Melissa’s can-do attitude only strengthens in adversity. When her mother was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in August 2008, Melissa pushed back by getting involved in fundraising for research; she donates a portion of her annual real estate transactions to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and is an active member of the Race Committee, serving as the Co-Chair for the past three years.
On July 26, 2014, Melissa’s mother Sammie Ferrigan lost her battle to cancer. Now, more than ever, Melissa’s passion to the find the CURE is boundless. In fact, the Lowcountry Race for the Cure on Daniel Island marked her first 5K and she is committed to running a race every month during 2015.