for kids with cancer and their siblings
at the 2008 School Supply Bash
Children's Chance is holding a School Supply Bash for
children with cancer and their siblings.
Due to financial constraints that having a child with
cancer places on a family, many families are unable to purchase the much
needed school supplies to help all of their children begin the school
year prepared. Children's Chance will offer school supplies to South
Carolina children with cancer and their siblings at the School Supply
Bash. The supplies are provided at no charge to the kids
because of donations.
If you, your church, a club you are involved with,
etc. would like to donate new school supplies to this Bash,
please review the list below and bring supplies to one of the drop off
locations below, or call our office at 803-254-5996.
Supplies Needed List:
of loose leaf notebook paper (college and wide ruled)
mechanical pencils only, we do not need #2 pencils
packs of crayons
packs of markers
packs of colored pencils
ring binders (1/2" to 3")
protractor and ruler
folders with pockets and prongs
erasers (cap and large)
Drop Off Locations
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
795 Greenlawn Drive
Columbia, SC 29209
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
8807 Two Notch Road, Suite I
Columbia, SC 29223
If you have any
questions, please contact:
DeeAnn Jones at 803-254-5996 or
Meet a Board Member
pictured with Children's Chance mascot,
Zig the Pig
Tammy Hicks is currently employed as a Manager at Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company. She currently manages the unit responsible for cancer claims. Tammy has worked with the company for 20 years and has spent the past 15 years working with cancer insured’s. Her volunteer experience began with being a platelet donor and Children's Chance through Colonial. She also volunteers with the Humane Society.
Tammy decided to become a board member with Children's Chance to learn more about the firsthand the impact that pediatric cancer has on families. Tammy's mother was a victim of a brain tumor and she saw first hand the financial burden cancer has on a family. Tammy explains, “There are many reasons I want to help and be more active in Children's Chance. The claims on children with cancer are always the hardest for me to process and/or review. And I think of the parents who have to struggle to make ends meet while trying to save their child. Another big reason I decided to become a board member is Susan Barber. She is an inspiration to me. One who opened a lot of eyes about childhood diseases. ”
Thank you to all of the Children's Chance Board of
for your continued support of families facing
Mark your Calendars!
Kickin Cancer Nite Owl
12 hours of biking across the
Presented by 300 Senate
Can you Endure 12 Hours
8:00 pm, Friday, September 11th
8:00 am, Saturday, September 12th
Ride Alone or Find a
Festivities start at 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
include vendors, face painting, bounce house,
music, food, etc
Biking: 8 pm - 8 am
$40/person or $140/team of 4
About the Ride: The first ever, Kickin
Cancer Nite Owl Ride is a unique 12 hour cycling event located on
the Gervais Street Bridge, across the Congaree River in the heart of
Columbia, SC. This event will benefit Children's Chance, a local charity
that helps children with cancer, and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, a
national charity that helps people with cancer. The event will give
riders the opportunity to see how long they can endure throughout the
night, while helping cancer patients continue to endure through their
More info Coming Soon! Call 803-254-5996 if you
have any questions.
A Big Thanks to...
For holding their annual
Charity Scan Card Classic Fundraiser
Thank you to the following
locations for choosing Children's Chance:
Lexington Bi-Lo - Columbia Avenue
West Columbia Bi-Lo - Knox Abbott Drive
Garner's Ferry Bi-Lo - Garner's Ferry Road
Village at Sandhills Bi-Lo - Forum Drive
Decker Bi-Lo - Decker Blvd
Zig the Pig visits the Decker Bi-Lo
Sandhills Bi-Lo Manager, Tony Wilks, with
Zig the Pig
and Children's Chance Board Member, Lester Park
Last year Bi-Lo and their Shoppers raised a total of
$22,629.35, and we are excited to see if we beat that this year.
Thank you to Bi-Lo and their shoppers, GREAT JOB!
Kids Kickin' Cancer!
Click here to read
more about Children's Chance families!
The Faces of Hope Program
Zig the Pig?
in the Community....
at one of these locations or to find out how your business can be a home
The Gourmet Shop - 5 Pts
St. Andrews Rd.
Salon M at Richland Fashion Mall
Barron's on Harden St.
Doc's on Shop Rd.
Murray's Bar & Grille
Dias Merle Norman
Broad River Rd.
Burlap Fine Papers
St. Andrews Rd.
at Lake Murray
Come see Zig at:
during the month of July!
Zig the Pig
will be Earthfare's friend of the month. Feed the ziggybanks at the
register, used recycled bags, or come to one of the fun events!
Saturday, July 18th
11 am - 4 pm:
Come out & get your Hair Cut for $10 - hair is
donated to Locks of Love and proceeds to Children's Chance.
Saturday, July 25th
12 - 2 pm
Come enjoy an Ice-Cream Zundae! Proceeds benefit
you are interested in having
Zig at your
community event, email
To find out more about
Zig the Pig,
Check it Out:
Just download the Goodsearch toolbar
and .01 cents is donated to Children's Chance every time you use it to
search the internet!
vs. Clemson fans
Saturday, November 21, 2009
more info coming soon
you to the
for your donation of
The purpose of the ride is to fundraise for the Lance Armstrong
Foundation and local charities involved in the fight against cancer.
The Course for the Ride is a Flat lollipop course with a turnaround at
15 miles for those that are doing the 30 mile ride, and a scenic
Lowcountry tour of 100k+ flat and nice country roads.
The Ride also offers a Bicycle Rodeo for Family and Children that
includes a bicycle safety, games, helmet fitting and instruction will be
done for family and children. Free helmets for kids while they last, to
all that attend.
The Jerry Zucker
Ride for Hope will be held again on Sunday, October 26, 2009.
To register for this ride or to
learn more visit:
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