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Huntington Hospital receives major donation for breast cancer research

POSTED BY  ON OCTOBER 27, 2014

Businessman and developer James Randall and his wife, Eleanor, made a major donation to Huntington Memorial Hospital to support research and treatment of breast cancer, hospital officials announced Monday.

The endowment, the amount of which was not released, will result in the establishment of the Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center.

“This new endowment is vital to the ongoing needs of the hospital and the community,” said Ruth Williamson, the hospital’s medical director of breast cancer services. “Thanks to the incredible generosity of Jim and Eleanor Randall, each year we will be able to deploy funds wherever there is the greatest need and ensure that Huntington Hospital remains at the forefront of breast cancer care and treatment. By doing so, Huntington will remain a beacon of hope for thousands of women in our region now and for generations to come.”

Williamson said the funds will likely be used for diagnostic and therapeutic services, or be used to coordinate services and help patients with their care needs, pain-management and palliative-care services while offering assistance for families.

According to the hospital, the Randalls made the donation following Eleanor Randall’s experience with breast cancer. She said she is “happy knowing that countless other women will be able to get the same care as I did.”

James Randall has been a Southland businessman since the 1960s, specializing in aerospace rivets and safety equipment. He also has various commercial developments in Industry.

— City News Service