Bon Secours St. Francis Health System was named a recipient of a $50,000 research grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization that raises money for childhood cancer research grants.
The health care system was the only South Carolina organization to make the list of 27 recipients, which will receive a combined total of more than $1.2 million.
The following institutions also received grants:
- Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Phoenix, Arizona
- Children’s Hospital of Orange County – Orange, California
- Loma Linda University – Loma Linda, California
- University of California, Los Angeles
- Valley Children’s Healthcare – Madera, California
- University of California, San Francisco
- Connecticut Children’s, Hartford
- Children’s National Medical Center – Washington, D.C.
- Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa – Tampa, Florida
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia
- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
- Indiana University, Bloomington
- Blank Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center – Des Moines, Iowa
- Children’s Hospital New Orleans – New Orleans, Louisiana
- Ochsner Hospital for Children – New Orleans, Louisiana
- Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, Detroit
- SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital – St. Louis, Missouri
- Joseph’s Health – Paterson, New Jersey
- University of New Mexico HSC – Albuquerque, New Mexico
- The Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center – Albany, New York
- SUNY Upstate Medical University – Syracuse, New York
- Wake Forest University Health Sciences – Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation – El Paso, Texas
- University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters – Norfolk, Virginia
- HSHS St. Vincent Hospital – Green Bay, Wisconsin
“Research is hope and the dedication and generosity of the St. Baldrick’s community equips researchers to save children’s lives,” said St. Baldrick’s CEO Kathleen Ruddy. “Countless children are alive today because of volunteers, donors and researchers. Together, they make more childhood cancer survivors.”
Since 2005, St. Baldrick’s has awarded more than $324 million and 1,701 to support childhood cancer research.