NEW ORLEANS, La (BRPROUD) – For Cancer Awareness Month, Winn-Dixie and Ochsner have partnered together to launch a community donation program for the hospital’s cancer institute.
To donate to the institute, Winn-Dixie customers have the option to round up their grocery store total at checkout or make a donation amount of their choice at any Louisiana Winn-Dixie registers from Thursday, Oct. 7 until Tuesday, Oct. 26. The funds that will be raised will directly benefit the Ochsner Cancer Institute.
“Winn-Dixie commends Ochsner for its devotion to patients and families, and we stand with the institution in its tremendous dedication to making our communities stronger,” Joey Medina, Winn-Dixie regional vice president, said. “We are honored to continue our support of the Ochsner Cancer Institute as they strive to offer quality service and insurmountable strength to people when they need it most.”
“Thanks to the ongoing support from Winn-Dixie and the communities we serve, Ochsner Cancer Institute is able to deliver the lifesaving care needed to build a healthier community, for today and generations to come,” Shon Cowan Baker, Ph.D., vice president for philanthropy at Ochsner Health, said.