A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SUPPORTERS!
We are proud to announce that the 2017 Me Fine Gala, held at City Club of Raleigh on September 23rd, raised over $210,000 for the children and families we serve. The Gala, presented by Centrifuge Media, celebrated Me Fine’s accomplishments over the last year and served as a thank you to the amazing team of donors, allies and advocates who helped in that success. The many local businesses that sponsored the event ensured a magical evening for all in attendance. The Gala is the nonprofit’s annual signature fundraiser, raising funds to help provide financial assistance and emotional support programs to parents and caregivers whose children are receiving critical medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals.
The “Hero for Life” Award is the Me Fine Foundation’s highest honor, recognizes those who go above and beyond to help critically ill kids and families, specifically with respect to Me Fine’s mission. It is presented annually at the Me Fine Gala. This year’s recipient, Jordan Wright, is a two-time cancer survivor and longtime foundation ally who donates his time and talents as a professional photographer to the foundation.
“Once again, the community has shown us just how much they care and we’re incredibly thankful, “ said Joey Powell, Executive Director of the Me Fine Foundation. “Our sponsors and supporters ensure that we have an enormous impact on the children and families we serve.”
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A massive thank you to the AJ Fletcher Foundation for helping build out the Teen Resource Cart at Duke Children’s Hospital! The cart carries fun supplies for teenagers receiving treatment to ensure that they have access to engaging material. The cart includes items such as books, movies, games, coloring books and art projects.
Neat, right? Read what some of the teens and staff have to say about it:
“The gel pens and adult coloring from the teen cart helped me relax and pass the time.” -Lea, age 18
“It is great for our teens to have a special space to choose activities that appeal to their age.” – Katelin, CCLS, Child Life Specialist, Duke Children’s 5300 Unit
“The teen cart is an awesome way for our teen patients to make choices when many things are out of their control.” – Jess, RN, Duke Children’s 5100 Unit
“We are fortunate to have teen carts that we can utilize for teen patients on adult units. These units often have fewer resources to normalize the environment so the rolling teen carts provide comfort to these patients.” – Susan, Child Life Specialist, Duke Children’s (Hospital School Coordinator)
Stories like these allow us to show our community the impact that their donations can have. We aim to have a real and tangible impact on the lives of children receiving care and their families. Interested in speaking with someone to contribute? Visit our website to learn more and get in touch.
Hello there fellow Raleighite! Here’s your guide on how to show up for the Me Fine Foundation Gala in something you’ll enjoy yourself in all while making a statement! You’ll be helping children with illnesses and their families battle through their journey so you’re already a star in our book! Continue reading
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Raleigh, N.C. (August 21, 2017)-The 2017 Me Fine Foundation Gala presented by Centrifuge Media will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at City Club Raleigh downtown. The gala will be a night of celebration with food and drink, a live and silent auction, and music performed by local favorite Crush. Proceeds from the gala will benefit families facing medical crises while being treated at Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals.
As you know, we recently completed our Christmas in July campaign at UNC Children’s hospital. We want to thank each and every one of our supports for the kind words, thoughts as well as the gifts that we distributed. The children all had smiles on their faces, which was very rewarding to see! Here are some images for you to see how the day played out as well as information about our upcoming local gala. Continue reading
A recent college graduate recounts his story during his illness. Read about the wonderful and caring staff that helped him through his journey. A great example of social good in practice. Continue reading
On July 20th and 27th, the Me Fine Foundation will once again spread some cheer to kids who really need it. Thanks to the thousands of dollars and hundreds of toys donated by our supporters, we were once again will bring Christmas in July to the children at Duke and UNC Children’s hospitals. Led by the one and only Santa Claus, volunteers will distribute 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
“Love can change the world in a moment”
A lot of families either start or end their day by tuning in to the news to get a pulse on current events around the globe. Most news channels will report the atrocities – whether that be violence, famine or terror. Once in a while, that bad will be interspersed with hopeful, inspiring stories. Personally, I choose to focus on those. Stories that promote, peace, happiness and support. It also happens that celebrities, most commonly music artists, are seen supporting these messages. One such story was in relation to Red Nose Day, in March 2017. Continue reading
Taking your child to their weekly baseball games and being excited that your budding baseballer is hitting the home runs, catching all the balls and being the star of the team. But then imagine that something did not feel quite right: your child is breathing a little harder and is seemingly more exhausted. So you take them to the doctor and think, “Okay, it’s probably just a minor condition. Maybe he’s recovering from his cold that he had a week ago.” Continue reading