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Good News: Andersons gift Memorial $1 million

Good News: Andersons gift Memorial $1 million

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Cancer care in Savannah has come as far as it has by having a vision, and it's now moving forward with a head start of kindness.

"As a community,’’ said Curtis Lewis, “we benefit from the cancer care at Memorial and the ACI, and it's in our interest to continue to invest and improve that care.’’

Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson got that investment and improvement moving forward again.

The naming benefactors of the Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial Health made a $1 million donation Thursday to kick off a $5 million capital campaign that will move the world class treatment facility into the future of cancer care.

"Today, we have specialized care, the best technology, and translational research in conjuncture with Mercer scientists being done right on this campus,’’ said Maggie Gill, President and CEO of Memorial Health. “And so, what this campaign does is take us to the next level in technology, patience, support, and advanced research.’’

The goal is for the community to follow the Andersons' generosity, and also support a facility that helps the entire community.

"We know from all the calls from our friends who have needed to use the ACI,’’ said Elizabeth Anderson, “that there is a need for it and we have been there for them with the very best doctors.’’

"There are people who seek our care because they simply can't get care anywhere else in the region,’’ added ACI Physician in Chief, Dr. Guy Petruzzelli. “So, without philanthropy and without help, we're not able to provide the level of care we need to provide to everybody.’'

And, again, the Andersons were there to start that help and start the progress toward the future.

"There's always a need to increase and expand and improve the quality of care here at the ACI,’’ said Curtis Anderson. “And this campaign is designed to help mobilize the community's support to accomplish that objective.’’

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