Saturday morning participants for the Justin Pepper 5K: Walk, Run, Ruck began to file into the parking lot of Palmetto Bone & Joint in Chapin for the third annual run hosted by The Justin Pepper Foundation. This year, things were a little different. Physical therapists, from Drayer Physical Therapy checkedContinue Reading

Gene Swygert, retired construction engineer with Sloan ConstructionCompany has been appointed to the advisory board of Leeza’s Care Connection Foundation. Marti Colucci, Director of Leeza’s Care Connection, made the announcement earlier last month. Leeza’s Care Connection focuses on people who are caregivers in the midlands area to a relative orContinue Reading

The Third Annual Justin Pepper 5K (JP5K) may have a different feel this year, with temperature checks upon arrival and staggered start times for social distancing but The Justin Pepper Foundation will be holding the event this Saturday, September 5, at Palmetto Bone & Joint in Chapin. According to JustinContinue Reading

It’s been said that Alzheimer’s is a woman’s disease. Women are both more likely to develop the disease and more likely be dementia caregivers. Older theories proposed that women are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s because they live longer, but research does not support this theory. Researchers are now wondering isContinue Reading

This week marks three years since Columbia-based non-profit Serve & Connect launched Greg’s Groceries, a program that provides police departments with boxes of non-perishable food to share with individuals and families in need. Greg’s Groceries is named in honor of Greg Alia, a Forest Acres Police Officer killed in theContinue Reading

Providence Home, a transitional ministry for men, is expanding with a new dormitory at 3421 N. Main Street. The 2-story brick building is not only a beautiful addition to an already improving streetscape on North Main Street, but also adds 27 beds to the campus, almost doubling the ministry’s housingContinue Reading

The Columbia Chamber’s Leadership Columbia program, is requesting proposals for the LC Class of 2021 Class Project. Each year the LC Class chooses a project that can create a positive impact on the community. To submit a proposal, an organization must be a nonprofit located within the Chamber’s six-county area:Continue Reading

Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands’ local center for philanthropy, invites the community to join the annual Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) celebrations throughout August 2020. Local celebrations will include weekly stories, action-focused communication on social media, and live interviews at 10 am every Friday in August at www.facebook.com/CentralCarolinaCommunityFoundation. BPM isContinue Reading

The Midlands Mediation Center, a non-profit conflict resolution organization serving central South Carolina since 1998, is hosting a Peace Walk – Scavenger Hunt to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Teams will be fed a series of missions through a phone app that will guide the exploration of attitudes and ideasContinue Reading