Newnan, Ga. (February 4, 2014) – Employees of Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, have donated $99,008 through their United Way Campaign to Piedmont Newnan Hospital.
The gift will support Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Newnan, which offers free services and programs to cancer patients – regardless of whether or not they are Piedmont patients - such as yoga classes, expressive arts classes and nutrition workshops. In the last year, Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Newnan helped 1,149 patients.
“Hundreds of local cancer patients will see an improvement in their quality of life because of the generosity Cargill and its employees have shown Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Newnan,” said Nathan Nipper, COO of Piedmont Newnan. “We’re grateful for their continued support.”
The Cargill employees’ donation also will provide continued support of a breast cancer screening program for the underserved. Last year, Piedmont Newnan was awarded a $35,000 grant from Cargill to provide screenings, diagnostic breast imaging and biopsies free of charge to residents in the Coweta County community.
Since the grant was awarded, 160 breast health exams have been performed at the Piedmont Newnan Outpatient Center, giving over 120 women access to the preventive care they needed.
“Cancer does not discriminate,” said Bradley Down, Cargill. “Every one of us knows the word ‘cancer’ all too well. We have all been impacted by cancer and this gift is one way we can combat the disease that affects us all.”
As a not-for-profit health system, Piedmont Healthcare and its affiliated organizations rely on the generosity of donors like employees at Cargill in order to offer many programs to the community. For more information about cancer services at Piedmont Newnan or to make a donation, visit piedmont.org.