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Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation receives $75,000 grant from Colon Cancer Coalition

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation has been awarded a $75,000 grant from Colon Cancer Coalition with funds raised through the 2017 Get Your Rear in Gear® event held in Charlotte during March, which is colon cancer awareness month. The funding will be used for colonoscopy screenings, patient living expenses, and colon cancer rehabilitation and wellness services for Novant Health uninsured or underinsured colorectal cancer patients.

Since 2011, Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation has been a primary beneficiary of funds raised during Charlotte’s annual Get Your Rear in Gear 5K event, as directed by the local volunteer Get Your Rear in Gear planning board. Over the past five years, Colon Cancer Coalition funding, supported by Charlotte-area fundraising efforts, provided vital services for more than 2,400 colorectal cancer patients in Mecklenburg County.

“Colon Cancer Coalition funding has made a significant difference in the lives of our patients,” says Marcia Lampert, manager of cancer support services at Novant Health Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center. “Many patients are affected by the financial stress that cancer brings, and alleviating this stress by paying for a cancer screening or a utility bill enables them to focus on recovery. We are fortunate to offer this type of assistance to our patients through this grant.”

For more information on obtaining grant-funded services, contact the Novant Health Buddy Kemp Cancer Support Center at 704-384-5223 or Novant Health cancer prevention, education and early detection at 704-384-5376.

Registration is open for the 2018 Get Your Rear in Gear – Charlotte event on Saturday, March 3, 2018. For more information or to register visit ColonCancerCoalition.org/Charlotte.

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About Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation

The philanthropic efforts of Novant Health’s foundations inspire giving that supports programs and initiatives having direct patient impact. Novant Health’s network consists of more than 1,500 physicians and over 26,000 team members who provide care at over 470 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the health system cares for more than 4.4 million patients annually in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.

Our regional foundations focus on critical needs in five areas: infants and childrencancerheart and vascularstroke and neurosciences and research and education.

Through the generous support of individuals, families, companies and grant-making institutions, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation supports Novant Health in its mission to improve the health of our communities, one person at a time.

 About the Colon Cancer Coalition

The Colon Cancer Coalition is a nonprofit organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, dedicated to encouraging screening and raising awareness of colorectal cancer. The organization’s signature Get Your Rear in Gear® and Tour de Tush® events are volunteer-driven in communities throughout the United States. Since 2004, over $5 million has been granted by the Colon Cancer Coalition to build and sustain programs that promote early prevention, screening, and patient support services for this disease. By making the words colon, colorectal and colonoscopy a part of the everyday language, Colon Cancer Coalition members believe they can overcome the fear and decrease deaths from this largely preventable cancer. For more information visit ColonCancerCoalition.org.

Cowgirls with a Cause raise more than $25,000 for mammograms

Recognizing the importance of mammograms for early detection of breast cancer, Roy and Shirley Burgess founded Cowgirls with a Cause in 2005 in memory of Roy’s late wife, Deborah. Since its founding, the cowgirls have received tremendous support from sponsors in the western lifestyle industry, corporations and individuals who have been touched by breast cancer.

This year’s Cowgirls with a Cause was held November 17 – 19 and raised $20,050 for the Debby Burgess breast cancer fund at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation. The annual rodeo event has raised more than $235,000 to pay for mammograms and cancer treatments for women who cannot afford them.

The Forsyth Medical Center Foundation is working to improve access to lifesaving screenings through the purchase of an additional mobile mammogram unit with 3-D technology to support underserved women in greater Winston-Salem.

You can make a difference and support breast health in the greater Winston-Salem market. Click here to make a gift today.

Together we pledged to give more than $1.4 million through Giving. Serving. Together.

In September and October, all Novant Health team members were invited to participate in our corporate-wide team member giving campaign, Giving. Serving. Together. Because of their generosity, we collectively pledged $1,443,683.16 to local nonprofit community partners and Novant Health regional foundations. By donating 28 percent more than we did last year, this year marks our most successful Giving. Serving. Together. campaign ever.

