Southwestern Vermont Health Care has joined the national #GivingTuesday movement to inspire the advancement of our community’s healthcare priorities. On Tuesday, December 3, we ask you to join your neighbors in a show of support for SVHC.

Our Goal
This #GivingTuesday, we aim to raise $5,000 towards new 3D mammography technology.

Our #GivingTuesday Reason

"One in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime," says Themarge Small, MD, FACOG, of SVMC OB/GYN. "This technology will help us identify more cancers sooner and speed lifesaving treatment."

When used for breast cancer screening, 3D mammography:

  • Increases the number of cancers detected, especially for early and small cancers and those with dense breast tissue
  • Provides both standard two-dimensional and new three-dimensional images.
  • Fewer false positives and possibly fewer callbacks over time.

With donor support, SVMC will purchase two 3D mammography machines.