July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on July 26, 2021

There are several types of cancers included for the month of July for awareness. The first are soft tissue sarcomas. They can appear in children in various locations. The below diagram explains it best:  Source: American Childhood Cancer Organization  Among the above sarcomas there is also osteosarcoma, Ewing’s sarcoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma. Osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma fall into the category of […]

Mid 2021 Update

Posted on June 22, 2021

As we move into the middle of June, we want to reflect on how our continued progress is going to help children battling cancer throughout the Carolinas. It is staggering to see the numbers of children being diagnosed with cancer (2-3 each day in the Carolinas) but what gives us all hope is the support our superheroes receive from our community, family, and organization. The below chart shows numbers as of […]

Superhero Spotlight: Sam

Posted on June 5, 2021

“Your child has cancer” are dreaded words for a parent to hear and the mission of Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas is to provide support through this journey and new road. The support of everyone makes our mission possible and we hope in turn eases the burden for parents of these amazing superheroes. Today […]

Dania Beck named Director of Philanthropy

Posted on May 24, 2021

Dania Beck has worked in healthcare for 20 years and specifically in healthcare fundraising for over 17 years. She comes to us after serving most recently as the Director of Philanthropy for Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, raising funds for the Cancer and Heart service lines. Dania is our new Director of Philanthropy and will be […]

May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on May 18, 2021

Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors affecting children and adolescents, with close to 5,000 children diagnosed each year (source: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/brain-tumor/pediatric-brain-tumors). Symptoms of brain tumors can include:             -Headaches             -Seizures             -Irritability             -Lethargy and drowsiness A child experiencing these symptoms should be evaluated by their pediatrician to decide next steps. Treatment can […]

Superhero Spotlight: Lillie

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May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month. Children’s Cancer Partners serves 94 children battling brain cancer. Learn more here. One of Children’s Cancer Partners brain cancer Superheroes, Lillie was diagnosed two years ago. While Lillie still fights the childhood cancer battle, her story and “legend” stays strong. Below is a excerpt from an post on April […]

Superhero Sprint

Posted on May 17, 2021

In 2017, I had hit rock bottom, at least, I thought I had. I was 47 years old, just divorced for the 2nd time, looked like I was physically in shape, but really wasn’t, and appeared on the outside to have everything under control, but REALLY didn’t. I had no confidence, low self-esteem and no […]

Retinoblastoma Awareness Week

Posted on May 14, 2021

Retinoblastoma Awareness Week is May 10, 2021 until May 16, 2021. Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas supports 40 children on their cancer journey battling Retinoblastoma. Here is a story from one of our families. Words from Alisha Trent about her daughter Zuna and their journey: When our daughter was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in October […]

Two Spartanburg High School Students make a Continued Impact on Children’s Cancer Partners.

Posted on May 5, 2021

Sophomore Julia Graham once hosted a spaghetti dinner with the Spartanburg Breakfast Optimist Club. All proceeds were donated to Children’s Cancer Partners (CCP) to help local Carolina children battling cancer receive the life saving treatment they desperately need. Keeping COVID-19 recommendations in mind, Julia brought CCP’s fundraiser, Kidz in Lids, to her administration in lieu […]

Not All Superheroes Wear Red Capes

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This past year has made me truly reflect on my career and what I consider a calling: Nursing. I do not consider myself a hero by any stretch of the imagination, as so many people have blessed me. I have had the pleasure of meeting amazing people every single day in a profession I didn’t […]