Focus on the Palmetto State

October 2018 at 9:30 a.m. – Focus on the Palmetto State

In our first segment we spoke with Darren Martin, Executive Director of the Chapman Foundation in Fountain Inn. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Chapman Foundation is hosting an event called Pynkalycious on Saturday, October 13 at 9:00 a.m. The event will be held at the Younts Center for Performing Arts on Main Street and will include a 4K walk, live performances, guest speakers, vendors and mammograms. The purpose of Pynkalycious is to celebrate the life of breast cancer survivors and raise funds for research.

Segment two of the show focused on the 31st Annual Woodcarving Competition on November 17 & 18. Dave Fisher, President of the Piedmont Woodcarvers Club informed us that there will be two major areas at the event. The first area will focus on the competition, where there will be four classes of competitors in 23 different categories. The second area will focus on exposition, where carvers will set up their collections and sell their carvings. The event will be held at the Simpsonville Activity and Senior Center and the cost of admission is two dollars. The event will also feature an artist fair for local artists and the Blood Connection for anyone wishing to donate blood.

The third segment of the show revolved around an urgent care center called American Family Care (AFC). Dr. Jeff Harris, the Medical Director of AFC, informed us that eight new facilities were being opened here in the upstate. Dr. Harris explained to us that the purpose of AFC is not to compete with primary care doctors, but instead, to help facilitate their practices so that if you need to see your primary care doctor today and can’t, AFC will provide the avenue to be seen. AFC handles acute care medicine, flu vaccines, orthopedic injuries, x-rays, drug screens for companies, occupational medicine and procedures with lacerations and abscesses.

In our final segment we spoke with Dr. Nika White, Senior Adviser for Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. She shared insight into the sixth annual Athena Leadership Symposium. The purpose of this event is to recognize a female in the workforce that is accomplished in her career and advocates for women’s leadership and growth. The symposium is scheduled for November 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the T.D. Convention Center. Both men and women are encouraged to attend this event.