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Volunteer at McLaren Greater Lansing Turns 100 This Month

Courtesy Photo-McLaren Volunteer Zita Pearsall

On January 25, 2018, Zita Pearsall, one of McLaren Greater Lansing’s volunteers will be turning 100 years old. Pearsall has been volunteering with McLaren Greater Lansing since 2000.

“A friend of mine had suggested that I look into volunteering for McLaren Greater Lansing,” Pearsall said. “I am really glad I did, it’s a very nice place to volunteer.”

After almost 20 years of volunteering Pearsall has put in more than 1,500 hours at the hospital. She started in clerical work; however, after some time a spot opened up in the hospital’s gift shop and she changed roles.

“I thought that the gift shop would be a great fit for me,” Pearsall said. “Everyone is so friendly and I have the chance to meet many different people. It really makes my day interesting.”

Pearsall is looking forward to spending her 100th birthday cruising to Cancun, Mexico where she plans to enjoy the warm weather with her family.

“I have been blessed with good health,” Pearsall said. “I am so glad that I am able to give back.”

Most volunteer service areas ask for at least four hours per week, or four hours every other week, however, many volunteers at McLaren Greater Lansing contribute more than 150 hours per year. If you are interested in becoming a McLaren Greater Lansing Volunteer, contact the Volunteer Services Office at (517) 975-6900 or visit

About McLaren Greater Lansing

McLaren Greater Lansing and McLaren Orthopedic Hospital operate the region’s most distinguished cardiovascular and orthopedic surgery programs that—together with McLaren Greater Lansing’s oncology, women’s care and wide-ranging diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services—consistently lead in clinical quality and efficiency. The hospitals are part of McLaren Health Care, mid-Michigan’s largest health care system. Visit

About McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Flint, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, the state’s only proton therapy center, an employed primary care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 250,000 lives, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the U.S. McLaren has 22,000 employees and more than 40,000 network providers. Its operations are housed in more than 350 facilities serving the entire Lower Peninsula of the state of Michigan along with a portion of the Upper Peninsula. Learn more at

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