On Saturday, June 4th, SummerLark was held at Bailey Park in downtown Winston-Salem. It was a beautiful afternoon for the 800 guests who gathered to benefit the Cancer Patient Support Program at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.
A lot of readers are familiar with the traditional Winterlark event held in February. COVID caused a shift of events for many organizations, including the Cancer Patient Support Program. SummerLark was held virtually in 2021 and officially kicked off in-person in 2022 and was well received. Attendees enjoyed getting “out and about” in the community for a good cause and learning more about the cancer patient support programs offered by Wake Forest Baptist Health. All the funds raised benefit the Cancer Patient Support Program. Gifts to SummerLark help ensure that key services and support are available to our friends, family and neighbors who are fighting cancer to ensure no one faces the battle against cancer alone.
Allegacy was this year’s presenting sponsor for SummerLark, in addition to dozens of other civic-minded businesses, firms and organizations which all helped make SummerLark successful. Ashley & Matt Kohlrus and the Sarah & Coleman Team returned as co-chairs. The Kohlruses and Teams provided exceptional leadership planning a virtual event in 2021. Both couples reside in Winston-Salem. Ashley and Coleman are employed by Allegacy and Front Street Capital respectively. The entertainment this year was kicked off by local artist, Alex Key, followed by Grammy nominated Aloe Blacc.
“Your gift to the Cancer Patient Support Program touches thousands of lives that have been impacted by cancer. We are so grateful for all the contributions to SummerLark 2022,” said Dr. Katie Duckworth, Director, Psychosocial Oncology & Cancer Patient Support Program.
For more information on programs offered, visit this link: wakehealth.edu/locations/facilities/comprehensive-cancer-center/cancer-patient-support-program