Non-profit fundraiser in memory of William & Ward
October 23, 2021
On Saturday, October 23, 2021, this group of friends got together in Charlotte, NC for an afternoon of pickleball inspired by and in memory of William Grenier and Ward Winslett. William and Ward spent most of their short lives bravely battling complications from rare diseases.
A big thanks to Collett Capital for covering the event expenses so that every dollar raised could benefit WARD’S Foundation! We had so much fun that this will become an annual WARD’S Foundation event: Save the Date for May 14, 2022!
Founded in 1959, Atrium Health Foundation is one of the largest charitable foundations in Charlotte. As the point of contact for all contributions benefiting Atrium Health in the Charlotte region, the Foundation inspires transformational giving to improve health, elevate hope, and advance healing – for ALL. Through its current Giving Hope Campaign, Atrium Health Foundation is supporting Atrium Health’s efforts to create the learning health system of the future by building healthy communities, outstanding education programs, preeminent research, and exemplary facilities.
About WARD’S Foundation
WARD’S Foundation was established in January 2021 by Caroline and Trey Winslett in memory of their son, Ward, who passed away from a rare disease in October 2020. The Foundation is Working to Advance Rare Disease Support in order to improve the lives of people affected by rare diseases. Their mission is three-fold: They aim to increase the awareness, education, and prevention of rare diseases. They aspire to walk alongside families in their rare disease journey by providing resources, guidance, and support. They strive to improve the clinical, diagnostic, and overall patient experience.
About Atrium Health Levine Children’s
Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital is an award-winning hospital in Charlotte, NC, offering specialized pediatric medicine and 24-hour emergency care. Located on the main campus of Carolinas Medical Center, the 234-bed hospital is the most comprehensive facility of its type between Atlanta, Georgia and Washington D.C. Levine Children’s Hospital is also home to the Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care, which support pediatric intensive and cardiovascular surgery patients. Since opening in 2007, the hospital has grown to include more than 30 pediatric specialties and has consistently received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”