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Oct 12, 2019
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Fourth Annual Bowl-A-Thon

The Fourth Annual Bowl-A-Thon will be held on October 12, 2019.  Come join us at Little River Lanes for an afternoon of fun! Little River Lanes is located at 300 Bowling Lane, Little River, SC.  Parking is free. The fun starts at 1:00 pm.  We will have an auction as well as raffles!  The $20.00 cost includes three games of play and shoes!  All proceeds will benefit Horry County Special Olympics Unified Bowling Team. Please  contact Linda Gurley at 315-723-0927 or Mary Clarke at 843-602-3631 to register or for more information.
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October 26th
11:30 AM-4:00 PM

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The Grand Strand Buddy Walk

Since 1995, Buddy Walks have been held all over the country each year as a national effort to improve the lives of all people with Down syndrome. All are welcome to participate! Their fundraising goal this year is $50,000. These funds go toward providing resources to families and programs such as speech therapy camp, a swim program, and social events for adults with Down syndrome.

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Thank you to these sponsors:

Tupelo Bay Golf Center
Garden City 843-450-9550

The Law Office of Ray H Winters
Myrtle Beach 843-712-2661

Carolina Insurance Group LLC
Myrtle Beach 843-946-9915

Williams Carpet
North Myrtle Beach 843-249-2215

Thomas Hogan Travel Inc
Myrtle Beach 843-626-9998

Tidelife Vacation Rentals
Pawleys Island 843-314-0376

Cabinetworks North Myrtle Beach

Treasures Fine Jewelers
Market Common Soho District

July 16th - December 31st
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The Jared Box Project

Nurses at Grand Strand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach are looking to being the Jared Box Project here in Myrtle Beach.  For More information or to donate CLICK HERE

The goal of the Jared Box Project is to lift the spirits of children in the hospital. The boxes symbolize the importance of play and are filled with well wishes, hope, and love. Over 200,000 Jared Boxes have been delivered across the United States. 

A Jared Box is a plastic storage box filled with small gifts, toys, games, and fun activities. Each box contains items selected for a specific age and gender. The boxes are delivered to hospitals. Jared Boxes provide a special diversion for young patients in emergency rooms, patient rooms, surgical centers, and clinics as they receive chemotherapy and other medical treatments. Jared Boxes bring smiles and laughter and lift the spirits of children in the hospital. 

The Jared Box project was started in 2001 by the children at Our Lady of Victory School in State College, Pennsylvania to honor their classmate and friend, Jared. He was a brave little boy who battled cancer with courage and faith that continues to inspire us all. 

Jared was diagnosed with an incurable brainstem tumor in 1999. At just 5 years old, he demonstrated faith, wisdom and compassion for others. 

Jared maintained his sense of humor and the joys of childhood through play. He carried a backpack full of toys and games to all appointments, and questioned why the other children didn't bring toys to their exam rooms. Jared shared his toys and invited the other children to join him in a game of UNO. Jared's battle ended on November 12, 2000 while listening to his favorite song, "You'll Be In My Heart." 

Jared's Mom, Ruth, shares these thoughts: "Think of one of your happiest childhood moments. Chances are it involved play - whether it was a favorite vacation, special toy, or time spent with family and friends. A Jared Box is the gift of play to children in the hospital. Play is important, and a life threatening illness shouldn't interfere with the need to play." 

"Playing UNO is a favorite memory for my family. We can hear Jared's backward laugh, remember him laughing so hard he wet his pants and how he threatened that anyone who cheated had to clean the toilets! Jared was adamant about playing fair. Unfortunately, Cancer doesn't play fair. However, with your help, the efforts of the Jared Box Project will continue to give ill children the gift of play, well wishes, hope and love."

The Jared Box Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

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