The Cavalry, a membership group at Prisma Health Midlands Foundation, is comprised of individuals and couples 40 and under who give $500 annually to Prisma Health Cancer Centers.
This dynamic group works alongside the Atrium Society, a longstanding annual giving society, to fund high-priority equipment and services for Prisma Health Cancer Centers.
Thank you to all of you who joined us for an afternoon of fellowship and fundraising at beautiful Grovewood.
We were grateful for the chance to share with you how The Cavalry supports Prisma Health Cancer Centers by funding high-priority equipment and services. Thank you to our hosts, Mary Ellen and Brian Barnwell.
Brian and I choose to give because cancer has directly affected our lives. I lost my mother to ovarian cancer the summer of 2012. She was only 61. My mother was treated in Atlanta where she lived. She received wonderful care from all clinicians involved. Filled with gratitude for her care, we felt compelled to assist the cancer community here in Columbia, the city we call home. We decided to direct our philanthropic dollars to The Cavalry. This fund allows all of our fundraising dollars to be directed to the immediate needs of our cancer centers right here in the Midlands.
Cancer may have taken my mother but cancer is limited. It cannot take away hope, it cannot take away memories, and it cannot suppress courage. Please join Brian and me in the fight against cancer today and consider joining The Cavalry. Our goal is to grow to 50 members and $30,000 in contributions during the Foundation’s current fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2018-Sept. 30, 2019). As we grow our base, we’ll build capacity and make a bigger impact for our community.
Click on each name below to see why members of our leadership team support The Cavalry.
*Founding members. Names in bold are the current leadership team.
The Cavalry is about our community. It’s about providing the level of cancer care we want to have available for our families and ourselves. Each year, members of The Cavalry’s Leadership Team will review the list of high-priority needs from Prisma Health Cancer Centers to determine our funding focus. Collectively with the Atrium Society, we will choose an item, service or technology to fund.
Invitation to various social and networking events hosted by Prisma Health Foundation and the Cavalry Leadership Team throughout the year. Some events will be exclusive to current members.
Invitation to lunch-and-learns on health and cancer topics hosted by the Atrium Society during the year
Recognition on PrismaHealthMidlandsFoundation.org and on social media channels
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Membership simply requires a pledge of $500 or more, payable over a 12 month period. Gifts may be made in honor or memory of a loved one. Donations of a lesser amount also are welcomed.
To join or learn more, contact Anna Saunders, 803-434-2830 or Anna.Saunders@PrismaHealth.org
Only individuals/couples who are under 40 are eligible to join The Cavalry. If joining The Cavalry as a couple, one of the two individuals must be under 40.
Over 40? Consider the Atrium Society.
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