Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announces winner of Win This Car, a raffle to benefit Together… We Can! Advancing Cancer Care
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (August 31, 2017) Yesterday, August 30, at 6 p.m., the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation officially announced the winner of Win This Car, which was a raffle to benefit Together… We Can! Advancing Cancer Care. The announcement was made following a live drawing at Vardaman Honda in Hattiesburg. Pam Breland picked up the keys to her brand new 2017 Honda CRV this afternoon.
“I’m still so excited; it doesn’t feel real! I’ve supported the Foundation and the wonderful things they do for our community for many years, and I will certainly continue to support them in the future. I only bought one ticket so next year, remember that it only takes one ticket to win,” said Breland.
All proceeds from the raffle benefit Together… We Can! Advancing Cancer Care, a fundraising campaign that includes The Healing Garden, a Patient Navigation Services Program and the New Forrest General Infusion Center and Family Waiting Area all located at the Forrest General Cancer Center.
The Healing Garden at Forrest General's Cancer Center will offer patients, loved ones and visitors a quiet, outdoor space away from treatment areas. The Garden will be open to all, every day from dawn to dusk. Its purpose is to help reduce the stresses of illness and hospitalization by encouraging calm, comfort, and relaxation.
The Patient Navigation Services Program will help guide patients on their journeys from screenings to treatment to follow-up care. The Patient Navigator will educate patients and their families and coordinate consistent care between individual patients and the various healthcare providers.
The Infusion Center will be expanded and updated to offer an array of amenities in a relaxing environment. For enhanced patient comfort, this area will include infusion bays that offer patients more privacy when desired. The Infusion Center along with the new Family Waiting Area, will foster healing by providing views of the beautiful Healing Garden and giving space for a peaceful respite from the day’s activities.
“I feel incredibly humbled by the overwhelming generosity of our community and Forrest General’s employees. The giving spirit in Hattiesburg and the surrounding areas never ceases to amaze me, and this campaign has been no exception,” said Martha Dearman, executive director of the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation.
For more information about the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation and the current campaign, visit forresthealth.org/giving.
CAPTION: Pam Breland, winner of this year’s car raffle, accepting the key to her new car from Martha Dearman, executive director of the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation.