The Edward N. Hanley, Jr., MD, Endowed Chair for Orthopaedic Surgery
To honor Edward N. Hanley, Jr., MD, for his long and distinguished service to Atrium Health, fundraising efforts have begun for the Edward N. Hanley, Jr., MD Endowed Chair for Orthopaedic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center. The endowed chair will provide a substantial funding source to ensure the long-term success of a program to which Dr. Hanley has devoted much of his career. The Edward N. Hanley, Jr., MD Endowed Chair for Orthopaedic Surgery has been funded to the level of $700,000 to date, and will benefit Orthopaedic Surgery Resident education, research, and leadership development at Carolinas Medical Center.
24 Hours of Booty
During the 24 Hours of Booty Cycling event that took place this July in Charlotte’s scenic Myers Park neighborhood, the 24 Foundation and its supporters collectively raised over $1.75 million to benefit local cancer survivorship efforts. A portion of proceeds will significantly support Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital cancer survivorship and wellness programs as part of a $1.5 million pledge made by the organization in 2016. The annual 24 Hours of Booty cycling event has raised over $5 million since its inception to support cancer research and wellness programs at Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital. This support ensures that patient programs such as healing touch, art therapy, yoga, and acupuncture, as well as psychological counseling, are made available and affordable to patients and cancer survivors.
Kohl’s $300,000 Community Health Grant
Kohl’s department stores have awarded a $300,000 Community Health Grant to Atrium Health to support the development of a community health outreach program and collaboration among CHS and local health departments in the Greater Charlotte Metro area. The focus of the partnership is to improve community health by positively impacting access to health care, mental health, obesity, tobacco cessation and food security among the region’s most medically fragile communities in Mecklenburg, Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston and Union counties.
Elizabeth Moore Trust to support Levine Children’s Hospital Advancement Fund
A recent bequest of $125,000 was made by the Elizabeth F. Moore Trust (of Charlotte) to substantially enhance the comprehensive care provided to families from all walks of life by Levine Children’s Hospital. We are honored that Ms. Moore chose to recognize Levine Children’s Hospital in her estate.
Pediatric Cancer Research Lab Gift
An exceptional gift of $258,000 was made by Mr. Robert Douglas, a resident of Kihei, Hawaii, to advance Levine Children’s Hospital’s pediatric translational cancer research programs by supporting the planned, new Pediatric Cancer Research Laboratory that will open at Levine Cancer Institute in late 2018.
V Foundation Awards $200,000 Grant to support Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Levine Cancer Institute was awarded a $200,000 grant from the Jimmy V Foundation designated for Dr. Edward. S. Kim’s research in non-small cell lung cancer using a blood based immunokinetic platform. This is LCI’s first ever grant from the Cary, NC-based foundation.