Welcome to Carolina BalloonFest! Relax under Carolina blue skies between early morning and late afternoon balloon launches. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to relax and enjoy the cool autumn days with your friends and family! Live music on 2 stages, tethered balloon rides, Artisan Village, Kids Zone, NC wine & craft beer garden, great festival foods and much more!
Each year, thousands of children are sent to Duke Children’s Hospital, the North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill, and WakeMed Children’s Hospital. For many of these kids and their caregivers, diagnosis with a critical or terminal illness impacts them indefinitely. Their lives are thrown into permanent chaos. In addition to the unfathomable emotional burdens that now face these families, the costs of being treated become immense as they often helplessly watch their financial lives unravel.
The Me Fine Foundation exists so that these children and their families will not walk through their journeys of disease alone. Me Fine provides critical financial assistance and vital emotional support. Our programs are designed to keep families together so that children can have the best chance for recovery possible. No insurance plan will help provide what Me Fine does, which is why support from community members like you is so important!
The Annual Me Fine Gala is their signature fundraising event. The organization receives no funding from federal, state or local government. They rely totally on the generosity of our donors and corporate partners and on the success of this event.
If you want to help fight for these medically fragile children, believe in the work they’re doing, and want to see stronger families making for a better community, please consider being a part of this event!