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Meet The “Music For Me Fine” Bands

We couldn’t be more excited about Music For Me Fine, our spring benefit coming up this Friday, April 22nd at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh. Tickets are still available here for a night of fun and music with complimentary beer from Top Of The Hill. All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation and our mission to provide emotional and financial support of critically ill children children being treated by Duke Children’s and The NC Children’s Hospitals.

Here’s a rundown on the Music For Me Fine lineup:

To Better Waters-Hailing from Charlotte, To Better Waters features Paul Manos and Joel Turner on dual lead guitar, Alexander Warner on keys/guitar/vocals/kazoo, Matthew Susong on vocals, Pat Allois on percussion Jeff Thomas on bass. This indie rock band recently recorded an album, Days of Ours, that has what the band calls a ‘Earth, Milky Way & Rock ‘n Roll” sound.

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The Remedy-The Remedy is Raleigh’s Premier Rock n Roll Party Band performing everything from the 60s through today’s hits. Featuring Paul Baggett and Mike Mizelle on vocals, Taylor Austin on guitar/bass, Andrew Blair (A.B.) on guitar/bass/vocals, Chadwick Johnson on guitar/vocals,  Jason Sikes on guitar/vocals and Scott Debrauwere on drums, this band will have you swing, swaying and dancing in the aisles.

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Old Habits –Old Habits got their start back in 2003 one night when Craig Thompson, Lin Peterson, Bennett Thompson and Brian English got together to pick a little bluegrass.  Chad Johnson joined the group and in 2007, they recorded their first self-titled album at The Rubberroom in Chapel Hill, NC. Eventually Evans Nicholson’ drums were added to the line up, and the band moved from old-school bluegrass to their current sound – a mixture of Americana, Country and Southern Roots music.

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Buy your tickets now for Music For Me Fine and we look forward to seeing you April 22nd!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

Music For Me Fine Finds Second Title Sponsor In Sunbelt Rentals

We are proud to annouce Sunbelt Rentals has agreed to be the second title sponsor for Music for Me Fine! Sunbelt Rentals joins fellow title sponsor Empire Properties to support our spring benefit concert on April 22d from 7p-11p at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh. Music will be provided by regional favorites To Better Waters, Old Habits and The Remedy and complimentarty beer will be provided by Top Of The Hill. Tickets for the concert are available here . All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation’s financial assistance and emotional support programs for children and families receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals.

Sunbelt Rentals is one of the largest equipment rental companies in North America. Backed by a national network of more than 525 locations, Sunbelt successfully services a variety of customers – from those in the commercial, residential, industrial, municipal, and specialized service industries, to weekend do-it-yourselfers. Sunbelt’s extensive fleet exceeds $4.0 billion and includes general construction equipment, industrial tools, pumps and power generation equipment, trench shoring, scaffolding, remediation & restoration equipment, and more.

We are proud to call Sunbelt Rentals a sustaining sponsor as they supported the 2015 Me Fine Gala as well as this year’s Gala. Their support allows us to carry out our mission to provide financial and emotional support to critically ill children and their families treated by Children’s Hospitals in North Carolina. We are grateful for their generosity.

Buy your tickets now for Music For Me Fine and we look forward to seeing you on April 22nd!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

 

Music To Our Ears-Music For Me Fine Adds Two More Local Sponsors

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We’re proud to announce Coalmarch Productions and Roofwerks have joined us as sponsors for Music For Me Fine! Our spring benefit concert will be held on April 22d from 7pm-11pm at All Saints Chapel with music provided by regional favorites To Better WatersOld Habits and The Remedy . Tickets are only $50 and can be purchased at www.musicformefine.com. All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation’s financial assistance and emotional support programs for children and families receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals.

Coalmarch Productions is a web design and marketing agency in Raleigh who also specialize in SEO, graphic design and social media. Roofwerks is a premier North Carolina residential roofing contractor who specializes in new roof construction including slate, clay tile, concrete tile, metal, and asphalt shingle roofing. These two local companies are supporting the Me Fine Foundation because they want to see their philanthropical dollars used to support local families in need. 

