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#GivingTuesday 2019 Coming Up on December 3!

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Mark your calendars! December 3, 2019 is Giving Tuesday. Often stylized as #GivingTuesday, this annual event occurs on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It's a movement to create an international day of charitable giving following the commercialism of Black Friday and … Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: Helping Hands & Multiple Hats

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We love our volunteers! Thanks to them, Family House runs smoothly every day of the year. Volunteers are truly the heart of our home, assuming a wide range of tasks with enthusiasm and talent.  Two of our wonderful volunteers, Debbie Miller and Angie Hinchcliff, currentl… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Dick Klancher

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Recent Family House guest Dick Klancher has led a storied life in the past 73 years. A former television newscaster, health care equipment manager, and communications/marketing developer, Dick eventually settled in Sanford, North Carolina to enjoy retirement life and be closer to his da… Read More

Bridging the Gap: Annual Campaign for $1 Million

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Bridging the Gap: Announcing our 2019-2020 Annual Campaign for $1 Million SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals is excited to announce our 2019-2020 Annual Campaign for $1 Million, “Bridging the Gap.” Every day at Family House, volunteers, donors, community members, and staff membe… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Eddie Byers

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This past February, Family House guest Eddie Byers was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma, a rare form of cancer that affects the body’s white blood cells. Hailing from Salisbury, North Carolina, this retired newlywed underwent a stem cell transplant at UNC Hospitals after chemotherap… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: UNC Surgery Service Breakfast

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On a recent summer morning, a group of nurses from UNC’s Surgery Service Professional / Diversity Committee provided a huge and nutritious breakfast for our guests. Led by Erieka Peyton, the team of vounteers prepared a feast that included fresh fruit, bacon, an egg casserole, muffins,… Read More

Community Spotlight: A Chapel Hill Partnership

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On an average day, we turn two out of every three families away because there is simply not enough room to house every family referred to us by UNC Hospitals. Fortunately, we have an arrangement with several hotels in the area where many of these families can stay at a reduced rate. While it… Read More

Welcome to New Board Members!

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We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the newest members of our board of directors: Allyson Lawless, Jay Patel, and Bryony Winn.  Ms. Lawless is an Associate General Counsel for the UNC Health Care system.   Mr. Patel, having previously served on our board from 2015-20… Read More

Guest Spotlight: Caretakers Making a Difference

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Phillip Perkins hails from the small town of Williamston, North Carolina in Martin County. Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) last fall, Phillip underwent a bone marrow transplant at UNC Hospitals here in Chapel Hill. Under the care of Dr. Marcie Riches, Clinical As… Read More

Vote for Family House to Win Aug. 14 - Aug. 23!

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Family House is a 40-room hospitality house in Chapel Hill where patients and loved ones who must travel far from home can stay while receiving life-saving medical treatment at UNC Hospitals. We’re currently building 34 more guest rooms, the need for our services is so great. Our kitch… Read More