McLeod Receives Grant Funds for Mammogram Scholarships from Komen South Carolina


From left to right: Mary Jane Weir, Komen South Carolina Board of Directors; Lucy Spears, Director of Mission Programs for Komen South Carolina; Johnna Black, McLeod Radiology; Tracey O’Neal, RN, McLeod Cancer Center; Lisa McDonald, McLeod Cancer Center; Jill Bramblett, McLeod Health Foundation; Roxanna Tinsley, McLeod Health Foundation; and Brett Gosnell, McLeod Health Foundation.

Susan G. Komen South Carolina recently presented McLeod Health with a community grant for $36,350. McLeod received the funding for Making An Impact 2018-2019 which provides mammogram scholarships to women in Marion, Darlington, Florence, and Williamsburg Counties who cannot afford mammograms and do not qualify for the Best Chance Network. Many Making An Impact participants may also be eligible for treatment from the McLeod Cancer Clinic, the state’s only remaining free hospital-based cancer clinic, which provides cost-free cancer care to uninsured residents of the Pee Dee.

Komen South Carolina granted $180,065 for breast cancer programs for 2018. These awards help meet the most critical needs of the community, including projects that provide free and low-cost breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment support services to underinsured and uninsured women and men. These vital programs also support Susan G. Komen’s bold goal to reduce current breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.