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Our philosophy is to LIVE FIERCE and bring our mission of being a relentless force to life!

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Imagine a community where healthy choices are equitable and accessible, your zip code does not determine your health, and everyone knows how to save a loved one’s life. Across the Lowcountry, we are fighting for longer lives by making the places where we live, learn, work, play, pray and heal as healthy as they can be.

Our greatest priority across the Lowcountry is to help everyone in the community have better access to things like healthy foods and physical activity, as well as mental and physical health and primary care resources.


1 out of every 3 South Carolinians has high blood pressure, which is more than the tri-county population.

Summer Drive: Make your heart happy helping other hearts live healthy

We’re making hearts happier and healthier all summer long, but we can’t do it without YOU. Please make your lifesaving gift in support of our Summer Drive today and download a Shop Smart, Eat Smart recipe booklet as our thanks!

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A Culture of Health & Wellness

Everyone deserves the best possible life, and it starts right here in our community.

Anthony Poole

“One of the biggest barriers to knowing your numbers is the lack of access to having machines to check blood pressure. Unless you live close to a pharmacy or a large supermarket, you may not be able to check your blood pressure on a regular basis. Allowing patients to have access to blood pressure cuffs so they can check their numbers at home is extremely important.”

Anthony Poole, PA-C, Chief Clinical and Quality Officer, Fetter Healthcare

Managing the pressure

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The first step to fighting this “silent killer”? Know your numbers and work with your doctor to develop a treatment plan if you're at risk. The best way to know your numbers? Monitor your blood pressure regularly. Help us provide resources to at-risk communities so together we can manage the pressure across the Lowcountry!

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Reducing risk in women

Are you a woman? Are you aware that heart disease is our No. 1 killer, causing 1 in 3 female deaths each year. Nearly half of all women don’t know heart disease is one of their biggest health threats, but you... we... can change that. Help us raise awareness and empower women to take charge of their health by going red!

Promoting nutrition in the community

Are you a member or volunteer of an AME church? We’re working with over 100 churches to encourage community members to make healthier food choices, and you can help! By committing to offering healthier foods, your church can lead by example. At social gatherings, include fresh fruit and vegetables and avoid sugar-sweetened beverages to ensure that the healthy choice is the easy choice!

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Contact Us

887 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard Suite #110
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 480-4900

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