FREEPORT (WIFR) -- A generous donation from the estate of Dorothy and R.C. Clock in memory of Dorothy’s parents, Gratia and Charles Green, has helped to pay for improvements to the FHN Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center in Freeport.
“The gift will help to pay for the Cancer Center’s new linear accelerator – the piece of equipment that enables providers to precisely target radiation to destroy cancer cells – and for other upgrades of the Center’s radiation equipment and treatment area,” said FHN Foundation Executive Director Terry Egan.
Dorothy Clock served her community as a volunteer at Freeport Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and Meals on Wheels. She was the fifth generation of the Green and Waddell families in Freeport. In her later years, she lived at Parkview Home in Freeport until she passed away last year at the age of 101. Her late husband, R.C. Clock, was an executive for a local company and an avid investor.
In their lifetime, the Clocks donated more than $500,000 to FHN. The most recent gift, totaling $652,000, is the first half of their estate gift to FHN, which will eventually total approximately $1.3 million. The radiation treatment room and linear accelerator will be renamed in memory of the Clocks and in remembrance of Dorothy’s parents.
To learn more about making a transformational gift that impacts the health of our community, visit www.fhn.org/foundation.stm.