Miss All Star United States Pageant Charities
Charity in lieu of State Gifts
The Miss All-Star United States Pageant asks that you make a donation to one of the official charities instead of bringing and giving a state gift to the other contestants.
There is power in number and a little goes a long way. Thank you.
Checks will be presented to the charity at nationals.
Whether it’s giving a cancer patient a ride to chemotherapy, putting together a team for Relay For Life®, or sending an email to family and friends about cancer screening guidelines, there are multiple ways you can get involved in the Society’s lifesaving mission. Get the spirit of camaraderie and compassion by volunteering with the American Cancer Society.
There are countless ways volunteers support the USO, but they all share an abiding dedication to our troops and their families. Whether it’s helping out at a special event, cheering troops at homecoming, manning a front desk or providing a listening ear, volunteers are the reason our troops know they can count on the USO.
Carolina FreeStyle is a non-profit performing arts organization that allows performers of all social-economic backgrounds to develop, enhance and showcase their talents.
Carolina FreeStyle is a Non – Profit Performing arts organization that provides Family Oriented and High Energy Productions for the audience to enjoy while providing top quality dance, music, theatrical, pageantry, and modeling instruction and training thereby allowing the opportunity for all to perform.
Our Community Goal is to provide a top quality and highly entertaining production and provide top quality training in the performing arts for everyone.
Our Education Goal is to work with schools to allow all children and students to experience a top quality and highly entertaining production. Then after an abbreviated production performance, students will get to experience the activities of a theater on stage and backstage of a production.
Our Church Youth Group Goal is to allow the youth (and adults) to experience a top quality and highly entertaining production and to hear the testimonials of members from our principle Christian cast.
Scholarship Goal is to provide scholarships for Dance Station students and college scholarship for a graduating high school student.
MHE / MO / HME is a genetic bone disorder in which benign cartilage-capped bone tumors grow outward from the metaphyses oflong bones, growth plates or from the surface of flat bones throughout the body. The severity of this disease varies widely.Some patients may have as few as two tumors, but most patients develop many more and the numbers of tumors can run into the hundreds.
These cartilage-capped bone tumors are called Exostoses / Osteochondroma and may be sessile or pedunculated and vary
widely in size and shape. Pedunculated Exostoses / Osteochondroma is when a stalk is present, the structure is called
pedunculated. These have a Broccoli like appearance with stalk and growth towards the end of the stalk. Sessile Exostoses
/Osteochondroma have a broad-base attachment to the outer bone, called the “cortex”. These have a lumpy / bumpy appearance (When no stalk is present, these are called sessile)
These Exostoses / Osteochondromas can cause numerous problems, including: compression of peripheral nerves or blood
vessels; irritation of tendons and muscles resulting in pain and loss of motion; skeletal deformity; short stature; limb length discrepancy; chronic pain and fatigue; mobility issues; early onset arthritis; and an increased risk of developing malignant tumor transformation (chondro-sarcoma) reported risk of 2%-5% over life time. It is not uncommon for MHE / MO / HME patients to undergo numerous surgical procedures throughout their lives to remove painful or deforming Exostoses / Osteochondromas and or to correct limb length discrepancies and improve range of motion.
Surgery, physical therapy and pain management are currently the only options available to MHE / MO / HME patients, but their success varies from patient to patient and many struggle with chronic pain, fatigue and mobility problems throughout their lives.
MHE / MO / HME is a genetic autosomal dominant hereditary disorder. This means that a patient with MHE / MO / MHE has a 50% chance of transmitting this disorder to his / her children. Approximately 10% -20% of individuals with MHE / MO / HME have the condition as a result of a spontaneous mutation are thus the first person in their family to be affected.
There are two known genes found to cause MHE / MO / HME they are EXT1 located on chromosome 8q23-q24 and EXT2 located on chromosome 11p11-p12. Approximately 60 to 70 % of mutations are located in the EXT1 gene and 20 to 30% are located in the EXT2 gene. In 10 to 20% of the patients, no mutation is found.