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Travel Packages for Every Bidder

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Financial support of the SECU Family House's Annual Fund is critical to filling a statewide need for housing while traveling to Chapel Hill for medical treatment. Family House guests pay what they can, but donations make up the difference between what they can afford and the nightl… Read More

SunTrust Foundation Makes Gift to Capital Campaign

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The SunTrust Foundation recently gifted the Capital Campaign—our $8M fund for financing our much-needed building expansion—a generous $15,000 donation. Family House staff and SunTrust Foundation representatives were all smiles during the presentation of the check. In accordance … Read More

Writing (Wishes of Hope) on the Walls

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Next time you visit Family House, check out the temporary walls near the house managers’ office and the kitchen. Guests, volunteers, and staff are writing hopeful messages to one another on this provisional walling. These endearments and tributes lift the spirits of everyone who walks … Read More

Partnership to Support Bladder Cancer Awareness

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Family House and our local Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) Chapter have enjoyed a wonderful partnership for many years. Once a month, BCAN holds support meetings for patients and caregivers in the board room at Family House. This BCAN chapter and other chapters across the co… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Der & Cox Labs

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Almost daily, Family House guests are treated to delectable, home-cooked meals that are lovingly prepared by an array of volunteer meal providers. On a recent Saturday evening, members from the Der & Cox Labs at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center prepared an&nbs… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: UNC Rehabilitation Services

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For nearly three years now, a group of occupational, physical, and speech therapists and administrative staff have converged upon our kitchen to prepare hearty dinners for our guests. Led by Stacy Sliwinski, OTR/L | OT Clinical Coordinator of UNC’s Rehabilitation Therapy Services, th… Read More

Lobby Renovation Well Underway

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With more than $7 million raised for the new building, we're starting construction with renovations to our front lobby. The lobby will be bigger, with better traffic flow, seating,and privacy as we prepare to serve nearly double the number of guests. Things that will not change: the welcomin… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Endurance and Enduring Love

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Elaine and Richard Burns dreamed of spending their retirement years by the beach. Earlier this year, they drove down to North Carolina to purchase a home in New Bern. Having lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire most of their lives, the couple wanted to be closer to Richard’s brother. Th… Read More