Posted by admin | 06.14.2019 | News
The Willie Stargell Foundation awarded $150,000 to kidney disease organizations
WILMINGTON, NC – On June 13, 2019 the Willie Stargell Foundation presented a $50,000 grant to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation in support of continued dialysis care for those battling kidney disease. It will support the purchase of two dialysis machines that can be used for patients in the intensive care units and the emergency department. NHRMC already has two of the life-saving machines purchased with funds from the Willie Stargell Foundation.
The $50,000 grant provided by Michael Jordan to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation was presented by Margaret Weller-Stargell, president of the Willie Stargell Foundation and Tim Gardner, Chair of the Willie Stargell Foundation. The presentation occurred in the Willie “Pops” Stargell Dialysis Unit at NHRMC.
“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,” NHRMC President and CEO John Gizdic said.
“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 that included: UNC Kidney Center, ECU Vidant Medical Transplant Center, DUKE University Transplant Center, Carolinas Medical Transplant Center, Wake Forrest Baptist Health, UNCW School of Nursing, and CFCC Nursing Program.