Darryl Worley To Break Ground On Hometown Cancer Treatment Center
February 23, 2010 at 10:01 AM (PT)
STROUDAVARIOUS RECORDS/NASHVILLE artist DARRYL WORLEY will break ground on THE DARRYL WORLEY CANCER TREATMENT CENTER in his hometown of SAVANNAH, TN on MARCH 3rd at 10a (CT). The building will be located on the campus of HARDIN MEDICAL CENTER and will allow cancer patients to receive therapy without the long drives currently required of many who need treatments.
WORLEY and representatives of HARDIN MEDICAL CENTER and the HARDIN COUNTY COMMUNITY & HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION began coming up with the plans for the center in 2005.
WORLEY has lost both of his grandfathers and one of his aunts to cancer. He said: "I know what it cost when they had to go out of town for treatment. I don't want anyone else having to make those trips, adding to what they are already going through. It's been our dream to build this cancer treatment center here in HARDIN COUNTY for several years now, and the people of HARDIN COUNTY and the West TENNESSEE area have done a lot to help make this dream a reality. We have a really high cancer rate in our general area and all of our lives have been affected by the dreaded disease, so there is a lot of passion in this for everyone."
The treatment center has hopes of opening its doors by early 2011. In the meantime, WORLEY will continue his fundraising efforts through his annual TENNESSEE RIVER RUN event where proceeds also benefit charities such as St. JUDE CHILDREN’s RESEARCH HOSPITAL, LE BONHEUR CHILDREN’s MEDICAL CENTER and the CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION. Donations to THE DARRYL WORLEY CANCER TREATMENT CENTER can be sent to HARDIN MEDICAL CENTER, 935 Wayne Road, SAVANNAH, TN 38372.
For more information, visit www.darrylworley.com.