On June 5th, supporters gathered for a special luncheon to celebrate the inaugural year of The Carolinas Garden of Hope, a virtual fundraiser for Atrium Health’s Neurosciences Institute. Sponsors and teams have raised over $75,000 while holding events locally in Charlotte, as well as cities along the East Coast from Florida to New York. Med Emporium executives Bill Conn, MaryAnn Largen, Jim Largen, and Chris Burgess were honored for their commitment as the Presenting Sponsor of The Carolinas Garden of Hope, along with team fundraising captains Thorn Baccich and Velma Langford.

Pictured above (front row from left to right): Jim Largen (Med Emporium); MaryAnn Largen (Med  Emporium); Velma Langford (Carolinas Neuromuscular/ALS Center); Heather Oplinger (CHS Department of Neurology); Second row left to right: Dr. Benjamin Brooks, Dr. Mohammed Sanjak; Scott Kerr (Carolinas HealthCare Foundation), Chris Burgess (Med Emporium), Thorn Baccich (team captain); Mike Mullowney (CHS Neurosciences Institute); Bill Conn (Med Emporium) and Dr. Sanjay Iyer.