News

December 27, 2010

MAURY REGIONAL HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION RECEIVES GRANT FROM THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – The Maury Regional Health Care Foundation was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from The Women’s Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, according to Executive Director Joe K. Kilgore. This grant will be used to provide wigs, headpieces, camisoles and free mammograms for cancer patients who do not have the means to purchase these items for themselves.

“Through the Maury Regional Women’s Center, the foundation has made possible the gift of approximately 150 wigs and 55 camisoles annually to women diagnosed with cancer throughout southern Middle Tennessee. These grant funds will enable us to help even more women in our community and we are honored to have been selected,” said Kilgore.

The Women’s Center Fund was founded by local breast cancer survivors who experienced the personal trials of battling cancer and overcoming the challenges resulting from treatment. The majority of those benefitting from this fund are breast cancer patients; however, any woman who is diagnosed with cancer and cannot afford a wig may seek assistance through the Women’s Center.

“Cancer takes a toll on women physically, emotionally and financially. It’s rewarding to me to provide these items to patients and see how grateful they are and the impact it has on renewing their self esteem,” said Women’s Center Coordinator Dana Salters.

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