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Follypalooza Cancer Benefit & Street Festival

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2014 by Lowcountry Boil

E294325_10150315415577167_1136950041_nntering into its seventh year, Follypalooza, an annual cancer benefit and street festival will be held on Saturday, October 18th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Folly Beach, SC. In addition to live music, other attractions include a dunk tank, children’s games and activities, arts and crafts, food vendors, a silent auction.  Entrance to the event is free, tickets for games and activities can be purchased on Center Street throughout the day.

In the last six years, the non-profit organization has been successful in raising over $35,000 for local cancer patients. To date, the funds raised have helped more than 20 individuals alleviate financial stress caused by impeding medical bills. Two of these recipients, Mechelle Neunsinger and Nathan Calhoun, are now cancer survivors, thanks to the help of the community and the funds raised by Follypalooza.

All recipients of funds raised at the event are screened by the Folly Angels, another Folly Beach non-profit that dedicates time to helping people in the community. The Folly Angels are a long-standing philanthropic-oriented group who have been great partners in identifying and verifying cancer patients in need, and also keeping recipients anonymous, if they so choose.

487670_10150955285277167_1426188128_nFollypalooza raises money through the sale of various sponsorships, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, carnival games, kids activities and t-shirts. This year’s event will feature all of the above, plus local food and art vendors, live music and more. The City of Folly Beach has approved the closure of Center Street between Ashley and Hudson Avenues as well as the relaxation of open container laws within designated areas allowing for a carefree and fun day for all.

This year’s live music will feature all local Charleston bands including Travelin’ Kine, Jamisun, Hick Child Soup, Calhoun’s Calling, Don’t Mess with the Tiger, Sweet T & Chuckwagon and more TBA.

Follypalooza was started in 2008 by DJ Rich of Planet Follywood and managers of the former Conch restaurant when a local restaurant owner and musician were diagnosed with cancer and undergoing expensive and intensive treatment. In its first year, the event raised $3,000 for the two individuals and also brought light to the immense range of cancer patients who needed help. It was decided that Follypalooza would become an annual event, raising money for local cancer patients in need.

For more information, visit www.follybeachfestivals.com.

 

3rd Annual Charleston Bed Race

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by Lowcountry Boil

On April 15th, Camp Happy Days will host the 3rd Annual Charleston Bed Race.  This happy event, while fun for participants and spectators alike benefits Camp Happy Days, the year round program for South Carolina’s children with cancer. Camp Happy Days mission is to give children diagnosed with cancer and their families hope and support by providing programs, special events emotional support and access to crisis resources.

So, jump under the sheets and roll down to Mary Murray Boulevard in Hampton Park on April 15th.   At approximately 1:00 pm.,  the 3rd Annual Charleston Bed Race will commence on the backside of the park.  A grand parade of the racing beds before the judges and spectators will take place before the heats begin.  The beds will be judged on the fastest bed, slowest bed, best decorated, most outrageously decorated, the “What were you thinking?” bed, and the People’s Choice Award.

The heats will involve two beds at a time racing a distance of approximately two city blocks.  These heats will continue until we are down to two beds.  The fun continues until we have a bed race champion team who will reign for the year.   Libations and food will be served.

Don’t miss out on the chance to expose your creative side by decorating the bed of your dreams and throwing some wheels on it on April 15th at Hampton Park!

Let’s help kids kickin’ cancer, one bed at a time!

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