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January 11, 2013

Con and Mary Vrailas make generous donation to Maury Regional Health Care Foundation

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Con and Mary Vrailas, owners of Burger King of Maury County, have made a donation to support the new Maury Regional Cancer Center at Columbia Mall, according to Joe Kilgore, executive director of the Maury Regional Health Care Foundation.

“The Vrailas’ are extremely supportive of the foundation and our mission to help those who are facing difficulties in life,” said Kilgore. “They chose to sponsor a group infusion treatment area at the Cancer Center where patients taking chemotherapy and other intravenous medications can receive care in a spacious, comforting and supportive environment along with others who are facing similar health challenges.”

The Cancer Center at Columbia Mall opened in June 2012. The facility is home to the FHG medical oncology physician group, an intravenous infusion center and an American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center for patients. On January 21, a new Coping with Cancer support group will also make the facility its home for meetings.

When asked why the Vrailas’ chose to make this generous donation, Con Vrailas responded, “We support the foundation because it gives us an avenue to contribute to improving the quality of life of a large number of people needing medical care. It is a way for us to give back to the community that has supported us since 1986.

“I was at the bank and an employee approached me and thanked me for contributing to the Cancer Center. She told me her father’s treatment now is more private and convenient. That was assurance that the management at the medical center satisfied a need and it was recognized and appreciated by the patient and caregiver.”

As a successful business owner, Vrailas also praised the medical center for its fiscal responsibility, stating, “Maury Regional constructing a Cancer Center at the mall was a smart decision. They needed to expand the center and they did it in the most economical way by utilizing an existing facility and with easy access and plenty of convenient parking.”

According to Kilgore, Con Vrailas, who is a member of the foundation’s board of directors, has been instrumental in support of other initiatives aimed at community wellness and youth health initiatives in partnership with the local school system.

Kilgore stated, “Mr. Vrailas gives of his time, talent and finances. He has been a valuable member of our board and has been extremely complimentary of the checks and balances that exist between the medical center and foundation to ensure that each project funded attains measurable progress and success.”

Vrailas added, “We in Maury and surrounding counties are fortunate to have a medical center earning awards and national recognition providing medical care to us so close to home. We have extraordinary people working to accomplish these results and make this facility the best in the state. That is one of the reasons that we support the foundation.”

To learn more about the foundation or to make a donation, visit www.mauryregionalfoundation.com or call 931.380.4075.