The Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation prides itself on being a funding resource to enhance lifesaving programs, services and technologies at Atrium Health Cabarrus.  We hope you will consider donating your purchased tickets and sponsorship so we can continue our mission to provide Health, Hope and Healing to all in our community.

Is the Gala Canceled?  With recent developments of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation Gala has been canceled per Atrium’s updated policy on meetings and events.  The safety and well-being of our community members are always the priority.

Why has the Gala been canceled when there are no cases in Cabarrus County?  The decision to cancel the event was not made lightly.  But to help minimize the risk to the communities we serve during the current outbreak of COVID-19, this was determined to be the best course of action.  This is a completely new virus that has not previously caused infections in humans and as such no one has preexisting protection from infection which increases risk of wider spread.

I already purchased tickets; can I get my money back?  A Foundation staff member will be reaching out to those who have already purchased tickets.  You will have two options, 1) a full refund or 2) consider it a donation to the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation and you will receive full tax credit and a tax receipt letter in the mail.

I have already paid for my sponsorship, what are my options?  A Foundation staff member will be reaching out to those who have purchased a sponsorship.  You will have three options, 1) consider it a donation to the Foundation and you will receive full tax credit and a tax receipt letter in the mail, 2) credit the money toward sponsorship of our 40th Anniversary Foundation Fashion Night in 2020 with comparable sponsorships and benefits (more details of this event will be shared in the coming weeks) or 3) request a full refund.

I donated an item to the silent auction; will you be using it?  Our current plan is to continue with the online portion of the auction through an alternative virtual fundraiser.  We will be moving some of the live auction items online in conjunction with the silent auction!  The Gala is our signature fundraising event for our hospital and the money raised from the auction helps fund immediate needs within Atrium Health Cabarrus.

The $10,000 raffle was always a fun part of the gala; will there still be a raffle?  We are holding off on the raffle until the fall.  Stay tuned for more details.

What Can I do to Help? Help us spread the word the gala has been canceled, but our silent auction will continue as planned.  Our auction committee worked hard to secure a wide variety of items!  Stay tuned to social media and email updates on the link to bid.

Thank you for your understanding during this time, the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation Gala Committee will continue to work hard to raise funding for Atrium Health Cabarrus and to support the healthcare needs of our wonderful community.



We would like thank you for helping us raise over $26,000 from our Auction 4 Action.   All proceeds from Auction 4 Action will support the COVID-19 Response Fund for Atrium Health Cabarrus. This fund provides flexible resources to our teammates and hospital during these uncharted times. As fundraising continues through the outbreak and recovery phases of the crisis, the Fund will adapt to emerging needs as the situation evolves.

We are truly grateful for your support during this unprecedented time in healthcare.



Dear Friends of Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation,

As you all know, our Annual Gala is our biggest fundraiser of the year for our hospital, Atrium Health Cabarrus. The money raised each year from your generosity is a critical piece in our ability to support and provide additional resources for innovative care and to sustain special programs for our community;  programs and advanced medical technology that have set us apart as a leading healthcare organization.  While we were disappointed to cancel our Gala for 2020 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of our community and the over 600 guests that attend each year was our top priority.  So how can you help during this critical time?

Starting on Monday, March 23 at 12:00 p.m., we are launching Northeast Foundation’s Auction 4 Action.  This Virtual Auction will allow us to continue to raise funds to support our hospital, Atrium Health Cabarrus.  This year we have received some amazing items that have been donated by our community partners and we are grateful for their continued support. The Virtual online auction will last until Saturday, April 4 at 9:00 p.m.  

The $10,000 raffle that is typically held at the Annual Gala and sponsored by US Acute Care Solutions, our Emergency Department doctors, will be postponed until our signature event in the Fall.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!

Each year the hospital sees thousands in our community who need medical care, whether that is through screenings, hospitalizations, treatments or surgeries.  We are here to provide the best care through Health, Hope and Healing for all and we need your support now more than ever to raise funds for our most beloved resource our hospital, Atrium Health Cabarrus.

On behalf of our 4,000 hospital teammates, doctors and nurses, Foundation board members, Gala Co-Chairs, Gala Committee Members, and hospital leadership thank you in advance for your outstanding support during this very critical time in the history of our hospital and community.  Together we will overcome this current challenge and continue to serve you, our community. Thank you for supporting Auction 4 Action!


Pat Horton, Board Chair                                    Charlie Sastoque, Foundation President

$10,000 Raffle Postponed Until Fall

The $10,000 raffle that is typically held at the Annual Gala and sponsored by US Acute Care Solutions, our Emergency Department doctors, will be postponed until our signature event in the Fall.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!



It was truly a night of celebration, as 600 guests filled the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center on March 9 for the 25th Anniversary Gala of Lights.  Led by Gala Co-chairs Diane Honeycutt and Cyndie Mynatt, the 30 committee members, 25 volunteers and Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation Staff transformed the arena into a wonderland to raise over $181,000 for our hospital CHS NorthEast.

The money raised will continue to provide funding for innovative programs, specialized equipment and additional needs like the update to the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). The CAC upgrade funding was a special request made by Founding and Current Board Member Ann Cannon, an honorary Gala Chair along with her husband Bill Cannon.

Guests were greeted by a snowy entrance as they walked up to the venue.  Once inside guests were able to mingle in several areas including a VIP reception, the silent auction area and the Ice Lounge.  The main ballroom opened at 8 p.m. and attendees were wowed by the transformation.  The program featured information on the 25 years of the Foundation, the presentation of the Lillibridge Outstanding Physician Awards and the live auction before dancing into the night with local musical favorite Too Much Sylvia.

AND THE WINNER IS…Congratulations to Ann Cook who won the $10,000 raffle prize! Ann stopped by the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation office after work one day and purchased her winning ticket.  Ann is a CHS NorthEast Teammate who was not in attendance at the gala, so the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation staff, with the help of CHS President Phyllis Wingate, had the pleasure of surprising Ann with the news the following Monday!

A special thank you to board member Dean Wike who sold the most raffle tickets for the Gala.

Old Hollywood: Red Carpet Gala Raises Over $104,000

for Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation and CHS NorthEast

The Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation’s 24th annual black-tie event – Old Hollywood: Red Carpet Gala was another successful event, as we celebrated the golden age of Hollywood with the elegance and class of the leading ladies and men.  The gala raised over $104,000 for the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation that provides funding for innovative programs, specialized equipment and additional needs for CHS NorthEast to fulfill its mission to Improve Health, Elevate Hope and Advance Healing for all.

This black-tie affair benefiting our hospital, Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast, was held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center.  The event was attended by over 450 community members and included a live and silent auction, the presentation of the Lillibridge Outstanding Physician Award and live music at the end of the evening.

The highlight of the evening was the Lillibridge Outstanding Physician Award that was presented to Dr. Robert Mitchell. The award honors a physician who works and gives of their time, talent and treasures to CHS NorthEast at the highest standard. Dr. Mitchell has been with CHS NorthEast for 30 years and currently serves as Medical Director of NorthEast Neurology and Associate Medical Director of Carolinas HealthCare System Neurosciences Institute.

Interested in learning more about our special events and sponsorship opportunities?  Please contact Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation at 704-403-1369 or

Watch this great video that kicked off our Red Carpet Gala – Old Hollywood Style.

Congratulations to our 2018 Lillibridge Outstanding Physician!