Hattiesburg Cycle Donates $10,350 to Forrest General Cancer Center
Hattiesburg Cycles presented a check for $10,350 to the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation this week. The money was raised through a Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotion where $50 was donated for every unit sold. Pictured from left, Ramona Martin, patient navigator, FG Cancer Center; Joe Paul, president of the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation Board; William Moore, general manager for Hattiesburg Cycles, Martha Dearman, executive director of the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation, and Michael White, HC internet sales representative.
During the month of October, Hattiesburg Cycles observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month, using a pink ribbon to highlight its Facebook page. For every unit sold, the Hattiesburg business donated $50 to the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation. In all, they sold 207 units during the month which added up to the $10,350 donation. The donation will be used at the Forrest General Cancer Center.
“This is the third year we have made a donation to the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation,” said Hattiesburg Cycles General Manager William Moore. He credits Michael White, the internet sales representative, who brought the idea to management several years ago.
“We discussed different ways to give back to our local community and decided on Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” White said. “We chose the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation over a national charity because we want to support the community. We are fortunate to have our management and owners, as well as the inventory and facilities we do to accommodate our customers and give back locally.”
Purchases were made by people from across the state from North Mississippi to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, west to the Mississippi River, and in Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, Florida, and Texas, as well as right here in our own backyard.
Forrest General Healthcare Foundation Board Chairman, Joe Paul, was on hand with Foundation Executive Director, Martha Dearman, and Cancer Center Patient Navigator, Ramona Martin, to accept a check for $10,350.
“The Foundation is honored to have been chosen by Hattiesburg Cycles to receive this generous donation,” said Paul. “We appreciate their commitment to help us provide the best cancer care in the community.”
About the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation:
The mission of The Forrest General Healthcare Foundation is to cultivate and inspire meaningful, lasting relationships and investments that enrich the healthcare experience in the community. Through its fundraising efforts, the Foundation enhances the quality of healthcare by influencing both the quality and the timing of projects. The Foundation, along with FGH, identifies those funding opportunities/priorities that have the greatest impact on improving patients’ quality of care.