Peeples Cancer Institute tribute to Shelby and Willena Peeples, dedicated on January 18, 2020
With an inherent desire to improve the lives of others, Shelby and Willena Peeples are transforming healthcare. Their legacy gift to Peeples Cancer Institute demonstrates their extraordinary commitment to excellence in cancer care for the communities Hamilton serves. Having experienced cancer personally, they are filled with compassion and a keen understanding of the needs of patients, caregivers, and families. With hearts and hands outstretched, they have embraced a vision to offer each patient exceptional, personalized care in a compassionate, supportive environment.
Like the rich yarns of the textiles of their northwest Georgia home, Shelby and Willena are tightly woven, for you don’t get one without the other. Lifelong residents of Whitfield County, they have created a personal legacy, where family and community come first. Their lives are stitched together with old fashioned values, hard work, and resilience, as they have pursued lifelong dreams together, with a deep and abiding love for each other, their family, and their neighbor. Having persevered through life’s challenges, they are committed to sharing what God has blessed them with to provide hope and healing to others.
Like a hug wrapped around us, Shelby and Willena unite us in this place of care and comfort. We all are connected, pieced together by life’s common threads of friendship, love, joy, and adversity, yet each of us unique, filled with our own hopes and dreams. Here, we choose to celebrate life, a gift to be embraced. For as Shelby Peeples gently reminds us, Peeples Cancer Institute is truly all about you, the people we serve.
May you enter this place feeling welcomed, encouraged, and inspired. And may you leave as our friend – loved, nurtured, and uplifted, knowing that you are a part of our family and that we are here for you on your journey.
The Whitfield Healthcare Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation chartered in 1975 by community visionaries to provide fundraising support for Hamilton Health Care System. Whitfield Healthcare Foundation serves as the bridge of support between the hospital and the healthcare needs of our community. The Foundation supports advances and excellence in health care for our families, friends and neighbors, believing that investments in healthcare are an investment in our community and region.
Through the work of its Trustees, the Foundation builds relationships with those individuals, businesses, and foundations capable of making charitable contributions. Funds are allocated for facilities, equipment, staffing and programs that enhance patient care, promote health education, provide access to care regardless of the ability to pay, and improve the quality of life in our region. Funds also are retained as an endowment for future healthcare needs.
The Foundation is located on the Hamilton Medical Center campus in the Norman D. Burkett Building.
Whitfield Healthcare Foundation
P.O. Box 1168 • Dalton, Georgia 30722-1168