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


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