Breast Cancer Research
Our objective is to raise funds annually for breast cancer research and prevention with an emphasis on local university research programs and on organizations providing medical screening/testing to local upstate residents. The Swinney extended family has experienced first-hand the battle with breast cancer. The Foundation is working hand in hand to make the fight easier for the next family affected by this disease.
Statement of Need
Bon Secours St. Francis
The Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health at the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, SC offers the most advanced breast imaging equipment available – like digital mammography, breast MRI and computer-aided detection systems. Since 2009, the Foundation has funded “Big Pink,” a mobile mammography coach that serves Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens County. The Foundation will also be buying a brand new mobile unit for St. Francis, allowing them to service at least 3 more counties in the Upstate. Additionally, the Foundation has helped to fund a brand new 3-D mammography machine that it up and running at the Pearle Harris Center for Breast Health. This machine has proven to be the most effective in early breast cancer detection.
Funds will be raised annually from the Dabo Swinney Ladies Clinic, as well as, an annual Text-to-Give campaign that will run during the Breast Cancer Awareness Game week each October. Additional funds will be raised through our partnership with the Clemson University Athletic Department and sponsors like Coca Cola and Bon Secours Saint Francis Hospital System during the month of October. This year's game was on October 28th against Georgia Tech.
The 2018 Dabo Swinney Ladies Clinic will be held on Saturday, July 21st. The objective of the clinic will be to educate women on the strategy, rules, training, etc. of college football, promote the Clemson University Football program, and promote and educate attendees on early breast cancer screening, detection, and prevention. Funds will be raised through a participation fee, donations, a silent auction, and donated services and goods. Tickets for the 2018 Ladies Clinic will go on sale on February 19, 2018.
Since 2009, over $500,000 has been raised and donated/pledged to breast cancer prevention and research.