Wednesday, March 16, 2016

North Peak to Host Mohawks for Munson, a Fundraising Event for the Cowell Family Cancer Center

Written by  Paul Starr
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For the past several years North Peak Brewing Company has been hosting cancer fundraiser events, raising over $300,000 for national childhood cancer research.  This year, North Peak has decided to host an independent event to direct funds to the local cancer community. With over 1,500 area patients diagnosed with cancer annually, North Peak felt the need to help raise awareness and support right here in northern Michigan.
On May 7, 2016 North Peak will be hosting a new cancer fundraiser, aimed at keeping all money raised local. Mohawks for Munson will be a fundraising festival geared towards supporting the new Cowell Family Cancer Center at Munson. Participants will get Mohawks shaved to show their support for the local cancer community.  All money raised will go directly to the newly opened cancer center. The 100,000-square-foot center brings all state-of-the-art treatment options, providers, research, and support staff to one location. The center is northern Michigan’s most comprehensive resource for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and related disorders. The new cancer center has been designed to anticipate the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of each patient, and it will transform the standard of cancer care in northern Michigan.

Porterhouse Productions is producing the event, bringing their mix of bands, silent disco, and award winning music experiences guaranteed to make it a blast for both the free family daytime festival and the evening adult party. The event will kick off at noon and run until midnight. Family festivities will take place from noon until 5pm, with Mohawks being shaved from 3:00pm until 5:00pm. Following the main event will be a 21 and over after party with live entertainment from 6:00pm until midnight. Entertainment to include The MacPodz, Soul Patch, Drew Hale, Deep Water Blue Samba School, and 5 DJs.

Leading up to the event, participants are encouraged to register and create a fundraising page on the Mohawks for Munson event page, https://www.crowdrise.com/MohawksForMunson  All money raised will go directly to Munson Health Care Foundation to support the Cowell Family Cancer Center.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.