CanHope Foundation

The CanHope Foundation provides help to anyone affected by cancer in our communities, the South Carolina counties of Aiken, Edgefield, Allendale and Barnwell.  We promote the early detection and prevention of cancer.  For more information, contact us at 803-649-5433.

Scott Ansede, President Can Hope Board presenting check to Stephanie Hinton, Division Director of Cancer Prevention & Control with SC DHEC, represented the Best Chance Network (BCN) at Monday night's board meeting. Below is some information on the Best Chance Network.

If a patient meets the BCN eligibility guidelines, there is no cost for mammogram services. BCN now offers 3D mammography services as well. BCN eligibility requirements state that patients should be:

1. Residents of SC
2. Between the ages of 40 and 64
3. Have a household income that is 200% or below the federal poverty level

Once those three requirements have been met, patients can also still qualify if they have:

1. Insurance with a deductible of $1,000 or more
2. Insurance that does not cover screenings and/or diagnostic services at 100%

Emotional Support

Our monthly CanHope Cancer Support Group meetings can help with Emotional Support. This group meets the third Wednesday of each month (except December) from 2:00 until 3:00 at Aiken's First Baptist Church on Chesterfield Avenue, in the Parlor. It is a non-denominational but chaplain-facilitated group for both men and women with any type of cancer, and also for their families and other caregivers. Call Chaplain Cathy Cole at 803-341-2530 or the CanHope Foundation at (803) 649-5433.

Financial Support

Financial Support is available to cancer patients that meet designated criteria. If your income is within 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, we may be able to help pay for your cancer-related medications as well as transportation to cancer treatments and doctor appointments. Although we don’t place any restrictions on where you obtain treatment, you must be a resident of one of the following four counties in South Carolina: Aiken, Edgefield, Barnwell or Allendale.

Board of Directors

Scott Ansede, Board Chair
Cathy Cole
Carolyn Cook
John Cunningham
Kay Dillon
Nancy Fish
Marie Jackson
Barbara Magrath
Matt Musolf
Georgina Riley
Brent Slack
Pearline Smith
Tamalyn Teems
Sandra Thomas