November 4, 2013
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina continues to be a major supporter of Healthy Learners. Over the summer, employees raised $11,146 in support of Healthy Learners. The insurer also highlighted the work Healthy Learners does in its Giving publication. [More]
October 2, 2013
The 14th annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer is October 16. All proceeds benefit Healthy Learners and its mission of helping children across South Carolina by providing them with health care services such as vision care, dental care and hearing evaluations. [More]
September 16, 2013
McLeod Medical Center in Dillon, South Carolina, hosted a community meeting August 28 to gain new support and renew commitments to the continuation of the Healthy Learners Dillon program. [More]
August 27, 2013
Marcus Lattimore, a former football player at the University of South Carolina and now a player on the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League, has selected Healthy Learners to receive a portion of proceeds from merchandise sales through his new fan website. [More]
July 30, 2013
Healthy Learners is a nonprofit in South Carolina that connects children in need with services to remove health barriers to learning. Learn more about Healthy Learners through this brief video. [More]
June 25, 2013
Nearly 164,000 children in South Carolina have limited resources to get the preventive health care they need. A new video from Healthy Learners highlights how the organization fills the need for children in five service areas in South Carolina to get appropriate health care and the impact its services have. [More]
March 8, 2013
Through the Affordable Care Act, states may expand Medicaid coverage to persons up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Increasing access to Medicaid will give 450,000 to 600,000 uninsured Ohioans and approximately 250,000 uninsured South Carolinians the dignity of health insurance. The debate is in the state legislatures. Voices are needed now to encourage extension of Medicaid coverage. [More]
February 28, 2013
The third Nashville Songwriters in the Round event benefiting Healthy Learners is April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Prince George Ocean Commons, in Pawleys, Island, South Carolina. In the spirit of Nashville and the famous Bluebird Cafe, songwriters share their songs written for many of country’s music stars and the stories behind them. [More]
February 7, 2013
Healthy Learners continues to make great progress in connecting South Carolina children to care so that poor health is not an obstacle to doing well in school. Read more about Healthy Learners in the latest issue of the "Healthy Insights from Healthy Learners" newsletter. [More]
November 2, 2012
Now in its 13th year, the annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer continues to be the largest fundraiser for Healthy Learners. Thanks to 139 golfers, 34 volunteers and many generous sponsors, the October 17 golf outing at Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, South Carolina, netted more than $86,000 for helping children access needed health care.
The event featured a great day of golf, food, prizes and more, plus a golf driving demonstration by two-time World Long Drive Champion David Mobley. The tournament was presented by AFLAC and had dozens of additional sponsors.
"Each year, proceeds from the golf tournament enable us to help hundreds of children all across South Carolina by providing them with health care services like vision care, dental care, and hearing evaluations," said Jo Pauling-Jones, executive director of Healthy Learners. We are grateful to our supporters and the community for investing in the health and future of the children."
Healthy Learners, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is devoted to removing children’s health barriers to learning with love and compassion.
Pictured is one of several children from Healthy Learners who attended the event and interacted with golfers.