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Dec. 21, 2005

More than 100 children, their parents and siblings associated with Children’s Chance attended the Carolina Football team dinner on Saturday, Dec. 17. The group was entertained by Coach Steve Spurrier and enjoyed an autograph session with the coaches and players.

Children’s Chance is a non-profit organization established on Sept. 25, 1996 to assist children with cancer and their families in South Carolina with non-medical needs. Children’s Chance raises money to fund a variety of programs to meet the emotional, psychological and financial needs of the pediatric cancer patient and their families. Children’s Chance is the only state-wide organization that offers programs that focus completely on non-medical assistance for the entire family during a child’s cancer treatment and recovery. The facility is located at 609 Sims Avenue in Columbia.

Children’s Chance mission is to improve the quality of life of children and families who are dealing with the trauma of child’s cancer. The ultimate goal of Children’s Chance is to assist families to remain intact and functional during their crisis.

Children’s Chance raises money to fund programs and provide resources that assist South Carolina children and their families facing pediatric cancer. These programs are administered through eight pediatric oncology clinics to assist families through psychological, emotional and financial support. Children’s Chance programs are provided at no cost to all persons regardless of race, creed, gender or religious affiliation.

Children’s Chance vision is that all people affected by pediatric cancer anywhere are helped and supported and no needs are left unmet for as long as necessary.