March 2018

This & That

Author: Special to CH2

A Series of Fortunate Events, interesting news and a hodge-podge of other items.
You know…this and that! If you would like to submit something for this special section, please email m.washo@celebratehiltonhead.com. If we have room and it’s appropriate for public consumption, we’ll be happy to oblige.


BB&T Insurance Services has named Tracy Molloy to their sales staff as a personal lines family risk manager. Molloy brings more than eight years of experience as a business professional in the insurance industry to her new position.


The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is pleased to announce that Steve French will lead its sales team as director of sales and marketing. French holds a degree in hotel management from Virginia Tech and brings over 30 years of experience to his new position.


Michael E. Covert, president and CEO of Covert Aire, LLC™ is proud to announce two promotions to new positions. Michael Frazier has been promoted to general manager of the company, and Michael Hesch has been promoted to field operations manager of the company, filling the role vacated by Frazier’s appointment.


Windmill Harbour Real Estate, a division of The Richardson Group, is pleased to announce that Susan Murphy has joined the company as a real estate professional. Murphy, a graduate of Boston University in computer science, enjoyed a 40-plus-year career in sales and marketing with HP and Raytheon; she moved to Hilton Head Island from Boston with her family in 1998.


Angela “Carina” Mosqueira has joined Pure Medical Spa to provide permanent makeup services. As a member of The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, she is distinguished among her peers as a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional, marking her dedication to cosmetics safety, excellence, training, continuing education and ethics.


Licensed medical esthetician, Savanna Dorsey has joined Pure Medical Spa at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery where she will provide skin consultations and state-of-the-art treatments. Dorsey specializes in skin tightening, vaginal rejuvenation and body contouring and is also experienced in an array of prescription-based skin care products, including ZO Skin Health, Tretinoin (Retin-A) and Latisse.

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Someday is Today
Local citizen raising funds for blood cancer research

Many of us have been impacted by cancer in some way, and Brannon Sulka is determined to make a difference. She is representing Bluffton and Hilton Head Island in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year 2018 competition. The event runs through April 13.

The LLS mission is to “cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.” Man & Woman of the Year is a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research in communities across the United States, where candidates form fundraising teams. The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the 10-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of Man or Woman of the Year in their community.

Sulka’s inspiration is her grandmother, who, at age 82, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a disease, that on average, impacts individuals in their late 30s—a disease that has the lowest survival rate of blood cancers (20 percent), and which has not seen any major breakthroughs in over 40 years.

Blood cancer is the third leading cancer killer of Americans. Approximately every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer, and approximately every 10 minutes, someone dies of the disease. The need to fund research, support patients and their families, and advocate for issues impacting blood cancer patients on both a state and federal level is critical, and the LLS motto, “Someday is Today,” rings truer than ever.

While her grandmother’s disease has been treated successfully with chemotherapy, Sulka lost two great uncles to Leukemia in 2017. “I want to help prevent my family, friends, myself and you from being in a position where we are told our disease is untreatable,” Sulka said, “So, when nominated for this campaign, I decided that ‘someday’ was going to be today when it comes to joining the fight and truly making an impact.”

For more information, please visit Brannon Sulka’s campaign website: pages.mwoy.org/ga/savannah18/bsulka. Learn more about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at lls.org.

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