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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading


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. Continue reading

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q Fundraiser A Success!

A big “THANK YOU!” to our supporters at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q! The North Carolina restaurant group known for their legendary Bar-B-Q donated 5% of July 28th’s sales from their Wake and Johnston County locations to the Me Fine Foundation. We are pleased to announce the fundraiser yielded a $2100 donation to our organization! These funds will 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. Continue reading

Me Fine in action-Christmas in July

On July 8th and 15th, we spread some cheer to kids who really needed it. Thanks to the thousands of dollars and hundreds of toys donated by our supporters, we were once again able to bring Christmas in July to the children at Duke and UNC Children’s hospitals. Led by the one and only Santa Claus, volunteers distributed toys to the sickest children in the hospitals. Christmas in July is important in that it fills a recreation and activity gap in the summer when so many volunteers, staff, and students are away. Continue reading

Me Fine Foundation founder featured in Family Circle magazine



We’re excited to have Me Fine Foundation’s founder Lori Lee recognized as a  “local hero” in the August 2015 issue of Family Circle. The article focuses on her life trajectory that has included tragedy and triumph. Continue reading

Executive Director Joey Powell Recognized As Outstanding Professional



We can’t tell you how proud we are of our Executive Director Joey Powell as he was honored at the Triangle Business Journal 40 Under 40 awards luncheon at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary on June 11. Joey and 39 other recipients were selected from a group of over 200 nominees. The 40 Under 40 awards “recognize outstanding professionals under the age of 40 for their contributions to their organizations and to the community.” Continue reading

Me Fine Foundation: Outfitting superkids, one cape at a time

As executive director of the Me Fine Foundation, which helps kids facing critical and chronic illnesses, and a dad of a young son with spina bifida, Joey Powell knows well the joy that comes from putting a smile on those kids faces.

The kids that Powell works with through the local nonprofit often spend months in the hospital or suffer through regular treatments that can be uncomfortable and even painful. They need to be able to celebrate their own moments. They also just need to be a kid. Continue reading

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