For the past three years, HealthMyne has leveraged activities at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Annual Meeting to raise funds for Gilda’s Club of Madison, donating $25 for every QIDS software demo conducted during the show. This year was the most successful to date, with $2,000 raised for the cause.
Gilda’s creates a community of free emotional support, cancer education, and hope for children and adults with any cancer diagnosis and those who care for them, serving more than 4,000 members. The cause is a perfect fit for the HealthMyne Quantitative Imaging Decision Support (QIDS)® software platform and its Rapid Precise Metrics (RPM), ™ which transform multiple clinical decision support workflows to detect cancer as early as possible, enhancing the probability of treating it successfully.
The fundraising effort was especially important this year, because the organization suffered nearly $1 million in damages due to catastrophic flooding in August that left the clubhouse unusable.
“Many organizations in the area did not have flood insurance when this happened, and we're blessed in that we do,” said Gilda’s Executive Director Lannia Stenz, noting, however, that the organization needs to meet a very high deductible before benefits accrue.
“We’re happy to be able to raise funds for Gilda’s once again this year because we share their mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community,” says Neal Miller, HealthMyne’s vice president of marketing. “They were flooded by ten feet of water, and they’re still actively hosting their worthwhile programs in alternate locations as they dig out and remodel. That’s a commitment we’re happy to support!”