The South Carolina Community Chapter, located in Charleston, SC, holds events throughout the state to help educate people about oral, head and neck cancers as well as raise money 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, Alissa Yeargin at AYeargin@ghs.org.

Chapter Officers

Alissa Yeargin: Co-President: AYeargin@ghs.org

Emily Manny: Co-President: EManny@ghs.org

Julie Blair: Past President: blairju@musc.edu

Rob Blyth: Treasurer

Holly Bard: Secretary;  holly.bard@richmond.edu

TK Garris: Screening Coordinator; garrist@musc.edu


  • UPCOMING eVENTS
  • Past Events
  • Photo Gallery
  • Virtual Head and Neck Cancer Support Group Meeting
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020  |  7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
    The SC Chapter is very excited to be able to offer an opportunity for patients and their providers to gather during this time of social distancing (albeit virtually), to discuss relevant topics and concerns. This meeting will take place on Zoom— please see the attached flyer for information on how to access the Zoom Meeting.
    During this meeting, Dr. Mariangela Rivera of SCENT will share some helpful information about safety for Laryngectomees and Head and Neck Cancer survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Download the event flyer here!

  • A Celebration of Life & Hope  |  Saturday, April 13, 2019  |  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fluor Field at the West End, Champions Club Room  |  935 South Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601
    Join us for an evening of music, food, and fellowship. A special menu will accommodate those with a range of dietary requirements. This event is free for Head and Neck Cancer Survivors and one guest. Additional supporters are welcome to attend at $40 per person.
    Download the event flyer here!
  • South Carolina Head & Neck Cancer Gathering (2/2: Nutrition & Healthy Eating: Strategies and Recipes for Success) Head and Neck Cancer Gathering Feb 2018
  • Charleston Awareness Rocks (1/25: 6:30PM-9PM)
  • South Carolina Head & Neck Cancer Gathering (12/1: Speech & Swallowing: How to Get Back to Eating, Drinking, and Socializing After Cancer Treatment; 2/2: Nutrition & Healthy Eating: Strategies and Recipes for Success)Head and Neck Cancer Gathering Dec 2017
  • Hike for Mike (10/7: 9AM) Hike for Mike 2017
  • Head and Neck Cancer Gathering (10/13: 12PM – 1PM)Head Neck Cancer Gathering Oct 2017
  • Charleston area talks (4/3-4/17)
  • survivor's celebration (4/7/17)
  • OHANCA screenings volvo car open(4/2-7/17)
  • Dragonboat

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As a decade-long survivor of stage IV tongue cancer and Founder of WesternOhio Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Support, Hank refers to head and neck cancer as an “orphan” cancer: "Very little is known about head and neck cancer, and comparatively, it receives less attention than other cancers. HNCA is working to change this."Hank Deneski
Survivor of Stage IV tongue cancer and Founder of WesternOhio Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Support


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