Leslie Nease calls the upstate home, she was also a contestant on Survivor: China.
She was only on the show for nine days but, she says that experience opened doors of opportunity.
Nease is partnered with Hearts of Reality, an event that allows reality stars to meet fans and raise money for Give Kids The World.
They are a non profit with an 84 acre resort in Central Florida.
They provide week long, cost free vacations to children with life threatening illness and their families.
Nease hopes to raise up to $7,000 for these children.
Hearts of Reality will take place in August in Celebration, Florida.
Nease will hold a benefit for Give Kids The World, June 27th, at Sidewall Pizza in Travelers Rest at 11am-9pm.