Caring House To Host 25th Annual Gala

December 16, 2016
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, Duke Cancer Institute

For more than 25 years Caring House has provided a home away from home for cancer patients treated at Duke Cancer Institute (DCI). Caring House features 18 beautiful rooms, a great room, library, laundry room, gym and a fully equipped community kitchen.

Guests enjoy a supportive community setting where they can rest, relax, find quiet spaces or mingle with others while engaging in fun-filled activities.

“Our mission is to provide a healing environment at an affordable price,” said Sheridan van Wagenger, executive director of Caring House. “Because of the generosity of the community and area businesses, we are able to offer rooms at a price point well below market.”

Caring House is located in Durham about 2.5 miles from Duke Cancer Center. Rooms at Caring House are just $35 per night. Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

To ensure continued access, Caring House hosts an annual Gala Benefit. Activities include dinner, dancing and an exciting live auction. The 2017 gala will be emceed by David Crabtree, an award-winning anchor with WRAL-TV.

“This year’s live auction will be the best ever,” said Kathi Warren, executive director of DCI Development. “DCI is collaborating with Caring House to organize this very special 25th anniversary gala. The auction will include exciting vacations, luxurious outings, dinner packages, tickets to athletic events and much more.”

The Caring House Gala Benefit will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn and Country Club in Durham, N.C. To learn more or to register, please visit Caring House.

Topics: Caring House