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Raise the Runway 2016

Raise the Runway attracted a crowd of 340 people and raised $273,000 to benefit the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Our patients took over the Charleston Fashion catwalk on March 16 for a sold-out Raise the Runway luncheon.

The event attracted a crowd of 340 people and raised $273,000 to benefit the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. MUSC Children’s Hospital patients strutted out in fashion by Gwynn’s of Mount Pleasant and Belk, while guests enjoyed lunch provided by Halls Chophouse....Continue

Posted on Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:23 PM in abigail lee, braden and madeline, david, elaina, elle, fundraiser, madi, patient story, s'navaeh, trevor, vincent

Birthday bash brings Christmas in July

Benefitfocus CEO Shawn Jenkins holds up a birthday gift from Abigail Lee, 4, who recently finished her last round of chemotherapy.

Benefitfocus CEO Shawn Jenkins holds up a birthday gift from Abigail Lee, 4, who recently finished her last round of chemotherapy.

Typically a birthday involves presents, perhaps lots of them. Although that was certainly the case July 27, in the seventh floor atrium of the Children’s Hospital, there was nothing typical about the birthday bash held for Shawn Jenkins, the Charleston businessman who recently donated $25 million to MUSC’s new Children’s Hospital, now named in his honor. For starters, rather than receive presents, Jenkins used the occasion to give them — more than 2,300 toys donated by his company, Benefitfocus.

Jenkins credits his daughter, Olivia, with the idea. “I was talking with my daughter, who volunteers here at the Children’s Hospital,” he said. “She was telling me how a lot of presents usually come in around the holiday season, but during the summer there aren’t as many. So, we sent an email out to all the Benefitfocus associates around the country and around the world asking them to donate toys. That was just two weeks ago, but the response was overwhelming. It was just a spur–of–the–moment idea, but here we are.”

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Posted on Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:55 AM in abigail lee, benefitfocus, donor story, patient story, shawn jenkins

Tail-wagging send-off for girl going home after chemo

Abigail Lee with Charlie and Chelsea from the Charleston RiverDogs and Scrappy from Patriots Point.

After six rounds of chemotherapy, plus Christmas and a birthday spent in a hospital room, 4-year-old Abigail Lee had two words to say on her final day at the MUSC Children’s Hospital: “Let’s go!”

But any little girl deserves to finish cancer treatment with some fanfare, and three special friends came out to see her off. Abigail was fiddling with her mom’s cell phone when her favorite mascots, local canine luminaries Charlie and Chelsea from the Charleston RiverDogs and Scrappy from Patriots Point, showed up at her room.

Abigail grabbed their paws and walked through the halls of the 7th floor, stopping to take photos with nurses and saying goodbye to friends she had made during her eight-month stay at MUSC.

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Posted on Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:43 PM in abigail lee, patient story

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