CBC is an organization in Schoolcraft County of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that raises funds for the American Cancer Society, Bay Cliff Health Camp, and Community Charities—hence “CBC”.
From our humble beginning in 1968 on WTIQ Radio in Manistique, CBC has become an annual fundraiser that has generated over $1.6 million in funds for the charities.
Many community events are held during the winter months that benefit the CBC Fund Drive. Events such as the basketball and volleyball tournaments draw participants from a wide area. Many local pubs and clubs hold CBC events such as a celebrity bartender and prize auction, a chili cook-off, brown bag auction, euchre tournament, and wine/beer tasting social. These events have become very popular during the long UP winters.
CBC culminates with the Radio/Telethon held at the Manistique High School on Palm Sunday which features local talent, food, kids games, and health booths. The public may bid on the many donated items such as arts and crafts, home products, airplane rides, Lake Freighter luncheons, sports memorabilia from local and professional teams, etc. Cash donations and pledges are also accepted by phone or in person.
CBC is totally run by volunteers and is always in need of new blood.