Our clinic is able to operate and serve hundreds of uninsured patients who live or work across the Barrier Islands – thanks to the good will and contribution of our donors. Each month, BIFMC will pay tribute to one of our many generous supporters who seek to improve the overall health and goodwill of the community.
This month, we shine a spotlight on The Point for their continued support and commitment to enhancing women’s health at BIFMC!
The Point is a non-profit, grass roots organization that strives to assist women and children across the Lowcountry through directing donations to local programs. Through their annual giving, The Point is able to target nonprofit organizations that benefit women and their young families who live on Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Islands. From medical needs to school supplies and emotional support, The Point raises and distributes more than 50k annually to enhance the overall health and lives of women. President of The Point, Bernie Kennedy, states “We are a group of 35 women of all ages, and it is a natural for The Point to want to help women in our community. If we help women, we feel we are helping their children too.”
Through their generous donations throughout the years, The Point has specifically helped Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic to implement healthcare initiatives that ensure women who fall 200% below the federal poverty have access to free mammograms and screening tests.
Of The Point’s longtime support of BIFMC, Kennedy expresses that the overlap in mission between the two nonprofits is an important bond. “Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic reaches women on our Barrier Islands that otherwise might not have access to health care,” she asserts. “This local effort is exactly why The Point is involved and continues to support BIFMC. [The group] wants to make sure that it helps women right here where the need is visible and dollars can make an impact.”
Brenda Falls, Clinic Director at BIFMC, stresses that the support of The Point has been instrumental to the Clinic’s implementation of the Breast Health Initiative. “The volunteers, staff and patients at Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic sincerely thank The Point for their long time support of our Breast Health Initiative and for their volunteer efforts at our fundraisers,” she comments. “The Point has been more than just a supporter; these women are true friends of the Clinic.”
With a mission to “Promote and empower women in all phases of life,” The Point truly embodies the spirit of nurturing a community and continuously giving back. We thank you!
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic provides medical care to eligible patients, just like any family practitioner or internist – but it is free. We serve uninsured adults living at or below 299 % of the Federal poverty level who live or work on Johns, Wadmalaw or James Islands; Folly Beach; or who serve the hospitality industry of downtown Charleston. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.