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KershawHealth Foundation, racing association fund lithotripter center
Foundation Board Chair Moultrie Burns, Foundation Executive Director Joseph Bruce, Carolina Cup Racing Association Board Chair Peggy Steinman and KershawHealth President and CEO Donnie Weeks visited the new lithotripter center before it opened to patients.
Last year the KershawHealth Foundation made a grant of $210,000 for the purchase of a lithotripter, which uses sound waves to break up kidney stones into tiny pieces that are easily passed. This grant, along with $90,000 from the Carolina Cup Racing Association, which annually provides funding to KershawHealth from the running of the Carolina and Colonial Cups, made the purchase possible. Since the new lithotripter went into use in early 2010, nearly 250 patients have been treated.