Transformational Gift from Bank of America Supports Program Aimed at Reducing Health Disparities
On August 16, Atrium Health announced a $10 million gift from Bank of America to establish “Meaningful Medicine,” a program uniting the best innovations within health care, social impact and workforce development to directly target health equity and economic mobility goals within Charlotte. Continue reading here.
Back Where the Big Cats Prowl, Keep Pounding 5K Raises $100,000 for Cancer Research
On June 4, more than 1,300 community supporters and Carolina Panthers fans across the country participated in the 12th Annual Keep Pounding 5K, co-presented by Rodgers Builders and JELD-WEN. The event, which had been held virtually the past two years, welcomed runners back to the race course, beginning outside Levine Cancer Institute and ending inside Bank of America Stadium.
Since the Keep Pounding initiative began nearly 20 years ago, more than $4.4 million has been raised for cancer research at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute and Atrium Health Levine Children’s.
More than 350 teammates from teams Rodgers Builders and Jeld-Wen (both teams pictured) participated in the Keep Pounding 5K. The companies have remained steadfast in their commitment to funding cancer initiatives at Atrium Health as co-presenting sponsors of the event since 2019. Special thanks go to additional event sponsors including Genentech, APM Terminals, DeMayo Law Offices, LLP, and 704 Shop.
JE Dunn Construction “Grows it Out” To Give Back
When hair salons and barbers shut down at the start of the pandemic, several of JE Dunn Construction’s employees took the opportunity to grow out their hair for a worthwhile cause – donating it to kids with hair loss.
Two years later, employees received their long-awaited cuts at the 5th Annual General Contractors Ping Pong Tournament, hosted by JE Dunn‘s Charlotte office. The tournament brought together 12 Charlotte-area general contractors, raising over $35,000 for pediatric cancer research at Atrium Health Levine Children’s.
Showmars and the HEARTest Yard: On a Mission to Protect Children’s Hearts
This spring, the HEARTest Yard and Showmars Restaurants joined forces to host two special events in support of congenital heart families in the Carolinas. On May 2, the 9th Annual HEARTest Yard Golf Classic, presented by Showmars, celebrated its most successful year to date, raising over $200,000 to benefit the HEARTest Yard Congenital Heart Center at Atrium Health Levine Children’s.
The annual golf tournament was followed by the 6th Annual HEARTest Yard + Showmars 5K, presented by LifeShare Carolinas, on May 14. The beloved community event was enjoyed by hundreds of heart families, patient advocates, donors, and athletes who rallied around families affected by congenital heart disorders.
Racing For Hope: Sponsors Help Young Triathletes “Go the Distance” for Atrium Health Patients
This May marked the 10th year of the annual Levine Jewish Community Center’s Kids Triathlon, which has raised over $900,000 since its inception. The youth-driven fundraising event benefits pediatric rehabilitation patients at Levine Children’s Hospital and athletes who participate in Atrium Health’s Adaptive Sports & Adventures Program.
With the help of many generous benefactors – including corporate sponsors The LabCorp Charitable Foundation; Action Plus Ideas; Interstate Solutions, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein; Webb & Goldsmith Orthodontics; Brownlee Jewelers; Carolina Classic Builders; Laxer, Long & Savage – the JCC Kids Triathlon raised more than $136,000 to bring hope to adaptive athletes and patients receiving rehabilitative care.
Charlotte Knights Hit a Home Run for Patients of Atrium Health
On May 9, players and friends of the Charlotte Knights gathered for a round of golf at the 15th Annual Charlotte Knights Charities Golf Classic benefiting Atrium Health Levine Children’s. Sarah Guy (pictured center), a heart transplant recipient and 2022 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion, was an honored guest of the event. The event raised over $38,000 for Levine Children’s inpatient rehabilitation therapy department.
Charlotte Radiology and the Charlotte Knights also recently celebrated home runs at the 16th Annual Pink Knights baseball game. The event, which honors breast cancer warriors and survivors, benefits LevineCancer Institute: Project PINK and the Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund at Atrium Health Foundation. Attendees and auction participants helped Charlotte Radiology and the Charlotte Knights raise over $21,000 for breast cancer initiatives in the Charlotte community.
Corporate Giving Opportunities:
Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK
Sponsor Free Mammogram Days so that uninsured and under-insured community members may continue to receive essential access to free breast cancer screenings and diagnostic care through Levine Cancer Institute: Project PINK and Levine Cancer Institute Project PINK Plus. Project PINK is the only program and service of its kind available to residents of Mecklenburg and surrounding counties (at no charge to participants). Contact us to learn more.
Support the Special Needs of Patients Fighting Cancer
Support the special needs of low-income and medically fragile patients who are undergoing cancer care at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute by giving to the LCI Patient Special Needs Fund. This program provides partial, short-term assistance to help eligible patients with costs such as household bills, transportation, access to healthy foods, and temporary lodging for themselves or family members. At this time, the most critical needs are for transportation assistance and food vouchers. Contact us to learn more.
Bring the Comforts of Home to Patients at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center
When patients and their families come to the hospital, many find themselves in need of items left at home—they may have packed for the hospital in a hurry or are missing an item that would make their visit more comfortable. Often, these needs are as simple as a toothbrush, a pair of socks, reading material or games to pass the time, snacks, or other necessities. Atrium Health has had a tremendous response to the cart that circulates throughout Levine Children’s Hospital (pictured), with generous support from Eastwood Homes. With additional support, we hope to offer these same comforts to adults at Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center—at no cost to patients or their families. Contact us to learn more.
Event Sponsorship Opportunities:
September 12: Atrium Health Pineville Golf Invitational
September 26: Dr. Ed Stubbs Memorial Golf Invitational
September 29: PINK Pint Night
October 17: Save Your Skin Melanoma Golf Classic
November 5: Hopebuilders 5K
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Leslie.Sykes@atriumhealth.org | (704) 280-9460