Public ServiceGiving Back
In North Carolina’s Western region, the annual “Smoky Streak” charity race at MedWest-Harris in Sylva, attracted some 250 participants in October, with proceeds used to help fund new digital mammography units. More than $23,000 was raised by this year's “Power of Pink race at MedWest-Haywood in Clyde. The money provides free mammograms to Haywood County women who lack adequate health insurance. In Eastern North Carolina, the pastoral care program at Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Whiteville, provided 50 Thanksgiving dinners through Meals on Wheels.
CHS employees also made substantial contributions to community benefit through a combination of individual philanthropy and public service. In 2010, for example, employees in the greater Charlotte area collectively donated nearly $4 million to local charities through annual giving campaigns, including: