships, grants, organizational endowments, charitable gifts and support for non-profits are some of the ways to give.

The Cancer and Critical Care Fund offers grants to financially assist individuals who have cancer or any type of critical illness with medical expenses. The fund’s mission is to reduce the financial burden of medical expenses and other related costs. The qualifications for receiving grants are liberally defined so as many individuals as possible can benefit.

It is estimated that the fund will give 5-8 individual grants per year. The granting processes can occur at any time that a need arises. After building a foundation for the fund’s endowment, the Cancer and Critical Care Fund will be doing its first round of grant-giving in August of 2013.

For its first round of grant giving, the Cancer and Critical Care Fund selected three individuals within Oceana County and surrounding areas who will each receive a $500 grant. These grants are to cover any current medical expenses awaiting payment.

If you or someone you know could benefit from a Cancer and Critical Care Fund grant, please share your story by emailing:

Homecoming is Almost Here!

Pentwater’s yearly homecoming celebration begins on the second Thursday of August. The fun continues through the weekend with family activities, band concerts, a parade and (hopefully) plenty of sunny beach whether.

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The CCC Fund can’t wait to take part in the festivities! A beach volleyball tournament sponsored by the Cancer and Critical Care Fund will take place on August 9th and 10th at Pentwater beach.

The tournament is open to the public. All ages are welcome to participate, watch the games and hang out by the court with family and friends. We encourage all you beach bums to form a team and hit the court for a fun and family friendly match!

Free admission. Easy access to the beach store for a post-game ice cream cone or a hot dog and chips. Water will be provided for players (limited quantity). Tee-shirts will also be for sale at registration. Sign-up in advance or Friday morning before the tournament begins.

See you in the sand!