Author: Cokie Berenyi

Living My Dreams

I realize there’s been a great deal of negative press from the 2019 climbing season on Everest. With a record number of permits granted, there also came a high death toll this year. My climbing partner for my upcoming #EverdayEverest climb summited Mt. Vinson in Antarctica with Don Cash, who unfortunately died a mere four months later on Everest. It’s reported that Cash fell from the Hilary Step not long after summiting Everest. I’m told […]

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My role with Hollings Cancer Center and the fight against cancer

Ray Greenburg is the reason I joined the Hollings Cancer Center family. It’s true. In 2010, Dr. Greenburg sent the head of the Foundation Board to see me and ask me to join the MUSC Hollings cause. “We need financial talent on the Foundation Board,” it was explained. As a mom of two with two asset management companies, mountains to climb and splitting time between Colorado and my native home of Charleston, I didn’t weigh […]

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Why Everyday Everest?

I’m an everyday gal. At least I was, until that day. It was a cold day in January 2003 when my business coach, Claire Stuhr told me it was time. “You need to attend an annual retreat and write your “Perfect Day.”I pulled into the parking lot on two wheels, late, Enya blaring in an effort to channel some much needed “Perfect Day Zen.” I threw myself out of the car with my seatbelt still […]

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