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Read the latest headlines and philanthropy news from across the colleges, departments and centers at MUSC.

Alzheimer’s disease crept into Dena Toth’s life more than a decade ago
Dena Toth poses with her grandmother, Sophia Grace Tomlinson, on Easter in 2009.

Alzheimer’s disease crept into Dena Toth’s life more than a decade ago – first with her grandfather, then both grandmothers...continue

Father promises son that cystic fibrosis won’t stand in way of eighth-grade graduation

Joey Benton knows the routine with cystic fibrosis – the colds that lead to hospitalizations, the times he has to stop to catch his breath just to carry his book bag down the hall and, worst of all, the things he misses...Continue

Taking the stress out of hospital visits

Olivia Crosby (left) and Maya Khaskhely present a check to support art programs in the MUSC Child Life Atrium after selling stress balls at Cario Middle School.

Middle-school students make, sell stress balls to help MUSC Children’s Hospital patients

As Olivia Crosby sat in a hospital chair with her arm exposed, she couldn’t take her mind off the needle searching for her vein. She needed a distraction, and she suspected other kids did, too...Continue

Recent graduate John "Taco" Robinson worked a fast-food job to pay for med school

'At $6.50 an hour, you have to really decide what's important. Working that job was a big part of my life.'

John Robinson picked up a job at Taco Bell as a teenager with a singular goal in mind: to save enough money to attend a pre-medical school summer camp between high school and his freshman year of college...Read More

Father commits to fighting addiction and preventing overdoses

'My first son was addicted for eight years, and my second son was addicted for eight months.' 

One month after his second son died the same way as his first, Steve Grant reluctantly attended a work conference through Northwestern Mutual, where he works as a financial representative in Greenville. The speakers opened that morning in 2011 by telling the group that they didn’t want to talk about selling more insurance but instead to challenge their audience with a question: What will be your legacy...Read More

Children, families visit construction team

Construction crews working on the new MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women’s Pavilion were recently treated to a visit with some of the children and families who have been impacted by the expert care at the children’s hospital...Continue

Cheers for 10 years!

10th Annual Gourmet and Grapes supporting Hollings Cancer Center

Holling's announces the 10th Annual Gourmet and Grapes

Prepare to be wined and dined during this weekend full of top culinary talent! You’ll see the return of favorites from years past as well as experiencing the talents of renowned chefs and winemakers joining us for the first time...Read More

US Navy Veteran Joseph Stocking

"I always had a passion for healthcare, and I didn’t necessarily know if I wanted to be a nurse but I always knew I wanted to help people."

-Joseph Stocking...Continue

As we celebrate National Nurses Week this month, we also celebrate the generous support of employees.

Joseph Stocking, Veteran Nurse

It starts with us...

Joseph Stocking traveled the world, providing care in combat zones and in the wake of natural disasters, as a respiratory therapist with the U.S. Navy. When he retired after 20 years in 2014, he knew he wanted to use his experience for a second career in nursing. Financially, he wasn’t so sure...continue

MUSC’s youngest donor makes bracelets to help other children

Ryleigh Jenkins presents her gift to Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs Jim Fisher.

MUSC’s youngest donor loves dogs, butterflies and the color pink. She also shares her father’s entrepreneurial spirit and her family’s commitment to community...Continue

Cells from girl who overcame brain tumor can help other patients

'It will allow one person’s tumor to be researched in many different ways to help everyone with that tumor.'

At age 5, Mary Scott Gallus needed three surgeries to remove a tennis ball-sized tumor from her brain...Read More

Taking the stress out of hospital visits: Middle-school students make, sell stress balls to help MUSC Children’s Hospital patients

Olivia and Maya present their check

'Now that we’re on the other end of it, we wanted to figure out how to give back.'

As Olivia Crosby sat in a hospital chair with her arm exposed, she couldn’t take her mind off the needle searching for her vein. She needed a distraction, and she suspected other kids did, too...Read More

Small-town family doctor establishes scholarship to help students pursue community medicine

Dr. Sam Stone and wife

'Don't let the debt determine what you do for the rest of your life'

Dr. Sam Stone planned his career at 5 years old and describes the years that followed as “one of those boring stories...Read More

Tisa's Story - 2017 YES Campaign

 “When choosing to give back to MUSC, it was never that I felt like I had to do it, but rather why wouldn’t I give back? MUSC is more than my employer. This is my family...continue

Jeb's Story - 2017 YES Campaign

“My YES contribution helps provide specialized magnifying glasses to our residents in vascular surgery. I’m grateful for the chance to be a part of helping them become great surgeons...continue

Cami's Story - 2017 YES Campaign

 “It’s not just about my contribution…it’s about us all coming together because that’s when we truly make a difference. That’s what the YES Campaign is all about...continue