UP Health Systems-Bell holds basket drawings in honor of Nurses Week

ISHPEMING — In honor of National Nurses Week and Hospital Week, UP Health Systems – Bell is holding a drawing for gift baskets.

The basket raffle, that’s been going on for 3 years, is put on by Bell employees and hosted by Bell Auxiliary.

Each department within the hospital has created a basket and chosen a local organization to donate the basket’s proceeds to.

“So we really like to just bring some comradery in the hospital, and it’s just a lot of fun and we’re giving back at the same time, so it’s a win–win. Last year, I believe that we raised over $5,000 in total” said Volunteer Services Coordinator, Julie Solka.

Tickets to enter the raffle are $1 each and they can be purchased in the Gift Shop or Human Resources Office of UPHS – Bell. The drawing will happen on Friday, May 17th at noon.

Some of the organizations that were chosen by the departments are below:

  • Ishpeming Fire Relief Fund
  • Camp Star
  • Bell Beautification
  • UPAWS & Alzheimer’s association
  • Beacon House
  • Barbara Gundlach Shelter Home
  • Room at the Inn
  • Marquette Care Clinic
  • Warming Center
  • U.P. Honor Flight
  • Wesley United Methodist Church
  • Ishpeming, Westwood, & Negaunee Booster Clubs
  • Cancer Care of Marquette County
  • Great Lakes Recovery Center