Guest Spotlight: Cookies and Comfort

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The smell of fresh baked cookies has wafted through the house for several weeks, thanks to Family House guest Kara Ross and her mother. While Kara received treatment for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) at UNC Hospitals, she and her mother, Kris Murtagh, spent much of their time in our k… Read More

40 Reasons To Give

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What's your reason to give to Family House? We are in the midst of a 40-day fundraising challenge, in which generous friends of SECU Family House pledged to match every dollar donated to our annual fund, up to $40,000. Since mid-October, we've been counting down 40 reasons to give on o… Read More

Welcome To Our Newest Staff

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We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our newest employees, Venancio (“Ven”) Navarro and John Piekielniak. Ven joins our hardworking and dedicated housekeeping staff. He lives in Chapel Hill with his wife, Deanna and son, Angelo. Educated in the Philippines, Ven lived in Es… Read More

Report from The Carolina Ball: Great Success!

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The Carolina Ball on October 9, 2015 was a beautiful evening of celebration. 350 generous attendees came together to raise more than $192,500 in proceeds to support the 2,200 families who stay with us each year. These funds will fully cover the cost to operate 6 of our 40 rooms for an entire… Read More

The 40 in 40 Challenge

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During the next 40 days, generous friends of SECU Family House will match every dollar you give to our annual fund until December 1, up to $40,000. This “challenge match” means your gift can help raise $80,000 to make Family House a home for families who travel to UNC Hospitals f… Read More

Two Awards From Our National Association

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For Immediate Release SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals Receives Two Awards From National Association CHAPEL HILL, NC - The SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals received two first place awards for its annual report and website from the Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc. on Octob… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Finding a Fit

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Darrell Holley used his love of jigsaw puzzles to steady his own mind and heart during his wife’s treatment, and as other Family House guests joined him around the Great Room table, they created a sense of family. At night, guests would gather around the table where he was working to a… Read More

Guest Spotlight: "There is hope here"

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Tony Gilmore loves to cook. While he and his mother, Doris, stayed at SECU Family House, you would find him in the community kitchen, preparing breakfast for other guests. Before he started chopping, stirring and cooking, this retired U.S. Army sergeant from Fayetteville, North Carolina, wou… Read More

Our Youngest Volunteers

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Volunteers are the heart of Family House, for we could not do the work we do here without their help. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, and all ages too.  Our youngest volunteer is Peyton James. She’s five years old and has been volunteering here for the past three year… Read More

Vehicle Donations For Family House

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Longtime supporters Mark and Rhonda Zack recently donated a motorcycle to a vehicle donation program, and designated Family House to receive proceeds from the sale. This isn’t the first motorcycle that they’ve sold to benefit Family House, but it is the last: Rhonda’s Kawas… Read More