Lebanon, PA (August 26, 2019) – On Friday, Bell & Evans hosted its 11th annual charity golf tournament benefiting the WellSpan Sechler Family Cancer Center where the family-owned business presented a check for $300,000. To date, Bell & Evans has raised a cumulative $2.1 million for Lebanon County cancer care services.
Local philanthropist and Bell & Evans Owner Scott Sechler contacted the Good Samaritan Hospital in 2009 to announce plans for a charity golf tournament to benefit the hospital’s oncology department. When Good Samaritan shared its dream of one day opening an integrated cancer care center in Lebanon county, Scott pledged $2 million in support.
In January 2016, the WellSpan Sechler Family Cancer Center opened its doors, offering comprehensive, integrated care, with chemotherapy, infusion therapy, radiation treatment, physician offices, a pharmacy, laboratory, spiritual center, social worker and dietitian all under one roof. The Center’s mission is to make treatment more seamless and convenient for cancer patients.
Bell & Evans’ business partners have supported its fundraising efforts each year, several companies participating in all eleven golf tournaments.
“Our loyal business partners make our tremendous fundraising success possible,” said Scott Sechler. “We are very grateful to be able to give back to our community in this way.”
The Sechler family and Bell & Evans support many local 4-H livestock sales, the annual Hinkelfest festival in Fredericksburg, Lancaster county’s annual Haiti benefit and many other local nonprofits and fundraising efforts.
About Bell & Evans – Bell & Evans is America’s oldest branded chicken company, celebrating 125 years of business and 10 years of organic production. We are the industry pioneer of all-natural chicken and Raised Without Antibiotics and have established the highest set of animal welfare standards in the industry. From our World’s First Organic Certified, Animal-Welfare-Focused Chicken Hatchery to Slow Induction Anesthesia and 100% Air Chill, Bell & Evans is passionate about raising chickens responsibly using common sense practices to produce only premium chicken.