Winn-Dixie has presented $40,000 to the Ochsner Cancer Institute. Customers made donations at store locations throughout Louisiana to benefit crucial treatments offered by the healthcare institution.
This contribution was made in support of the health system and its mission to provide personalized care and treatment for cancer patients in the Gulf Coast region.
Winn-Dixie activated a statewide community donation program in October to bolster its partnership with Ochsner Health. The initiative builds on the relationship between the grocer and the hospital to help expand the organization’s efforts in providing critical care to cancer patients and enrich the quality of life for individuals and families throughout the region.
“We cannot thank our customers and employees enough for their generous donations to such a vital organization,” said Lynn Rushing, regional VP at Winn-Dixie.
“At Winn-Dixie, we hold an unwavering commitment to serving the families of the Gulf Coast and our associates take great pride in cultivating a culture of giving, which is echoed by our customers’ generous participation in our donation campaign. We are honored to continue our partnership with Ochsner Health in doing our part to support their incredible work that positively impacts the well-being of local patients, their families and the communities we serve.”
Brian Moore, medical director at the Ochsner Cancer Institute, said, “Having the support and generosity of Winn-Dixie and its customers is invaluable as their donations benefit the patients and programs of the Ochsner Cancer Institute. Ochsner Health is committed to collaborative, patient-centered care using the latest technology, treatments and a compassionate holistic approach. We change and save lives every day. And community support makes it possible.”
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 28,680 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in Louisiana this year. The Ochsner Cancer Institute has cared for patients from all 50 states and 28 countries at its comprehensive cancer centers located throughout the New Orleans region, St. Tammany Parish, Baton Rouge and North Louisiana.
Winn-Dixie’s partnership will help provide the essential funding needed for clinical research, patient treatment and supplemental support to ensure patients receive cancer care close to home. Winn-Dixie has donated more than $435,000 to Ochsner Health throughout the partnership to help provide exceptional healthcare to the region.
Founded in 1925, Winn-Dixie serves communities throughout five southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Winn-Dixie Stores is a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers, which is one of the largest conventional supermarket chains based in the Southeast.
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