Dec
6
Mon
MEETING – Jill Swing, Compassionate Care Alliance @ Hilton Garden Inn
Dec 6 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
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Jill Swing, SC Compassionate Care Alliance

Jill Swing is the Founder and President of SC Compassionate Care Alliance which is a patients’ rights organization that provides education about the benefits of medical cannabis and how to become an advocate for safe, legal access.

Jill’s daughter, thirteen-year-old Mary Louise, suffers from a severe form of epilepsy and can have over 1000 seizures per day. In 2014, after running out of options from Mary Louise’s neurologist, they started exploring the possibility of CBD or Cannabidiol, which is derived from the cannabis plant and was legal in Colorado at the time. Unfortunately, due to federally illegality, it wasn’t possible to obtain outside of the state. Jill then worked with state lawmakers to pass a bill allowing patients with epilepsy to possess CBD oil.

Jill has continued to fight for safe access to all forms of cannabis within the state of South Carolina. She and her organization have led the charge in supporting the SC Compassionate Care Act, which is the comprehensive medical cannabis bill being considered by the South Carolina General Assembly. Accomplishments include working with the Medical University of South Carolina to create their Annual Update on Medical Cannabis CME/CLE accredited conference in addition to providing education to lawmakers, community organizations and individuals about medical cannabis and advocacy efforts.

Jill’s years of involvement in medical cannabis legalization has given her a wealth of knowledge regarding CBD, hemp, medical cannabis and the legislation that surrounds them.

Dec
13
Mon
MEETING – Lila Sadler, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society @ Hilton Garden Inn
Dec 13 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
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Lil Sadler, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Lila Sadler currently serves as the Campaign Development Manager for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s flagship campaign, the Lowcountry Light The Night. She loves to harness her passion for bringing businesses and nonprofits together by building partnerships that strategically align companies’ core values with initiatives that result in making a measurable, positive difference in the lives of blood cancer patients and their families in the community.

When she’s not helping cure cancer, Lila loves to surf, sail, hike, read, and spend time with her family.

Dec
20
Mon
NO MEETING – Christmas Holiday Week
Dec 20 all-day
Dec
27
Mon
NO MEETING – New Years Week
Dec 27 all-day
Jan
3
Mon
MEETING – Christine Messick, Reading Partners @ Hilton Garden Inn
Jan 3 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm