Press Release: Comfy for a Cause Raises over $210K

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 19, 2020 – Me Fine Foundation, Inc. combined its annual Music for Me Fine event with its annual Gala to present Comfy for a Cause on October 16.  Presented by Centrifuge Media, Inc., the virtual fundraising event raised $212,000 for families of children receiving care at North Carolina partner hospitals. Funds will be used to help families who face financial distress as a result of their child’s medical crisis and to fund psychosocial support programs within the hospital setting. 

Participants enjoyed an array of entertainment: stories from Me Fine families,  live and silent auctions, a raffle, music provided by BJ Barham of American Aquarium, Pierce Freelon, Jack The Radio, and Blue Dogs – all while staying safe at home and enjoying curbside pickup of meals, alcohol, cocktail kits, and desserts. 

For 16 years, Me Fine Foundation, Inc. has been committed to providing hope through emotional support and financial assistance to families whose children are receiving care at North Carolina partner hospitals.  In 2019 the organization fulfilled a record number of referrals, and with the turmoil of the current year, the need has grown.  Funds from Comfy for a Cause will allow Me Fine to continue to meet that need.

“Thank you to everyone who made Comfy for a Cause a huge success,” noted Joey Powell, Me Fine’s Executive Director.  “To our sponsors, our team, our attendees, and generous donors, your support will further our efforts to meet the need of those families whose children are receiving care at North Carolina partner hospitals.”

Me Fine Foundation also announced its 2020 Hero for Life award recipient. Carla Thompson won the award this year, in recognition of her over 30 years working with complex care pediatric patients at Duke Children’s Hospital. Carla was nominated by Valerie Jarrett.

About Me Fine, Foundation Inc.

One in three families with children experiences significant financial burden at some point due to medical care costs, and roughly three out of every five personal bankruptcies are byproducts of insurmountable medical debt.  Since 2004, Me Fine Foundation has addressed this overwhelming need by providing both financial and emotional support to thousands of families with children experiencing a medical crisis.  We work with families whose children are being treated by Duke Children’s Medical Center, UNC Children’s Hospital, or WakeMed Children’s Hospital.

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