Regional Foundations and Development Councils In ways large and small, the Vidant Health Foundation raises funds and channels them toward health-related projects throughout eastern North Carolina. Gifts to the Foundation are making better health within reach for 1.4 million people in this region. And the best part is that your gift stays local — every penny. It helps fund leading-edge equipment, new facilities and programs, meaning your friends and family can receive the care they need in their home community. Vidant Bertie Hospital Development Council The Vidant Bertie Hospital Development Council was formed in the fall of 2005 with the mission “to build relationships and help secure financial resources to support the health and wellness services of Vidant Bertie Hospital." Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Development Council The Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Development Council is a 13-member organization that works in partnership with Vidant Edgecombe Hospital to raise funds to supplement programs, services and equipment that may not be included in the hospital’s annual budget. The Outer Banks Hospital Development Council When we formed the Outer Banks Hospital Development Council in 2005, cancer services across our region were fragmented — and we wanted to do something about it. Our solution? Establish a single location where families in our community could turn for cancer information and support. Chowan Hospital Foundation Established in 1992, Chowan Hospital Foundation has a long history of partnering with loyal donors like you, who make direct impacts on the health of our community through generosity of your time, talent and treasure. Duplin General Hospital Foundation Through public awareness and fund-raising events, the Foundation works to assist the hospital with needed capital projects, equipment purchases, program development and provided services. Some of the specific areas recently supported include stroke prevention, cancer care services, women’s care and men’s health. Roanoke-Chowan Foundation Roanoke-Chowan Foundation was created originally as a public foundation, and in 1997 became an independent private foundation with a mission of meeting health and wellness needs of the Roanoke- Chowan communities. Shepard Cancer Foundation The Shepard Cancer Foundation supports the Marion L Shepard Cancer Center in its efforts to improve the mind, body and spirit of cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. The foundation also provides assistance for patients who may have become financially burdened by their cancer diagnosis.