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Donor generosity allows Roper St. Francis to maintain its reputation for delivering compassionate, quality care. The extraordinary costs associated with updating aging facilities and funding future initiatives simply cannot be covered without the support of our community. The Foundation is currently focusing on the following initiatives:


Roper St. Francis Cancer Care 

Creating More Tomorrows

For the doctors and caregivers at Roper St. Francis Cancer Care, every cancer diagnosis is our utmost challenge.  We work tirelessly to beat cancer and improve the quality of life of those impacted by cancer, bringing numerous resources to the fight, including groundbreaking clinical trials, fellowship-trained cancer specialists, evidence-based treatment plans and the latest technologies. With your philanthropic support, Roper St. Francis will continue to help more patients and families live the life they envision- a life with more tomorrows. 

Wellness NavigatorWe Believe in Caring for the Mind, Body and Spirit

World-class cancer care goes beyond prescribing the latest medical therapies. At Roper St. Francis Cancer Care, we commit to supporting our patients’ needs in a holistic manner, recognizing that patients come to us as people first, not as just a medical diagnosis. Our Donna Fielding Cancer Wellness Institute, which was funded through a generous gift from the Fielding family, strives to address all of our patients’ needs – mind, body and spirit. At the heart of the Institute is a Wellness Navigator who guides patients through every stage of the cancer journey, connecting patients and families with a range of services from prevention, nutrition and massage to symptom management and palliative care. The Foundation seeks community support to grow the Cancer Wellness Endowment to sustain and expand the Institute and care for patients for generations to come.  

Cancer Research, Technology and Innovation

Cancer ResearchCancer affects everyone in some way or another, either directly or indirectly, by six degrees of separation or up close and personal. Each year in South Carolina, more than 26,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed and more than 9,600 men and women will die from the disease. Last year, in our Tri-county area alone, three people lost their battle against cancer – every day. Through philanthropy, Roper St. Francis has a vision for an advanced cancer care experience, one where patients have greater access to revolutionary cancer-fighting technology, clinical trials and support services. But to achieve this vision, we need community support to help Roper St. Francis Cancer Care stay at the forefront in the fight against cancer.  


Maternal fetal medicine

MFMThe nine months of pregnancy are a gestation of wonderful hopes and dreams, and also of worry and fear. These months are full of tender, vulnerable and significant moments in the lives of those we serve. Even more so when a pregnancy is complicated or high risk. Roper St. Francis is proud that we now offer advanced high-risk pregnancy care with Maternal Fetal Medicine services, giving our patients access to specialized care utilizing the most advanced ultrasound technology, medical management and counseling. These services will allow expecting mothers to remain under the care of their trusted Roper St. Francis obstetrician and experience the continuity of care and delivery that only our system can provide.  With philanthropic support, you can help us expand our Maternal Fetal Medicine Center to provide more state-of-the-art ultrasound and fetal monitoring equipment and classrooms for education and support of pregnant women and their families.  



Wendy and Keith Wellin Neuro Stroke Unit 

Four million Americans are living with the effects of stroke, and millions of spouses, children and friends of survivors are also affected. Survivors of neurological injury and impairment often have complex rehabilitation needs. Although some may regain the ability to walk, talk or eat fairly quickly, many others have ongoing and challenging rehabilitation needs. That’s where Roper Rehabilitation Hospital comes in. 

We are proud that Roper Rehabilitation Hospital has recently received the highest certification for rehabilitation facilities by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Roper Rehabilitation Hospital is the only hospital in the Lowcountry and one of only five in South Carolina to be awarded the Adult Inpatient Rehabilitation accreditation, and one of only three in the state to be awarded the Stroke Specialty accreditation from CARF.

With a team of certified brain injury and neuro-clinical specialists, Roper Rehabilitation Hospital sees around 1,100 stroke, brain injury or spinal cord injury patients a year and helps them reach their highest possible level of independence. Roper Rehabilitation Hospital has been accredited by CARF for their Brain Injury Specialty Program. Through philanthropy, Roper Rehabilitation Hospital will expand its specialized Wendy and Keith Wellin Neuro Stroke Unit, offering our patients the best chance for improved health and a better quality of life. 


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One Donor's Story

A visionary gift

"Our family knows firsthand the difficulties patients and their families face when diagnosed with cancer. Donna and I shared a vision of bringing a comprehensive cancer wellness program to Charleston and believed Roper St. Francis was the perfect place to house this program."

- Ron Fielding, on the Fielding Family’s generous gift to name the Donna Fielding Cancer Wellness Institute in honor of the late Donna M. Fielding who lost her battle with melanoma in 2011