Donation Leads to Improved Comfort for Cancer Care Center Patients

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: June 26, 2012 — Access to revolutionary technology and compassionate care go hand in hand at the Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Centers. Now, thanks to the support of the community and a generous contribution resulting from the 2011 Five Grands. Twenty Hands: Keys for the Cure piano concerts, patients are experiencing an elevated level of comfort when receiving cancer care treatments.

In March, Diana M. Murphy, the managing director of Rocksolid Holdings LLC and the concert producer of the 2011 Five Grands. Twenty Hands: Keys for the Cure piano concerts, presented a check for $63,920 to the Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation to benefit the Health System’s cancer care programs. The Health System purchased 23 new recliners, complete with heat and massage features, for the Brunswick and Camden campus Cancer Care Centers.

"Patients may spend from one to as long as eight or nine hours with us while receiving cancer-fighting treatments,” says Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, president and CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System. “Our goal is to create as comforting an experience as we possibly can. We are truly appreciative of this contribution and the impact it has on our patients’ experience.”

The donation was raised from the ticket sales of two concerts held on Sept. 16 and 17, 2011. The concerts featured talented area pianists Donna Nilsson, Claudia Theise, Amy Miller Bishop, Rhonda Hambright, David Crawford, Deidre Singleton, Beverly Fetter, Ann Nermoe, Ann Dempsey and Michele Jamieson performing together on five grand pianos. The donation also included the proceeds from the sale of the concert CDs and DVDs.

One-hundred percent of the ticket proceeds went to the cancer care programs thanks to the generosity of the event’s underwriters: Mr. and Mrs. A.D. "Pete" Correll, Mr. and Mrs. M. Alanson Johnson II, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Jordan and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. Reg Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. David Perdue, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Timmerman, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer L. Wiley, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Windolf, the Cooper Family Foundation, the Eric and Julie Epstein Charitable Trust, the Marshwinds Advisory Company and the Southeast Georgia Health System Cyberknife team of Timothy A. Jamieson, M.D., PhD, Bruce G. Tripp, M.D., Kenyon Meadows, M.D.

In addition to Murphy, the event planners included: Kevin Padgett, Jamestown Piano Shop; Teri Conlan, Health System Foundation; Darlin Thrower and Joshua Sholander; Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica; Helen Rentz, Faulkenberry Certain Advertising; Dottie Ann Smith; Evelyne Talman; Michael Shaffer, Our Net News; TJ Thompson, iMint Media; Halyard Restaurant Group; Black Tie Limousine; and Flowers by George Ingram.