Taiwan has earned
its international reputation as Formosa, the beautiful island,
and nestled along its southeastern coast is City of Taitung,
a natural and pristine city with clean air. Due to its remote
location, the city lacks many medical resources and suffers
the highest cancer mortality rate in the nation. Few of
the women of Taitung have had routine breast cancer examinations–mammogram,
breast MRI, ultrasounds, or biopsies–which leads to a 40%
higher breast cancer mortality rate than other areas. Studies
show that the earlier breast cancer is detected and treated,
the lower the mortality rate can be.
Thanks to a new partnership,
Taitung’s future is about to change for the better. St.
Mary's Hospital of Taitung upholds the values of love of
the Lord, love of humanity, respect of life, and the spirit
of serving the poor, through outreach to local tribes to
care for rural minorities. The vice president of Taitung
St. Mary's Hospital, Ms. Liang Juan Chen, has been caring
for breast cancer patients for more than two decades. She
is deeply concerned about the many breast cancer patients
who have lost their lives due to the late discovery of their
cancers.Vice president Chen stated,
"In order to minimize the threat of breast cancer to
women living in rural areas, Taitung must strive to improve
by developing breast cancer prevention services.”It
Ms. Chen's dream to establish a comprehensivebreast
health center in Taitung to provide women in rural areas with
accurate breast cancer diagnostic exams, allowing treatments through
early discovery of breast cancers. In addition, the breast health
center should provide full service patient care, including rehabilitation,
counseling, nutrition, volunteering, hygiene, patient support
groups, and more. It is within the goals of the center to further
educate and encourage local people to live healthy lifestyles
with good living habits to promote front-line disease prevention.
Ms. Olivia Ho Cheng, the CEO of Aurora Imaging
Technology, a US-based medical technology company in North Andover,
Massachusetts, responded first-hand to the call of vice president
Chen. She felt the urgent need of Taitung’s women for better breast
care and resolved to donate a breast MRI system worth over one
million USD to Taitung St. Mary's Hospital, hoping to help more
women of rural Taitung receive the most accurate medical examination
possible and the best treatments available. Breast MRI can detect
cancer with extreme accuracy (98%), without X-rays and their negative
health effects, while providing a comfortable testing environment.
It has been endorsed by many major medical institutions in recent
years, and if widely utilized, it is estimated that the breast
cancer mortality rate could be reduced as much as 40%.
This heartwarming gift from the United States has set a
new milestone for the breast cancer prevention work of rural Taitung.
However, the operation of this breast health center requires approximately
four million TWD (approximately 137,000 USD) each year. The success
of this initiative requires sincere commitment from all of us.
All donations will be used for outreach education, equipment maintenance,
medical services, patient support groups, and other day-to-day
needs. Your loving generosity can make a difference for cancer
victims and their families!
Please support the St. Mary's Hospital's Women's Breast Health
You may choose one of the following
options to donate and express your support for “St. Mary’s Hospital”.
Every penny from your donation shall be the boundless care for
every terminal state cancer patient.
I. ATM Transfer
1. Insert your debit card into an ATM machine and enter your security
2. Select 【Other services】.
3. Select 【Transfer】.
4. Enter bank number 008 for Kaohsiung division of Hua Nan Commercial
Bank into 【Enter Bank Number】.
5. Enter 830-20-050683-9 into 【Enter Transfer Code】.
6. Enter your voluntary donation amount into 【Enter Transfer Amount】.
7. Verify your information and select 【Confirm】. You have now
completed the transfer procedure.
Please keep your transfer receipt.
8. Please send us an E-mail, fax,
or give us a call after making an ATM transfer with your full
telephone number, mailing address, date
of transfer, and your complete account number so that we may verify
your information and mail you a tax receipt!
* Download form: Application
for ATM and Telegraphic Transfers to Hua Nan Commercial Bank
for donation tax
receipt. After downloading, you can send the form
to us via one of the following methods:
* E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: 089-322833 ext.168 Public Relations Representative,
Ms. Mei Hua Huang
* Fax number: 089-349907
* Account name: Hualien Catholic Medical Foundation of Taitung
City St. Mary’s Hospital
II. Money Transfers
at Post Office
You can complete money transfers at your post office and fill
in the donation account information on the money transfer form
(donation account name and number) with your amount of donation.
Please hand the form to the representative at the counter.
1. Account name: Taitung St. Mary’s Catholic Hospital
2. Account number: 06620781 <download
Post Office Money Transfer Form>
credit card or post office donation transfer form (download)
IV. International donation method
1. Branch name: HUA NAN COMMERCIAL BANK LTD KAOHSIUNG BRANCH
KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN R.O.C.
2. SWIFT CODE：HNBKTWTP700
3. Payee: ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL
4. Payee account number: 830200506839
5. Bank address: NO.178，Wufu 4th RD. Yancheng District, Kaohsiung
City 803 Taiwan (R.O.C.)