Hemophilia of North Carolina

Since 1977, serving the people of North Carolina
affected by bleeding disorders.

260 Town Hall Dr., Suite A, Morrisville, NC 27560
1-800-990-5557 (toll free)
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King of Hearts Pre-Event Sponsor
Drugco Health
King of Hearts Pre-Event Sponsor
Novo Nordisk
King of Hearts Pre-Event Sponsor

The 7th Annual “Hearts for Hemophilia” Casino Night

Saturday, January 25, 2014 – 6:30pm-11:00pm
Cardinal Hall ← new date & location!
6015 Lead Mine Road • Raleigh
  “Crystal chandeliers and Chiavari ballroom chairs”
        at the Wake County Shrine Club

Hemophilia of North Carolina (HNC) hosted our 7th annual “Hearts for Hemophilia” Casino Night event on Saturday, January 25, 2014. Fortunately, there was no luck involved in our continued growth of attendees and proceeds. The hard work of our planning committee, generous sponsors and those who attended the event helped assure that this evening was a big success.

Stanford Murry, Jr. winning big!New this year, Triangle Catering hosted the event at its beautiful venue, Cardinal Hall in Raleigh. Some of the new location highlights included a built-in bar area, perimeter floor lighting, seating areas with couches, and plenty of free parking.

Each guest was greeted at the door and received a big bag of ‘fun money’ play chips to ready themselves for play at the gaming tables. There was blackjack, craps, poker, and new this year, the big wheel and slot machines.

Everyone enjoyed delicious food throughout the evening and an open bar of handpicked local beer and wine. Some of the food choices included chef-attended stations serving grilled shrimp, beef and chicken kabobs, and grilled marinated Asian flank steak. Other options included Fontina risotto balls, lemon chicken, and snow peas skewers, Southern fried green tomatoes with chow-chow relish, a fruit and cheese display, and a large selection of desserts.

l-r: Catherine Wilson, Sharon Ingram and Sue CowellBack by popular demand was the fabulous quintet from the UNC-Chapel Hill Jazz Band, who entertained throughout the evening.

For a small donation, guests were invited to participate in the Grand Prize Tech Package raffle drawing. The winner received over $1,000 in items including an Apple iPad 2, Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Band, a Chromecast digital media player, Bluetooth speakers, and a $50 iTunes gift card. Special thanks go to Kedrion and several anonymous individual members for their donations toward the raffle prize package.

Don’t our NC chapter fellas look dapper?Our popular live auction featured a Disney Getaway package that included two tickets to Disney World, two round trip flight tickets to Orlando, and $250 toward hotel and other expenses. Also auctioned off were a pair of Richard Petty Driving Experience tickets, and an original painting by local artist Dan Campbell. With the help of our talented new auctioneer, Cheri Faux, money was also raised for HNC’s Financial Assistance program.

Throughout the night, silent auction items were on display for bidding. Some of the most popular items included a one-night stay and breakfast for two at the Graylyn in Winston-Salem, a one-night stay and breakfast for two at the FourPoints Sheraton in Asheville, four tickets to an NCSU basketball game, tickets to the NC Symphony and dinner for two, Seagroves pottery, and many gift baskets.

Ladies from the NC chapterAt the end of the night, we had lots of winners that cashed in their chips for raffle tickets and a chance to win restaurant gift cards, specialty coffee, sweets, and other great prizes.

The night concluded with a very special thank you to all of our sponsors, guests, organizing committee and volunteers. Each attendee received a special gift of chocolates as a thank you for their support and for being our guest for the evening. HNC raised over $20,000 and all proceeds will help us to continue our goal of promoting opportunities to improve the quality of life for those affected by a bleeding disorder. It is our vision for everyone to achieve their full potential without barriers or limitations, until a cure is found. Those that supported our event continue to make this vision a reality.

The HNC Board of Directors would also like to acknowledge the hard work and tireless effort of the planning committee that included Rita Brown, Charlene Cowell, Tiffany Holland, Matt and Tat'yana Igelman, and Charles Register.

* Casino Night Sponsors *

* King of Hearts *
CSL Behring
Drugco Health
Novo Nordisk

* Jack of Hearts *
MedPro Rx, Inc.
* Queen of Hearts *
Bayer HealthCare
Biogen Idec Hemophilia

*Grand Prize Sponsors *
Kedrion Biopharma
* Anonymous Donors *

*Wild Cards *
* Kedrion Biopharma *
* Matrix Health *
* Gaming Table Sponsor *
* BioRx, LLC *

* Special Thanks to Our Donors

Nicole Bailey * Bass Pro Shops * Rita Brown * Dan Campbell * Courtney Carr * Erica Cook * The Cowell & Conger Family * Durham Bulls * Christine "The Spa Lady" Engelbrecht * Four Points by Sheraton in Asheville * Graylyn International Conference Center * Heritage Market of Wake Forest * * The Holland Family * Matt & Tat'yana Igelman * Kedrion Biopharma * Kroger * La Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village * Lifetime Fitness * Teme Levbarg & Richard Dideriksen * George McCoy & Phil Poovey * Mellow Mushroom * NC State Athletics * The North Carolina Symphony * Park West 14 Movie Theater * Stanford Murry, Jr. * Starbucks * Target * Tribeca Tavern * Walgreens

* Captain's Tables

BioRx LLC * DrugCo Health * Amy Shair * aVilasAliva

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