(May 2016)

Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital:

Keep Pounding 5K – Continuing a long-standing tradition of support for Carolinas HealthCare System’s cancer programs, the Carolina Panthers teamed up with more than 1,100 cancer advocates, survivors, volunteers and donors on May 14 during the 6th Annual Keep Pounding 5K Stadium Run. The event raised $100,000 in net proceeds to benefit adult and pediatric cancer research and survivorship programs at Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital.

24 Hours of Booty – Earlier this month, 24 Hour of Booty announced a $1.5 million commitment to Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children’s Hospital. With this gift, 24 Hours of Booty will have donated more than $3.5 million collectively to both facilities to support adult and pediatric cancer survivorship, rehabilitation, and wellness programs.


Levine Cancer Institute:

Charlotte Knights – The 11th annual “Pink Knights” game was played May 14th, presented by Charlotte Radiology. The baseball game and a related auction raised over $20,000 to benefit diagnostic breast cancer services at Levine Cancer Institute. New for 2016, the DeAngelo Williams Foundation partnered with the Knights, providing an additional $10,000 contribution that provided breast cancer screenings, including mammograms and follow-up care, for 53 women.


Levine Children’s Hospital:

Play Anything Day – The Maney, Roy and LauRen Morning Show on WNKS KISS 95.1 FM took over the airwaves for 12 hours on May 12th for their 5th Annnual Play Anything Day benefiting Levine Children’s Hospital. Thanks to generous listeners, $52,000 was raised for Levine Children’s Hospital.


Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers All-Pro Greg Olsen and his foundation, Receptions for Research, have recently contributed over $275,000 in continued support for the HEARTest Yard Initiative, a charitable giving program that supports the Congenital Heart Program at Levine Children’s Hospital. An additional $25,000 was contributed by the Olsen Foundation to support the Carolinas Breast Cancer Fund at Levine Cancer Institute. These contributions bring the Olsen Foundation’s total of support of Carolinas HealthCare System to more than $1 million.


Martin Truex Jr. Foundation – NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr.’s Foundation held its annual Catwalk for a Cause fashion show on May 18.  The much-anticipated event was a special treat for a group of oncology patients from Levine Children’s Hospital, who walked the runway alongside well-known drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, Ryan Newman, Joey Logano and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. A portion of proceeds from the event benefit pediatric cancer research at the Torrence E. Hemby Jr. Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Center at LCH.


Learn Live Hope On May 22, the Learn Live Hope Gala, hosted by Linda and Rick Hendrick, and Lynn and Marshall Carlson raised an impressive fundraising total just over $1 million. Levine Children’s Hospital was honored to be among a select group of charitable organizations who will benefit greatly from the generosity of Learn Live Hope donors and the Hendrick and Carlson families.


Driven BrandsDrive Brands Charitable Foundation presented Levine Children’s Hospital with a check for $110,000 in May, reflecting proceeds from their 18th Annual Meineke Tournament of Champions held on May 10 at The Golf Club at Ballantyne. Driven Brands and their employees have shown extraordinary support of Levine Children’s Hospital through a long-running Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partnership.


Carolinas HealthCare System:

Duke Endowment – The Duke Endowment awarded a $450,000 grant to expand Carolinas HealthCare System’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Network. This funding will be used to enhance and implement evidence-based methods to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing in CHS outpatient settings—including ambulatory and outpatient facilities such as primary care, urgent care, and specialty practices.

Tarwater Endowment for Spiritual Care & Education – On May 25, Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, together with friends and colleagues of Ann and Michael Tarwater, commemorated Mr. Tarwater’s retirement by announcing the establishment of the Tarwater Endowment for Spiritual Care &Educationwhich has already received contributions of over $630,000 (and counting). The Endowment will be designated to enhance CHS chaplaincy programs.