Thank you. On November 28, our community rallied together for #TarHealTuesday and exceeded our goal by raising more than $31,000! These donations are going to help us do great things, and it’s all because of you.

Your support this past #TarHealTuesday will help us provide better care for more patients and more families. Your support will…

  • help UNC Children’s care for our young patients and their families, regardless of a family’s ability to pay;
  • support UNC Lineberger as the Pediatric Oncology unit onboards its first-ever facility dog, which will be professionally trained to work with young patients and provide a calming influence during their time in the hospital;
  • ensure the student-run Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) continues to provide free, holistic healthcare to meet the greatest needs of our community’s uninsured/underinsured;
  • enable our Transforming Patient Care Fund to back existing patient and family support programs across UNC Medical Center, wherever there is a need.

Those are some wonderful accomplishments, and you are making them happen.

From the whole team here at UNC Medicine, thank you again for making #TarHealTuesday a success for us and our patients.


We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give back. This year, UNC Medicine is participating again with our very own #TarHealTuesday: a chance for Tar Heels to join the #GivingTuesday movement and make a difference at UNC Medicine.

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About #TarHealTuesday 2017

This year’s #TarHealTuesday is focused on supporting patient care at UNC Medicine. These programs don’t typically get a lot of attention, but they are essential – they serve as a reminder that we care for the whole person, not just the disease.

Check out the amazing areas being highlighted this year:

Transforming Patient Care Fund

From offering support to existing patient and family support programs; to providing gas cards and lodging for patients with financial needs—your gift to the Transforming Patient Care Fund will impact patient care at UNC.

Pediatric Oncology Fund at UNC Lineberger

Support UNC Lineberger in its mission to onboard its first-ever facility dog, which will be professionally trained to work with our pediatric oncology patients and provide a calming influence during their time in the hospital.

Children’s Program Fund

UNC Children’s Program Fund supports clinical care, advocacy, research, and education to ensure delivery of world-class family-centered care—regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

Student Health Action Coalition Fund

Your gift to UNC’s student-run Student Health Action Coalition (SHAC) provides free, holistic healthcare to meet the greatest needs of uninsured/underinsured in our community, and helps to train future healthcare professionals.



Get Involved

→ Make a gift to patient care!

Our patient care programs provide much more than medicine. We hope you will join us on #TarHealTuesday and support our patients with a gift to one of our patient care funds. #TarHealTuesday may be over, but you can still make an impact at UNC Medicine. Make a gift today! 


→ Make your social media pages TarHeal-tastic!

Stamp your own social media pages with the official #TarHealTuesday trappings!

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→ Become a #TarHealTuesday fundraiser!

Visit our #TarHealTuesday site and sign up to run your very own #TarHealTuesday campaign!
Rally your network, spread the word, and make an even bigger impact on this day of giving. Get your Fundraiser Toolkit here!



→ Start tweeting and posting!

Share why supporting UNC Medicine and patient care is important to you. The best way to connect with people is by telling your story. Just don’t forget to use #TarHealTuesday! Not sure how to get started? Try using one of our sample posts to get your creative juices flowing —

I’m helping UNC Medicine kick off #GivingTuesday with our own edition: #TarHealTuesday! Help us reach our goal on 11/28 by donating today! Your gift to patient care treats more than just a disease:

This #GivingTuesday I’m supporting #TarHealTuesday “for all that heals” because I believe all patients deserve the best care possible. That’s #WhyIGive. If you agree patient care is vitally important, join me at

This #GivingTuesday, I’m giving to transform patient care for #TarHealTuesday. Join me!


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