Spartanburg Regional Awarded $100,000 Grant
Grant furthers Breast Imaging Navigation at Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) accepted a grant on Sunday for $100,000 to further aid the community in breast health at the 12th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Charlotte, N.C. on October 25. The grant goes towards the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health for the Community and Breast Imaging Navigation Program.
The Community and Breast Imaging Navigator Program at the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health ensures that breast cancer patients served annually receive timely and high-quality breast cancer screening, diagnostics and treatment.
The Bearden-Josey Center focuses exclusively on breast health and conducts hundreds of mammograms each week. Diagnosing and treating more than three hundred patients each year, the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health is the only comprehensive breast-imaging center in the Upstate.
The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer raised $1.4 million for breast cancer research; to improve access to screening, diagnosis and treatment; and educate people about breast cancer. More than 700 people participated in the nearly 40-mile Avon Walk.
Eloise Caggiano, a breast cancer survivor and Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Program Director, announced five new grants to local breast cancer organizations, ensuring the funds raised immediately benefit the local community.
“These grants represent only a portion of the funding that the Avon Foundation will distribute in the Carolinas and across the country this year, but we want to make sure the impact of your Walk begins today. Every grant moves us closer toward our goal of a world without breast cancer,” said Caggiano.
Along with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, Carolinas Medical Center, the Medical University of South Carolina and Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center also received $100,000 grants and the University of North Carolina received a $200,000 grant.
About the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health
The Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health is part of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute, a nationally recognized cancer treatment and research facility associated with the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Center program, the Medical University of South Carolina and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Network.
Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health uses the very latest technology, evidence-based medicine, and clinical research. The Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program of Breast Centers and is recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
About the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Charlotte
The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Charlotte began on Saturday, October 25 at 6:30 a.m. with an inspirational opening ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Walkers started their journey on October 25 of 26.2 miles through the Charlotte area and completed the walk October 26 with 13.1 miles. The walkers were supported by an all-volunteer crew and cheered on by supporters. Participants spent Saturday night at the Walk’s “Wellness Village“ at Park Road Park, featuring pink two-person tents, hot showers and meals, entertainment and volunteer medical services, as well as leisure activities such as yoga and a spa zone with mini-back and foot massages.