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Behind the Scenes of the Lonon Foundation’s Incredible Mission

March 07, 2019

The Lonon Foundation is a local nonprofit that provides resources to children who have been impacted by their parent’s or caregiver’s cancer.

Anna Lonon started the foundation after loosing her husband to cancer in 2014. At the time he passed, the two had a newborn baby and a four-year-old son.

On this episode of FOX 24 News Now, Anna tells us all about this wonderful foundation and what they do to help families battling cancer.

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. 

Professor Gives a Lift to Children of Cancer Patients

January 08, 2018

Sometimes we just need to know we’re not alone – that there’s someone else out there who knows what we’re going through, who understands what we’re feeling. Someone we can connect with through a common experience or who shares some fear, some dream, some passion within us. Someone who believes in us – who lifts us up right when we need it.

"Dari Goldman barely had both feet out the door of Caviar & Bananas before she was calling her mom.

“I just met the most incredible person,” the junior double major in public health and women’s and gender studies gushed when her mother answered the phone. “She has the most inspiring story!”

 

Anna Lonon with UPLIFT participants at the South Carolina Aquarium in April (Photo provided by Raegan Loftis)

That person was Anna Lonon, an English professor at the College of Charleston, and her story goes like this..."

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