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In order to continue supporting our community while also helping to slow the spread of COVID-19, UNC Health Foundation will be offering a series of virtual engagement opportunities covering a variety of relevant and timely topics. We hope these will offer helpful information and support during this challenging time, and we look forward to connecting with you soon. For questions about an upcoming virtual event, please contact Allison Baranowski at or 919.843.7648.

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Past Virtual Events

Spotlight on Scholarships – Gratitude Heals

Our UNC School of Medicine students are the brightest in the country, but they also have many additional skills. Hear from our brightest stars as they show off their hidden talents. After the talent show, meet these incredible scholars and hear more about how life has changed for them and why, more than ever, they are ready to build a healthier future for all.

Yin Yoga – Gratitude Heals

Grab your mat and a water bottle for a quick 45-minute break with Tom Sowders, director of marketing and communications at UNC Children’s.

Travel To Uganda – Gratitude Heals

Dr. Ross Boyce and Dr. Raquel Reyes provide a virtual tour of Uganda. Learn about the people, places and culture of this beautiful country while also gaining a deeper understanding of why Uganda means so much to them and their research work.

Art Demo With Elaine O’Neil – Gratitude Heals

Art is therapy for so many, including famed local artist Elaine O’Neil and Dr. Donald Rosenstein, division head of UNC Health’s General Adult Psychiatry program and director of UNC Lineberger’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program. Join this artistic duo as they share some of their favorite art pieces. Elaine also gives an art demo on how she uses her fabric and patterns to make holiday cards.

UNC Children’s Cooking Demo – Gratitude Heals

Local celebrity chef Sheri Castle and Dr. Benny Joyner, chief of pediatric critical care medicine, help us get into the holiday spirit with their favorite holiday cocktail and appetizer recipes.

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UNC Coaches Thank Health Care Workers

WATCH some all-stars from North Carolina Tar Heels Athletics say “thank you” to our UNC Health heroes fighting on the front lines against COVID-19. After you watch, don’t miss a special opportunity to join these coaches & express YOUR gratitude. Visit us here to leave your words of encouragement for our hard-working health heroes TODAY: Go Heels!

Posted by UNC Health Foundation on Wednesday, April 15, 2020