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Marine Corps League makes donation to Billings Clinic

$50,000 for Pediatric Infusion Center
Posted at 2:59 PM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 16:59:47-04

The Marine Corps League has been holding its national convention in Billings this week and made a donation at Dehler Park before the Mustangs game on Thursday night.

The Military Order of the Devil Dogs, a group within the league, made a $50,000 donation to Billings Clinic.

The money will go toward renovating and rebuilding the Pediatric Infusion Center.

Kids with cancer and other diseases may spend three to eight hours for an infusion.

Billings Clinic makes the center a comfortable, family friendly spot for the children.

"My passion is with kids and ensuring that their health is good and creating environments where they can receive good health,” said Dr. Michelle Pierson, Billings Clinic Pediatrics department chair. “And it's just so important for people to come on board with us and deliver that kind of care."

"”They are trying to enlarge and improve their infusion center for kids with cancer,” said Tom Lowry, Commandant for the Eugene Sara detachment of the Marine Corps League. “And that definitely fits the bill for what we'd like to see the money go for and so any of that purpose is going to be just right, perfect fit."

Each year, the National Marine Corps League's Devil Dogs make a donation to a pediatric ward or children's hospital in the city where the convention is held.