Judy Bradshaw, seen here at the 2014 Pediatric Rehabilitation Program Christmas Party, earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Spartanburg Regional Foundation.
Judy Bradshaw Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s Highest Honor Given to Longtime Donor
Judy Bradshaw received the Spartanburg Regional Foundation’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Society of 1921 Donor Appreciation Gala on March 7. The Foundation celebrates Bradshaw for her tremendous heart, her dedication to helping others and her commitment to children in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Program.
“Judy exemplifies the meaning of servant leadership,” said Kristy Caradori, Spartanburg Regional Foundation Executive Director. “She does good work for the pure pleasure of helping others, she never wants recognition and she always shares her accomplishments with those around her. Judy is a true joy. We are so proud to honor her with our Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Bradshaw has supported the Spartanburg Regional Foundation since 1993 and formed a relationship with children in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Program in 1995, which supports children with special needs in speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Bradshaw sponsors the annual Pediatric Rehabilitation Christmas Party each year.
Bradshaw’s husband, Charlie, created the Judy Bradshaw Children’s Foundation as a gift for her sixtieth birthday, which has grown to play a key role as part of the Spartanburg Regional Foundation.
“Judy Bradshaw has generously supported the patients of Pediatric Rehabilitation Services through the Spartanburg Regional Foundation for more than 18 years by funding the Annual Pediatric Rehabilitation Services Christmas party,” said Tracie Rodak, PT, Director of Spartanburg Regional Rehabilitation Services. “Each child receives an individualized gift that will help them reach their potential. The Judy Bradshaw Children’s Foundation funds specialized therapy equipment for children that is not covered by insurance.”
The vision of the Judy Bradshaw Foundation is to glorify God through the lives of children. In collaboration with the Spartanburg Regional Foundation and the Spartanburg County Foundation, Bradshaw’s foundation has impacted thousands of children with needs ranging from a wheelchair and lift, to a fine arts program or horseback riding for children in pediatric rehab.
“Honoring Judy with the Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award is a milestone for us and an important expression of appreciation for her many years of support to children in need,” said Ashley Allen, Spartanburg Regional Foundation Board of Trustees Chair. “Judy’s generosity has impacted more than 5,000 children and their families just within our pediatric rehabilitation program. She is most deserving of this prestigious award.”
In addition to her work with the Pediatric Rehabilitation Program, Bradshaw has volunteered her time with the Converse College Board of Trustees, the Board of Thornwell Home for Children, the Junior League of Spartanburg and as an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
This is the fourth time in the Foundation’s history of presenting this award. Previous Lifetime Achievement Award winners include Roger Milliken, Bob Harley and Katie Hodge.
About the Spartanburg Regional Foundation
The Spartanburg Regional Foundation is a charitable organization whose primary mission is to benefit the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System through direct support and also through support of community programs and services that share the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System mission of providing quality health care to our community.
About Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Featuring a full spectrum of services, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS) is comprised of three hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, a multi-disciplinary physician group, a vibrant post-acute division, and is home to Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute. With more than 275 physicians and 5,900 associates on staff, SRHS serves seven counties in South and North Carolina. Spartanburg Medical Center was ranked No. 1 regional hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News and World Report; the Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer; and the American Nurses Association lists SRHS among the nation’s top 7 percent of hospitals for excellence in nursing.