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Donor generosity allows Roper St. Francis Healthcare 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 

You Can Create 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 Healthcare 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 Healthcare 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.  



Stroke Care at Roper St. Francis 

Every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke in the United States. Stroke is consistently a leading cause of death throughout the nation and the state of South Carolina. Often considered the Stroke Belt “Buckle” of the United States, South Carolina has the 7th highest stroke death rate in the country.  With the average age of stroke patients dropping to 45 years old, there is now an increased demand on the need for specialized stroke care.

Currently, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the state and it is now operating at capacity. With a growing demand for critical stroke services and a steadily increasing patient population, MUSC and Roper St. Francis Healthcare are joining together to ensure that our community is equipped with the necessary resources to meet the needs of stroke patients throughout the Lowcountry and the state of South Carolina. Roper St. Francis Healthcare is committed to becoming a leading provider of comprehensive stroke care and expanding around-the-clock access to lifesaving clinical stroke expertise along with the most advanced treatment options for our patients.

How You Can Help

Achieving our vision for becoming a leading provider of comprehensive stroke care will require a $1.85 million investment from the community. Your support will help to make this possible through the following campaign initiatives: 

•Establishing a ground-breaking partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina to create the most advanced stroke care treatment collaboration in the United States. 
•Offering patients access to the most state-of-the-art equipment and advanced treatment options for acute ischemic stroke and other neurological abnormalities through the addition of a biplane angiography suite at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital. 
•Recruiting a dedicated neurointerventionalist and developing plans for our future Neurological Intensive Care Unit. 
•Helping patients to achieve optimal recovery through our comprehensive, award-winning rehabilitation hospital programs and services. 
•Providing stroke prevention community outreach along with support services and counseling for survivors, caregivers, and loved ones. 



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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 Healthcare 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