Would your company like to keep your philanthropical dollars local? Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2016 Music for Me Fine Spring Benefit! Click here to see how your company or organization can help make this event a success! Please contact Mandy Howard (mandy@mefinefoundation.org) or Joey Powell (joey@mefinefoundation.org) for any questions about the event or sponsorship opportunities.

Buy your tickets now for Music For Me Fine and we look forward to seeing you on April 22nd!

Thank you for your continued support!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

Wine Walk for Charity Lafayette Village – Benefit Me Fine

Me Fine Foundation is proud to be the featured charity for April’s Wine Walk for Charity at Lafayette Village in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Join us April 21st from 6 to 8 PM!

On the Third Thursday of each month April through October visit Lafayette Village for a Wine Walk in support of a local charity. Participating merchants will be offering free wine tasting at their business from 6 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through our shops and restaurants – a great way to see all the Village has to offer and taste some fabulous wines.

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The fee to participate is $10, with proceeds going to the featured charity. Of course, you must be at least 21 years old to partake in the tastings, but all ages are welcome to shop and savor the many restaurants. The first 100 participants will receive a commemorative wine glass – so get there early!

Third Thursday of each Month. Rain or shine!  More details here.

Thank You Lafayette Village for supporting Me Fine Foundation and serving families whose children have life threatening illness’ at local North Carolina Hospitals!

 

 

Top Of The Hill To Serve At Music For Me Fine

Our spring fundraiser Music For Me Fine will be definitely be top notch as Top Of The Hill has agreed to serve as the beer sponsor for our event! Music for Me Fine will feature popular regional bands Old Habits, The Remedy and To Better Waters performing at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh on April 22nd from 7pm-11pm. All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation’s financial assistance and emotional support programs for children and families receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here!

Beer provided by Top Of The Hill is included in ticket price along with food from local vendors. Located in Chapel Hill, TOPO has become is a destination spot for beer enthusiast and foodies. Their acclaimed beer collection is brewed right on site and their menu is loaded with locally-sourced ingredients. Open since 1996, TOPO’s brewery is now the 8th oldest surviving brewery in North Carolina. They are recognized to be the first establishment in the South to have a full-time cask-conditioned ale program on premise.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2016 Music for Me Fine Spring Benefit! Click here to see how your company or organization can help make this event a success! Please contact Mandy Howard (mandy@mefinefoundation.org) or Joey Powell (joey@mefinefoundation.org) for any questions about the event or sponsorship opportunities.

Buy your tickets now for Music For Me Fine and we look forward to seeing you on April 22nd!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

Music For Me Fine Spring Benefit Adds New Band, New Sponsor

We’re proud to announce another favorite regional band has joined the Music For Me Fine lineup!  To Better Waters will be joining Old Habits and The Remedy on April 22nd at our spring benefit at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh. The concert is scheduled from 7pm-11pm and local vendors will provide food and drink. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at www.musicformefine.com. All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation’s financial assistance and emotional support programs for children and families receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals.

We’re also proud to announce WedPics has agreed to serve as one of the sponsors for Music For Me Fine!  WedPics is a Raleigh-based company that acts as a social media platform for  wedding parties. The free app and website allows wedding parties and guests to share their photos and videos in a personalized album. We are grateful for their participation, along with fellow sponsors Empire Properties and HPW Foundation!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 2016 Music for Me Fine Spring Benefit! Click here  to see how your company or organization can help make this event a success! Please contact Mandy Howard (mandy@mefinefoundation.org) or Joey Powell (joey@mefinefoundation.org) for any questions about the event or sponsorship opportunities.

Buy your tickets now for Music For Me Fine and we look forward to seeing you on April 22nd!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

2016 Me Fine Bracket Challenge

You’ve waited all year, now is your chance to show off your hardwood predicting prowess. The 2016 Me Fine Bracket Challenge is back for a fourth year! You get a chance to play in your usual March bracket contest AND make a donation to help fund the mission of the Me Fine Foundation. Me Fine’s Bracket Challenge is your way to follow all the action and give back to critically ill kids and their families!

