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Guys’ Night to Benefit Me Fine

Guys Night

On December 3rd from 6p-8pm, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry and 99.9 The Fan will be hosting a Guys’ Night benefiting Me Fine. Get some holiday shopping done while enjoying complimentary beer from Neuse River Brewing Company, food from Kamado Grille, shoe shines and hot shaves from Arrow and goodies from River Ridge Golf Cub. A percentage of proceeds from the evening will go towards supporting Me Fine!

This fun event will be held at Bailey’s Cameron Village location in Raleigh. Bailey’s is well known for their philanthropic efforts and we are so appreciative of them to include us. Please join us on 12/3 for a night of food, drink and fellowship to benefit Me Fine!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair

Wrap It In Red for Me Fine


Our friends at CEI  will be hosting the Wrap It In Red event to benefit the Me Fine Foundation on December 10th from 4p-7p. Wrap It In Red will be collecting packaged and unwrapped toys for “Hope For The Holidays” Program. This program helps families during the holidays who have experienced severe medical hardships over the past year and may otherwise have little to look forward to during the holiday season.

Join us for or a night of celebration and community featuring:

– Music by CEI’s own Blake Smith, the Leesville High School Orchestra & local DJ’s

– Food tasting by local restaurants, beer & wine provided

– Gameroom by Triangle Home Gamerooms with pinball, air hockey and vintage arcade games.

– Silent Auction

– Live Auction featuring just a couple of fantastic items sure to make the holiday season special.

– Pictures with Santa Claus

The event will be emceed by WRAL’s Elizabeth Gardner and tickets are only $10. All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation and you can purchase your tickets here. 

We’re so thankful to have such a generous supporting sponsor in CEI. This event will be hosted at their office located at 8701 Brickell Avenue in Raleigh. For more information or to get involved, e-mail events@copycei.com.

Bring the whole family and a unwrapped, package toy on December 10th to Wrap It In Red and help the community!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair

Jose & Sons Spices It Up for Me Fine!

Our friends at Jose & Sons, a Southern-inspired Mexican restaurant located in downtown Raleigh, will feature their annual Spice Festival from November 19th – 29th. The Spice Festival is a featured menu of appetizers, entrees, and drinks that highlight either spices or spicy flavors. Every year Jose & Sons dedicates 20% of the proceeds from this featured menu towards a non-profit.

This year Jose & Sons has selected Me Fine Foundation as their benefactor! In addition to the donation, Jose & Sons will share some details regarding our mission through their social media channels along with parenting with us on other marketing opportunities. At the end of the event, Jose & Sons will tally their sales from the featured menu and present us a check for 20% of that total!

We are so thankful of Jose & Sons and their generosity towards our mission. It’s exciting partner with such a unique concept and a jewel of the downtown Raleigh scene. Please join us November 19th-29th at Jose & Sons, enjoy one their featured food or drinks and help Me Fine!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair

Me Fine Foundation Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hours!

Join us as we celebrate this year’s accomplishments, hard work and volunteer efforts that make all the difference for the families challenged with the journey of treatment! Our friends at Peachy Keen Boutique in Cary will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hours on November 19th from 4pm-7pm!

Come mix and mingle with fellow Me Fine Foundation volunteers, affiliates and supporters, met and greet some of the parents, caregivers and staff from Duke & UNC all while enjoying complimentary beer/wine and festive treats. Learn more about Me Fine and shop with a purpose for the holidays! Peachy Keen will be donating 10% of all sales to the Me Fine Foundation to support holiday initiatives!

Everyone who RSVPs via the Eventbrite link, http://mefinehappyhours-peachykeen.eventbrite.com/  ,will get a complimentary swag bag. All are welcome so register today!

We are so thankful of Peachy Keen and their generosity. We hope to see you!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair

2015 Me Fine Gala – Gallery of Love

Here are some pictures from our 2015 Me Fine Gala sponsored by Centrifuge Media.  Thank You to all of our Sponsors, Volunteers, Attendees, Friends and Colleagues who attended and shared in this amazing evening!


News release- 2015 Me Fine Foundation Gala Most Successful To Date

Raleigh, N.C. (October 25th, 2015)- The Me Fine Foundation is proud to announce over $175,000 was raised at their annual gala held at City Club Raleigh on September 26th, 2015. The Me Fine Gala presented by Centrifuge Media, was a night of celebration hosted by reality television stars Penn and Kim Holderness and topped off by the presentation of the “Hero for Life” award. The gala serves as the non-profit’s annual signature fundraiser, to provide financial assistance and emotional support programs to parents and caregivers whose children are receiving long term 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 Me Fine Foundation’s mission. This year’s award was presented to current chair Tracy Sanders and past chair Josh Swindell, each of whom have helped guided Me Fine’s growth over the last few years.

“This year’s gala raised $70,000 more than the previous year and certainly exceeded our expectations. It would not have been possible without our sponsors, attendees and supporters, “ said Joey Powell, Executive Director of the Me Fine Foundation. “Being able to recognize Josh and Tracy on such a special night was icing on the cake,” he 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 or interest in sponsoring the gala, call (919) 202-0086 or email info@mefinefoundation.org.


