Pictured from left, Troy Daniels, vice president, Forrest Health; Martha Dearman, executive director, Forrest General Healthcare Foundation; Joe Paul, chairman, Foundation Board of Directors; Jason Malone, manager, Hattiesburg Cycles; Michael White, Internet Sales adviser, Hattiesburg Cycles.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (November 9, 2021) During October, Hattiesburg Cycles observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month, using a pink ribbon to highlight its Facebook page. For every unit sold, the Hattiesburg business donated $50 to the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation. In all, they sold 166 units during the month which added up to the $8,300 donation. The donation will be used at the Forrest General Cancer Center.
“This is the fourth year we have made a donation to the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation,” said Hattiesburg Cycles General Manager Jason Malone. He credits Michael White, the internet sales advisor, who brought the idea to management several years ago.
“We discussed different ways to give back to our local community and decided on Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Malone said. “We chose the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation over a national charity because we want to support the community and help people right here in Forrest County. We are fortunate to have our management and owners, as well as the inventory and facilities we do to accommodate our customers and give back locally.”
On hand to accept the check from Hattiesburg Cycle representatives were Forrest General Healthcare Foundation Board Chairman, Joe Paul, Foundation Executive Director, Martha Dearman, and Forrest Health Vice President, Troy Daniels.
“The Foundation is honored to have been chosen by Hattiesburg Cycles to receive this generous donation,” said Paul. “We appreciate their commitment to help us provide the best cancer care in the community.”
According to Dearman, the money goes into a special fund at the Cancer Center where it is used on special projects and needs that come up throughout the year. “We are so thankful for this great partnership with Hattiesburg Cycles,” Dearman said. “They are helping us make a difference right here in our community.”
About the Forrest General Healthcare Foundation:
The mission of The Forrest General Healthcare Foundation is to cultivate and inspire meaningful, lasting relationships and investments that enrich the healthcare experience in the community. Through its fundraising efforts, the Foundation enhances the quality of healthcare by influencing both the quality and the timing of projects. The Foundation, along with FGH, identifies those funding opportunities/priorities that have the greatest impact on improving patients’ quality of care.