Each February, guests gather at Graylyn for Winterlark, the annual event for the Cancer Patient Support Program (CPSP) at Wake Forest Baptist’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. Funds are raised through corporate and individual sponsorships, tickets sales, live and silent auctions and raffle items donated by businesses and individuals. Since it began in 1983, Winterlark has raised more than $6 million for the CPSP, which ministers to the social and psychological needs of patients and their families as they face the daily challenges of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. The program's services develop and maintain a positive, healing outlook from diagnosis through survivorship and are provided free of charge.
Cheers! to Brenner Children's is the Triad's premier food and wine event and signature fundraiser for the children's hospital. Guests enjoy a celebratory atmosphere with amazing food from area restaurants and caterers, craft beer, delicious wine and fun games with prizes. The evening is highlighted by the "Battle of the White Coats" cooking competition which has a celebrity chef compete against a pediatric faculty member. A Live Auction with exciting dining and travel experiences completes this fun-filled night – all for a great cause! Funds raised support the campaign to build a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Brenner Children's Hospital. Come out and enjoy the unofficial start to the holiday season on Friday, November 22, 2019! For more information, visit Brenner Children's site.
You don’t need experience to host an event to support Wake Forest Baptist—just the energy and enthusiasm to make it happen!
Each year, individuals, organizations, companies, schools and passionate community members raise money by holding fundraising events to benefit Wake Forest Baptist. All events, large or small, play a significant role in raising awareness and much-needed support for our innovative medical research and world-class care. You are making a big difference in the lives of our patients.
Here are a few community fundraisers that have been held to support Wake Forest Baptist Health and Brenner Children's.
- Tiger Kim's World Class Tae Kwon Do held a Health Kick Tournament to support Brenner's Child Life Department.
- Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar donated 25 percent of their sales from one day of business.
- Advanced Appliance Service donates $5 for each customer who posts on their Facebook page.
Here are some ways you can make an impact:
- Dress-down day at your place of work for a donation
- Yard sale, lemonade stand or car wash
- Organize a change drive
- Donate a percentage of sales during a designated time period or number of customers
- Compete in a local race, whether it is running, walking, cycling or whatever, and ask friends and family to sponsor you
- Mark birthdays, anniversaries and other milestones with a donation to Wake Forest Baptist
Or, get creative and come up with your own idea! You can turn any activity you enjoy into a fundraiser, and we are happy to help you get started.
To ensure the best possible outcome for your event, we have developed event guidelines, an event form and a FAQ that will help keep your fundraiser aligned with our mission and image. It is vital that we approach donors in a consistent and coordinated fashion so that we can all help enrich patients' lives and care here at Wake Forest Baptist Health.
The event form must be submitted and reviewed by the Office of Philanthropy before you hold your event, so please submit it as early as possible in the planning process.
We are truly grateful for those who support Wake Forest Baptist through community fundraising events.