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





Meet Sawyer: More Life and Love than Anyone

Rather than a family, this entry is about one strong boy. The father wanted the focus on his son.

Meet Sawyer. He’s a beautiful boy with the biggest, sweetest heart imaginable. Sawyer was diagnosed with a Grade III Anaplastic Ependymoma (tumor) at the age of four. Throughout his treatment, he never complained a single time or batted an eye once. Sawyer is an extremely optimistic and caring soul, and always puts others before himself.

Sawyer loves cars, little cute animals, and anything else that is adorable and sweet. He has been, and continues to be, quite an inspiration to his father Jeb, and everyone else he comes in contact with. Jeb remarked, “He has more life and love in him than anyone I know.”

If you would like to help Me Fine continue to ensure that families like Sawyer’s stay together and remain strong in the face of critical illness, you can make a gift by clicking HERE.


To read about other Me Fine Families, click here.


The Me Fine Foundation is proud to announce Humbly Made, Raleigh-based clothing company, has dedicated a t-shirt to benefit Me Fine’s mission to help children battling critical illness. A majority of the sales from the “Driven For Hope” t-shirt created and produced by Humbly Made will be directly contribute to the Me Fine Foundation.

The black t-shirts will be hand printed in Durham on high quality shirts and printed using water base inks that are environmentally friendly. Shirts will be available for pre-order on September 21st and make their debut at the Me Fine Gala. The 2015 Me Fine Foundation Gala presented by Centrifuge Media will be held on September 26th at the newly renovated City Club Raleigh. As Me Fine’s signature fundraiser, the gala will help provide financial assistance and emotional support programs to parents and caregivers whose children are receiving long term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals.

“As Humbly Made has grown and continues to evolve giving back is something that is rooted into our mission. When I heard about the Me Fine Foundation, I saw this as a great opportunity to utilize Humbly Made’s capabilities to make a positive impact in our community, “ said Mitchell Sheperd, owner of Humbly Made. “I feel It’s important for us to use our skill sets whatever they may be to better the world around us, “ he added.

Tickets for the Me Fine Gala are available online at www.mefinegala.com. Shirts are available for pre-order until October 5th at HumblyMade.com. For more information or interest in attending the gala, call (919) 202-0086 or email info@mefinefoundation.org.

Thank you for your support!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation


Gala Sponsor Spotlight-Environmental Holdings Group

We’re two weeks away from the Me Fine Gala and tickets are selling fast! Business from around the community have committed to supporting our mission to help children and families facing medial crisis by sponsoring our gala. We would like to give a big thanks to one of our supporting sponsors Environmental Holdings Group.

Since 2001, Environmental Holdings Group, LLC (EHG) has built a solid reputation in the environmental hazard abatement and demolition fields. EHG has four offices in the Southeast, two located in North Carolina. With over 2,000 environmental and demolition projects to its credit, EHG is one of the fastest growing companies in its field. Known for a remarkable ability to offer unparalleled performance, EHG offers competitive value while adhering to strict safety compliance.

We’re humbled by EHG’s involvement and words cannot express our gratitude. We hope you can join us on September 26th at City Club Raleigh for a wonderful evening to support families who need our help. We’ll have a dazzling array of food drink, live music provided by Crush and a live and silent auction. Hosted by Penn and Kim Holderness, it’s sure to be a night to remember. Hurry and get your tickets here!

Thank you for your support!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

Spotlight on Gala Emcees- Penn and Kim Holderness

You know ‘em , you love ‘em. They’ve been featured on The Today Show and Good Morning America. They’ve been goofed on Saturday Night Live. They’re viral video sensations Penn and Kim Holderness and they’ll be emcees of the 2015 Me Fine Gala presented by Centrifuge Media on September 26th. We’re honored to have them host our event, as they have been supporting our organization for many years.

So where does all the video magic happen? Along with Sharon Delaney McCloud, Penn and Kim are managing partners of Greenroom Communications. Founded in 2008, Greenroom Communications is a full-service video production/digital marketing company located in downtown Raleigh. Greenroom’s blend of creativity and strategic thinking has generated a number of successful marketing campaigns for companies around the country. They’ve assembled a talented team that has produced an impressive portfolio of work for clients such as Target, Rex Hospital, Red Hat and Duke University.

“Our partner Sharon Delaney introduced us to Me Fine years ago. Their story is touching and powerful, and we’ve loved watching them grow,” said Penn. “They probably win the award for “charity that makes the most sense”. Kim and I are honored to be a part of their big night.  Plus, cover band!! Woo hoo! We loves us some cover band,” he added.





We hope you can join us on September 26th at City Club Raleigh for a wonderful evening to support families who need our help. We’ll have a dazzling array of food drink, live music provided by Crush and a live and silent auction. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours here!

Thank you for your support!

Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

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