Fryer, Richburg honored as Upstate Black History Makers

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Cynthia Fryer, manager of Children’s Advocacy for Safe Kids Upstate, and Ruth Richburg, member of the Greenville Health System (GHS) Board of Trustees, have been honored as Upstate Black History Makers by 107.3 JAMZ.

Fryer was recognized for her “unwavering commitment” to the prevention of childhood injury and death over her 20 year career working as a therapist for children and families, according to the station. In her role at Safe Kids Upstate, Fryer is responsible for educating children and parents about the safety risks that children face by coordinating the organization’s advocacy and mentoring efforts. Safe Kids Upstate is an affiliate o1-Fryer-200x200f Safe Kids Worldwide, an international nonprofit dedicated to protecting children from unintentional injuries, and is locally operated by Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital.

Richburg has served on the GHS Board of Trustees since YEAR, and was honored for her leadership in community nonprofits. In addition to her service on the GHS Board of Trustees, Richburg has served in leadership positions with the YWCA, the American Association of University Women, the GHS Minority Advisory Council, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, and the United Negro College Fund Upstate Advisory Committee.

The recognition of Upstate Black History Makers is an annual honor given by 107.3 JAMZ to celebrate members of the community who have made or are currently making a positive difference in black history, according to the state. Fryer and Richburg are two of 29 ho28-RUTH-RICHBURG-200x200norees in 2016, one for each day of the month.

About Greenville Health System

Greenville Health System (GHS) — an academic health system that is the largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in South Carolina — is committed to medical excellence through research, patient care and education. GHS offers patients an innovative network of clinical integration, expertise and technologies through its eight medical campuses, tertiary medical center, research and education facilities, community hospitals, physician practices and numerous specialty services throughout the Upstate. The 1,358-bed system is home to 15 medical residency and fellowship programs. GHS is also home to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, a joint effort of USC and GHS. Visit for more information.


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