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Communication is the key!

This is the first CanCare of Charleston newsletter. We hope it will be a way to keep everyone connected.  We welcome your feedback, ideas and items of interest for our future newsletters. If you have any encouraging quotes, interesting volunteer experiences or general suggestions for articles to be included, please submit to Jean Anglin at

The next Planning Committee meeting will be June 19 at 5:00 at the offices of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick Law Firm, Suite 400, 176 Croghan Spur Road. All CanCare volunteers and friends are welcome!

CanCare Volunteers Needed - Dinner at Hope Lodge - July 2
Volunteer Opportunity
CanCare of Charleston has committed to providing dinner for approximately 30 guests of Hope Lodge (269 Calhoun St.) the evening of July 2. We need 4-5 volunteers to assist. Dinner is served buffet style at 6:00 p.m. and volunteers will be welcome to eat with the guests. Volunteers need to arrive by 5:30 and will be able to leave around 7:00 p.m  We have applied to the Charitable Donations Program of Sticky Fingers to have this first event catered for free. If you would like to help with this event, please e-mail Jean Anglin at Participation is limited to the first 5 people who respond. We also have plans for future events at Hope Lodge in September and November.

About Hope Lodge
The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge program provides a free home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. More than just a roof over their heads, it’s a nurturing community that helps patients access the care they need. Each Hope Lodge community offers a supportive, homelike environment where guests can share a meal, join in the evening’s activities, or unwind in their own private room. Patients staying at a Hope Lodge must be in active cancer treatment, and permanently reside more than 40 miles or one hour away from their cancer treatment center. Each patient must be accompanied by a caregiver.

The Charleston, SC Hope Lodge was the first facility of its kind in the country for cancer patients and caregivers. The concept came from Margot Freudenberg, a Holocaust survivor and leader in the Charleston medical and business communities.  She was determined to establish a Hope Lodge community in Charleston.  The facility opened in 1970.  Now a nationwide program of the American Cancer Society, there are over 30 Hope Lodge facilities in the US and Puerto Rico serving patients and caregivers from all over the world.
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Save the Date
Cancer Survivor's Day 2019
This event is held annually through Tri-County Cancer Survivors. MUSC is a sponsor of the event this year and has invited CanCare to participate in the event with them. 

The Elk’s Lodge
1113 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407

June 2, 2019
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Monthly Cancer Awareness
June is National Cancer Survivor Month.

Learn more about cancer ribbon colors.

CanCare included in Roper St. Francis “House Calls” Magazine
As part of an article in the Spring 2019 issue of Roper St. Francis “House Calls” Magazine, CanCare was included in a section entitled “Support Systems”.
Read House Calls
Other News:
  • Plans are underway for our 3rd local volunteer training on September 14-15 at St. Matthews Church on King Street. Houston’s lead trainer will be attending. 
  • An Administrator at MUSC’s Hollings Cancer Center recently approved funding and production of a CanCare promotional video for use within Hollings. 
  • The process is underway for CanCare of Charleston to become a 501(c))(3) which will give it greater eligibility for grants and funding from charitable organizations.
Help Needed:
  • We are looking for someone who would like to work on developing and/or maintaining a CanCare of Charleston Facebook Page. Contact Lynn Joye at 
  • If you would be willing to make the contact with your church and arrange to have information about CanCare in your church newsletter or to present to groups within the church, please let Louise Harvell know at
  • We are looking for a group of volunteers who are willing to share the task of meeting with area hospital chaplains to introduce CanCare to them. Contact Louise Harvell
CanCare Contacts:
Lynn Joye - Executive Director -
Jean Anglin - Communications -
Jessie Bradley - Marketing -
Jerry Brown - Marketing -
Dr. Elizabeth Christian - Medical Outreach -
Laura Evans, Esq. - Legal -
Louise Harvell - Faith Outreach -
Tim Hyland - Finance -
Dr. Todd Joye - Medical Outreach -
Sue Kerver - Events -
Dr. Marga Massey - Medical Outreach -
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