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The Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation

What we do to improve community health. Why you should partner with us!



With the forecast this weekend calling for high winds and lots of rain, UNC Health Blue Ridge has decided to postpone the Lake James Dragon Boat Race that was scheduled for Saturday as a safety precaution for our paddlers. Team captains have been informed and will be notified if we can reschedule the race. If not, we hope to see you next year, October 7, 2023. Stay tuned!


Project Forward

UNC Health Blue Ridge is moving healthcare forward in our communities through a number of building projects to include a new Cancer Center on the Valdese Campus and a new Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department on the Morganton Campus. These projects will allow UNC Health Blue Ridge to continue to serve our communities with superior care. You can play a part in this great journey. Find out how through Project Forward.


Purchase a Cancer Center Serenity Garden Brick

You are invited to make your mark on moving healthcare forward in our communities by purchasing an honorary or memorial brick to help create a path through the serenity garden. Learn more here!


We See You

"We See You" is a Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation initiative to support all UNC Health Blue Ridge teammates and thank them for their dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to donate today.


Donate to the Hope Campaign

ABOUT THE HOPE CAMPAIGN: Helping Our Patients and Employees (HOPE) is our annual employee giving campaign. Funds raised through HOPE are used to support a variety of programs for our patients and care team members, including the Patient Assistance Fund, Project Forward Fund, Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation - Granting HOPE, and United Way.


Join the 30th Anniversary Pearl Club

2021 marked 30 years of the Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation! To commemorate this milestone we established our 30th Anniversary Pearl Club. The pearl is the traditional symbol for a 30th anniversary, and because the pearl is something extra special that takes time to grow, much like the foundation, we chose to use it as the symbol of this campaign. We strive to grow and be polished every year to ensure that we can continue to meet the growing health needs of UNC Health Blue Ridge and its patients – our friends and neighbors.

You can become a member of our Pearl Club by pledging or giving $360 or more. You will be recognized on our website as a Pearl Club member and in the annual impact report. Your donation to the club will support the foundation’s general fund so we can continue to advance care and met the ever-changing needs of our patients.


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

This fund was established to assist UNC Health Blue Ridge’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly aiding UNCHBR patients, residents and teammates who are experiencing a financial hardship due to the crisis, and future essential needs as identified by the Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation and UNC Health Blue Ridge.


Vision: To provide resources for healthy lives through inspired giving.

Mission: To enhance the work of Blue Ridge HealthCare to improve the quality of life for those served.

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Putting For The Pink

  • September 23, 2022

UNC Health Blue Ridge Putting For The Pink

The Putting for the Pink Golf Tournament raises funds to support mammography services at UNC Health Blue Ridge by providing mammograms to uninsured or under-insured women of this community.(Learn More)

More Upcoming Events

Nov 05 2022
  • Saturday, November 5, 2022

2022 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Benefit Gala

The Blue Ridge HealthCare Foundation’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Benefit Gala is a fun-filled event which includes a silent auction, live auction, focus on the cause, entertainment, and fabulous food. This year's Gala will benefit patient enhancements and improvements to the Intensive Care Unit at UNC Health Blue Ridge. (Learn More)

DEC 1 2022
  • December 1, 2022
  • UNC Health Blue Ridge - Valdese Lower Atrium

2022 Lights of Love

The Lights of Love event raises money to support UNC Health Blue Ridge Cancer Center and its patients. Symbolic lights can be purchased in honor or in memory of friends, family members, loved ones, caregivers, and care team members. This event includes the lighting of the Lights of Love tree on the Valdese Campus symbolizing all being honored and remembered. (Learn More)

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