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Guest Spotlight: Patricia Higgs

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In the 11 years that our doors have been open, we've served more than 23,000 families who come from all 100 North Carolina counties and beyond. Many of these families have been repeat guests, going to UNC Hospitals for follow-up appointments, changes in their medical situation, updates, … Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Rosemary Pierce

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Our volunteers are the heart and soul of Family House. They arrive, ready to work, doing a wide range of tasks - tasks that allow the house to run smoothly every day of the year. One such dedicated volunteer is Rosemary Pierce. After a long career as a surgical nurse, she moved to Chapel Hi… Read More

The "Finishing Touch Challenge" for the Capital Campaign

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Construction has started and we are closing in on the capital campaign fundraising goal! Generous donors have offered a matching gift challenge of up to $100,000 to help to raise the final $200,000 between now and June 30, 2019. All new gifts to the capital campaign will be doubled in the F… Read More

Guest Spotlight: The Ghosthorse Family

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Recently, we had the privilege of experiencing the special bond between parent and child when Paul, Inez, and Zelemkhan Ghosthorse spent ten days in our hospitality house. Paul, a descendant of Genghis Khan, was reared by a Native American elder in South Dakota and eventually settled in Bar… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Sharing the Love

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Many say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Considering that Family House guests - UNC Hospitals patients and their caregivers - head off every morning for serious medical treatment and procedures, a hot, homecooked breakfast can truly ease one into the day. T… Read More

Emerald Isle Marathon Will Benefit Family House

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SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals has been announced as the beneficiary of the 2019 Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K! The race will be held on March 30, 2019. We are proud to serve families from all over the state, including from Emerald Isle and Carteret County. Since 2012,… Read More

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