“Out and About” in Winston-Salem with Winterlark

On Saturday, February 3rd, more than 500 guests gathered at the Historic Graylyn Estate for the Winterlark gala.  The 35th-annual event was the most successful year yet, thanks to scores of volunteers, individual patrons, and dedicated corporate partners, like Presenting Sponsor First Tennessee.

The proceeds for Winterlark benefit Wake Forest Baptist Health Cancer Patient Support Program (CPSP).  This program offers patients, families and caregivers the tools they need to gain strength and overcome the challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis.

The Chairpersons for this year’s event were Janie and Ken Budd of Advance.  Janie says, “Ken and I were honored to serve as this year’s Chairs of Winterlark. Working with the Office of Philanthropy at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and more than 100 community volunteers made the planning process run like a well-oiled machine. We’re proud to see all this hard work celebrated in such a beautiful way at Winterlark. More importantly, we’re overjoyed that this tremendous community effort will once again benefit so many people dealing with cancer.”

A delicious dinner buffet and an assortment of cocktails and other beverages were provided by Graylyn. A silent and a spirited live auction, which included the ever-popular pound cakes baked weekly for the CPSP by volunteer Hermine Heller, capped off the evening, raising even more dollars for patients and families.

“By listening carefully and responding thoughtfully, we provide patient-and family-centered care, and seek to remove suffering and replace it with grace,” said Richard P. McQuellon, PhD, HSP-P Director, Cancer Patient Support Program, at the conclusion of the night’s festivities, as he thanked the attendees for their contributions.


Please mark your calendars for next year’s Winterlark—February 9, 2019.

To learn more about volunteering or supporting Wake Forest Baptist Health Cancer Patient Program, visit www.wakehealth.edu,or contact Allison Brouillette at

 337-716-2275 or abrouill@wakehealth.edu



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