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Submitted photo: The Town of Dillsboro demonstrated their commitment to helping improve the health of its residents by pledging $100,000 to the Highpoint Health Foundation’s Hearing, Helping, Healing Campaign.  Presenting the “check” to Michael W. Schwebler, Highpoint Health President/CEO, and James Deaton, Highpoint Health Foundation President (second and third from left respectively) is Mary Lou Powers, President of the Dillsboro Town Council (center).  Joining in the presentation are Dillsboro Town Council Members (left to right) Tom Wafford; David “Woody” Fryman; Rita Stevens, Clerk-Treasurer; Casey Finnegan and Richard Federmann.

Dillsboro pledges $100,000 for hospital’s new cancer center

The Dillsboro Town Council made a significant investment in the health and well-being of its residents by voting to support the Highpoint Health Foundation’s Hearing, Helping, Healing Campaign.

Citing the tremendous need for top-flight healthcare for its citizens, especially in the area of cancer care, the Dillsboro Town Council pledged $100,000 to the Foundation’s initiative.  

“Everyone realizes the great importance of having a hospital in our county,” said Mary Lou Powers, president of the Dillsboro Town Council. “It takes an incredible amount of resources, both financially and in terms of qualified staff, just to maintain such a facility, let alone acquire new state-of-the-art equipment and expand and enhance care on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.  As Highpoint Health endeavors to make a higher and more diverse level of care easily accessible for our residents, we as the Town Council, felt it was appropriate that we support their efforts with a significant pledge.”

Initiated in January, the Hearing, Helping, Healing Campaign supports two strategic objectives: constructing a new cancer center in Dearborn County and increasing the Highpoint Health Foundation’s endowment.  

“On behalf of the Highpoint Health Foundation, I am extremely pleased to accept the $100,000 pledge from the Town of Dillsboro to the Highpoint Health Foundation’s Hearing, Helping, Healing Campaign,” said James Deaton, Highpoint Health Foundation President.  “As a resident of Dillsboro, I am overjoyed that the Council has chosen to look to the future and join with other communities, businesses and individuals to enhance the accessibility and scope of healthcare services in our region. 

While $100,000 is a large pledge for a community the size of Dillsboro, it underscores the need for exceptional cancer detection, treatment and related services, here in Dearborn County. Dillsboro’s commitment to the Campaign represents not only a financial pledge to the Highpoint Health Foundation but a pledge to its citizens for their long-term health and well-being.”

 Financial support for the Hearing, Helping, Healing Campaign from businesses, organizations, government entities and individuals from throughout the region is greatly appreciated and will  ensure the success of the Campaign.  

For more information or to contribute to the Hearing, Helping, Healing Campaign, please contact Sarah Siegrist, Highpoint Health Director of Charitable Development and Fund Raising, at ssiegrist@MyHPH.org, 812-537-8322 or 800-676-5572, ext. 8322.  

Foundation representatives are available to meet one-on-one with individuals or to address organizations and businesses.

 

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