It’s Christmas time in the Holy City and we want you to join us in spreading holiday cheers at our happy hour on December 13 at Rutledge Cab Co. from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. We’re closing out 2022 with our most impactful happy hour yet, and we’re calling on our friends and neighbors to help make it happen. All ticket and cocktail proceeds from the event benefit one of our favorite local nonprofits doing big things, Courageous Kidz.  

Founded in 2006, Courageous Kidz is on a mission to give children living with cancer and their families the magic of hope by providing year-round uplifting experiences. After moving to Charleston in 1967 with her husband, Deborah Stephenson quickly found her calling making a difference in the Charleston community by originating and nurturing Camp Happy Days. In 2005, Debby transitioned from Campy Happy Days to caring for her husband full time as he fought his own battle with cancer. Recognizing the need children and families living with cancer have for a more individual type of care, Debby knew there was more work to be done and more families to touch. She then created Courageous Kidz. 

Courageous Kidz works to alleviate the stress experienced by families stricken by childhood cancer while giving them the opportunity to connect over family-fun activities, all free of charge. These opportunities give families the chance to take a pause and just be a family for the day while creating lifelong memories. Whether it’s a day at the beach with Shaka Surf School, bowling and pizza at Charleston Rifle Club, dinner at their favorite restaurant or even a custom trip, Debby and the Courageous Kidz team go above and beyond to provide these Charleston families with a sense of normalcy and an amazing experience to pair. 

The journey with Courageous Kidz doesn’t just stop after these activities. The kids, their parents and their siblings become a part of a robust support network in the Charleston community, composed of like-families who can lend understanding to the challenges that accompany pediatric cancer. Through this network and the continued champion from Courageous Kidz, each family gains access to additional resources, organizations and support that help carry some of the weight. 

Through the generous support of volunteers, sponsors and donors, Courageous Kidz has been spreading the magic of hope through the Charleston area for nearly 17 years, and we are honored to lend our support to help them reach 17 more. While we can’t take away the devastation of pediatric cancer, we can do our part to help Courageous Kidz continue impacting these incredible families and alleviating some of their stress during unprecedented times. 

Buy your tickets today and join us on December 13 at Rutledge Cab Co. from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. to close out 2022 by making an impact. Come cheers to the season, network with marketing pros and enjoy complimentary appetizers and signature cocktails — all benefiting Courageous Kidz! Over 95% of the donations go straight to the cause. 

Can’t make the happy hour but still want to get involved? You can donate to Courageous Kidz on their website, as well as find information on becoming a volunteer or sponsor.   

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good happy hour! 

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