$10 million gift from Michael Jordan funds two clinics in his N.C. hometown

COVID-19 vaccine at Novant Health

Help us improve access to lifesaving healthcare in the fight against the coronavirus

A thank you from Ann Caulkins for supporting our healthcare heroes

Celebrating cancer survivors

When you choose hope, anything is possible. Read the remarkable stories below and join the Novant Health Foundation in celebrating cancer survivors, now, during National Cancer Survivor Month, and every day.

‘I had no choice but to beat this.’

Dr. Patricia Flowers was religious about her mammograms. She had been since she turned 32. Then, in the summer of 2014, she found a lump in her breast. Her annual mammogram was just a few weeks away, but she decided to move it up.

‘This is stage 3 rectal cancer, and I can do this’

“I only ever went to the doctor when absolutely necessary — for vaccinations or when I was pregnant,” Judy recalls. “I was always one who felt that my health was my responsibility. I ate well. I exercised and, usually, I never got anything more than a cold.”

Everyone treats me like extended family

Claudia Zorn Schaefer has long been an ardent believer in supporting her community through advocacy.

18 years ago, a mammogram saved the life of Carolyn Fuller

Carolyn is the annual fund manager at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation. Her cancer was caught early, and Carolyn was able to receive the treatment she needed.

In her words

When I found a lump in my breast, I was 38 years old. I was healthy and ran between 75 and 100 miles a week.

‘It always happened to someone else’

The first time Tammy Coulter was diagnosed with cancer, she had no signs or symptoms. A routine mammogram had turned up stage 0 ductal carcinoma — a cancer she couldn’t see or touch.

‘Cancer sucks’

Thompson had a mammogram the previous December. She’d kept up with regular, at-home breast exams. She had lost two aunts to breast cancer. A mother of three, she knew she had to be proactive, so she was.

‘You are a statistic of one’

Sherry Pollex was healthy — or so she thought. She exercised and ate well. She was young and active. Her only bouts of illness were the occasional cold or sore throat.

‘I went in for that mammogram, and I knew right away that something was up.’

Eight years ago, Susan Pfefferkorn went in for a routine mammogram at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Susan was no stranger to breast cancer. She’d lost a college friend to the disease back in the 1980s, and her mother had been diagnosed post-menopause. As a result, Susan had always been proactive.

Men's Health Month

Together, during Men's Health Month, we focus on men's health education while also celebrating the remarkable men on our team and in our community.

A conversation with John Hart

John Hart grew up on 472 acres of farmland in Rowan County, and his memories of that time are vivid and blissful.

A lifelong advocate for health

For 39 years, Rick Parker has dedicated his career to improving healthcare for others and connecting generous donors to Novant Health’s mission to deliver remarkable care throughout the communities it serves.

A new lease on life

When Yeakley checked in on January 29, he thought he was only experiencing digestion discomfort and he’d be discharged in short order.

Family comes first

Aaron Condon: Why men’s health matters as a father

Meet ‘the mindful heart doctor’

Well before COVID-19 hit, a different kind of epidemic was impacting physicians across the country — a rampant and, at times, debilitating state of burnout.

Rayvon Mitchell is on a mission

Of all the things the COVID-19 pandemic has taken away, Rayvon Mitchell misses hugs the most. Mitchell, a certified nursing assistant, works as a curbside assistant at Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Institute.

‘It changes your outlook’

Allan Cheatham believes in taking care of people and giving back to the community where he lives and owns a business.

Stories of remarkable care

At Novant Health Foundation, we're on a mission to engage and connect donors to Novant Health programs and initiatives that save lives and improve the health of the communities we serve. Read our stories below to learn more about how remarkable care is transforming Novant Health communities, and please don't hesitate to reach out and share your story.

A new lease on life

When Yeakley checked in on January 29, he thought he was only experiencing digestion discomfort and he’d be discharged in short order.

Meet ‘the mindful heart doctor’

Well before COVID-19 hit, a different kind of epidemic was impacting physicians across the country — a rampant and, at times, debilitating state of burnout.

‘It changes your outlook’

Allan Cheatham believes in taking care of people and giving back to the community where he lives and owns a business.

Destined to lead

Behind every doctor and nurse at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center stands a wide variety of dedicated team members behind the scenes, doing everything from preparing meals to performing ministry.

A home for every heart

Courtney Jalowitz remembers when she first visited the patient.

A year of hope

Novant Health team members have risen to the challenges of a global pandemic with courage, determination and strength for more than a year.

