(Greenwood, S.C., September 26, 2014) – The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation has announced that actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd will be the 2014 Madame Curie Society speaker. Longtime Good Morning America anchor Joan Lunden had planned to attend the annual donor recognition event; however, she is continuing her breast cancer treatment.
In addition to her global success as an actress, Ms. Judd has become just as well known for her work in public health advocacy. She is a Global Ambassador for Population Services International (PSI) and a Global Ambassador for YouthAIDS. A native of eastern Kentucky, Ms. Judd travels the country advocating for those who cannot speak for themselves—focusing her efforts on critical issues such as maternal health, child survival, STD and HIV prevention and malaria prevention and treatment.
The foundation’s mission of improving healthcare in the Lakelands supports healthcare technology investments at Self Regional, including the ICT BrainSuite, the Cancer Center’s expanded facility which opened in 2011, and programs and services including the Self Regional Health Express, which reaches underserved communities and individuals.
Donors who give $2,000 or more annually or include the foundation in their bequests will be invited to the Madame Curie Society recognition dinner as a way to thank them for their support. To contact the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation, call (864) 725-4256.
About Self Regional Healthcare
Self Regional Healthcare Foundation is a 501-C3 that supports Self Regional Healthcare, a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network of 20 practices and more than 60 physicians.