Sent in Solidarity: Dow Credit Union Delivers Roses to Healthcare Centers

October 13, 2023


BAY REGION - Dow Credit Union delivered seven dozen pink roses to medical facilities in Midland and Saginaw in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 


Continuing what has become an annual tradition, we supplied flowers to the Women's Health Center of Midland. The center offers mammography and other health services in a facility dedicated to women's wellness, representing an indispensable force in the fight against cancer. 


“It’s important that we showcase, highlight, and express our gratitude for those who provide essential community services,” Director of Community Relations LaShanta Green said. “We also want those locked in the fight against breast cancer to know they have our support.” 


The team at our Gratiot Road branch also provided roses to the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in the City of Saginaw for a breast cancer awareness seminar on Oct. 4. Each woman in attendance received their own rose as they entered. 


Extending an invitation to all female veterans in the Great Lakes Bay Region, the event shared essential resources and support for former servicewomen. Health modalities such as acupuncture, acupressure, mini-massages, and vibroacoustic therapy were also provided. Furthermore, the event offered an informal forum for an important dialogue. 


According to event organizers, it can be difficult for female veterans to seek help or even information. They are often wary of stigma or misperception, yet research by the Purple Heart Foundation suggests female veterans are up to 40 percent more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than the general population. Scientists hypothesize that this may be due to toxins they were exposed to in the service. Understanding this, facilitating safe spaces like this for women who have served is clearly of paramount importance for their long-term wellness. 


Our credit union stands with and in awe of these amazing women. We also aspire to support them in the ongoing fight against breast cancer. We are grateful for their service, and we commend the incredible work of the organizers who put this event together for them.