Me Fine Gala – 2018

Thank you to everyone who made Me Fine’s 2018 Gala such a wild success! 

Your support, whether as a sponsor, attendee, raffle ticket buyer, silent or live auction winner, or donor helped us raise more than $220,000! Because of you, we will be able to finish out 2018 providing more financial assistance and more emotional and psychosocial support programs for more families than ever before! Please save the date for Saturday, October 26, 2019 to join us for Me Fine Gala 2019 at the Cotton Room in Durham.

You can read the official press release regarding this year’s Gala here.

We will be posting more photos as they become available. For now, please enjoy some of the highlights from the 2018 Gala:

Ice sculpture carved to look like a gold mardi gras mask with the words Me Fine Gala 2018 etched in the base
Couple smiling at camera at 2018 Me Fine Gala at the City Club in Raleigh
Magic Roman performing to a group at Me Fine's 2018 Gala
Woman wearing red mardi gras mask raises her paddle number of 148 to bid on live auction item

2018 Keynote: Dr. Benny Joyner


We are thrilled to announce that our 2018 Gala keynote speaker: Benny Joyner, Jr., MD, MPH, FCCM. Dr. Joyner serves as the Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and the Clinical Director of the Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center at the NC Children’s Hospital located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

A former high school teacher, his passion is (and has always been) the well-being and education of children, locally and abroad.  Dr. Joyner has committed his career to caring for critically ill children at the PICU at the NC Children’s hospital as well as educating students, residents, fellows and families about the challenges faced by children who are critically ill.  A patient safety advocate, he has authored numerous articles and book chapters on the importance of interprofessional teamwork and communication. In addition, he serves several committees of the American Heart Association, the Society of Critical Care Medicine and Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

A Tar Heel Basketball fan and avid comic book reader, he currently calls Durham home where he lives with his wife, Rebecca, three kids (Stella, Nora and Nate) and two dogs (Fudge and Freya).

2018 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Centrifuge Media Logo

Major In-Kind Sponsor

Environmental Holding Group logo

Changing Lives

Thompson Automotive Group logo

Building Communities

Caring Hearts

FastMed Urgent Care logo
WakeMed Hospital

Helping Hands

Biologics by McKesson logo

David & Mary Whitney Rakestraw

Riddick Insurance Group

Silent Auction Sponsor

Coldwell Banker: Howard Perry and Walston

Friends of Me Fine

Cookson & Cromer logo
The Office of Bryan T. Griffin

Hal & Gail Perry

TCBH Cary logo