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Jul 27, 2019
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Rick Mommsen Jr. & Steve Ditchfield Memorial Golf Tournament

  1. 12th Annual Rick Mommsen Jr. & Steve Ditchfield Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Blackmoor Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, SC Saturday July 27th with a shotgun start at 9:00am. Each year Blackmoor and its staff host this tournament to raise funds for the Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation. All proceeds of this captain’s choice tournament are donated to HPCF’s Camp Hands of Hope, a bereavement camp for children ages 5-18 and their families who have recently lost a loved one. families attend an all-expense paid, weekend retreat at Ripley’s Aquarium where they are involved in fun and therapeutic activities designed to help them on their grief journey. Camp Hands of Hope is recognized by the National Alliance for Grieving Children and the New York Life Foundation as one of the top bereavement camps in the country.


There are several ways that you can help contribute to this fundraising event for a great cause.

  1. Play in the tournament- The cost per player is only $75 and includes cart and green fees, beverages, and full hot dinner after the tournament.
  2. Sponsor a hole- For only $100 you can have your personal message or company name/logo placed on a hole of the course for all the participants to see.
  3. General donation. Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit foundation and all donations are tax deductible.


For more information or to sign up to play, please visit our website

The deadline to register is Saturday July 20th.

July 8th - August 15th

Bethany Christian Services

Thursday evening, August 15th, Bethany Christian Services will be celebrating 30 years in the Myrtle Beach area providing family programs including pregnancy counseling, prolife option of adoption, and other family services to adoptive and birth families to the Grand Strand and surrounding communities. This Fundraising Dinner will be held at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club, with a plated dinner, music and silent auction. Your current and continued support allows Bethany to continue serving families and children. A limited number of  local Business sponsorships are available. Please contact Kathryn Barnhill at 843-839-5433.  

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.

More info on the Jared Box Project Here