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FoodWell, Wegmans Team Up To Tackle Food Insecurity

Posted 2 months ago

By Mark Kimmel, UNC Health Foundation An overwhelming sense of gratitude filled UNC Health teammates as the delivery truck pulled up to the loading dock at UNC Hospitals. Shannon Hinton and the local Chapel Hill Wegmans “delivery team” wasted no … Read more

Dads Raise Money For NICU Through Disc Golf

Posted 3 months ago

Annual event supports the Neonatal Special Gifts Fund By Mark Kimmel, UNC Health Foundation The cool Carolina air held a crisp bite, the morning sun painting the leaves in fiery autumn hues. In the heart of this vibrant landscape, Robert … Read more

Teddy Bears Create Smiles at UNC Children’s

Posted 6 months ago

YOU DID SOMETHING AMAZING! Thanks to donors like YOU, 200 soft and cuddly teddy bears were recently given to medically challenged kids at UNC Children’s. Patients from preemies to teenagers received bears. Kids in the emergency department, hematology oncology clinic, … Read more

The Kats family led a 2023 Tar Heal Tuesday Challenge

Tar Heal Tuesday Challenge Honors a Family Member

Posted 6 months ago

Following the loss earlier this year of Connie Roads – mother-in-law and mother to Victor and Allison Kats, and grandmother to their four children – the Kats family decided to honor Connie’s life with a 2023 Tar Heal Tuesday Challenge … Read more

Celebrating the Power of Giving

Posted 7 months ago

At 2 p.m. on September 6, the lobby of the N.C. Basnight Cancer Hospital folks gathered for a special event at the UNC Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic. Ian Davis, MD, PhD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, took the podium and welcomed everyone … Read more

Scholarship Brunch Honors Donors and Celebrates Students

Posted 1 year ago

Scholarship donors, medical students and UNC School of Medicine leaders gathered recently during the Annual Spring Medical Alumni Weekend to celebrate the critical investment that scholarship donors are making in medical students – and the impact these students will have … Read more

The Ward family and the toy donations for UNC Children's

Toy Drive Supports UNC Children’s

Posted 1 year ago

By Mark Kimmel, UNC Health Foundation March is National Kidney Disease Awareness Month, but for the Ward family of Holly Springs, kidney disease has been an all-consuming circumstance for the past two years. In 2021, the youngest of their three … Read more

Chris Hall with his mother, Lynn

Mom’s Memory Inspires New Parenting Clinic

Posted 1 year ago

By Mary Erskine Chris Hall, 22, a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, has taken a low point in his life and turned it into something positive, all in memory of his mother, Lynn, who died of triple negative breast cancer in … Read more

Leon Adelman and the staff of Ivy Clinicians

Building a Better Physician Marketplace

Posted 1 year ago

In his first emergency medicine attending position, Leon Adelman, MD ‘08, developed an interest in managing systems of care delivery, in addition to caring for individual patients. “I really enjoyed designing processes to make sure that all patients coming through … Read more

Child holds teddy bear

Teddy Bears Bring Smiles To UNC Children’s Patients

Posted 1 year ago

UNC Children’s physician-in-chief Stephanie Duggins Davis, MD, along with members of the UNC Children’s development team and Child Life, distributed teddy bears to patients at the N.C. Children’s Hospital in December. “A hospital bed is never where a child wants … Read more

Janora McDuffie ’99, Master of Ceremonies, and Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz celebrate the historic Campaign for Carolina with Rameses and RJ.

Campaign for Carolina Update

Posted 2 years ago

As December winds down, the historic and record-breaking Campaign for Carolina might be expected to coast to a close. Instead, our amazing donors continue to give in diverse and impactful ways, making the year’s end a final sprint for the … Read more

UNC Health Foundation staff members at the 2022 Second Sky music festival

Raising Money For Malawi Through Music

Posted 2 years ago

Family of former cancer patient continues to raise funds at Porter Robinson’s Second Sky Music Festival to help families of pediatric cancer patients at UNC Project-Malawi California’s Bay Area boasts one of the more vibrant music scenes in our country. … Read more

Swim Across America Event Supports UNC AYA Cancer Program

Posted 2 years ago

On Saturday, October 8, UNC’s swimming and diving teams hosted Swim Across America at Koury Natatorium. Relay teams of all ages and skill levels swam for 60 minutes as part of a charity swim to benefit UNC Lineberger’s Adolescent and … Read more

Photo of the Chaudhry and Patel families at the AOA annual gala.

Neuromuscular Fund Honors a Legacy of Care

Posted 2 years ago

For Deven Patel and Vinay Chaudhry, MD, what began as a professional relationship built around a shared background as well as shared values has blossomed into a friendship that helped motivate a generous show of support for the UNC Department … Read more

Ribbon cutting with Richard Montana at Reeling for Research Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic

UNC Children’s Honors Longtime Pediatric Cancer Supporters

Posted 2 years ago

UNC Children’s recently held a dedication for the Reelin’ for Research Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic. Established in 2009 in memory of Tony Montana, Reelin’ for Research has raised millions for pediatric cancer research at UNC. The group presented a check … Read more

Kenan Medical Scholars posing for a picture in Reidsville NC

Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars – Training Across NC

Posted 2 years ago

Now entering its 11th year, the Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars program gives medical students diverse training experiences in rural and urban areas of the state. With primary care shortages in all rural North Carolina counties, the program’s goal is … Read more

UNC Rex Mobile Mammography Unit

Rex Open Raises Nearly $400k for Mobile Mammography Unit

Posted 2 years ago

by Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation Since it was established in 1994, the Rex Hospital Open has been a highlight of the Triangle sports calendar and a consistent source of financial support for the patients, programs and services at UNC … Read more

Sharpless-Bonanno: three generations of UNC MDs and Ramses

Three Generations in One Medical Family

Posted 2 years ago

UNC roots run deep in many families, but one UNC School of Medicine family has a unique connection to the institution, boasting three generations of physicians – all women – who received their medical education at UNC. Marianne Bonanno, MD … Read more

Mella Pool

Transplant Patient Honors Care Team With New Fund

Posted 2 years ago

Fast. Stunning. Amazing. A miracle. Those are just a few of the words Mella Pool uses to describe her experience in 2020, when a genetic condition led to the sudden need for a liver transplant. After feeling sick and visiting … Read more

Kenan Scholars with Mr. Tom Kenan at a reception on April 26, 2022

Kenan Primary Care Scholars Program Celebrates Ten Years

Posted 2 years ago

The Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars program honored its current students and celebrated 10 years of serving rural and urban communities across North Carolina with a reception Tuesday evening at the N.C. Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. Cristy Page, MD, … Read more

SOM Students Celebrate Match Day 2022

Posted 2 years ago

For four years, students at the UNC School of Medicine have worked toward Match Day — the day they learn where they will work as resident physicians for the next several years, honing their specialized medical skills. On March 18, … Read more

MAHEC Campus in Asheville NC

A Legacy for Healthcare in Western NC

Posted 2 years ago

With a successful medical career in the North Carolina mountains behind him, Frank Moretz, MD ’75, isn’t resting on his laurels. His legacy gift aims to build the medical pipeline and close the care gap in western North Carolina (WNC). … Read more

Kathy Swendiman

Kathy’s Korner Keeps Children and Teens Reading While Hospitalized

Posted 2 years ago

Kathleen “Kathy” Swendiman’s career spanned 40 years in the world’s largest library, the Library of Congress. Now, the library at N.C. Children’s Hospital will forever reflect her love of books and learning through the Kathy’s Korner Library Endowment. Alan Swendiman’s … Read more

Tylor Morris shows off his signed t-shirt.

Raising Money for Families in Tough Times

Posted 2 years ago

Crowdfunding uses the power of social networking and the internet to impact causes that people care about. For the UNC wrestling team, helping patients and families who get treatment at UNC Children’s is a cause they care about, with crowdfunding … Read more

UNC School of Medicine students volunteer at the Friday Center vaccine clinic.

