Archive for Follypalooza

Follypalooza Cancer Benefit

Posted in Sales & Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2016 by Lowcountry Boil

14364850_1093516820684187_2414780049852446411_nThe 9th Annual Follypalooza Cancer Benefit & Street Festival will be held on Saturday, October 22nd from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Folly Beach, SC. Follypalooza is an annual cancer benefit & street festival on Folly Beach, SC that raises money for local cancer patients & other Folly Beach residents in need of medical help. An all-day event, Follypalooza is family-friendly with Live Music by Guilt Ridden Troubadour, Forty Mile Detour, Saluda Shoals, Burnt Wood, Taco Donkey & WPOS. Other attractions include a 5K, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, carnival games, jump castles, face painting, balloon animals, mechanical bull, Art in the Park, craft vendors, and more. Local restaurants will also set up food stands & food trucks along Center Street throughout the day. With the street closed off from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., patrons are permitted to roam freely with adult beverages with purchase of a $1 ID bracelet sold at our t-shirt & info booth. A community fundraiser with fun-filled & family-friendly activities, Follypalooza is a great reason to show support for a good cause & one of the longest running cancer benefits in the State of South Carolina.

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.

 

%d bloggers like this: