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Volunteer Spotlight: Ewan Toscano

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No two days are ever the same at Family House. One constant, however, is that the House is always filled with volunteers filling a myriad of jobs, from working at the front desk and folding laundry to cleaning the kitchen and preparing meals.  On Mondays and Thursdays each week, you ca… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Spirit of Resilience

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An overwhelming number of the patients who stay at Family House have cancer - true of most hospitality houses across the United States. While cancer death rates have fallen drastically over the last 25 years, certain cancer diagnoses are on the rise. Last fall, we had the opportunity to mee… Read More

Donor Spotlight: Scroggs Frogs Do It Again!

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Students from Scroggs Elementary School enjoyed a fun-filled day of volunteerism last year while assembling complementary "Grab & Go" bags for Family House guests. The "Scroggs Frogs" repeated this kind activity again recently. Balanced with an assortment of chips, dried fruit, an… Read More

Dewey's Bakery Holiday Shop a Success

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Thanks to a village of volunteers and the leadership of Carolyn Fuller, SECU Family House Director of Annual Giving (left, in black), the Dewey’s Bakery Holiday Shop was a resounding success. Final sales totaled at almost $30,000, 35% of which benefiting the Family House Annual Fund to… Read More

Fond Farewell to Carolyn Fuller

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We’d like to extend a fond farewell to Carolyn Fuller, our Director of Annual Giving. Carolyn and her family are returning home to Winston-Salem to be closer to their families. We thank her for all she's accomplished for Family House and wish her all the very best as she begins another… Read More

You Can Donate Life

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The UNC Blood Donation Center, located on the third floor of the NC Cancer Hospital, is in need of platelet donors this winter season. Platelets are a life-saving blood component that are crucial to patients with cancer, blood disorders, trauma, and premature babies. Donors receiv… Read More

Board Member Spotlight: Cheryl Batchelor

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While Cheryl Batchelor may be one of our newest Board Members, she's certainly not a recent supporter of Family House! For several years now, Cheryl has regularly crafted meals and baked goods for Family House guests, volunteering alongside her colleagues from the SECU IT/Info. Support Depar… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Royster Society of Fellows

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On a recent fall evening, a group of graduate students from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Royster Society of Fellows prepared a marvelous dinner for our guests. Led by Sehrish Javaid, a doctoral student in the School of Dentistry and a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology (pictu… Read More