Every year, locals gather at Sanderson Farms in Laurel for South Regional Medical Center's Art of Healing event. However, the annual art exhibit is more than a night of music and fun. For some it is is an opportunity to showcase their talents. For Laurel native, Jim Provost, art is also an aid to recovery.
The proceeds from ticket and art sales helps pay for health screenings in the community. While healthcare is expensive, it is important. So the SCRMC Foundation works to provide free health screenings and health fairs to educate and reach out to the community.
Event director Becky Collins said, "Health care is so important, but it's also a financial burden for some...so we are here to let them know that we want them to take that preventative step even when they don't feel like it's affordable."
Provost embodies the Art of Healing spirit in that his craft, building knives, helps him overcome obstacles from having fibromuscular dysplasia. He was the keynote speaker of the evening. Over three-hundred attended the event.
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