Students, Faculty Connecting Through A Pandemic Year

Posted 3 years ago

By Bobby Hundley, UNC Health Foundation Celia Mizelle has never experienced “normal” medical school. The first-year Lucius Blanchard Carolina Family Scholarship recipient from Chapel Hill came to the UNC School of Medicine last fall after spending a year working and … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – March 2020

Posted 4 years ago

  UNC Medicine eNews powering health care philanthropy UNC Health Foundation Newsletter | MARCH 2020 A Community Effort: Bringing Maternity Care Back to Chatham County Maternity care units in rural hospitals are closing at unprecedented rates, placing thousands of mothers … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – February 2020

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  UNC Medicine eNews powering healthcare philanthropy UNC Medicine Newsletter | February 2020 UNC Medicine Annual Report Fiscal year 2019 was a record-shattering year for UNC Medicine thanks to supporters like you. Check out our annual report to learn more … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – January 2020

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  UNC Medicine eNews powering healthcare philanthropy UNC Medicine Newsletter | January 2020 Helping Women and Children Thrive UNC Horizons’ unique model of care works to end the intergenerational effects of substance abuse, helping mothers build a new life for … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – December 2019

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  UNC Medicine eNews powering healthcare philanthropy UNC Medicine Newsletter | DECEMBER 2019 An Evening Celebrating Philanthropy UNC Medicine held one of our largest events of the year to say “thank you” to our supporters. As we enter the holiday … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – November 2019

Posted 5 years ago

UNC Medicine eNews powering healthcare philanthropy UNC Medicine Newsletter | NOVEMBER 2019 Closing the Gap in Men’s Health Through one of the first comprehensive men’s health programs in the U.S., UNC Medicine supporters and physicians are working to change the … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – October 2019

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  UNC Medicine eNews powering healthcare philanthropy UNC Medicine Newsletter | OCTOBER 2019 Anita’s Next Adventure: A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Inspiration October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We caught up with breast cancer survivor and world traveler Anita McAllister on … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – September 2019

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UNC Medicine eNews powering healthcare philanthropy UNC Medicine Newsletter | SEPTEMBER 2019 Innovative Approaches: UNC’s Dementia-Friendly Hospital Initiative Nearly six million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, and this number is growing. Learn how the UNC Center … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – August 2019

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UNC Medicine eNews powering healthcare philanthropy UNC Medicine Newsletter | AUGUST 2019 UNC Medicine: Who We Are Learn more about UNC Medicine and how we work together with UNC Hospitals, UNC School of Medicine, and your favorite areas across medicine like … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – July 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter July 2, 2019 FEATURED STORY: When Music Meets Medicine  Award-winning and Grammy-nominated artist Porter Robinson and UNC’s Dr. Kate Westmoreland teamed up in a major way to support pediatric cancer research in Malawi. Read more. In celebration … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – June 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter June 5, 2019 Our Mission UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We power philanthropy to support the highest quality clinical care, life-changing research, and … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – May 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter   May 2, 2019 Our Mission UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We power philanthropy to support the highest quality clinical care, life-changing research, … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – April 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter   April 3, 2019 Our Mission UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – March 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter March 7, 2019 FEATURED STORY: New UNC Medicine Website!  It is launch day! Visit our new website unchealthfoundation.org and be sure to enter our drawing for a Yeti cooler and two Southern Season gift baskets by participating … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – February 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter February 6, 2019 UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move our world-renowned … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – January 2019

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UNC Medicine e-newsletter January 10, 2019 UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move our world-renowned … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – December 2018

Posted 6 years ago

UNC Medicine e-newsletter December 6, 2018 UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move our world-renowned … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – November 2018

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November 8, 2018 UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move our world-renowned research from the … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – October 2018

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UNC Medicine Development eNewsletter October 4, 2018 UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move our … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – September 2018

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UNC Medicine Development eNewsletter September 5, 2018 UNC Medicine is the fundraising engine that powers philanthropic investment for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals. We raise critical funding to train the next generation of expert caregivers, move our … Read more

Now, New, Next Newsletter – August 2018

Posted 6 years ago

UNC Medicine Development eNewsletter August 1, 2018 WELCOME Welcome to Now, New, Next, UNC Medicine’s signature e-newsletter. Here, we will celebrate the impact our donors have on research, education, and clinical care. We are so grateful for your continued support, … Read more