‘I want to be part of the change’

Shannel Newton believes serving the community can change your life.

‘You are not a donor. You are an investor’

Kim Henderson has an impressive track record of success in helping people and businesses invest their dollars in an impactful way.

Her heart is in helping others

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increased focus on improving health equity in our communities. For Sandy Charles, MD, however, that objective has been top of mind her whole life.

The McGarry family’s legacy of hope

Sometimes a mission is so important you dedicate your life to it.

The power of positivity

Optimism makes a huge difference in the lives of others.

Arm in arm

It was the moment the world was waiting for – the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. And Jarrod Brubaker and his pharmacy team were ready.

Power of philanthropy

Novant Health Foundation's philanthropic efforts inspire giving that supports programs and initiatives having direct patient impact. Through the generous support of individuals, families, companies and grant-making institutions, we aid Novant Health in its mission to improve the health of our communities, one person at a time.

Connect with us to learn more, or donate now to help save lives, leave a legacy and make a difference.

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News & events

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Shop Walgreens and support Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital

June 13, 2021

Walgreens customers will now have the opportunity to donate to Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital.

‘You are a statistic of one’

June 2, 2021

Sherry Pollex was healthy — or so she thought. She exercised and ate well. She was young and active. Her only bouts of illness were the occasional cold or sore throat.

Linking arms against COVID-19

May 10, 2021

2020 was the year COVID-19 took center stage, but with your help we’re fighting back and making 2021 the year we rise above.

Volunteering for front-line duty

May 10, 2021

“Every vaccine we give is a hope for a future — a future we want to ensure more people can share with their loved ones and friends.” — Angel Barber

Give our nurses the gift of hope today

April 26, 2021

Nursing is more than a career. It’s a chance to make a difference. Since COVID-19 began, nurses have worked tirelessly to care for others in unprecedented times.

COVID-19 vaccine at Novant Health

April 13, 2021

We are here to help you learn more about the vaccine and make an informed decision when it is your turn to get vaccinated.

Colon Cancer Coalition grants $22,000 to Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation

April 7, 2021

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Foundation received a $22,000 grant from the Colon Cancer Coalition through money raised at a Get Your Rear in Gear® event in Winston-Salem.

Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation grants $25,000 to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center to fund COVID-19 immunizations and infection prevention

April 7, 2021

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation received a $25,000 grant from the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation to fund immunizations, translation services and COVID-19 infection prevention supplies aboard the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser.

Riding Against Cancer 2021

March 26, 2021

The group Riders Against Cancer leads a year-round effort to raise money to provide mammograms to women regardless of their ability to afford one.

Join Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center in bringing pediatric care close to home

March 5, 2021

Martin Truex Jr. and Sherry Pollex partnered with Novant Health to introduce the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Department at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center.

$10 million gift from Michael Jordan will fund two Novant Health clinics in his N.C. hometown

February 15, 2021

On Feb. 15, Novant Health and Michael Jordan announced a $10 million gift to open two medical clinics in New Hanover County on the southeastern coast of North Carolina.

Giving hope to kids in need

February 15, 2021

Novant Health team members embarked on a project to bring hope and resources to Forsyth County families in need last fall.

2019 annual report

Your gifts demonstrate a real, lasting dedication to the health and well-being of our patients, their families and our communities. Donors across Novant Health support breast screenings, oncology initiatives, updated equipment and technology, improved access to behavioral health and other programs, as well as new buildings and facility upgrades.

Read our annual reports online to see how contributions raised were put to use in 2019.

$3,338,173
grant funding received

$6,803,732
total gifts

$12,616,125
total new commitments

Thank you for helping us save lives and deliver remarkable care.

Campaign & partner highlights

Located across the southeast, each of our regional foundations focus on the critical needs in five areas: Infants & childrenCancerHeart & vascularStroke & neurosciences and Research & education.

Our generous partners include private, corporate and family foundations, as well as companies and government agencies.

Campaign highlight

Our healthcare professionals are suiting up every day ready for battle, rising up as heroes to serve our communities in their time of greatest need. Your support will help us continue to provide lifesaving care.

Partner highlight

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Foundation received a grant from the Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation to fund the “A Path Forward” program for behavioral health care and addiction treatment.

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Novant Health’s network consists of more than 1,500 physicians and over 26,000 team members who provide care at over 470 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the health system cares for more than 4.4 million patients annually in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.