Suzi Roberts
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Pinwheels

for

Prevention

 

Prevent Child Abuse America designated the pinwheel as the national symbol for child abuse prevention. By its very nature, the pinwheel connotes whimsy and childlike notions. In essence, it has come to serve as the physical embodiment and reminder of the safe and happy childhoods we want for all children. Throughout the month of April (Child Abuse Prevention Month), we honor the children facing these struggles by planting pinwheel gardens in public places. This is a unique opportunity to spread awareness and spark conversations so that members of our community can learn more about the effects of child abuse and how they can help to support meaningful change.  

Stay tuned for updated information regarding participation in this Spring's campaign.

 

 

 

Pinwheels for prevention donors:

Marcus lattimore

Representative Lee Hewitt 

Mariah Johnson- Re/max southern shores

Optimist Club of St. Andrews

Stuart Stout

Ione Cockrell

Gary Roberts

Lindsay Sellers

Wayne Roberts

Wallace Roberts

Marvie Collins

Chris Gaddy

Phillip Brady- RE/MAX Town & Country

Robin and David Hays

Jill Caines- RE/MAX Town & Country

Derrick and Alyson Mabe

Anonymous

Troi Kaz- Better Homes & Gardens (Elliott Coastal Living)

Elliott & Phelan Law

Harriett, Stoney & Lydia Miller

Stephanie & David Hutchinson

Donna Millen- Crosscountry Mortgage

Meri Goff

Gina Covington 

Wendy Connelly

Rhonda Marchant

Susan Barnes

Emmalee Robbins

Carol Kirkland

Hiliarie Covington

Kerri Staeck

Connie Watts

Miranda Mullican- LulaRoe Room

Jill Messer

 

 

 

Annual Participating Partners:

Family Justice Center- Georgetown, SC

Irmo High School- Columbia, SC

Ione Financial Partners- Columbia, SC

Jennie Moore Elementary- Charleston, SC

Galloway & Moseley Fine Jewlers- Sumter, SC

Palmetto Oyster House- Sumter, SC

Jet-vac- Sumter, SC

Fortiline Waterworks- Columbia, SC

Fortiline Waterworks- Lexington, SC

Chris Gaddy, Fortiline Waterworks- Sumter, SC

Freed School of Performing Arts- Sumter, SC

The Flight Deck- Lexington, SC

R.E. Davis Elementary School- Sumter, SC

Batesburg Insurance- Batesburg, SC

Kensington Elementary School- Georgetown, SC

Waccamaw High School- Pawleys Island, SC

Holy Cross Faith Memorial- Pawleys Island, SC

Chappel, Smith & Arden Law- Columbia, sC

Waccamaw Middle School- Pawleys Island, SC

Teach My People- Pawleys Island, SC

Publico- Columbia, SC

Chapin High School- Chapin, SC

Simmons Plastic Surgery- Lexington, SC

Central Carolina Performing Arts Center- Batesburg, SC

Waccamaw Elementary School- Pawleys Island, SC

 

Children's Miracle

Network Hospitals

More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital like across North America every year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. As Miss America's 2018 National Miracle Maker, I had the opportunity to travel not only the state of South Carolina, but the country advocating and fundraising for CMN Hospitals. In three years of serving through the Miss America Organization, I was able to raise over $100,000 in charitable donations for these hospitals using only grassroots efforts. Just because the crown has come off, does not mean the mission has ended. My commitment #ForTheKids is a lifelong one. I hope that you will join me in continuing to give more miracles! Just contact me to find out how!

 

Meet South Carolina's

Miracle Child

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Zion

Medical University of South Carolina Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital

Zion can capture attention with his trademark smile. With a constantly positive attitude — even when in excruciating pain from the sickle cell disease he bravely battles — he lights up the room with his warm personality.

Affectionately known by his friends and neighbors as “the Mayor,” Zion experiences ongoing episodes of sickle cell crisis, causing him to be hospitalized for IV pain management and IV fluids. It’s while he is undergoing these treatments that his true colors show through the most. The hospital staff and fellow patients often remark how his optimistic attitude rarely waivers.

Zion has a service-focused heart, finding joy through supporting his hospital’s fundraisers and going door-to-door in his neighborhood, in search of someone needing help with chores so he can donate his time.

Zion knows this is a life-long condition and works to make the best of it, armed with a better perspective than most on where true happiness begins.

CMN Hospitals donations support the pediatric cancer and blood disorders program for recruitment of top physicians, while also supporting research that benefits Zion and enhances his treatment plans.