The Special Event Company Partners with Teen Cancer America to Open First AYA Cancer Center in the Carolinas

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Teen Cancer America opens first adolescents and young adults (AYA) cancer unit in South Carolina.

“Thinking back seven years ago, I could only have dreamt how successful this organization would become and how special it would to me,” said Webb. “It’s truly an honor to be a part of helping teenagers all across America and especially throughout North and South Carolina.”

The Special Event Company (TSEC) joined rock legend and co-founder of Teen Cancer America (TCA), Roger Daltrey, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, to manage the opening of the new Hawkins Family Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Center at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, SC.

This unit is the first cancer center dedicated to teenagers and young adults in the Carolinas.

In 2012, Sally Webb Berry, Chief Executive Officer of the Special Event Company, became a founder member of Teen Cancer America and has been a driving force in bringing AYA cancer programs and facilities to the Carolinas. The Bon Secours facility marks a significant milestone for The Special Event Company defining how their dedication and support to this cause can come to fruition.

In addition to supporting Teen Cancer America financially, The Special Event Company has also contributed to the organization’s success through the introduction of the First Citizens Bank partnership

“Thinking back seven years ago, I could only have dreamt how successful this organization would become and how special it would to me,” said Webb. “It’s truly an honor to be a part of helping teenagers all across America and especially throughout North and South Carolina.”

Acting as Master of Ceremonies for the program, Webb stated “Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshends unwavering support of teen cancer support and treatment facilities is a true inspiration to all of us close to the issues. They have touched thousands of patients lives through their patronage and commitment.”

The new unit at St. Francis is a place where teens and young adults (ages 15-40) can receive support, treatment, and care in a setting that is specifically designed for them. All across the US, teenagers and young adults often receive their treatment and care in pediatric facilities or with older adults. The St. Francis unit, like all AYA units across the nation, helps bridge the gap in care.

Teen Cancer America, along with one of the organization’s top sponsors, First Citizens Bank, provided guidance and financial support towards the opening of the Bon Secours unit, pledging $320,000 towards development. With the help of this financial contribution and The Special Event Company’s expertise in planning and managing the opening ceremony, Tuesday will go down as a remarkable day for Bon Secours as well as teenagers and young adults battling cancer.

“As ever, a highly professional job all round," said Simon Davies, Executive Director of TCA "Roger really enjoyed himself and Sally really helped make it special for the young people and that speaks volumes for where her heart is in this.”

About The Special Event Company
Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., The Special Event Company is a leading and award-winning international event management agency. Led by CEO Sally Webb Berry, CSEP, TSEC provides strategic planning, logistical management, onsite production, and event marketing services for corporations, universities, and non-profit organizations. For more information, visit http://www.specialeventco.com.

About Bon Secours
Bon Secours is one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMHealth.org). With facilities in New York, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Florida, Bon Secours manages 20 hospitals and 27 post-acute care facilities including skilled nursing facilities, home care, and hospice services, and assisted living facilities. The mission of Bon Secours Mercy Health is to improve the health and well-being of its communities, especially people who are considered low income, are dying, or are underserved. The ministry provides nearly $2 million per day in community benefit. For more information, visit http://www.BonSecours.com.

About Teen Cancer America
Founded by The Who members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, Teen Cancer America is a non-profit organization based out of Los Angeles, C.A. that helps bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncology care. Through financial support, Teen Cancer America helps hospitals and outpatient facilities develop specialized units and programs for the Adolescent and Young Adult group. For more information, visit http://www.teencanceramerica.org.

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