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Sheila and Dan Saklad Help the Next Generation of Nurses 

Sheila Saklad’s life was shaped by a passion for nursing — a passion that continues to touch the lives of others.  Sheila’s grandmother was a nurse. Sheila’s mother was a nurse. So it came as little surprise when Sheila chose nursing as her career path. She and her husband, Dan, championed for nurses and healthcare over the course of their 54-year marriage. When Sheila passed … Continue reading Sheila and Dan Saklad Help the Next Generation of Nurses  »

‘I want the cancer gone’

Ashlee Payne Jenkins was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer at the age of 45. She’s always been a go-getter, and she approached cancer the same way: “Let’s get this done.”

‘Be of service’

Mary Earp is a breast cancer survivor and lifelong resident of Brunswick County. She beat cancer in 2008 and has made it her mission to be an advocate for breast cancer patients and breast healthcare ever since.

The Fifth Annual Jane Burt Williams Memorial Golf Classic

Thank you to our sponsors and golfers who raised $57,000 for behavioral health, chronic disease management, physical rehabilitation and education at the Fifth Annual Jane Burt Williams Memorial Golf Classic on Oct. 1. Your donations will improve lives in the Thomasville and Davidson County community through the Novant Health Wellness and Education Center.

Mobile Mammograhy Unit

Hundreds of Mecklenburg County’s most vulnerable residents will be able to have life-saving mammography screenings and diagnostic services at no cost to prevent late-stage breast cancer diagnoses, thanks to our partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).

An advocate for her community

Blythe Leonard is the CEO and founder of Blythe Leonard LLC and BL Maker’s Market. The Thomasville native is on a mission to help her community thrive by increasing small business ownership and community-oriented events.