Letter to the Editor: Local organization supports children battling cancer
For many in the Upstate, the word cancer hits hard. And for an even smaller group, the words Childhood Cancer hit even harder. For me personally, these words hit close to home. As a leader in the Upstate, this personal passion led me to search for an organization that would allow me to give back […]
Letter to the Editor: These children deserve to fight their battle
When I was asked to join Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas (CCP) as a board member, it was an easy and immediate “Yes!” It’s easy to find your “why” with an organization like CCP whose mission to support families whose children are battling cancer is so noble and so incredibly needed. Cancer touches almost […]
Meet Beau Bourquin!
Beau Bourquin has partnered with Children’s Cancer Partners by joining our Development Committee in March of 2022. Beau was born in Cleveland Ohio and graduated from Kent State University, earning a B.S. Degree in Business Marketing & minor in Global Communications. Beau loves his Buckeye state, but now calls Raleigh, NC home, where Beau is the […]
Meet Ryan Melvin!
When Melvin’s daughter, Jasmine, was 2-years-old, she was diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer, Ewing’s Sarcoma. His family traveled across the Carolinas to meet with different doctors at pediatric treatment centers to get Jasmine the best possible care. While on the road, the Melvin family met countless other children fighting their own battles, […]
Volunteer Spotlight: Kathy Dunleavy – Celebrating Time, Talent, and Treasure
Without volunteers, Children’s Cancer Partners would not be where it is today. We still heavily rely on volunteers to make sure all of our children receive the lifesaving cancer treatment they need. We have volunteers giving their time, talent and treasure on committees such as Development, Governance, and Finance. Each committee serves the purpose to […]
Volunteer Spotlight: Gail Lux
Children’s Cancer Partners is proud to spotlight Gail Lux! New to Spartanburg and enjoying her new retired lifestyle, Gail enjoys giving back by supporting our families on their childhood cancer journey. With decades of experience as a nurse practitioner in pediatric and hospice settings, Gail has been a wonderful addition to our volunteer corps! A […]
Two Spartanburg High School Students make a Continued Impact on Children’s Cancer Partners.
Sophomore Julia Graham once hosted a spaghetti dinner with the Spartanburg Breakfast Optimist Club. All proceeds were donated to Children’s Cancer Partners (CCP) to help local Carolina children battling cancer receive the life saving treatment they desperately need. Keeping COVID-19 recommendations in mind, Julia brought CCP’s fundraiser, Kidz in Lids, to her administration in lieu […]
Board of Directors Spotlight: Marsha Moore
Special words from Marsha: “I moved to Spartanburg from Rock Hill with my husband, Tom, in 2011. We have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and one grandson. Shortly after moving here, I became involved in the community through the non-profit world: church (choir), Business and Professional Women, and Women Giving for Spartanburg. Before long, CCP (formerly Children’s Security Blanket) got my attention, and I became a donor. When I joined […]
Volunteer Spotlight: Lou and Sue Kinkle
Lou and Sue Kinkle have been volunteering for Children’s Cancer Partners for almost five years. Lou and Sue assist with families in the Myrtle Beach area as volunteer Family Advocates. The couple, with a heart of gold for our families and children, delivers Gift in Kind supplies to families in the Myrtle Beach area and can be seen at almost every CCP […]
Volunteer Spotlight: Debra DiStefano
Debra has been volunteering for CPP for the last 4 years. Debra holds CCP close to her heart. She volunteers for us because of her daughter Rachel, one of our Superhero Angels, whom we lost in 2016. Debra firmly believes in the mission and purpose of CCP. She loves being able to give back to […]