The following list represents major gifts and fundraising from June 2016:
Levine Cancer Institute:
Save Your Skin Melanoma Golf Classic – The 11th Annual Save Your Skin Melanoma Golf Classic, presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch since the tournament’s inception, raised over $72,000 to support melanoma research and prevention programs at Levine Cancer Institute.
Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program – The Leon Levine Foundation graciously contributed $1 million to support a new Sandra Levine Young Women’s Breast Cancer Program at LCI. This will be a comprehensive program focused on optimizing care, offering specialized patient support services, and improving awareness of treatment options for female cancer patients 40 years of age and under.
Cancer Disparities Grant Award – In support of the Disparities in Cancer Care Program at Levine Cancer Institute (LCI), Carolinas HealthCare Foundation was recently awarded $40,000 by the Wells Fargo Foundation to support a new conference to be hosted by LCI to educate healthcare providers on ways to help eliminate the unequal burden of cancer in underserved communities.
Hall Lectureship – A $100,000 James B. Hall, M.D. Endowed Lectureship in Gynecologic Oncology – made possible by generous gifts from many of Dr. Hall’s colleagues, residents, and patients over the last 36 years – was established to honor Dr. James B. Hall upon his retirement from CHS in June.
Levine Children’s Hospital:
Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery Upgrades – The Philip L. Van Every Foundation recently contributed $50,000 for the Cottie & Cake Fund in honor of Dr. Donald Russ, who recently retired after a distinguished career at Mecklenburg Medical Group. This generous gift will be used to help redesign interiors and add necessary medical equipment to the family sleep rooms located in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nurseries (NICN) at Levine Children’s Hospital.
Levine Properties hosts Wiffle Ball Y’all – On June 24, Levine Children’s Hospital benefited from the “Wiffle Ball Y’all” tournament held at First Ward Field in uptown Charlotte, a fundraising event graciously hosted by Levine Properties.
Levine Children’s and Carolinas Rehabilitation:
Levine JCC Kids Triathlon – More than 185 youth triathletes took part in the 5th Annual Levine JCC Kids Triathlon last month, raising over $90,000 for pediatric rehabilitation services at LCH and for the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program at Carolinas Rehabilitation. The fundraising total included a $20,000 grant from The Leon Levine Foundation, which the JCC Kids Tri received after meeting (and exceeding) a challenge goal of raising $70,000.