People helping people. It’s what we’re all about. And connecting people who want to help with the people who need it is one of the great things the WakeMed Foundation is privileged to facilitate.
We are fortunate to have people throughout our community who have a desire and enthusiasm to do something tangible to help patients at WakeMed. You, too, can be a part of that connection by hosting your own fundraiser to benefit the WakeMed Foundation. Regardless of the type of fundraising event or activity, every dollar counts toward one common goal: to grow WakeMed’s facilities and services in order to enhance patient care and serve our growing population.
Everyone can help in their own way. All it takes is a commitment to make a difference.
Below are some of the upcoming and past events that brought dollars and awareness to WakeMed Health & Hospitals. We are grateful to the participants for their leadership and generous support. For more information on how to run your own fundraiser and to review WakeMed's guidelines, check out the Organize a Fundraiser page.
Some Past Events
- 2nd grade class donates proceeds of economics store to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Read story...
- A lemonade stand run by a 7-year old raises over $90! Read story...
- High school senior hosts spaghetti dinner to raise funds to purchase baby swings and other needed items for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Read story...
- Parents of premature twins ask guests for donations in lieu of presents for twins' 1st birthday party. Read story...
- Heritage neighborhood organized a community scavenger hunt and raised over $1000!
- Sara Mansfield created a personal fundraising page and raised $175.
- Rhonda and Jeff Zillmer created a personal fundraising page in honor of their son’s second birthday. They have raised $650!
- Memories for Marcus is an annual event, in memory of an 18-month-old patient, that raises funds for pediatrics and provides toys to children who are hospitalized during the holiday season.
- Jennifer Snow created a fundraising page in honor of her twin preemies, Zach and TJ, now 14 years old and thriving. To date, she has raised $150!
- Genevieve Darrow, organized a March Madness campaign in which, for a small fee, employees could wear their team colors to work.
- Gina Della Porta, a WakeMed employee asked guests to bring toys to donate in lieu of birthday presents for her daughter’s birthday and she delivered it all to WakeMed Children’s Hospital.