Foundation Events & Campaigns

The Johnston Health Foundation is well known for several annual events. Our events provide a great opportunity for businesses and the community to work together and contribute to a great cause. Over the years, these events have made a huge impact in raising funds and awareness for the Foundation and its mission to support the programs and services of UNC Health Johnston.

All in Red Logo

All in Red


An eight day, county-wide community engagement initiative aimed at increasing heart health awareness and raising dollars in support of the Johnston Health Foundation’s Heart Fund, which provides financial support for local heart patients in need. Learn more

Foundation Champions 5K and 10K

Champions 5K & 10K presented by HealthQuest- part of the Johnston Health Race Series


Walk or run in honor of a loved one in this family, stroller, and dog-friendly community event. The race is open to individual and team participants from beginner to advanced fitness levels, and benefits the Heart Fund and Healthy Kids Fund. Learn more

Portofino Derby Classic

Portofino Derby Classic- Due to Covid-19, the 2021 Portofino Derby Classic is cancelled. 


Join more than 1,000 attendees from all over eastern North Carolina as we “party with a purpose” for the Angel Fund. Dress in your derby best, sip a mint julep, and enjoy live horse races and attractions. Learn more.

Foundation Golf Tournament

Annual Golf Classic presented by Accelerated Claims, Inc.


Our annual golf tournament began in the 1980s in memory of Johnston Health’s first surgeon, Dr. Hubert M. Poteat. It has continued to be an annual tradition to support the Johnston Health Foundation. The event includes a golf tournament, beginner’s clinic, and 50/50 drawing. You are invited to participate as a player, form a team, and/or be a sponsor. Learn more

Honoree John Hobart and Karen Lippitt and Stewart McLeod during the Foundation Annual Social.

Annual Social Event


Each year, we celebrate the Johnston Health Foundation’s achievements with our supporters and Johnston Health Society members. The Foundation also recognizes a distinguished citizen for their support of the Foundation, UNC Health Johnston and the community. Learn more

Foundation Gobble Waddle

Gobble Waddle 5K/10K presented by HealthQuest- Part of the Johnston Health Race Series


The spirit of giving is alive at this fall walk/run event to support the Heart Fund and Healthy Kids Fund. Walk or run in honor of a loved one and bring canned goods to be donated to our partner food bank agencies. Learn more

Foundation Tree of Light Ceremony

SECU Hospice House Tree of Light


During this holiday season, UNC Health Johnston Home Care and Hospice invites you to remember or honor a loved one by donating to the Tree of Light. The lights on this special tree burn to honor and memorialize loved ones and signify the community’s commitment to caring for the citizens of Johnston County throughout their life journey. We hope that by participating, you will find comfort and peace – while providing essential funds for UNC Health Johnston’s hospice patients and their families. Learn more

Giving Tuesday/ End of Year Giving

Giving Tuesday + Year-End Giving Campaign

Giving Tuesday- December 31

During the season of giving, you can enhance the quality of care that UNC Health Johnston delivers to patients and their families by making a tax-deductible donation to one of our funds or endowments. Even a small gift can do big things in our community.

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Your donation goes directly to patients, programs and services at UNC Health Johnston. We appreciate your support.

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