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Community Partners

Every year, our compassionate and committed pediatric experts care for the hundreds of thousands of infants, children and adolescents who visit Duke Children’s and our many clinical practices in the surrounding area. Duke Children’s has touched the lives of so many children and families throughout the community. What better way to show your support and ensure that we can continue to care for the children in the community than to host your own fundraising event?

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Use your creativity and passion. . .whether you’re planning a casual gathering, formal affair, or family get-together, organizing an event is a wonderful way to have a direct and immediate impact on the lives of kids who rely on Duke Children’s for hope and healing.

Join our team and get involved! We are here to support you and have developed some tips, tools, and resources to help you get started and organized. Please review our Community Partners Event and Activity Guidelines [PDF, 1.88MB] and submit the application to obtain approval to use the Duke Children’s name in conjunction with your event. We look forward to working with you--below are some ideas to get you brainstorming! 

Be Creative
Grow a mustache, shave your head, play a video game, dance all day. Do your thing, just do it for Duke Children's. Go ahead. Get creative!
Host an Event
Organize an event for our cause! Recruit your friends & sell tickets to concerts, golf tournaments, races, socials and more!
Whether you're running a marathon, skydiving for the first time, or anything in between, use your next sporting opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the kids at Duke.
In Honor Of
Celebrate the memory of someone you love by raising money for Duke Children's.

For more information or with questions about organizing an event, please contact:


Thank you for your interest in planning a special event to benefit Duke Children’s! 

Top fundraisers from the Community Partners program will be invited to attend the Coach K Closed Practice Session. [Learn more]

Featured Community Partners 

Vs. Cancer Foundation
The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving kids’ lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts.

The Monday Life
The Monday Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps hospitalized children at Duke Children's feel better and heal faster by drastically improving patient environments. 

2016 - 2017 Community Partners Calendar of Events


Date:  Ongoing
Community Partner: The Monday Life
Event: The Monday Life launched Healing Campaigns, a new crowd-funding site to meet the needs of nurses--quickly. Nurses share what they need to help their patients. Donors like you support their campaigns. Hospitalized children win. Visit the Healing Campaigns website to be part of this year-round campaign.

Date: Ongoing
Community Partner: All American Classics Community Table Auctions
Event: At locations throughout Durham, All American Classics Community Table Auctions is hosting a silent auction featuring a variety of sports memorabilia. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Duke Children's.


Date: March 25, 2017
Community Partner: Anna's Angels Foundation
Event: A celebratory evening of dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, and a keynote address from David Cutcliffe, head coach of Duke University's football team. The Anna's Angels Foundation supports and celebrates individuals with Down syndrome and works to improve their cognitive and communicative abilities by funding Down's syndrome research at Duke Children's. Event takes place at the Prestonwood Country Club, 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary, NC 27513. This event is open to the public and tickets are still available.


Date: April 23, 2017
Community Partner: Grab My Wheel
Event: The ShooDu-Shoofly Duathlon is a run-bike-run duathlon to benefit pediatric oncology Duke Children's. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. at ATT White Oak Church Street trailhead 1205 White Oak Church Street, Apex, NC.


Date: May 21, 2017
Community Partner: JUST TRYAN IT
Event: A kid-friendly triatholon in a non-competitive atmosphere to support families in treatment for pediatric cancer at Duke Children's and in the Triangle area. Event takes place at the Chapel Hill Country Club, 103 Lancaster Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.