Paulette Criscione created Cancer of Many Colors because of the loss of her family. Paulette’s father died from breast cancer in 1981. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 after relocating to Lexington, SC. Her brothers died from leukemia and bile duct cancer within four years. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011. Paulette understands the emotional and financial hardships of this dreaded disease. Her mission is to help local cancer patients with their daily living expenses so they can focus on recovery. She also wants to provide emotional support to the patient’s caregivers. Paulette’s vision for Cancer of Many Colors is to be a major resource to others in the Midlands.
Reggie Ramsey is the Chief Business Development Officer for Ponder & Company in Nashville, TN. He received the 2015 Emerging Leader Award from the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, recognizing his leadership in the local healthcare community. Reggie holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of the South, and a Masters of Business Administration from Belmont University. He serves on the board of Faith Family Medical Center, a non-profit organization offering care to the uninsured and underinsured in Nashville. Reggie has seen cancer effect the lives of several close friends and family members, including his father.
Christine fell in love with helping others when she volunteered for the first time at the age of 14, participating in a March of Dimes walk-a-thon. A long time SC resident, she believes strongly in mission of Cancer of Many Colors in helping to meet the basics needs of local cancer patients as they travel through their cancer journey. The mother of 23 year old twins, Christine developed a strong passion for helping cancer survivors when her 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia. She knows firsthand the struggles a family faces with a cancer diagnosis. Most of her adult years, Christine has tirelessly dedicated her time to many charitable organizations, including the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, The Leukemia Society and Avon’s Breast Cancer Walk. She and her husband are avid hunters who love watching football and spending time with friends.
Stephanie Sluder is retired from the a career in the legal world, as well as working with the non-profit organization, South Carolina School Boards Association. She is active as a personal trainer and fitness instructor as well as serving as the Secretary to the Board for Cancer of Many Colors. She is a wife and mother of 2 daughters, stepmother of 3 other children, grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 5. She has felt the sting of cancer many times; losing her father and older sister to lung cancer. Her Mom survived breast cancer and she has a sister who survived cervical cancer. It has hit close to home far too often. She is motivated to help others to fight the good fight.