NEWS RELEASE- 2016 ME FINE FOUNDATION GALA SHATTERS FUNDRAISING RECORD

2016 ME FINE FOUNDATION GALA SHATTERS FUNDRAISING RECORD

Raleigh, N.C. (October 4th, 2016)- The Me Fine Foundation is proud to announce that it raised over $220,000 at their signature fundraiser, the Me Fine Gala, held at City Club Raleigh on September 17th. The Gala, presented by Centrifuge Media, celebrated Me Fine’s accomplishments over the last year and served as a thank you to the amazing team of donors and allies who helped in that success. The event is the nonprofit’s annual signature fundraiser, to help provide financial assistance and emotional support programs to parents and caregivers whose children are receiving critical medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals.

The “Hero for Life” Award is the Me Fine Foundation’s highest honor, designed to recognize those who go above and beyond to help critically ill kids and families, specifically with respect to Me Fine’s mission. This year’s recipient, Ken Steenson, is a longtime foundation ally at the NC Children’s Hospital, who has been instrumental in the foundation’s growth there.

“I’m blown away: $40,000 more than we’ve ever done, and an incredible figure considering that last year’s event was such a monumental success, “ said Joey Powell, Executive Director of the Me Fine Foundation. “Because of every single person involved, we’ll be able to serve more families than we ever dreamed,” he added.

For more information about Me Fine, please call ‪(919) 202-0086 or visit http://www.mefinefoundation.org.

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About Me Fine Foundation, Inc.:

Me Fine Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to parents and caregivers sacrificing their livelihoods in order to provide their children with state-of-the-art, or even last-chance medical treatment at Duke and UNC Children¹s Hospitals. Me Fine Foundation is committed to ensuring families with children facing a devastating medical crisis are able to receive financial assistance, emotional support and other necessary resources to sustain the loss of income from the dramatic lifestyle changes they face during the treatment process.