FUNDRAISER

Center for Developmental Services announces annual Eggs Benefit

Hosted by the Center for Developmental Services, the seventh annual Eggs Benefit will be Oct. 4 at the Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville. The event includes breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the program from 8-9 a.m. Proceeds will help more than 7,600 children with developmental delays and disabilities who receive assistance from CDS each year, according to a news release. 

Reservations for the benefit breakfast must be made at www.eggsbenefit.com, and additional information on sponsorship can be found by calling 864-331-1314 or emailing joy.blue@cdservices.org. Located in the Upstate, CDS is a multidisciplinary treatment facility for children with disabilities and developmental delays. Children receive therapy, diagnosis, legal help, day care, and a family support network at CDS.

NONPROFIT

Miracle Hill Ministries CEO awarded Order of the Palmetto

Miracle Hill Ministries president and CEO Reid Lehman recently received the Order of the Palmetto presented by Gov. Henry McMaster. A ceremony was held at the Greenville Rescue Mission to honor Lehman with the state’s highest civilian honor. He received recognition for his lifetime service and achievements of significance. “Reid Lehman is not a man who says, ‘We have problems, how do we fix it?’ Instead, he has a vision of where we want to go and says, ‘Now let’s get there,’” McMaster said of Lehman at the ceremony. “When you have strong people who are determined to get something good done, it is an unstoppable force.”

Serving the nonprofit for nearly 35 years, Lehman has developed many community partnerships to further assist homeless children and adults receive necessary care. “The sacrificial work at Miracle Hill is done by the folks on the front lines – those visiting foster homes, serving in cottages at the Children’s Home, the counselors and case managers at the missions,” Lehman said upon receiving the award. “This much-appreciated recognition represents the people who really deserve it, the people who give their lives away every single day.”

CELEBRATION

AnMed Health holds Cancer Survivors Day celebration

Hundreds of cancer survivors in the Upstate will celebrate victories in their battles against cancer from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Anderson Civic Center. The AnMed Health Cancer Survivors Day is football-themed and will feature entertainment, games, shopping, and tailgate food. Survivors, along with family and friends, may join the celebration in their favorite football jerseys or football garb. A photo booth will also be available for attendees to pose in football regalia. Cancer Survivors Day is free and open to all cancer survivors and their families; registration is required by calling 864-512-2255.

“We get to celebrate the patients and their caregivers. When patients are diagnosed with cancer, they see us sometimes as much as they see their family because they come in for treatment as often as two to three times a week,” assistant vice president of oncology services Samantha Carter said in a news release. “We get to hold their hands through the journey. They are family to us, just like we’re family to them.”

RACE

Sponsorships available, registration open for 2018 Komen SC Mountains to Midlands Race for the Cure

Susan G. Komen South Carolina will host the S.C. Mountains to Midlands Race for the Cure on Sept. 29 at Fluor Field in Greenville. The race marks 25 years of Susan G. Komen being active in the sate. For sponsorship and registration information, participants should call 864-234-5035 or email deb@komensc.org. All fees and donations will fund breast cancer services and research. With over 2,000 participants, volunteers, and supporters attending, the race will celebrate survivors and remember lost loved ones.

“Be bold with us,” Komen S.C. fund development manager Deb Osborne said in a news release. “Your 2018 sponsorship and race registration will help us reduce breast cancer deaths. Susan G. Komen has set a bold goal to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by the year 2026. This bold goal requires bold action. Your support for the Race for the Cure will help us.”

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