A nonprofit collaboration of more than 150 physician spouses, the Charleston County Medical Society Alliance (CCMSA) works to improve Charleston’s quality of life, empowering the health and well being of its citizens and building stronger communities. CCMSA reaches thousands of lives each year through health education, legislative advocacy, fundraising and the administration of community grants and scholarships.
The Alliance is excited to offer members two hands-on volunteer opportunities this fall. Both events contribute to the greater goal of empowering children's health and wellness. We hope to see you there!
Saturday, October 5th at 9am
Join CCMSA for our third volunteer opportunity at the Lowcountry Food Bank as we help to provide children who are at risk for weekend hunger with nutritious food to sustain them through the weekend. Chronic food insecurity presents a serious threat to disadvantaged children. Backpack Buddies helps by nourishing these children when they are not in school, which greatly improves their ability to thrive in school and beyond.
The Lowcountry Food Bank’s programs represent a significant stride in the road to alleviating childhood hunger across the Lowcountry. This event is a wonderful opportunity to get involved and support this invaluable organization’s work!
Thursday, October 10th at 10:30am
Join students for an eye-opening hour of fascinating health facts and discoveries at the CCMSA “Commit to Be Fit” Health Fair. We need 10-12 volunteers to help oversee nine interactive learning stations that promote healthier lifestyle choices and highlight “Eat Smart, Move More.”
In 2012, members rallied in a unified effort to end childhood hunger for the first time. Energized and eager to support the cause, Alliance members assembled more than 1,000 bags of healthy food for the Lowcountry Food Bank's BackPack Buddies program.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in or contributed toward our second annual women's doubles round robin tennis tournament. With your help we raised over $4,100 to benefit the Lowcountry Food Bank's BackPack Buddies and other child hunger programs! Thanks to all of you, fewer children will go hungry during the weekends this school year. And more of them will enjoy an improved state of health and well being, as well as the opportunity to thrive in school. Many thanks go out to the Daniel Island Club Tennis Pavilion staff and pros for hosting the event, Family Circle Tennis Center for allowing us to use its courts, and Kacie Highsmith for making it all happen flawlessly.