Since 1977, serving the people of North Carolina
HNC Family Festival & 5K Walk
The annual HNC Family Festival & 5K Walk is coming soon! This year we are again having TWO Festival Walk events in different parts of the state. See below for complete information and downloadable resources.
How This Works: The HNC Family Festival & 5K Walk is a team based fundraising effort. In fact, it's really a big team of teams, all working in friendly competition to raise funds for HNC. Teams come in all flavors – families and friends, workplace groups, church and community groups – you name it. Anyone can start a team, anyone can join a team.
Team members are encouraged to either make a donation, or raise funds on their own, or both. Monies raised or donated by individual team members also add to their team's total. On Festival day there are gleaming trophies awaiting the individuals and teams with the highest fundraising totals. There are also the coveted King Droplet, Queen Droplet, and Junior Droplet honors awarded to the individual fundraisers who went above and beyond the call of duty in their fundraising efforts.
Come join us now! Check out our How to Register guide. With the Raleigh area event now in its 10th year and the Charlotte event now in its third, we have seen some pretty fierce team rivalries develop. Maybe your team will be the upstart this year. The main thing is that we all have a great deal of fun. The real winners are HNC and the bleeding disorders community in North Carolina.
What: The Hemophilia of North Carolina (HNC) Family Festival and 5K Walk is HNC's largest fundraising event of the year. In previous years this event was part of the National Hemophilia Foundation Walk program. Now an independent HNC event, it remains dedicated to preventing the complications of bleeding disorders. The proceeds will help our organization continue to provide programs and services to our North Carolina community.
Who and Why: HNC has been assisting the bleeding disorders community in the state for over 40 years. We support families through ongoing educational programs, peer support groups, patient advocacy, emergency financial assistance, scholarships and support for summer camps that our children attend.
When and Where:
Distance: 5K Walk / 3.1 Miles or 1.5 Miles (short route)
Festival Event Manager: Charlene Cowell
2017 Festival Chair: Gillian Schultz – A letter from Gillian (pdf/123kb)
How: Sign up for the Festival online by visiting www.firstgiving.com/hnc and choose your area (Charlotte or Raleigh) from the list of event sites. Everyone is welcome to participate! Look here for complete instructions.
Teams: Form a team – Enlist as a Team Captain, choose a Team name and recruit team members from your circle of friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.
Volunteer: Help us make our event a success. Volunteers are appreciated before and/or during the Festival. Unable to do the Festival but still want to participate? Enlist as a Volunteer. Call HNC at 800-990-5557 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Contact: Charlene Cowell, Executive Director at email@example.com
A team is a group of people who come together to support the Festival Walk. It can be made up of family, friends, neighbors, classmates, co-workers, or members of your book club, place of worship, sewing club, etc.
Charlotte Festival Sponsors – [show Raleigh sponsors]
Raleigh Festival Sponsors – [show Charlotte sponsors]