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Guest spotlight: Loyal caregiver

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Caregivers play a significant role at Family House, whether they are the spouse, son, daughter, adult grandchild, aunt, grandparent - or in Betty Hollingsworth's case, loyal friend.  Betty's friend Pat Polera was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia and has had three bone marrow tran… Read More

Staff recognition at industry conference

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At the annual meeting of our national professional organization, The Healthcare Hospitality Network (HHN), Family House was recognized for excellence among peers in two areas. Our 2013 Impact Report received the Best of HHN Annual Award as the best annual report among the 200… Read More

8th Annual Carolina Ball sets records

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The 8th annual Carolina Ball had record attendance and raised over $200,000 - also a record. That's enough to fully cover the cost to operate 6.5 of our 40 rooms for an entire year at Family House! More than 350 generous friends gathered on September 19th at the Carolina Club to raise funds… Read More

Guest spotlight: Strengthened by respite

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Family House feels like home to many of our guests, and Lee Capehart from Jacksonville, NC, agrees. His wife Consuelo has recently started chemo and radiation treatments for non-hodgkin lymphoma under the care of her medical team that includes Dr. Steven Park and Dr. Satish Gopal. When we me… Read More

Volunteer spotlight: Friday Center builds teamwork

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UNC Chapel Hill employees have a long and impressive history of giving back to the Chapel Hill community. A group from UNC’s Friday Center for Continuing Education has continued the tradition at Family House, building teamwork along the way. For the past two years, this group, led by … Read More

Hazel Gibbs named Volunteer of the Year

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Congratulations to Hazel Gibbs, the 2013 SECU Family House Volunteer of the Year. Hazel, one of our most prolific volunteers, was nominated and elected by her peers. In her work at Family House, Hazel exhibits compassion and care for guests; a willingness to go above and beyond her duties … Read More

Carolina Ball scheduled for September 19

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SECU Family House is gearing up once again for one of the best parties in Chapel Hill: The Carolina Ball, which raises essential operating funds for the House, will take place Friday, September 19, 2014. The annual party at The Carolina Club includes a seated dinner, casino games, dancing, … Read More