PCSP Students Reach out to Community
Members of Kappa Epsilon (KE), a professional pharmacy fraternity at Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP), recently distributed information about breast health during the second annual Mobile Mammogram hosted at PCSP.
Since KE’s national philanthropy is breast cancer awareness, the local group contacted Jackie Foster, the mobile mammogram program coordinator with the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health in Spartanburg. The main focus was to serve the community and help the under-served through the local pharmacy school’s partnership with the Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic.
Mammograms were offered to women who are patients of Good Shepherd over the age of 40 and who qualified for screenings on the mobile unit.
“We are happy to be able to provide this service for the second year in a row to the women of Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic,” said Dr. Kate Moore. “Our students embody the school’s mission of service to the community,” she said, “and as their faculty adviser, I could not be more proud.”
The mobile mammogram not only helped KE raise awareness about breast cancer, but also brings to light the school of pharmacy’s motto of ‘Care for the Community.’
“I am proud to be a part of Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, and happy Kappa Epsilon could coordinate with Bearden-Josey and the Good Shepherd Clinic to bring the mobile mammogram unit to PCSP for a second year,” said KE secretary Holli Pender. “It is truly our pleasure to bring such a service to Clinton.
Members of Kappa Epsilon were excited to be able to offer help to women in our community that may not be able to receive this kind of service otherwise, and the group is looking forward to this service for many years to come.