Community Service

The Division of Hematology/Oncology is known for its giving spirit and we are proud of our service to the community on a local and national level. In 2017, the “Happy Hem-Oncers” worked on the Ronald McDonald House project, providing a catered dinner and raising over $1,000 allowing us to purchase nearly every single item on the Ronald McDonald House Wish List! In addition, the division participated in a hospital-wide effort to provide backpacks and school supplies for local children. This project resulted in two carts full of supplies as well as a $255 donation towards a local food pantry. Generous donations were also provided for hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Michigan Mitten Program

The Division of Hematology/Oncology continues to honor our patients receiving chemotherapy treatment. Following on our Holiday Stockings tradition which began in 1999, we have newly designed the “Michigan Mitten” to continue the mission of honoring our patients receiving chemotherapy treatment during the holiday season.  

The mittens are sewn by volunteers and the contents purchased with donated dollars. Over the past 18 years this project has delivered holiday cheer to over 8,000 chemotherapy patients receiving infusion at Michigan Medicine. The mittens are stuffed with carefully selected comfort and care items such as hand sanitizer, tissues, lip balm, hand lotion, gum, candy, hot chocolate, puzzles, playing cards, and an assortment of other goodies.

To donate to our Michigan Mitten drive, please visit the University of Michigan online giving page.  

If you have any questions about the Michigan Mittens annual project, please contact Caitlin Vuocolo or Susan Blaisdell.

Thank you for your interest!