Forrest General Cancer Center Receives Donation from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Members of the local Lambda Kappa Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta donated wigs to the Forrest General Hospital Cancer Center as part of Martin Luther King Service Day on Monday. Chapter representatives, from left, Tonieria Robinson, Jamie Anderson-Newsome, Keysha Bradley, Rona Honeysucker, Mary Griffith and Patricia Thompson.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (January 17, 2022) As part of Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, representatives of the Lambda Kappa Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Inc. sorority donated 21 new wigs to the Forrest General Hospital Cancer Center.
“This donation is part of a Z-Hope Partnership where local chapters partner with the national sorority,” said Mary Griffith, chapter president. “Today’s donation by our graduate chapter is part of a program called Wigs for Awareness where new wigs are donated to cancer patients and is being conducted all across the country.”
Chapter members began collecting wigs during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and made the donation on MLK Day of Service. The MLK Day of Service, celebrated the third Monday of January each year, is a day dedicated to volunteer service in honor of Dr. King’s legacy.
“The provision of wigs donated to us today is invaluable to our patients who experience hair loss during their cancer treatment,” said Kecia Jones-Harris, Forrest General Cancer Center Radiation Oncology manager. “We are appreciative of the organization’s thoughtfulness and consideration of our patients.”
For more information about the Forrest General Cancer Center, visit forresthealth.org/services/cancer.
About Forrest General’s Cancer Center
Forrest General Hospital Cancer Center ranks among the largest and most sophisticated cancer treatment centers in South Mississippi. It offers a place where patients can received advanced care in a beautiful, compassionate environment. Forrest General operates the only comprehensive community Cancer Center in the 19-county service area, and is accredited by the College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. The center features the services of a multidisciplinary team led by medical oncologists/hematologists and radiation oncologists, who provide high quality medical care in a continuum of settings. In addition to medical and radiation oncologists, a complete range of physician specialists provide expertise in diagnoses, surgical removal, disease management and reconstructive procedures.