During the Inaugural Levine Children’s Gala on May 2, the Leon Levine Foundation issued a $100,000 challenge grant to Atrium Health Foundation in support of Levine Children’s Hospital. The terms: Raise $100,000 by the conclusion of the Wells Fargo Championship (Sunday, May 17) and a $100,000 matching grant would be made by the Leon Levine Foundation.

We asked for your help to get there and you responded! With the help of many generous donors and community partners we were able to reach the $100,000 challenge.

When we opened Levine Children’s Hospital in 2007, it was our vision to raise the bar for the delivery of healthcare to children in Charlotte and the surrounding region. What we have today, thanks to support from the community, is much more than we dreamed it would be. From the US News & World Report rankings; to the region’s only site providing Phase I and II clinical trials for pediatric oncology; to ever-growing pediatric open heart surgery cases, now amounting to nearly 500 per year, we’ve experienced phenomenal growth.

So many of our programs have achieved levels of distinction because of the caliber of people we have on our team. And our team includes not only our doctors and nurses, but our donors who never cease to amaze us with their generosity.

We are grateful to the Leon Levine Foundation for an incredible opportunity to continue to grow Levine Children’s Hospital’s efforts through this challenge grant. We are ever-thankful to our donors for being a part of the movement that helps provide support for pediatric cancer research, child life activities, pediatric cardiac initiatives, and other worthy areas.

Levine Children’s Hospital is your community hospital, and many of our programs and services for children exist solely because of friends like you. We are fortunate to have a world class facility for children, right here in Charlotte. It’s a place where children receive the care they need, close to home. And it’s a place where miracles happen every day.

Thank you for putting your money where the miracles are!