The Willie Stargell Foundation on Thursday presented a $50,000 grant to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation in support of continued dialysis care for those battling kidney disease. The presentation occurred in the Willie “Pops” Stargell Dialysis Unit at NHRMC.
The gift will support the purchase of two dialysis machines that can be used for patients in the intensive care units and the emergency department.
Schorr Davis, NHRMC Vice President of Development/Foundation Executive Director, accepted the grant from Margaret Weller-Stargell, president of the Willie Stargell Foundation.
“We are grateful to Margaret and the Stargell Foundation for the continued generous donations to the NHRMC Foundation, and the many other organizations caring for patients with kidney disease,” said NHRMC President and CEO John Gizdic.
“We were delighted when Michael Jordan agreed to assist the Willie Stargell Foundation in our efforts,” said Margaret Weller-Stargell. “Because of Michael, we were able to purchase two state of the art dialysis machines to be used in emergencies, such as the horrific event with Hurricane Florence. We are very thankful to all of our sponsors and donors who help us fulfill our mission by assisting those living with kidney disease.”
The grant to NHRMC was part of a total of $150,000 the Willie Stargell Foundation awarded to organizations across the state for patient care, education and the fight against kidney disease.
For more information on ways to support NHRMC through the NHRMC Foundation, visit www.nhrmcfoundation.org or call 910.667.5002.