Why Your Support Matters
In October 2023, thousands of people across the Lakelands received some great news in the fight against breast cancer. The Dabo and Kathleen Swinney All In Team Foundation announced that it will make a lead gift of $250,000 to help Self Regional Healthcare purchase a new, 3-D mammography motor coach. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and according to SCDHEC, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in South Carolina.
This generous commitment will go a long way towards helping Self Regional Healthcare provide lifesaving technology that will help with the early detection of breast cancer. This new vehicle will ensure that women across the region will have access to the most advanced breast imaging equipment available today.
It was no coincidence that the announcements took place during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 3-D mammography has been proven to be the most effective modality in early breast cancer detection, and the earlier detection occurs, the better the chances of survival. This incredibly generous gift ties in perfectly with the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation’s Equation For Progress Campaign which, in part, is focused on creating a comprehensive breast center of excellence for women which may very well be the most consequential project our Foundation has ever undertaken.
The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation will also provide financial support to purchase this new vehicle. Proceeds from the 2024 Midwinter Ball will be used to help fund the purchase of a new 3-D Mobile Mammography vehicle that will likely require a total investment of approximately $1 million. For more information on how to help Self Regional win the battle against breast cancer, contact the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation at 864-725-4256.