Atlanta Exterminators Creates Arrow Head and Neck Cancer Research Fund
Emory's Winship Cancer Institute is Recipient of $300,000
Arrow Exterminators is proud to announce a new research
initiative which honors Arrow's more than 1,200 employees, the
"Arrow Head and Neck Cancer Research Fund".
"When my husband Hugh was diagnosed with throat cancer, we
sought treatment at the Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta.
Hugh is now cancer free and we wanted to find a way to help others
have a positive outcome," said Emily Thomas Kendrick, president and
CEO of Arrow Exterminators. "We believe that there's only one
place in the world a person with throat cancer should go for
treatment - Winship at Emory. This gift reflects our passion
and commitment to doing everything in our power to positively
impact treatment advances for head and neck cancers."
Kendrick went on to say, "At Arrow, we have eight core
values which reflect what are truly important to us as an
organization. These are not values that change from time to
time, situation to situation or person to person, but rather they
are the underpinning of our company culture. One of these
core values is "Community". We give back to and are an
integral part of the communities we serve." Kendrick now
serves on Winship's advisory board.
The new fund will support the work of radiation oncologist
Jonathan Beitler and head and neck surgeon Amy Chen. They are
studying methods for prevention, early detection, and treatment of
human papilloma virus-associated head and neck
cancer. The gift will enhance Winship's entire
head and neck cancer research program.