The Special Event Company Partners with Teen Cancer America to Open First AYA Cancer Facility in the Carolinas

The Special Event Company (TSEC) joined rock legend and co-founder of Teen Cancer America (TCA), Roger Daltrey, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, to manage the opening of the new Hawkins Family Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Center at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, SC. 

This unit is the first cancer center dedicated to teenagers and young adults in the Carolinas. 

In 2012, Sally Webb Berry, Chief Executive Officer of the Special Event Company, became a founder member of Teen Cancer America and has been a driving force in bringing AYA cancer programs and facilities to the Carolinas. The Bon Secours facility marks a significant milestone for The Special Event Company defining how their dedication and support to this cause can come to fruition.

In addition to supporting Teen Cancer America financially, The Special Event Company has also contributed to the organization’s success through the introduction of the First Citizens Bank partnership

“Thinking back seven years ago, I could only have dreamt how successful this organization would become and how special it would to me,” said Webb. “It’s truly an honor to be a part of helping teenagers all across America and especially throughout North and South Carolina.”

Acting as Master of Ceremonies for the program, Webb stated “Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend’s unwavering support of teen cancer support and treatment facilities is a true inspiration to all of us close to the issues.  They have touched thousands of patients lives through their patronage and commitment”

The new unit at St. Francis is a place where teens and young adults (ages 15-40) can receive support, treatment, and care in a setting that is specifically designed for them. All across the US, teenagers and young adults often receive their treatment and care in pediatric facilities or with older adults. The St. Francis unit, like all AYA units across the nation, helps bridge the gap in care. Teen Cancer America, along with one of the organization’s top sponsors, First Citizens Bank, provided guidance and financial support towards the opening of the Bon Secours unit, pledging $320,000 towards development. With the help of this financial contribution and The Special Event Company’s expertise in planning and managing the opening ceremony, Tuesday will go down as a remarkable day for Bon Secours as well as teenagers and young adults battling cancer.

“As ever, a highly professional job all round,” said Simon Davies, Executive Director of TCA “Roger really enjoyed himself and Sally really helped make it special for the young people and that speaks volumes for where her heart is in this”.