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We believe that community is healing, and in 2020 we launched a new program to help grow our community! Our selected Community Ambassadors act as representatives for The Boon Project and those we serve.

Our 2024 class of Community Ambassadors recently finished their 6-month campaign and were recognized for their work at our 7th Annual Boon Gala and Auction on Friday, March 15th. They all passionately shared about our cause and spread awareness from September 2023 to March 2024. They highlighted issues facing young adults impacted by cancer, shared resources and information to better serve this demographic, and aimed to meet fundraising goals to support the programs and services of The Boon Project. Jenna Baskin was selected as our 2024 "Honored Ambassador"  for going above and beyond their goals.

Thank you,  2024 Community Ambassadors! 


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Jenna, 34
West Ashley, SC

Nora, 17
Charleston, SC

    In 2017, I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer about a week after my 28th birthday. It was the scariest year of my life, having to go through chemo, a double mastectomy, and radiation, but I am fortunate to have had an incredible
care team who helped me beat it.

Shortly after I was diagnosed, I was introduced to the Boon Project. I attended the very first Courage Club meeting right after my first chemo appointment. I knew immediately that I had found a tribe of other fighters and survivors who could help me through this journey.

Now, 6 years later, I am still an active member who just wants to ensure that the Boon Project has everything they need to continue to serve others as they navigate their journeys.

Thank you for supporting Jenna!
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Jocelyn, 16
Charleston, SC

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 I'm Jocelyn, a 16-year-old junior
at First Baptist School. My mom is a Stage IV young adult cancer survivor, and I am so excited to fundraise for this amazing cause that has continued to support my mom in her
survivorship years.

     From my personal experience, I know that community is healing, and I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to The Boon Project, which has given my family so much support.

We appreciate your support of Jocelyn!
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    Hi, my name is Nora. I am a senior at Northwood Academy. I am a captain on my swim team, and I play varsity soccer. I found the Boon Project through my boyfriend's mother, Alicia. The Boon Project was extremely helpful to her as she battled breast cancer, and supportive of her after learning she walked alongside her late husband during his long fight
against the disease.

  My sweet cousin Melissa Legare Brown, who passed away in October 2020, was on the board for The Boon Project. They started a scholarship in her honor called the “Melissa Legare Brown Memorial Scholarship,” created for a student with a parent who has faced cancer or a young adult who has faced cancer. Much to my surprise, my boyfriend, Drake, was named the 2023 recipient.
Everything came full circle!

   I have seen firsthand the impact The Boon Project can have on people's lives. I want to help make a difference in the lives of those fighting cancer and their families! I hope to make my dear cousin proud. 


Thank you for contributing to Nora!
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Thank you to all our previous

Community Ambassadors!


Torie Dingler, 2023 Honored Community Ambassador

Emily Karpf

Khalia Williams

Jackson Mackey


Bethany Thomas, 2022 Honored Community Ambassador

Emily Karpf

Vanna James


Shelby Collins, 2021 Honored Community Ambassador

Kara Williams, 2021 Honored Community Ambassador

Muskaan Makkar

Nick Bianchi and Kevin Meadows (team)

Rachael Swiantek

Sam Eby

Vanna James

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