Cargill provides gift to Piedmont Newnan: $35,000 donated for free breast screenings
BY ALEX MCRAE
Officials at Piedmont Newnan Hospital have announced that Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, has donated $35,000 to Piedmont Newnan.
Cargill has a major facility in the Shenandoah Industrial Park.
“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 percent, but decline as the cancer progresses, according to studies by the National Cancer Institute.