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The 2014-2015 budget passed by the South Carolina General Assembly contains a specific line item for screening the uninsured and medically under served of our state, in the amount of $500,000. These funds are intended to match equivalent source of funding received from private sources. Cancer survivor and CCCR Ambassador David Wright partnered with Ted Riley of the SC Cancer Alliance and Nancy Cheney of the American Cancer Society Advocacy Network to advocate for this funding. Thanks to the proactive efforts of these three individuals, legislators strongly supported a second year of funding. This past year alone, the screening program helped 12 individuals access additional care (resection, oncology, etc.) as a result of findings detected during their screening. By detecting cancers early and/or potential source of cancer, we have reduced the cost of cancer care in these 12 individuals thus saving hundreds of thousands of dollars to our State, making this program valuable.