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At MUSC Children's Health, the vision of what is possible for every child is being reimagined by offering pediatric expertise that is both deserved and necessary. They promote healthy lifestyles and provide life-saving treatments, delivering comprehensive and compassionate care to children across South Carolina and further afield. Their integrated health care system includes a 250-bed pediatric hospital that offers the most advanced care in over 26 specialty areas. In addition to hospital care, they extend their expertise to multiple neighborhood locations throughout the Lowcountry, providing primary, urgent, and specialty care.

As a Level 1 Trauma center, the pediatric emergency department at MUSC Children's Health is specialized in delivering emergency care for any serious injury or illness a child may encounter, whether at home, school, or during play. They work in collaboration with pediatricians across the community to offer after-hours care for children from birth to seventeen years of age at three different locations during weeknights, weekends, and holidays.

Beyond clinical care, MUSC Children's Health is a significant pediatric clinical research center, conducting substantial and continuous research efforts through the Charles P. Darby Research Institute. Their involvement in research enhances their ability to provide the highest level of care by translating laboratory advances to the bedside, developing new technologies, and offering clinical trials.

Their ongoing commitment to families is a testament to their dedication to continually envision and realize what is possible—not just for the present, but also for the future.

The College of Charleston Cougar Club has been renamed the College of Charleston Athletic Fund (CAF). The name change is effective immediately.

The College of Charleston Athletic Fund will function as the overarching umbrella under which all giving to athletics will occur. The organization will focus additional emphasis on philanthropic giving – including sport-specific donations, facility initiatives and endowment opportunities – that will enhance and elevate the student-athlete experience at CofC.

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The Cougar Club will remain a branch of the newly-created College of Charleston Athletic Fund, serving as the annual scholarship fund, which supports the scholarship needs for over 350 student-athletes across CofC’s 19 varsity sports. All membership benefits such as premium seating, hospitality access, parking, etc., are still secured through an annual contribution to The Cougar Club.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our many donors for their past and continued support of the Athletics Department,” says Jerry Baker, executive director of the College of Charleston Athletic Fund. “The CofC Athletic Fund opens up potential for a new era of philanthropic giving to support our student-athletes.”

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Founded by American Combat Veterans and surfers in May of 2015 on Folly Beach, SC, Warrior Surf Foundation addresses post-service transition challenges such as PTSD, moral injury, survivor's guilt, and TBI through surf therapy, yoga, wellness sessions, and community. 


Through Warrior Surf Foundation’s surf therapy program, we strive to enhance the psychological and physical well-being of Veterans, active duty service members, and their families through the experience of surfing.

Participants who successfully complete our 12-week surf therapy clinic are given the opportunity to serve as mentors to incoming participants (and to receive training in behavioral health awareness including stress management, active listening, and suicide awareness).

While our small group surf lessons provide an opportunity for more individualized surf instruction, our larger group sessions provide greater opportunities for socialization, team-building, family participation, and improved interpersonal communication skills.

Our program is available to Veterans and active service members with psychological and/or physical disabilities. Psychological disabilities include, but are not limited to, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, related mood or anxiety disorders, post-service transition challenges, moral injury, survivor's guilt, and TBI. Physical disabilities include, but are not limited to, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and physical amputation.

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