Aiken Regional Medical Center Presents Funds to the Best Chance Network for Women In Aiken County
Aiken, SC (May 19, 2014) — Aiken Regional Medical Centers (ARMC) and Women Enlightened for Better Health (WE), presented a $4,545 check to the Best Chance Network, an affiliate of the American Cancer Society. The funds were raised at the third annual WE Oyster Roast on Saturday, March 1 at the Fermata Club.
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2012 South Carolina ranked 13th in the nation for estimated deaths from breast cancer. In Aiken County alone, there were 117 new cases of breast cancer in 2009 but with early detection there is a 98 percent survival rate. The proceeds were allocated for the Best Chance Network upon recognizing that women in Aiken County needed further help with the costs of preventive screenings.
"The Best Chance Network has been able to provide breast and cervical screenings since 1991 to 3,165 women in Aiken County and of those 67 were positive for breast cancer and 46 for cervical cancer," said Caroline Keith, the Best Chance Network regional service coordinator.
"Aiken Regional Medical Centers is pleased to be able to help The Best Chance Network for the third year. We are glad to work with an organization that provides access to preventive screenings for women that would be unable to access otherwise," said Carlos Milanes, CEO at Aiken Regional.
Aiken Regional thanks the other Caring for Carolina partners: Beasley Broadcasting, WJBF News Channel 6 and Maxwell Law Firm. Thanks to the other sponsors as well: A.B. Beverage Company, Inc., Allegra Marketing Print and Mail, Cold Creek Nurseries, J.C's Seafood, and The Fermata Club.
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