Giving Tuesday: Local Company Feels Giving Back is Just a Way of Life
Paul Fox & Sons has been around since 1973, serving our local community for 46 years. Brian Fox helps out the family business alongside his father, brother, and two nephews.
In 2011, the company made their first donation to the Cancer Program Fund supporting The "Caddyshack Open.”
“Cancer doesn’t discriminate,” says Brian. “It’s a disease that doesn’t care who you are; your race, gender, religion, or sexuality. Anyone can get it.”
This is why the family made their first donation and continue to do so.In 2016, the cause became more personal to the family. Brian’s mother was diagnosed with lung cancer in July of 2016 and passed away by July of 2017.
“Firelands made it a lot easier for my mother,” says Brian. “They took good care of her, and helped her get through her rough time.”
Although Brian’s mother didn’t receive financial support from the Foundation, it was still comforting to know that the support was there if needed.
“Firelands is local and the money donated stays local,” says Brian. “A big reason why we give is because we want to help our community and the Foundation does a lot for our community.”
Paul Fox & Sons has done just that. Along with the Cancer Program Fund they have also donated to the Area of Greatest Need Fund, the Breast and Mammogram Fund, and the Heart Fund. For Brian and his family, giving back to their community is a just a way of life.
“When you get to the end of your life, all you have is your family, friends, and the people you’ve helped along the way.”
How Can You Make a Difference?
As a not-for-profit hospital, Firelands acts as a safety net for our community. Philanthropy helps to solve healthcare problems and responds to needs in the communities we serve. Gifts and funds raised are used by the medical center to lessen the financial burden on families experiencing devastating illnesses, to provide preventive health outreach and education programs designed to address key health issues in the community and to purchase essential equipment.
For more information or to make a donation, visit The Foundation for Firelands' website.