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Jun 04 2012

Carolina Girl Champagne Campaign Benefits Camp Happy Days

Special to Island Eye News

On May 3, The Carolina Girl yacht and Camp Happy Days hosted the first annual Champagne Campaign to help raise money to send kids kickin’ cancer to camp. The two hour evening cruise around Charleston harbor offered a full bar donated by Snyder Bar, hors d’oeuvres graciously provided by Duvall Catering, music, dancing, and of course, complimentary champagne.

Each year, approximately 170 children with cancer and their siblings ages 4 to 16 arrive at Camp Happy Days eager to leave worries of cancer far behind as they enjoy a week filled with fun, new friends, and unlimited possibilities. To the casual observer, Camp Happy Days is simply about fun and new friends, but for children fighting cancer it is so much more.

This is a powerful, life-changing week where children discover strength in the comfort of new friends, a newfound confidence, and the will to continue their fight,” said Derrick Demay, Chairman of Camp Happy Days.

Camp Happy Days opens the door to a world of hope and possibilities for children who have been diagnosed with cancer, and provides a supportive atmosphere where children are encouraged to look beyond their limits, face challenges, and achieve things they never thought were possible.

Members of the community were able to take part in an incredible Giving Back evening on the Carolina Girl. “Giving back is essential to becoming successful,” says Captain Bob Murray, owner and operator of the Carolina Girl. Each year, Carolina Girl, Charleston’s only exclusive special events yacht, chooses a charity of its choice to partner with and raise money. Crew members enjoy the opportunity to step aside from corporate events and weddings to take part in these non-profit events.

Carolina Girl will be hosting another Camp Happy Days fundraiser on Thursday, September 20, 2012. For more details and ticket information, please contact Camp Happy Days at 571-4336. For more information about the Carolina Girl, visit, call 818-2495, or email


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