2017-08-02 / Front Page

The Project for Better Health, Inc. addresses cancer


Ryan Burke, Project for Better Health, displays American Cancer Society literature available at the organization’s office in The Millen News Building, 856 Cotton Avenue. PFBH has begun to work with the Jenkins County Miracle Walk committee to support their efforts to fight cancer and support families. 
(Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) Ryan Burke, Project for Better Health, displays American Cancer Society literature available at the organization’s office in The Millen News Building, 856 Cotton Avenue. PFBH has begun to work with the Jenkins County Miracle Walk committee to support their efforts to fight cancer and support families. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) The Project for Better Health, Inc. (PFBH) continues to look for ways to encourage and assist local citizens with improving their health. This includes efforts to assist when health problems arise.

Of all the medical conditions confronted by PFBH, diabetes and cancer have been the most common. Recently, PFBH was listed as a colleague of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and now appears on their web site.

PFBH can assist with referrals to ACS and assist with other questions or concerns persons struggling with cancer may need. There is also much concern about the impact cancer has on families. The hope is to bring better, more current information to persons and families living with this disease. The ACS offers an abundance of resources to patients and families facing cancer. They have trained staff who can assist with strategies and materials such as prosthetics, wigs, gas vouchers, and hotel rooms. PFBH can be the bridge to making those connections and meeting those needs.

PFBE has recently begun to work with the Jenkins County Miracle Walk committee to support their efforts to fight cancer and support families. While often seen as championing breast cancer, the Miracle Walk committee emphasizes that their intention is to address all types of cancer. PFBH is glad to begin to partner with them as they plan the October Miracle Walk and continue to recognize the importance of supporting those with cancer in the community.

PFBH remains interested in projects focused primarily on the unmet needs of the community. Anyone who has a need or an interest in helping, please contact PFBH. It is a non-profit 501 (c)3 accepting tax-exempt donations. All donations to PFBH will be used for direct assistance to local citizens.

As always, check the organization’s sign on The Millen News Building or call the PFBH office at (706) 360-6970 if you need assistance, have questions, or would like to become involved.

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