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'CC' ~ Cancer Companion Program
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Designed to alleviate fear and anxiety among children, the ASCEND Foundation has partnered with Sylvan Dell Publishing, to create the Cancer Companion Program. This childrens educational story book "Champ's Story: Dog's get Cancer too" along with stuffed golden retriever Champ, empower caregivers to discuss the issues of Cancer with Children in a meaningful and understandable method.

Champ’s Story Wins Teachers’ Choice for the Family Award - Learning Magazine has selected Champ’s Story: Dogs Get Cancer Too!, by Sherry North and illustrated by Kathleen Reitz, as a 2011 Teachers’ Choice for the Family Award winner. Learning will publish the results of this competition in its April 2011 issue... read more


ASCEND Foundation

Anne Scandalios Cancer Ends Now Directive

Twelve years since its start, The ASCEND Foundation is continuing to push forward with our overall mission of making Cancer Awareness a national priority. Currently, focusing on the newest initiatives and programs we have set forth to obtain this goal, ASCEND believes that Cancer Education, Awareness, and Prevention are three ways to fight Cancer before it affects someone's life. Read more...

Presenting ASCEND Foundation's Annual Golf Tournament at Kiawah's River Course

The River Course, Kiawah Island SC

Join us on The River Course, Kiawah Island, SC for a very special golf outting to benefit The ASCEND Foundation, A 501(c) (3) Charitable Organization.

  • 11 a.m.- Registration and Practice Range
  • 12 noon – Shotgun Start, Lunch on the Greens
  • 6:30 p.m. – Awards Presentation & Dinner
  • Putting contests * hole-in-one contest * great food * awards * goodie bags * plus much more*

The River Course is one of the Top 100 residential courses in the U.S. In 2006, Tom Fazio extensively renovated his course from the original 1995 design. Play on a 7,039 yard tested course and enjoy eight holes along the Kiawah River and Bass Pond. The River Course has hosted The Kiawah Children’s Hospital Classic in 2000 & 2001. In 1996 Golf Digest listed the River Course one of the top five new private courses in the nation. In 2012 Golf Week Magazine named the River Course to its America’s Best Top 100 Residential Courses.


For more golf tournament information and registration

ASCEND’s mission is to make ending cancer a national priority. We connect those touched by cancer into one voice to make a difference.

Cancer Facts & Figures

If you are sitting in a room with 2 other people, the odds are that one of you will get cancer. Since Richard Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971, the focus of the fight has been on developing treatments, while too little attention has been paid to the fact that most cancer is preventable in the first place. Read more...


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Please click here to learn more about 'CC'~The Cancer Companion, his story book, Champs Story, and how you can become a part in making this program a success.

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