Lebanon Employees Donate to Mercy Cancer Center

December 2, 2013

Left to right: Chris Heard, city administrator; Karen

Simpson-Neasby, vice president of philanthropy

at Mercy; Kathy Milliken, director of human

resources for the City of Lebanon; Mayor Lyle Anderson

Mercy Hospital Lebanon hopes a donation by city employees will inspire others to join in the fight against breast cancer.

On Monday, Dec. 2, co-workers from the City of Lebanon presented a $220 check to Mercy Hospital Lebanon’s Curry Cancer Center.

“City employees paid a dollar a day to wear jeans through the month of October,” said Maggie Goodman, with the City of Lebanon. “We felt that donating funds to Mercy Health Foundation would be a great way to support breast cancer awareness in the community.”

In addition to wearing jeans, co-workers donned pink clothing to show their support for breast cancer research and awareness. “We hope this is the start to a long history with Mercy,” added Goodman.

“We thank them from the bottom of our hearts for this gift,” said John Carr, chairman of the Mercy Health Foundation-Lebanon. “It will truly bless those who are battling cancer by providing wigs, nutritional supplements and transportation assistance. We’d challenge other businesses to jump on board and help make a difference in the lives of our friends, family members and neighbors right here in Lebanon.”