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 Sarah Mathis at mitchems
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!
Cancer Awareness Rocks!
This year marked the 7th successful Awareness Rocks Benefit Rock Concert sponsored by the SC Chapter.