March is Wilms Tumor Awareness Month

Posted on March 5, 2021

The month of March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. Wilms tumor is a form of kidney cancer and the most common type of kidney cancer in children. Some genetic factors can make a child more likely to develop Wilms tumor, including:   a family history or personal history of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (a condition associated with larger-than-normal internal organs)  […]

Virtual Game Nights with Optimist International

Posted on March 2, 2021

Thanks to our friends at Optimist International, we now have VIRTUAL family nights! Since December 2020, Optimist International hosts a game night over Zoom for our families. December and January’s games were BINGO! The Optimists shook things up with fun karaoke night full of dancing and singing in February. Virtual game nights is a special […]

Board of Directors Spotlight: Marsha Moore

Posted on February 24, 2021

Special words from Marsha:  “I moved to Spartanburg from Rock Hill with my husband, Tom, in 2011.  We have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and one grandson.  Shortly after moving here, I became involved in the community through the non-profit world: church (choir), Business and Professional Women, and Women Giving for Spartanburg.   Before long, CCP (formerly Children’s Security Blanket) got my attention, and I became a donor.   When I joined […]

Wrapping children with love and hope

Posted on February 23, 2021

For the last 20 years, Children’s Cancer Partners (CCP) has been wrapping children with love and hope in more ways than one. CCP, formerly Children’s Security Blanket, has supported children and their families battling cancer from the time the child is referred to us. Read our story here.   The support mainly comes in the way of financial […]

Kate Morrow named Director of Development

Posted on February 22, 2021

Kate, with over a decade of experience in healthcare marketing, non-profit management and philanthropy, joined the CCP team in September 2020. Prior to CCP, Kate served in leadership roles for the South Carolina Medical Association as the director of communications and the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation as a director of philanthropy. Kate earned her […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Lou and Sue Kinkle

Posted on February 19, 2021

Lou and Sue Kinkle have been volunteering for Children’s Cancer Partners for almost five years. Lou and Sue assist with families in the Myrtle Beach area as volunteer Family Advocates. The couple, with a heart of gold for our families and children, delivers Gift in Kind supplies to families in the Myrtle Beach area and can be seen at almost every CCP […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Debra DiStefano

Posted on February 5, 2021

Debra has been volunteering for CPP for the last 4 years. Debra holds CCP close to her heart. She volunteers for us because of her daughter Rachel, one of our Superhero Angels, whom we lost in 2016. Debra firmly believes in the mission and purpose of CCP. She loves being able to give back to […]

Dr. Ki Young Chung Named Chair of Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas Board of Directors

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Dr. Chung is a medical oncologist treating adult cancer patients, who joined our CCP Board two years ago. He received his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Johns Hopkins University Program in Internal Medicine in Baltimore, MD and fellowship at Memorial […]

February 2nd is Neuroblastoma Awareness Day

Posted on February 2, 2021

Neuroblastoma is a type of cancer that develops around a group of nerve cells. Neuroblastoma is typically arises in and around the adrenal glands (Mayo Clinic, n.d.). Neuroblastoma can develop in other others of the abdomen, chest, neck, and near the spine. This type of cancer commonly affects children under the age of 5, but […]

Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas looks for more help during the pandemic

Posted on December 2, 2020

The pandemic has impacted all our lives. Now, the Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas is asking for your help as they look to get more funding. Author: WFMY News 2 December 2, 2020