The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is far more than oysters, music, food, and fun for the community. It is a fundraising event for non-profit charities that lend a helping hand in the greater Charleston area.
The Ronald McDonald House, located just across Calhoun Street from MUSC, provides a home away from home for seriously ill children and their families. Charleston’s house has 27 bedrooms so families can be minutes away from their critically ill children without incurring hotel and transportation expenses. Click here to learn more.
Hospitality Heroes raises money for local hospitality workers and their families who are impacted by medical hardship. The fundraising organization is committed to the 30,000 Lowcountry hospitality workers whose lack of health care benefits can be devastating if they, or a member of their family, experiences an accident or prolonged hospital stay. Click here to learn more.
The HollingsCancerCenter, located at MUSC, is South Carolina’s largest CancerCenter and one of seventy National Cancer Institutes in the country. Employing more than 200 experts in treatment, research, education, prevention, control and outreach, the Hollings Cancer Center is seeking to provide care for all 27,000 South Carolinians who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Click here to learn more.
Shriners Hospitals for Children provide the best care for children in specialized areas regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Their hospitals specialize in orthopaedics, burn care, spinal cord injury, and cleft lip and palate. Click here to learn more.
The Lowcountry Oyster Festival also supports the Charleston County Schools Science Materials Resource Center.