The Crescent Olive partners with Curing Kids Cancer
Gina Janvrin shows off stickers that will be on Gamecock football helmets.
Curing Kids Cancer Gamecock Merchandise for sale at The Crescent Olive.
By Kelsey Richardson, Carolina News
Curing Kids Cancer is a nonprofit that is working to raise money so that one day there will be a cure. Gina Janvrin lost her nephew to childhood leukemia when he was nine-years-old.
"A year after he passed away, my sister-in-law said no child should die because of lack of funding." said Janvrin.
Janvrin says cancer kills more children than any other disease, but there isn't enough federal funding to find a cure. Janvrin's family founded Curing Kids Cancer, a nonprofit that aims to raise funding to find a cure. Janvrin wanted to be a part of the cause and currently serves as director of events in South Carolina.
Janvrin also works at The Crescent Olive, which sells specialty olive oils and vinegars. The Crescent Olive hosted a fundraiser that benefited Curing Kids Cancer on Thursday. They sold raffle tickets and Curing Kids Cancer merchandise and donated 100 percent of the sales to finding a cure. Some of the merchandise included the Curing Kids Cancer Gamecock T-shirts and helmet stickers.
Gamecock football players will sport the yellow ribbon stickers on their helmets during the game against Texas A&M. The Gamecocks aren't the only people raising awareness for the cause, many other SEC and ACC football teams also wear the stickers.
The Crescent Olive donated ten percent of store sales to finding a cure. Customers can taste any of the olive oils and vinegars before they decided to buy a bottle. They have many different flavors including some that are used for ice cream toppings like chocolate, coffee, and strawberry.
Overall, Curing Kids Cancer has raised over $9 million dollars. If you would like to donate go to Curing Kids Cancer.