Clayton Offers a Helping Hand for Cancer Patients

Clayton Home Building Group® team members from Clayton Bean Station, Clayton Rutledge and TRU White Pine, along with the Clayton Foundation, donated $30,865 on February 8, 2024, to the Morristown Regional Cancer Center’s Patience Assistance Fund.

Morristown cancer center donation 2-8-24

A History of Care

Clayton has a long-standing fundraising partnership with the Morristown Regional Cancer Center. Since 2017, Clayton’s East Tennessee facilities, along with the Clayton Foundation, have donated more than $250,000 to the cancer center’s Patient Assistance Fund.

The fund helps cancer patients and their families cover costs like medication, transportation, utility bills and other needs associated with treatment.

Meeting Local Needs

Clayton empowers and encourages team members to Do good by serving the communities in which they live and work, so it’s fitting that home building facilities in East Tennessee contribute to a cancer center that serves the East Tennessee area.

In addition, the Patient Assistance Fund has personally benefitted several Clayton team members. Clayton Rutledge Customer Care Coordinator Teresa Ridgeway says, “A close family member of mine was battling lymphoma. The Patient Assistance Fund covered a month of their utility bills and gave them gas cards to help with travel expenses. The support was appreciated during a time of need when they were going through so much physically, mentally and financially.”

Jingle Run for Hope 2023

Fundraising for a Cause

To raise money this year, Clayton Bean Station, Clayton Rutledge and TRU White Pine team members collected donations, sold merchandise and hosted fundraisers like cookouts and bake sales, a nacho lunch, chili cookoff contests and auctions. Team members also participated in the cancer center’s Jingle Run for Hope, the annual 5K held to raise money for the Patient Assistance Fund. Leadership at the three facilities and the Clayton Foundation contributed additional funds for the grand total of $30,865.50.

Clayton Rutledge team member in the 2023 Jingle Run for Hope

At the check presentation, R. Michael Fishman, chair of the Morristown-Hamblen Hospital Foundation board of directors and publisher of the Morristown Citizen Tribune, offered words of appreciation. “Clayton is a shining example of what a great partnership looks like,” he said. "They don’t just write a check; they are actively involved in their communities. We are grateful for their continued support of Morristown Regional Cancer Center.”

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