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The power of positivity

Optimism makes a huge difference in the lives of others.

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Randy Brantley on the vital role of grants in an unprecedented time

Randy Brantley is a rare breed. While most people fall into the work of grant-seeking, Brantley, grants director at Novant Health Foundation, chose it.

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Courtney Wilson: Keeping the faith

Courtney Wilson remembers when she got the call. The health of the patient was beginning to decline quickly.

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Everyone treats me like extended family

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

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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‘When I’m there, Novant Health is there, too’

When you walk into the kitchen of Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center, you might find a cup of coffee, a cookie or a sandwich. But if James Blount is there, you’ll find something else when you need it most: a friend.

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All about family: How one cardiac unit came together around COVID

When Curtis Jenkins joined Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 2003, he wasn’t sure if nursing was for him. But he decided to give it a try, and that was all it took.

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Courage in action

As the social justice movement is gaining momentum, many organizations are asking themselves an important question: How do you embed diversity and inclusion as part of your mission, vision, values and brand?

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