Duke Children's Hospital

When Meg was battling her brain tumor, she was treated at Duke Children’s Hospital.

We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Duke and have helped give back to their patients and families in the following manner:

  • Title sponsor of the Duke Children’s Hospital Prom allowing kids to attend their first ever prom.
  • Built a new patient lounge in the Bone Marrow Unit to allow kids to interact with each other while in isolation.
  • Established a birthday fund for children who have to celebrate their birthday in the hospital.
  • Purchased a computer for families to check e-mail and to update family and friends about their child’s health status.
  • Provide gifts to children during Christmas.

Meg’s Smile Foundation has been recognized by The Robert Preston Tisch Brain Tumor center at Duke and The Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program for its contributions over the years to Duke Children’s Hospital. Thank you for allowing us to provide much needed support to the children at Duke.

Duke Children's Hospital
Duke Children's Hospital

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