Wilmington, NC – Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s 2019 Last Chance for White Pants Gala, held Aug. 24 at Audi Cape Fear in Wilmington, exceeded the funds raised in 2018 thanks to the event sponsors and guests.
The annual end-of-summer gala is the largest fundraising event for Lower Cape Fear Hospice. Tickets to the 2019 gala sold out in record time, and the event raised more than $180,000, approximately 30 percent more than the previous year. New in 2019, Port City Collision made safe rides home available to all attendees, and a special, custom-designed surfboard made by Savage Surfboards drew $4,700 during the live auction. Guest favorite Sleeping Booty Band performed once again, along with performances by presenting sponsor Audi Cape Fear’s AJ Aliah and his daughter, Marley Aliah, and performances and event assistance from the UNCW Sea Belles.
“It was a great evening to raise funds for Lower Cape Fear Hospice,” said Foundation Manager Terrie Priest. “Thank you to our committee members, sponsors, and all the guests in attendance for a wonderful event that will enable us to provide care to so many in our community. We’re already talking about next year’s event, celebrating our 40th anniversary!”
In the five years that it has been hosted at Audi Cape Fear, the Last Chance for White Pants has raised more than $800,000. All of the proceeds from Last Chance for White Pants stay local, providing care for individuals and families in the community. Each year, Lower Cape Fear Hospice provides more than $1 million in care and support to local families, ensuring that everyone has access to the highest quality of care, regardless of ability to pay.
Funds raised also help support programs and services not covered by a reimbursement source, including Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s extensive grief care offerings for adults and children, palliative care for those living with a serious illness, healing arts programs, and community education with topics like including advanced care planning, compassionate care workshops and caregiver resources and support.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness; support and counseling to families; and education to the community. For more information, visit lcfh.org.