Me Fine continues to grow to meet the seemingly endless need of these children and their families. Hopefully the “Madness” surrounding this bracket challenge will help encourage you to learn more about the work we do, to spread the word within your network, and to help us continue to strengthen our communities one child and one family at a time.

Click here to enter the 2016 Me Fine Bracket Challenge! It’s a $10 entry – half to the winner, half back to Me Fine’s mission. Please tell your friends – Deadline to enter is THURSDAY at NOON! If you have questions, please email us at info@mefinefoundation.org.

Don’t forget about our “Music For Me Fine” Spring Benefit coming up on April 22nd at All Saints Chapel in downtown Raleigh featuring  regional favorites Old Habits and The Remedy. Tickets are are only $50 and  you can purchase your tickets online here. 

Good luck-PLEASE, share with your friends!

*The fine print: Half of total donations collected goes to Me Fine; the remaining half will go to the winning entrant. Donations are tax-deductible in accordance with state and federal tax laws.

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

Save the Date for “Music for Me Fine” Spring Benefit

Mark April 22nd on your calendar for the 2016 Music for Me Fine Spring Benefit! Join us at All Saints Chapel in Raleigh as regional favorites Old Habits and The Remedy will be performing  to benefit the Me Fine Foundation. The concert is scheduled from 7pm-11pm and food and drink will be provided by local vendors. Tickets are only $50 and you can order yours online here.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2016 Music for Me Fine Spring Benefit! Click here to see how your company or organization can help make this event a success!

  Please contact Mandy Howard (mandy@mefinefoundation.org) or Joey Powell (joey@mefinefoundation.org) for any questions about the event or sponsorship opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you on April 22d!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

 

Me Fine Foundation Taps Mandy Howard as Development Coordinator

The Me Fine Foundation is proud to announce Mandy Howard has been hired as Development Coordinator. Mrs. Howard will lead the non-profit’s fundraising activities and strives to diversify the organization’s funder base. The Development Coordinator is a new position, created to coincide with Me Fine’s continued growth.

Mrs. Howard is a University of South Carolina graduate who has worked in a variety of non-profit and event coordination positions. Some highlights of her career include coordinating events for the Monday after the Masters in Augusta, GA and working with the Methodist Home for Children in Raleigh. Her breadth of experience will benefit Me Fine Foundation’s financial assistance and emotional support programs for children and families receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals.

“I am so excited to join this amazing group of people who have dedicated their time, talent and passion to helping families who are fighting for their kids’ lives,” said Mrs. Howard. “As a mom, I understand the complete helplessness you feel when your child is ill. I am blessed to be in a position where I can use my time to reach out and be a comfort and support to those in our community who need it most,” she added

The mission of the Me Fine Foundation is to provide hope to critically ill children treated by Children’s Hospitals in North Carolina and their families through financial assistance, emotional support and necessary resources, regardless of race, diagnosis, religious affiliation or economic status. For more information about Me Fine Foundation please call (919) 202-0086 or visit www.mefinefoundation.org.

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

 

California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser

We’re thrilled to be involved in a fundraiser with California Pizza Kitchen! The nationwide restaurant chain known for its innovative and nontraditional pizzas has generously offered to donate a portion of online gift card sales. Visit this link , purchase a gift card and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Me Fine. This offer is available until February 19th and you must purchase from the designated link. You can also send a digital gift card for use at any California Pizza Kitchen in the country. That makes this a great way for friends and families from out of town to support what we do. Please remember it is critical that the exact link above be used for all purchases in order for Me Fine to receive a donation.

On March 2nd, California Pizza Kitchen at Southpoint in Durham will be donating 20% of all sales to Me Fine. Print out and present this flyer (or show from your cell phone) and 20% of your check will be donated to Me Fine. This includes take-out and catering. So if you’re planning a meeting, business lunch, or cater for your office, this would be a great option!

We are so thankful of California Pizza Kitchen and supporting our mission. Please contact us if you have any questions and thank you for your support!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Director, Me Fine Foundation

 

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