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Hayworth Donation Benefits Cancer Center

9/14/2004

HIGH POINT – The Cancer Center at High Point Regional Health System received a record donation of $2 million today from local philanthropist, Pauline Hayworth. In recognition of the gift, the Center will be renamed, the Charles E. and Pauline Lewis Hayworth Cancer Center, after Pauline and her late husband.

“This gift is an expression of the appreciation that I have for the outstanding medical care that I have received at the hospital,” Pauline Lewis Hayworth said in a statement. “My hope is that this gift will help the cancer center continue to deliver superior cancer treatment in the compassionate manner for which High Point is so well known.”

“Pauline’s gift means so much for anyone who is facing a diagnosis of cancer in our region,” said James Plowden, M.D. Oncology. “Having the financial resources to offer the latest, most promising cancer treatments right here in High Point is extremely important.”

The Hayworth donation is the largest single donation ever given to High Point Regional Health System. “We are humbled by the generosity expressed by Mrs. Hayworth,” said Jim Morgan, Chairman, Board of Trustees of High Point Regional Health System. “This gift is another expression of the extraordinary spirit of giving that is present in our community.”

Pauline Lewis Hayworth graduated from Queens University in Charlotte with a doctor of humane letters degree and has her own college named the Pauline Lewis Hayworth College at Queens University. She also has a master’s degree in English from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

She helped create the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, has served on the board of directors for the Eastern Music Festival and is a member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Greater High Point.

Her husband died in 1994. He was chairman of Hayworth Industries which included the Alma Desk Co., the Myrtle Desk Co., and Hayworth Roll and Panel Co. He also served as chairman of the High Point University board of trustees.

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