Newnan, Ga. (July 24, 2012) – Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, has donated $35,000 to Piedmont Newnan. The donation will be used to provide screenings, diagnostic breast imaging and biopsies free-of-charge to Coweta County women who otherwise would not be able to afford these potentially life-saving procedures.
“This generous gift from Cargill will provide so many women with early intervention options and, as a result, better outcomes,” said Vicki Kaiser, senior director of outpatient services at Piedmont Newnan. “We are grateful for their donation and thank them in advance for the lives they will save.”
Approximately one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in the course of her lifetime. The National Cancer Institute reports that screening mammography every one to two years reduces breast cancer deaths by a third or more for women 50 and older. When breast cancer is detected early, survival rates are above 90%, but decline as the cancer progresses.
Pictured above: Vicki Kaiser, Piedmont Newnan senior director of outpatient services; Michael Bass, president and CEO of Piedmont Newnan; Cargill representatives Thad Spates, Jennifer Overstreet, Jacky Carstairs, Terri Baker, R.N., and Zack Wood; and Piedmont Newnan Capital Campaign committee members Joe Crain, Jr. and Jennifer Thomasson