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Taking the stress out of hospital visits

Olivia and Maya

Olivia Crosby (left) and Maya Khaskhely present a check to support art programs in the MUSC Child Life Atrium after selling stress balls at Cario Middle School.

Middle-school students make, sell stress balls to help MUSC Children’s Hospital patients

As Olivia Crosby sat in a hospital chair with her arm exposed, she couldn’t take her mind off the needle searching for her vein. She needed a distraction, and she suspected other kids did, too...Continue

Posted on Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:23 AM in kids helping kids

Girls plan marathon journey to run up donations for new children's hospital

Girls get ready to run up funds for new children's hospital

Dr. Rita Ryan (Department of Pediatrics chairwoman), sitting on left with dark hair, talks with North Myrtle Beach runners Emily Worsham, Krista Drozdowski, Kaylin Regan, Taylor Monahan and Eden Fowler. Coach Earl Main is standing, wearing a green shirt.

Ten miles the first day, 20 miles a day after that. Running. In South Carolina’s summer heat.

It’s enough to make a veteran marathoner think twice. But not six determined girls who go to North Myrtle Beach High School. They’re planning to run 120 miles over the course of six days this June to raise money to help build the new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital at the Medical University of South Carolina.

A coach who volunteers with the cross country and track and field teams at their school will lead the way from Charleston to North Myrtle Beach, although the fundraiser is not affiliated with the school. “I want them to understand you need to help people. You need to give back to your community,” coach Earn Main said.

His young athletes are doing that in a big way. Alex Booth, Krista Drozdowski, Eden Fowler, Taylor Monahan, Kaylin Regan and Emily Worsham recently went right to the source to learn about the part of the community they’re giving back to. They visited MUSC Children’s Hospital and learned about the new hospital that will replace it.

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Posted on Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:51 AM in fundraiser, kids helping kids

Kate's Candles: How a 9-year-old girl raised $1K - and counting - for pediatric oncology research

I’ve never seen anyone face adversity like she has, and she’s not one to dwell on the negative. There’s a lot to be learned from her.

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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Posted on Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:05 AM in donor story, hannah, kids helping kids

Special Delivery

Handel and Russell

(left to right): Tyler Russell, 4; Logan Handel, 8; and Madi Russell, 7 present a check to the campaign for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. 

Second-grade classmates Logan Handel and Madi Russell made a special delivery on their way home from school on the last day before winter break.

Logan, 8, and Madi, 7, raised $343.50 for the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital. Logan asked his friends to consider a donation instead of a gift at his birthday party earlier this month, which Madi attended. And Madi has been selling bracelets that she makes with her Rainbow Loom for the past nine months to collect money.

Madi said her largest contribution came from a friend’s father who paid $50 for a University of Tennessee bracelet. Logan said his parents pitched in a bit after his party.

“Mom, Dad, I know you actually added money,” he said, as he presented his contribution.  

But as Children’s Hospital development director Barbara Rivers explained, “That’s called a matching gift.”

Thank you for your selfless generosity, Logan and Madi!

Posted on Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:48 PM in donor story, kids helping kids, madi

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