Programs Supported by the Regional Medical Center Foundation
Karen J. Williams Alzheimer’s Fund
Established in honor of community leader Karen J. Williams by her family and the Rotary Club of Orangeburg, contributions to this fund are used to assist patients and families throughout Bamberg, Calhoun, and Orangeburg counties affected by the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Funds are utilized to assist patients with medication, transportation, and respite relief for their caregivers.
Camp Catch-A-Breath Asthma Fund
Each summer proceeds from this fund help local children with asthma to better understand and control their disease. This education allows young asthmatics to live a normal, active life. Camp participants are taught to recognize the signs of an asthma attack, what to do if an attack occurs and how to prevent attacks.
Chaplain’s Crisis Fund
The program provides humanitarian assistance to patients, their families and the Regional Medical Center employees in severe medical and financial difficulty.
The H. Filmore Mabry Center for Cancer Care
Gifts to this fund provide necessary medication and supplies to indigent cancer patients and allow us to provide community outreach through educational events and support groups.
Margaret Terry Hope Fund for Cancer Patients
Established in 2011 by sisters Charlsy and Holden Terry in memory of their mother, contributions to this fund are used to directly assist cancer patients. Gifts to this fund will be administered by staff of The Mabry Center for Cancer Care and are used for such things as food for patients and/or caregivers, transportation costs to and from treatments, and other humanitarian needs.
Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Fund
This fund supports patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer through their fight against the disease.
This fund was established to support an outpatient program for diabetics and people at risk for diabetes. This community outreach and education program helps to identify new diabetics and other local people with diabetes in order in ensure proper treatment of the disease.
Foundation Endowment Fund
Gifts to the Foundation’s Endowment are invested for the future, and only earnings are used for current needs. Gifts to the Endowment ensure financial strength necessary for the Foundation and hospital to serve those in need over time and are an excellent way to honor family and friends while helping others in perpetuity.
Safe Kids Coalition of Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun Counties
Locally-affiliated with the international Safe Kids Program, the Regional Medical Center and the Regional Medical Center Foundation sponsors Safe Kids of Orangeburg, Bamberg and Calhoun Counties. A national award winning program, Safe Kids' mission is to decrease accidental injury to children in the tri-county area. Outreach includes all safety issues related to children with emphasis on child safety seats and bicycle, gun, poison and water education.
The Regional Medical Center Foundation Fund
Unrestricted gifts to the Regional Medical Center Foundation enable the organization to respond to critical health needs of the hospital and community.
Virginia B. Johnson Nursing Scholarship Fund
The program was established in honor of community leader and volunteer Virginia B. Johnson. Scholarship grants are awarded annually to selected students from the surrounding area who are accepted into accredited nursing programs leading to R.N. or higher credentials.
Women’s and Children’s Fund
This fund helps support services provided for women and children served by the Regional Medical Center’s obstetrics and pediatrics units.