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Charleston nonprofit helps children of cancer patients be ‘normal kids’

November 27, 2018

Her family’s experience propelled Lonon to start a nonprofit supporting Charleston-area children with a parent or caregiver touched by cancer. The Lonon Foundation puts on free activities for children ages 6 to 17 to “help kids be kids without the baggage” of illness.

Each month, student volunteers from the College of Charleston organize activities, called UPLIFT outings, at places such as The Alley, the South Carolina Aquarium and sports games, while parents can spend a few hours to themselves.

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