Our team member’s contributions will support:

  • Access to care
  • Employee assistance
  • Services at free clinics
  • New technology and updated equipment
  • Patient programming
  • New facilities
  • Education and research
  • Assistance for individuals in need of shelter, food, clothing and personal care
  • And much more

About Novant Health
Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Named in 2016 by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the nation’s 150 best places to work in healthcare, the Novant Health network consists of more than 1,500 physicians and over 26,000 employees that provide care at over 470 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the health system serves more than 4.4 million patients annually and in 2016 provided more than $725.5 million in community benefit, including charity care and services. Diversity MBA has recognized the organization as one of the 50 best places for women and managers of diverse background to work and SK&A ranks Novant Health among the top 25 integrated health systems in the nation. Novant Health provides care in Virginia under the joint operating company, Novant Health UVA Health System.

For more information, please visit our website at NovantHealth.org.

 

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation awarded $500 grant

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation was awarded a $500 grant from International Paper Foundation for its Baby Bookworm project. The foundation’s goal is to put a new book in the hands of every newborn baby born at Brunswick Medical Center. Close to 600 babies are born at Brunswick Medical Center each year.

Brunswick county deals with a 40 percent illiteracy rate with 49 percent of its school age children meeting criteria for free lunch and 61 percent meeting the criteria for free or reduced lunch. In addition to providing a book to all newborns, the foundation will also provide parents information on literacy education, adult literacy services and GED training.

Reading to children is important in their development and ultimate success. Learning to read is the most important work of students in elementary school. Through the Baby Bookworm project, we hope to arm families with resources to improve literacy in our community. Help Brunswick Medical Center Foundation continue to support it patients, click here to donate today.

 

 

About International Paper:

International Paper is one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper. It creates packaging products that protect and promote goods, enable worldwide commerce and keep consumers safe; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; papers that facilitate education and communication; and paper bags, cups and food containers that provide convenience and portability for the on-the-go consumer.

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, International Paper employs approximately 55,000 people worldwide and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers around the globe.

Rowan-Salisbury high schools come together for the community

SALISBURY, N.C. Nov. 15, 2017 ― Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation partnered with Rowan-Salisbury area high schools to host the second annual King of the Court, a junior and senior all-male volleyball fundraiser. Together, the six area high schools raised over $5,500. All proceeds will be donated to the hospital foundation in support of its breast health fund which covers the cost of mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds for women who are uninsured or underinsured.

“As an East Rowan alumna and native of Rowan County, I love seeing this type of partnership with the hospital and our school district,” said Kristen Trexler, development manager of Rowan Medical Center Foundation. “We are two large organizations within the community that can do so many great things together!”

The King of the Court fundraiser occurs annually in October in recognition of breast cancer awareness month. Each high school picks a junior and senior team of six to eight players who compete at a championship tournament. The 2017 tournament took place Nov. 8 at West Rowan High School. Winners this year are the South Rowan junior team and the South Rowan senior team. Players on these two teams will receive a Go Burrito party sponsored by Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation and will also be recognized at an upcoming hospital foundation board meeting.

The high schools also hosted additional fundraisers throughout the month of October such as “Paint the Schools Pink,” where students sold pink ribbons. The school that raised the most money receives a “Bragging Rights” trophy. The 2017 Bragging Rights trophy went to East Rowan High School for raising $3,300.

 

To donate to the Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation, click here.

Inaugural Harvesting Hope raises more than $20,000

Our Inaugural Harvesting Hope on November 4th at Patterson Farm raised more than $20,000. This event was held in honor and memory of Ralph W. Ketner and was hosted by his children, Robert and Linda. All proceeds benefit Novant Health Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care. Guests enjoyed a day of family fun on the farm with featured entertainer Darrell Harwood, sponsored by Powles Staton Funeral Home and Carolina Cremation.

 

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors:  Robert and Linda Ketner

Entertainment Sponsor:  Powles Staton Funeral Home and Carolina Cremation

 

Harvest Sponsors:

Deano’s Barbecue

Rick & Janet Parker

 

Planter Sponsors:

Summersett Funeral Home & Cremation Center

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Lutheran Services Carolinas and Trinity Oaks

 

Crop Sponsors:

Deborah Martin

Dr. Chet Amin

Air One Industries, Inc.

Godley’s Garden Center & Nursery

 

Seedling Sponsors:

Fine Frame Gallery

Laurels of Salisbury

Tommie & Susan Waller

Kellye Reed

 

Thank you to the volunteers that made this day a success! If you would like to help support the foundation or donate to Novant Health Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care, click here.

