Over the next two weeks, I am challenging all of my friends to help people in Southwest Georgia get screened for cancer like June.
When June was told she needed a colonoscopy she shared with her doctor that she didn't have medical insurance. Her physician referred her to Horizons and she is forever grateful he did. Her Health Navigator from Horizons was there to walk along side her, through the process. "My navigator was an angel. She talked me throught it and told me there was nothing to worry about," said June. And, because she was able to be screened, a cancerous tumor was removed. She now tells everyone to get screened because it saved her life.
I didn't know that if colon cancer is diagnosed at a localized stage, the survival rate in 91%! Horizons, formerly called the South Georgia Cancer Coalition, provides navigation for patients and helps pay for cancer screenings right here in our community for those uninsured or underinsured. Just think how many lives are being saved by this great organization every year here in South Georgia. Please help me reach my goal of $1,000 by Tuesday, April 30th as Horizons celebrates a Day for Hope by raising $50,000 to continue their great work. Help me help patients like June.. you can save a life too! Donate by clicking the DONATE button at the top of the page.
During the organizations first annual Horizons “Day for Hope,” a day that leverages the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage generosity and philanthropic participation, every dollar raised will be used locally in South Georgia communities. For example: A one-time gift of $1,200 will provide mammograms for ten women. In addition to medical resources, Horizons also offers the community ongoing education about conditions such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, tobacco control and more.
Horizons has linked together with other organizations and individuals, making it possible to include all community members in Day for Hope. A day-long challenge campaign is scheduled to air on WALB that will include testimonials from patients, physicians, and community leaders.
The Day for Hope will also include a ribbon cutting and open house at the new office located at 2332 Lake Park Drive. Join us to raise Hope for southwest Georgia.
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