Coach John Pawlowski Donates $10,000 to MCGHealth Children's Medical Center

AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM Coach Pawlowski with his daughters Jenny, 7, Christine, 16, Mary-Louise, and their mom Sarah
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Coach Pawlowski with his daughters Jenny, 7, Christine, 16, Mary-Louise, and their mom Sarah
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Dec. 18, 2008

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Auburn University Head Baseball Coach John Pawlowski and his family recently donated $10,000 to the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center in honor of his daughter, Mary-Louise, who has cancer.

The 14-year-old was diagnosed with PNET (primitive neuroectodermal tumors), a rare malignancy seen in only 2 percent of pediatric cancer patients, shortly before Christmas last year. Since then, she has received chemotherapy treatments and had surgery at the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center.

"It is very exciting for Mary-Louise and our family to be able to give back to the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center because of all they've done for us," Coach Pawlowski said. "We had a big decision to make in where she would receive her care. We looked at hospitals all over the country, and we decided she'd stay here. The care has been great in the hematology/oncology clinic at the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center, and we're very thankful for that."

Last month, Coach Pawlowski raised a portion of the $10,000 donation by running in the New York City Marathon. The money will be used to purchase a much needed blanket warmer for the pediatric hematology/oncology clinic at the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center. "Mary-Louise wants to make sure that when patients are getting cancer treatments that they have a warm blanket," Coach Pawlowski said.

MCG Health, Inc. (d/b/a MCGHealth) is a not-for-profit corporation operating the MCGHealth Medical Center, MCGHealth Children's Medical Center, the Georgia Radiation Therapy Center, and related outpatient facilities and services throughout the state. For more information, please visit mcghealth.org.