Delta County Cancer Alliance elects new officers

Courtesy photo The Delta County Cancer Alliance recently elected new officers. They are Jane Pryal, seated in front, and, from left, Patt Fittante, Dennis Grall, Mary Pat Johnson, Paulette Potvin, Gayle DeShambo, Cindy Cass, Sally Erkkila and Stephanie Viau. Not shown is John Economopoulos.

ESCANABA — With the recent retirement of Cheri Severinsen — who served as president of the Delta County Cancer Alliance for nearly 28 years — new members have been appointed to serve on the organization’s board of directors and members at large.

The following is a list of Delta County volunteers who agreed to lead the efforts of the Delta County Cancer Alliance, beginning in early July 2021.

President – Gayle DeShambo

Vice President – Cindy Cass

Treasurer – Paulette Potvin

Secretary – Mary Pat Johnson

Event Coordinator – Stephanie Viau

Members at Large – Jane Pryal, Patt Fittante, Dennis Grall, John Economopoulos, Sally Erkkila.

The Delta County Cancer Alliance is a nonprofit, charitable corporation that was organized in April 1995 to meet the needs of Delta County residents with cancer. The group is independent of any state or national organizations. The Alliance provides many services including financial aid, equipment and other supplies and educational materials. These services are made available through the generosity of many local donors, memorial donations and fundraising efforts. The Alliance focuses on three main fundraisers per year including an annual luminary event, mail campaign and an annual golf outing.

Because the actual office is run solely by volunteers, the group will always welcome new volunteers to ensure proper coverage for the agency. In addition, if you would like to make a donation to the DCCA know that it will be used to help cancer patients right here in Delta County.

The group can be reached at Delta County Cancer Alliance, 3430 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829 or by calling 906-786-0854.

Office hours are summer 1 to 4 p.m. and winter 1 to 3:30 p.m.


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