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Date: September 8, 2017
Media Contact: Cerise Carter
Segner’s Jewelers Partners with Cancer Charities in the Last Phase of the 80th Anniversary Year of Giving Campaign
Central Texas Food Bank Receives $9803 from Phase Two Efforts
Fredericksburg, Texas– Beginning September 1st and continuing through December 31st Segner’s Jewelers’ focus turns to raising funds for the Hill Country Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Cancer Resource Center in Fredericksburg and the Seton Fund in Austin. Through Segner’s Jewelers 80th Anniversary Year of Giving campaign, the Company will donate 10% of net sales on all in-store merchandise (excluding loose diamonds) to the two cancer-related charities. The Segner Family has a personal interest in these two organizations as their lives have been touched recently, and in the past, by the loss of loved ones to cancer.
On August 31st, Segner’s completed Phase Two of their 80th Anniversary campaign partnership with the Central Texas Food Bank. The Segner Family is pleased to announce that Segner’s Fredericksburg and Bee Cave locations raised $9,803.00 for the Central Texas Food Bank. “We are so grateful to Segner’s for helping fight hunger in Central Texas with their 80th Anniversary Year of Giving campaign,” said Derrick Chubbs, president and CEO of the Central Texas Food Bank. “The Segner Family donation will provide more than 39,000 meals to Central Texans in need at a time when our shelves are traditionally a little bare. Thanks so much.”
“The campaign to raise funds for charities throughout our 80th year has been successful,” commented Sammy Segner, President of Segner’s Jewelers. We want to thank all the customers who came into Segner’s to make purchases during these fundraising periods. We know that these donations will help many folks who don’t have access to proper nutrition and healthcare.”
The HCM Cancer Resource Center provides free literature, computer research stations and special occasion public presentations on subjects like cancer prevention, screening, treatment and survivor issues. The CRC’s complimentary services and information are made possible by tax-deductible contributions to the HCMH Foundation. HCMH Foundation Board Chairman, Tony Klein, reflects, “We are grateful for this generous gift of support from Segner’s Jewelers. As HCM is a not-for-profit hospital, it is community support that enables HCM to provide valuable resources, such as the Cancer Resource Center (CRC), to patients. The CRC supplies help and information to those facing a cancer diagnosis.”
Through the generosity of donors and a culture of philanthropy nurtured by trustees, volunteers and staff, The Seton Fund is dedicated to caring for the poor and the vulnerable in Central Texas. A non-profit foundation rooted in the healing ministry of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, the Fund supports Seton facilities throughout Austin including Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, anticipated to be the areas only adult Level I trauma center. Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Shoal Creek, and several community health centers focus primarily on meeting the health care needs of the underserved.
President of The Seton Foundations, Miguel Romano emphasized “We are so thankful for the generous support of Segner’s Jewelers. Partnership with our community allows the Seton Healthcare family to fulfill the mission of caring for all persons in Central Texas, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable.”
“This effort is a way to honor family members lost over the last year and in the past. In my mind, my niece Allina Segner Pokorny, my sister’s 28-year-old daughter who we lost to cancer in June of 2016, as well as other family members who preceded her, are hopefully smiling down on us as we celebrate their lives, our 80th year in business and raise funds to help others in our communities,” said Mr. Segner.
Segner’s Jewelers designers Bruce Pokorny and David Tapia have designed a line of jewelry inspired by Allina Segner Pokorny, the daughter of Bruce and Sandy Segner Pokorny, who was lost suddenly, and very unexpectedly, last year. The Allina Collection includes a selection of cancer ribbons in silver, white or yellow gold that allows the client to customize by mounting a gem in the representative color for a specific cancer. The collection will be available at Segner’s Jewelers stores very soon.
To contribute to these fundraising efforts through purchasing, please visit Segner’s Jewelers Fredericksburg location at 236 W. Main, call 830 997 2559 or Segner’s Jewelers in Bee Cave at 12400 Highway 71 W., Ste 708 (beside Starbucks in the HEB Center) or call 512 288 5457. Please visit segnersjewelers.com.
For more information on how you can support these important charitable organizations, please visit the HCMH Cancer Research Center at https://www.hillcountrymemorial.org/page/cancer-resource-center/, the Seton Fund at http://www.setonfund.org.