Hospital receives $120K from Willie Stargell Foundation to battle kidney disease
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Willie Stargell Foundation presented a $120,000 check to Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Thursday, April 20.
“And that money is specifically going to purchase four new machines that people donated in honor of their loved ones, and that dialysis unit will serve here for the dialysis center at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Hospital,” Draughon Cranford, the board chair for the Willie Stargell Foundation, said. “In addition to that, we were able to purchase heart monitors that will assist the nurses, and provide the best care possible.”
The money will be used to help more people in the dialysis center.
“It’s an insidious disease that people struggle with every day, but because of the Willie Stargell Foundation, because of what we’re able to do and giving support to the Willie Pop Stargell dialysis unit, they can have a better quality of life. And I can’t be prouder or more thankful for the people that are involved,” said Margaret Stargell, president of the Willie Stargell Foundation.
The Willie Stargell Foundation will also host a 5k and 1-mile walk or run at Mayfaire on May 20. The fee is $35 for the 5k and $25 for the one-mile, and you can register online.
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