A strong mobile mammography program is an essential resource for women who need access to screening. While there are five Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health sites in Spartanburg County and one in Union County, traveling to and from appointments can be a challenge for women in remote communities. Lack of adequate transportation, even for those who live relatively close to a site, can be a barrier for some.
The Spartanburg Regional Foundation is leading fundraising efforts to support the purchase of a second mobile mammography unit to provide access to screening at workplaces, churches, and other centers of community activity. Plans call for the new unit to be outfitted with the latest technology, including 3-D tomosynthesis. This digital mammography screening tool reduces the frequency of false positive reports that require follow-up visits and enables caregivers to detect more invasive cancers.
The additional mobile unit is estimated to cost $800,000. We are grateful for the generosity of a local family who has committed to matching all donations to the mobile mammography project up to $250,000.
Early detection of breast cancer helps to reduce the number of treatments patients need and to increase survival rates. Your donation to this important effort will make a difference for women in our community for years to come.