GARY | Methodist Hospitals has received a $25,000 grant from Bears Care, the charitable beneficiary of the Chicago Bears.
Representatives from Bears Care and mascot Staley Da Bear on Tuesday visited Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus in Gary to present hospital officials with the check.
“Our fans and supporters in Northwest Indiana have been a big part of the campaign’s success during the past five years,” said Barb McCaskey, member of the Bears Care board of directors.
The grant was made possible by the success of Bears Care’s annual Real Bears Fans Wear Pink campaign.
“This grant will enable us to establish a program to provide annual free screening mammograms for 250 high-risk, low-income and/or minority women in Northwest Indiana," Methodist Hospitals President and CEO Ian McFadden said. "Methodist will match the grant so that the program will reach a total of 500 women."