At 9 years old, Kate McCabe has a business bank account, expertise in the melting point of soy wax and an understanding of why philanthropy matters.

As she carefully arranges glass jars on the counter of her family’s West Ashley kitchen for the next batch of Kate’s Candles for a Cure, she talks about her holiday peppermint candles and her plans to introduce a new summer fragrance. For every $15 candle that she sells, Kate donates half the price – and nearly all her proceeds – to pediatric oncology research at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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