Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island Announces Partnership with the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation to Launch Major Campaign Against Breast Cancer
Hilton Head Island, SC, April 10, 2018–Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation in its ongoing campaign against breast cancer. The foundation has awarded the clinic a generous $20,000 donation for mammograms.
The Mammography Program at VIM is an integral component within the clinic and truly serves as the cornerstone of the Women’s Health Program. VIM provides close to 800 potentially life-saving screening and diagnostic mammograms annually to our neighbors in need. Recent losses of funding from other sources traditionally directed toward mammography jeopardized the program’s continued success. The Wexford Foundation’s gift ensures that the Mammography Program continues to thrive and that all patients for whom a screening is recommended have access to such.
“The Wexford Foundation’s partnership with VIM enables us to continue to make a major impact on the early detection and elimination of breast cancer in our community through provision of screenings to the medically underserved population. We are delighted with their choice to support the program in such a meaningful way and look forward to a continued and strong partnership with the Wexford Foundation,” says Ginger Allen, VIM’s Director of Development.
(Left to right) foundation member Sue MacCormack, VIM development director Ginger Allen, foundation member Terry Baehr, VIM board chairman Jim Collett and VIM executive director Dr. Raymond Cox commemorate the donation outside the clinic.
About Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Volunteers in Medicine was established on Hilton Head Island in 1993 and now provides free medical, dental, mental health, vision and prescription drug care for those residents of the community who live and or work on Hilton Head or Daufuskie Islands, earn less than 200% of federal poverty levels and are underinsured or uninsured. Last year, VIM provided care across close to 30,000 patient visits and serves as the model for 96 free health clinics throughout the country. Funding is through grants and donations. VIM neither seeks nor accepts government support.
Close to 700 volunteer physicians, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, social workers and lay persons manage 23 medical specialties and five disease management clinics for those patients with chronic disease such as diabetes and hypertension.
Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island is located at 15 Northridge Drive. For information call 843.689.6612 or visit www.vimclinic.org.
About the Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation
The Wexford Plantation Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing financial and volunteer resources to local non-profit organizations which provide social services for humanitarian needs. Launched in 2012 with the support of the Wexford Plantation community, the Foundation has granted over $750,000 to local organizations and made a difference for hundreds of adults, children and families in need on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding communities.