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Expansion Campaign Challenge - Until Dec 31

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The Share the House capital campaign stands at over $6,250,000, with even more exciting news to share! A generous group of statewide donors has challenged all donors to match their $350,000 gift. This means that all campaign gifts between now and December 31st will be doubled. We have reache… Read More

40-in-40 Giving Challenge Exceeds Goal!

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Our community met and exceeded the 40-in-40 challenge - raising $114,800 in 40 days, which funds our 40-room House for the month of December. Thank you to the hundreds of people who donated thousands of dollars so Family House guests can be warm and comfortable during the holiday season. Th… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: "Part of Something Bigger"

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On Sunday afternoons, Dr. Deborah Jones volunteers at the front desk, checking in the arriving guests, answering the phones, and greeting guests with a caring smile. Serving families at Family House seems like a natural fit with her professional life as an accomplished Professor of Psycholog… Read More

Guest Spotlight: James and Janice Ford

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"If you take a negative attitude, don't expect to get better."  This is how James Ford of Kenly, North Carolina, felt about being told he had bladder cancer nearly 12 years ago.  Since then he's had a cancerous kidney, ureter and part of his bladder removed to keep recurring tumors… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Scholar to Patient

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We all know that life can change in the blink of an eye. Such was the case for Anna Barkovskya, a visiting scholar/graduate student from the University of Trondheim in Norway.  Anna had plans to spend three months working in a lab at UNC's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, with th… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Energy Healing

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For the past several years, Nancy Fountaine has been sharing her specialized form of healing with our guests. Energy Healing is a branch of alternative medicine where healers like Nancy uses light touch and sweeping motions with their hands to clear "physical and emotional debris"; energy th… Read More

Successful 2017 Carolina Ball!

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The Carolina Ball on September 29, 2017 was a beautiful evening of fun and philanthropy. Over 370 attendees raised more than $270,000 in net proceeds to support the 2,200 families who stay with us each year. These funds will fully cover the cost to operate 8 of our 40 rooms for nearly a year… Read More

Announcing: Expansion Campaign Milestone 75% of Goal

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SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals has launched the public phase of our expansion campaign by announcing we have reached the ground breaking goal of $6.1M, which is 75% of the $8M campaign goal. The Share the House Capital Campaign will nearly double the size of Family House from 40 to 75 ro… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Feels Like Home

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Soon after her son was born earlier this year in Dallas, Texas, Rebekah “Becca” Rische was diagnosed with post-partum depression (PPD), a mood disorder that can affect women soon after childbirth. Referred to UNC Hospitals because it houses the nation’s first and only free… Read More

Entertainment at Family House

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Our guests are regularly entertained by live performances from violinists, cellists, guitarists, singers and more, thanks in large part to the efforts of our long-time volunteer Entertainment Coordinator, George Spencer. One of our regular performers is Eric Thomas. Adept at playing the aco… Read More