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Under the direction of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, the Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, now in its twenty-first year of operation, has matured into a highly respected regional facility providing broadly based cancer care to residents of the High Country and beyond. In 2014, there were 4,733 patient visits and 8,060 treatments at the center.

Wilma Redmond Fund - The Wilma Redmond Mammography Fund is dedicated to the memory of Wilma Redmond who for more than twenty years managed Watauga Medical Center’s Imaging Department and fought courageously to overcome her own breast cancer. When she died in 2002, a fund was established by Watauga Medical Center Foundation for contributions received by her family and friends.
The Fund provides free mammograms for uninsured women thirty-five years and older who have never had a mammogram. The goal of the program is to have all women undergo annual mammograms for early detection and diagnosis so that the proper timely treatment of breast cancer can take place.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence - This new center will allow patients to stay in one facility for diagnostic procedures, and will significantly reduce diagnostic time.

Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center - Donors may elect to make their gifts unrestricted, allowing their philanthropic support to be used where the need is greatest.

Cancer Resource Alliance - The Cancer Resource Alliance (CRA), an outreach arm of Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, was established in 2006 to empower cancer survivors and their loved ones to be active partners in their healing journey - inspiring hope through education and support. This team of volunteers, cancer survivors and healthcare professionals, has developed programs and services to help cancer survivors and their families find support during and after diagnosis and treatment. Since 2006, the CRA has developed and supported services including community outreach, exercise programs and regular support groups.

Avery Cancer Resource Alliance - The Avery County Cancer Resource Center opened March 5, 2007. Initially located in the dressing area of the radiology department at Cannon Memorial Hospital, the Center relocated in July 2009 into an office suite in the Sloop Medical Office Plaza on the Cannon Memorial Hospital campus. The Center includes a wig bank, donated by the American Cancer Society, as well as turbans and hats purchased by the Cannon Memorial Hospital Volunteer program. Local volunteers also knit caps for chemo patients.

The Avery County Cancer Resource Center gives Appalachian Regional Healthcare System cancer patients access to:

  • Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program
  • General Cancer Screenings
  • Reach to Recovery
  • Road to Recovery
  • Look Good Feel Better
  • Wigs/Turbans/Hats
  • Lymphedema Treatments
  • Support Groups
  • Prosthetics

Cancer Patient Emergency Fund - The Cancer Patient Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center patients for items such as gasoline for transportation to treatments, utility bills, medications and grocery expenses. Originally started and maintained by The Park Foundation, the fund has donated thousands of dollars since its inception in 2007.