Weyerhaeuser gives $10,000 grant to help battle cancer


The American Cancer Society recently received a $10,000 grant from Weyerhaeuser, a longtime community partner.

“We appreciate the Society and all they do,” said Weyerhaeuser Plant Manager Stan Webb. “We were happy to be able to take $10,000 out of our grant money to give to them to help with their mission.”

For years, Weyerhaeuser held a company golf tournament as their fundraising project for the Relay for Life effort.

Three years ago Weyerhaeuser’s golf tournament evolved into the Neshoba County Relay For Life Partnership Golf Tournament and raised more than $50,000 in each of its first two years.

In 2020, the tournament was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I would like to sincerely thank everyone at Weyerhaeuser for their continued commitment to the fight against cancer,” said Rebecca Winburn, community development manager for the American Cancer Society. “Their annual golf tournament is always a bright spot on the community events calendar, but the event couldn’t take place due to COVID-19.

“They saw the need and went above and beyond to gift this grant in 2020 to the Relay For Life of Neshoba County.”

This year alone, an estimated 18,750 Mississippians will be diagnosed with cancer. To fight that statistic, Weyerhaeuser has continued to partner with the American Cancer Society.

“These funds allow the Society to be there for those touched by cancer, including those who are currently dealing with a cancer diagnosis and those who may face a diagnosis in the future,” Winburn said.

Plans are already being made to bring the Partnership golf tournament back on Sept. 30, at the Dancing Rabbit Golf Course.

“I hope we will have a big tournament for two reasons,” Webb said, “One, the Cancer Society needs the money. And two, it will mean things are getting back to normal.”

If you are wanting more information on how to participate please contact Webb at stan.webb@weyerhaeuser.com.

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