WGTC Foundation gifts include donation to regional cancer hospital

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan officials accept a donation from the West Georgia Technical College Foundation. From left are David Kent, senior vice president of operations with the CTCA Newnan facility; Dawn Cook, vice president of Institutional Advancement, WGTC; Heather Jordan, AIH Board Member; Arlene Nichols Saffian, AIH Board Member; Dr. Skip Sullivan, president, WGTC.

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The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has presented the Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan, the Hope for the Journey Foundation, and the West Georgia Health Foundation each with a $1,000 check.
“The Foundation is honored to contribute to local organizations that bring awareness to a devastating disease,” said Dawn Cook, vice president of Institutional Advancement. “Their work touches the lives of our friends and loved ones and we are delighted to invest in it.”
Cancer Treatment Centers of America offers state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to treating cancer with advanced medical technologies and supportive therapies. Cancer Treatment Centers of America has hospitals in Chicago, Tulsa, Philadelphia and Phoenix, and opened its fifth cancer hospital in Newnan on Aug. 15.
“We thank the West Georgia Technical College Foundation for their kind generosity,” said Arlene Saffian, event manager/volunteer coordinator of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. “During the time of cancer treatment, many patients cannot work or lose their job. We would be able to help many cancer patients with non-medical needs, such as their utilities, food and rent.”
The Hope for the Journey Foundation is founded by Rosie Holley, an area breast cancer survivor. Holley was the keynote speaker at the West Georgia Technical College Breast Cancer Awareness Classic “Hoops for Hope” in October.

The West Georgia Health Foundation was formed in 2004 to accept private donations to fund urgent priorities of West Georgia Health. The Foundation is in the midst of a campaign for the development of a Comprehensive Cancer Center to consolidate all West Georgia Health cancer programs in a single location.

“Many lives in our community and within our West Georgia Technical College family have been affected by cancer,” said college President Dr. Skip Sullivan. “We are proud to be able to give back to three wonderful organizations in our area who are working on such a worthwhile cause.”

West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson and Troup counties and additional class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties, offers more than 100 associate degree, diploma and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is the third largest of the state’s 25 technical colleges and one of the fastest-growing, two-year colleges in the nation.



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