3rd annual Bras for a Cause for Rowan Medical Center

Rowan Medical Center – October 2017

The Rowan Medical Center Foundation hosted its 3rd annual Bras for a Cause in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Departments within the hospital had the opportunity to submit one creative, catchy, original bra to be judged by fellow team members. Decorated bras were completed and turned into the foundation by October 20.  During the week of October 30th, bras were displayed in the lobby and team members had the chance to vote on their favorite bra. Check out all submissions turned in by departments and their themes. The top 3 winning bras are on display at 3 Jem’s boutique in Downtown Salisbury.

  • Guest Services – “Treasure your Chest” – 3rd place
  • Breast Center – “Hello Kitty”
  • Administration – “Save the Ghouls”
  • Wilson Smith Outpatient Services – “Thang 1 and Thang 2”
  • Lab – “A bra is like a good friend” – 2nd place
  • Family Care Center – “Pencil in your appt and erase breast cancer”
  • Public Safety – “Shine the lights on breast cancer”
  • Radiology Oncology – “Fab-BOOB-lous” – 1st place
  • Foundation/Social Responsibility/Grants – “Combat breast cancer”

Bras for a Cause raised $200.  All donations went to the foundation’s Breast Health fund.  This fund exists for women in underserved communities to have access to breast health services. The fund covers mammograms (2D or 3D), diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds.

To help support the foundation’s Breast Health fund, click here.

 

Inaugural Bras for a Cause for Thomasville Medical Center

Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center – October 23-27, 2017

The Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Foundation hosted its inaugural Bras for a Cause in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month this past October.  Departments within the hospital had the opportunity to submit one creative, catchy, original bra to be judged by fellow Novant Health team members.  On October 9, we kicked off the event and asked departments to get their creative juices flowing!  Decorated bras were completed and displayed in the lobby while team members had the chance to vote on their favorite bra.

Thank you to all departments that participated in Bras for a Cause and helped spread Breast Cancer Awareness. Help the foundation continue to fund important initiatives that improve the health and wellness of our communities and give to its oncology program today. See below for all submitted bras and winners!

 

“Protect your Hooters” – Environmental Services

“Courage, Strength, Hope, Support” – Environmental Services 3RD PLACE TIE

“Boo / Bees” – Emergency Department 2ND PLACE

“The LAB can SEA a Cure” – Laboratory 1ST PLACE

“Knock Cancer out of the Park” – Respiratory Therapy 3RD PLACE TIE

“Kiss Cancer Goodbye” – Behavioral Health

“Keep ‘Em Safe” – Public Safety

Ron L. Willard Chapel at Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center

Clemmons, NC —  Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center celebrated the new Ron L. Willard Chapel with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 14, 2017. Ron L. Willard made a generous donation to name the chapel at Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center. Ron has been a member of the board of Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center Foundation since its inception. Former mayor of Clemmons, Ron is a fixture in the community. Retired from Reynolds American, Ron was a strong advocate for bringing a medical center to Clemmons.

 

 

Paint the Town Pink this October in Rowan County

For the third year, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation is teaming up with local city and county offices, businesses, and community members in Rowan County to Paint the Town Pink with pink ribbons during the month of October for breast cancer awareness. The community is invited to support the initiative by purchasing a pink ribbon for $1.00 in honor of a loved one.

Paint the Town Pink is organized by the hospital foundation as a community-wide effort designed to make a difference in the lives of Rowan County women by raising awareness of the importance of mammograms.

“By participating in the “Paint the Town Pink” campaign, each town helps to raise awareness for the importance of early detection of breast cancer and encourages community involvement,” said Rick Parker, director of Rowan Medical Center Foundation. “Every dollar raised will go towards supporting breast health in our community.”

During the month of October, anyone who visits local businesses who support “Paint the Town Pink” can purchase a pink ribbon for one dollar that supports awareness and raises money to provide mammograms to local women in need. Ribbons will then be taped to store fronts. Pink ribbons can be purchased at participating stores in Downtown Salisbury, China Grove, and Granite Quarry.

Over the past two years, funds raised through this initiative have helped Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation purchase the first 3D mammography scanner for the Breast Center on Julian Road. This year, all funds raised will go to the foundation’s Breast Health Fund which covers the cost of mammograms, diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds for women who are uninsured or underinsured.

 

For more information about “Paint the Town Pink” or to sell ribbons, contact Kristen Trexler, manager of program development for Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation at 704-210-5638.