Carolinas HealthCare System

The Leon Levine Foundation

An independent private foundation dedicated to improving the human condition in the areas of education, healthcare, Jewish religion, and human services, the Leon Levine Foundation provided the lead $10 million gift in support of Levine Children's Hospital. The Levine Foundation has also graciously committed an additional $7 million in matching grant support for the development of permanently endowed funds assuring the highest level of medical care for children in the Carolinas.

The Alex Hemby Foundation

The Alex Hemby Foundation is a well-known Charlotte family Foundation. Supporting numerous philanthropic activities in the community, the Alex Hemby Foundation has provided support for the Hemby Pediatric Institute, The Hilda Hemby Medical Intensive Care Endowment and the Hemby Cancer Research Endowment at Carolinas Medical Center. The Child Life Playroom and Activity Area on Level Nine of Levine Children's Hospital are also named in honor of the Hemby family.

Adam Faulk Tanksley Foundation

The Adam Faulk Tanksley Foundation is a publicly supported foundation established in honor of five-year-old cancer survivor Adam Tanksley. The Foundation supports advanced pediatric cancer research at Levine Children's Hospital.

The Baby J Ladley Fund

Honoring the memory of baby John Francis Ladley III, the Baby J Fund was established by Beverly and Mark Ladley of Charlotte with the intent of supporting and advancing the research efforts of the brain tumor and neuro-oncology programs at Levine Children's Hospital.

The Baby J Ladley Fund

The Quail Hollow Championship

Champions for Education, Inc., the non-profit host organization that manages and operates the Quail Hollow Championship, donates a portion of the proceeds from each annual golf tournament to Levine Children's Hospital.


drumSTRONGTM promotes cancer health, education, research and survivorship support through an annual event that emphasizes collaborative efforts and rhythm. The event was founded by Scott Swimmer and his family in honor of his son, Mason, who was diagnosed with cancer at age 15.

Brett's Ride for Rhabdo

Brett's Ride for Rhabdo is a Hickory-based community cycling event geared toward fighting all types of childhood cancers. Founded in honor of Brett Gosnell, a member of the Hickory community who lost his battle with rhabdomyosarcoma (rhabdo) in 2006, the event supports pediatric cancer research at Levine Children's Hospital.

24 Hours of Booty

24 Hours of Booty is the official 24-hour charity cycling event of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which brings cyclists of all abilities together to raise funds for cancer research and survivorship. 24 Hours of Booty also raises funds locally to benefit the Keep Pounding Fund for cancer research, the Carolinas Cancer Wellness Program at Carolinas Medical Center, and the new 24 Hours of Booty Bone Marrow Transplant Research Endowment.