The South Carolina chapter, headquartered in Charleston, SC, holds events throughout the state to help educate people about oral, head and neck cancers as well as raise monies to help those battling the disease.
Yearly events include school talks at local Lowcountry schools; screenings at regional events like the Family Circle Cup Tennis Tournament and Cancer’s A Beach 5K; and patient support events like the Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Banquet and the Survivor’s Retreat, both for patients and their families who have fought and continue to fight this disease. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact, Julie Blair at [email protected]
Julie Blair: SC Chapter President; [email protected]
TK Garris: SC Chapter screening coordinator; [email protected]
Jayne Gillespie: SC Chapter secretary; [email protected]
CHARLESTON AREA SCHOOL TALKS 4/3-4/17
SURVIVOR’S CELEBRATION 4/7/17
OHANCA SCREENINGS VOLVO CAR OPEN 4/2-7/17
BLIND TIGER HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER 3/9/17
Strike Out Cancer 10/27/16
Hike for Mike 9/24/16
Honored of the late, Michael Lonon, who passed away 2 years ago from head and neck cancer, and his two children, Jack, 6 and Harper Rose, 2.5 years, this event raised awareness for the smallest survivors: the children who have been through a parent's cancer diagnosis, treatments and what comes after.
Donations were used to create program(s) designed for these children to find comfort, to heal and to grow from the pain of this experience.
Survivor’s celebration: 4/15/16
Charleston Area School talks: 4/12-13/16
Strike Out Cancer 3/17/16
2015 Cancer’s A Beach 5K
When: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 8:30am
Where: Start and Finish line on front beach at 12th Street Public Beach Access–ON THE BEACH RUN!!!
Parking: Free on-street public parking is available. Carpooling is recommended as spaces are limited.
Post Race Party: A post race celebration will be held at Taco Boy starting at 9:30am with awards, raffles, music, food and drink specials.
Survivor’s Retreat 2015
The 1st Annual Head and Neck Cancer Survivor’s Retreat was hosted in April by the SC Chapter of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. The day was geared towards survivors and their families as they work to get back to body, mind, spirit health! The group started with Restorative Yoga and attended small group meetings regarding health, nutrition, exercise, meditation, insurance/financial resources and more!
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