Darryl Worley’s dream started when cancer touched his life with the passing of both his grandfathers; one of which chose to drive the long distance to receive treatments and one who chose not to make the trip. In 2004, Hardin Medical Center (HMC) was experiencing a facelift of their facility when Worley’s manager approached HMC CEO Charlotte Burns with the idea of a new cancer treatment facility. At first she was skeptical, but then after seeing Worley’s passion for the project, she too began to see it as a real possibility that would greatly impact the community they both love. With his career in high gear, Worley, along with his foundation, The Darryl Worley Foundation, pledged $600,000 toward the construction of the new cancer treatment center. Believing that the facility would be something it would take his lifetime to see to fruition, Worley is in awe of the community support—both near and far that has rallied together alongside him over the past nine years to raise the $2 million dollars needed to make it all happen. On October 20, 2011, the Darryl Worley Foundation made the final payment to pay off the pledge to the Cancer Treatment Center.
Today, the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center is in full operation, with Hardin Medical Center responsible for the chemotherapy services while Kirkland Cancer Center, an affiliate of West Tennessee Healthcare, in charge of radiation therapy services. It is located at 935 Wayne Road in Savannah, TN. Phone number is (731)926-8121.