Duke Cancer Institute and Caring House Celebrate 25-Year Partnership

Duke Cancer Institute and Caring House Celebrate 25-Year Partnership

A gala benefiting both organizations commemorated their dual mission of supporting cancer patients at Duke

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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club played host to a benefit gala celebrating the 25-year partnership between Duke Cancer Institute and Caring House, which provides affordable housing, a healing environment and a supportive community for cancer patients and their families. WRAL Anchor/Reporter David Crabtree emceed the evening, which featured a live auction and speeches from Caring House Executive Director Sheridan van Wagenberg, Duke Cancer Institute Executive Director Dr. Michael Kastan and Caring House guest Paige Walker and her doctor, Dr. Gretchen Kimmick. More than $210,000 total gross funds were raised for Caring House.

Scroll through our slideshow to see some of the night’s attendees!

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Amanda MacLaren
Amanda MacLaren is the executive editor of Durham Magazine. Born in Mesa, Ariz., she grew up in Charlotte and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, majoring in journalism. She’s lived in Durham for five years now. When she’s not at work, you can usually find her with a beer in hand at Fullsteam, Dain’s Place or Bull City Burger or getting takeout from Chubby’s.