Foundation Launches Campaign to Benefit Cancer Center Expansion
Nov. 5, 2010
Jackson, Mich. — On Wednesday, November 3, the Allegiance Health Foundation officially launched a new capital campaign -- Healing, Hope, Home -- to support the redesign, construction and addition of new medical equipment and services for the Allegiance Cancer Center. The kick-off event was designed to present details of the redesign to our community and attract financial support for the project.
With nearly 800 cancer diagnoses in Jackson County each year, the growing community need for cancer care has pushed the existing Allegiance Cancer Center to capacity. The redesign and expansion will increase the scope and reach of medical treatment and care and allow Allegiance to provide cancer patients with the most advanced medical and surgical technologies in an exceptional care experience.
The Allegiance Cancer Center’s redesign will provide:
- Larger space to consolidate patient treatment and services
- More privacy options for patients
- Technologically advanced medical and surgical equipment
- Greater physical and emotional comfort for patients and their families
- Individualized care plans
- Cutting-edge complementary medicine choices
Construction on the new Allegiance Cancer Center will begin as soon as the matching gift requirement has been met. The project will cost $8.2 million, with $1.1 million coming from the University of Michigan, $5.1 million from Allegiance Health and $2 million coming from the Capital Campaign.
According to Bill Kiel, vice president of Development for the Allegiance Health Foundation, the Campaign has received a $1 million pledge—contingent upon other community members matching the gift. To date, the Foundation has received more than $410,000 toward this match, including $50,000 from Gerdau MacSteel and $73,000 in donations from Allegiance Health staff.
Learn more about the Healing, Hope, Home campaign and donate today »