• Providing Access To Early Detection
  • Loss Leads To Hope For The Future
  • Cancer Journeys Inspire Giving
  • HOPE Fund Donors Respond to Critical Appeal for Transportation Funding
  • A Letter From Robin Aiken
  • Loyal Donor Enthusiastically Supports the HOPE Fund
  • Family Lessons Inspire a
    Legacy of Giving
  • Foundation Donors Fully invested in Patient Care
  • Donors Think Pink
  • Audrey Gilbert
  • April Munn
  • Ginger Godfree and Johnny Echols
  • Lynn Harrelson and Willie Vereen
  • A Note From Robin Aiken
  • James C. H. Smith, M.D.
  • Your Gifts Provide HOPE
  • Your Gifts Saved Lives
  • Celebration Leads to Joyful Giving
  • Generosity Arises From
    Personal Experience
  • A Focus On Giving
  • Endowing Hope
  • Passionate Support Provides a Safety Net for Cancer Patients
  • Michael D. Pavy, M.D.
  • Determined to Find Purpose
  • Giving Hope
  • Unexpected Tears
  • McLeod Health Cancer Center
  • Harry Moran
  • Doctor Hazelwood
  • Grace DuBose
  • The Bacon Club
  • Burnadene Kelley-Newman
  • Lisa Sims
  • Roddy Huntley
  • Kimberly Hyman
  • Zenobia Perkins
  • Michael D. Pavy, M.D.
  • Robin Hutchinson Aiken
  • Linda Brown and Dr. Amy Murrell posing with a small teddy bear called a Breast Bear which helps comfort breast cancer patients
    Sharing the Gift of Love
  • Florence veterinarian Allen Causey poses with his family after receiving nutritional assistance through the McLeod Health Foundation
    You Provide Critical Support Through the HOPE Fund
  • Giving HOPE
  • Cancer is a Word Not a Sentence
  • Advanced Treatment for a Silent Killer
  • Jammie Muldrow
  • Sarah DuBose
  • Randy Altman
  • Mildred Welch & Temple Dyson
  • Kerstin Nemec
  • Jennifer Almers
  • Cary Andrews
  • Together We Can Endure Through HOPE
  • McLeod Cancer Physicians
  • Evening of HOPE Closing Video
  • You Shine Light and HOPE into the Darkness of a Cancer Journey
  • Because of You, Life-Saving Early Detection of Breast Cancer is Now Available
  • Robin Aiken, HOPE Fund
  • Engrained in the Heart of Service
  • Champions of HOPE
  • An Enduring Spirit of Giving
  • The Hope Fund
  • Journey to Hope
  • John Braddy
  • Jane Blum
  • Robby Roberson
  • Leslie Denton
  • Harry Cantey
  • Conni Singletary
  • Stephanie Benjamin
  • Fulfilling A Vision
  • Coping Through Expressions of Art
  • Giving Patients A Lift
  • Giving HOPE to Those in Need
  • James Grice, Patient Testimonial
  • Penny Bonnoitt, Cancer Survivor
  • Dr. Bill Hester, Cancer Survivor
  • Marilyn McDonald, Cancer Survivor
  • Elizabeth Atkinson, Cancer Survivor
  • Betty Moore Bell, Cancer Survivor
  • Elizabeth Hyman, Cancer Survivor
  • Carolyn Gary
  • Kathy Campbell
  • Leon Rogers
  • Audrey Gilbert
  • Inspired To Support the Care of Others
  • HOPE Fund Expands to the Coast
  • Giving the Gift of HOPE

Providing Access To Early Detection

Corporate Foundation Helps Keep a Vital Service Alive for Women in Our Region

The Truist Foundation was formed in 2020 with the mission to improve quality of life for individuals living in its communities. The Foundation holds the belief that all people should have an equal opportunity to thrive.

When Matthew Langston, Market President for Truist in Florence, heard about the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit, he knew it was a perfect fit for the Truist Foundation.

“Access to high-quality healthcare is a critical component of ensuring all community members have the opportunity to thrive,” Matthew explained. “We believe everyone should have access to mammography services -- early detection saves lives.”

Since 2008, the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit has provided breast cancer screenings to more than 36,000 women, traveling to schools, free medical clinics, local industries, and military bases across 11 South Carolina counties to bring these services to women living in rural and underserved areas. The vast majority of those served are working class, low-to-moderate income women who would likely otherwise forgo annual mammograms, finding the prospect of traveling long distances to a hospital too burdensome. Last year, due to frequent repair needs on the 15-year-old vehicle, the Mobile Mammography program was unable to complete some visits. Generous donors, like YOU and the Truist Foundation, quickly stepped up to fund the purchase of a new vehicle.

Matthew, a graduate of the McLeod Fellows program and board member of the local community health center Mercy Medicine, knew how vital it was to keep this service available for the women of our region.

“One of the biggest issues facing our region is access to care,” Matthew said. “Having the mobile unit out in the community alleviates access and transportation issues. Going outside of the brick and mortar fulfills a real need for these women.”

For the Truist Foundation, early detection is not simply a community need. It is also personal. Doris Lockhart, who sits on Truist Bank’s local advisory board, is a breast cancer survivor herself. When she heard of the need for a new Mobile Mammography Unit, she quickly went to work scheduling meetings between McLeod Health Foundation staff and Truist Foundation leadership. She even served on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Campaign Council. Doris was instrumental to making this gift possible.

“Early detection was the key to my diagnosis and the reason I am alive today,” Doris explained. “I encourage all women to get their annual mammogram. I am grateful to the Truist Foundation for their support of this initiative.”

While new to the Florence area, the Truist Foundation is excited to join the generous community of McLeod donors who give to improve access to care in our region.

“Our greatest hope at Truist,” Matthew added, “is that every patient that visits the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit feels a deep sense of care and belonging in this community.”