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    Published on September 27, 2016

    Forrest General Healthcare Foundation announces winner of Win This Car, a raffle to benefit Together… We Can! Advancing Cancer Care

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (September 27, 2016)– Today, September 27, at 10 a.m., Kristie Holland, from Petal, Miss., picked up the keys to her brand new 2016 Toyota Camry XLE. The Forrest General Healthcare Foundation officially announced the Kristie as winner of Win This Car, which was a raffle to benefit Together… We Can! Advancing Cancer Care. The winning ticket was drawn on September 22, and the winner was notified at that time.

    “I can’t believe I actually won the car! I am just so excited and blessed. I am truly happy to have donated to such a great cause. The planned additions to the Cancer Center will make our patients more comfortable, and that’s more important than anything I could have won,” said Kristie Holland, accounting manager at Forrest General.

    Kristie Holland, left, accepting the keys to her

    new car from Martha Dearman, right.

    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.


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