Community Events

Joseph Hageman Nursing Appreciation Dinner

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sponsorship Information
Online Reservations

Each May, the CarolinaEast Foundation hosts the Joseph Hageman Nursing Appreciation Dinner to award scholarships to current nursing students as well as honor the nursing profession. The scholarships are made possible through the Joseph Hageman Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund; established to pay tribute to an exceptional nurse of the CarolinaEast Health System, the late Joe Hageman.

2016 Joseph Hageman Nursing Appreciation Dinner
2016 Joseph Hageman Nursing Appreciation Dinner Sponsors

Platinum SponsorsMedia Sponsor Friends of the Foundation
CarolinaEast Health SystemBeasley Media GroupAmerican Anesthesiology
Armstrong McGuire
Horizon HealthBronze SponsorsBlue Arbor
Bruin Builders-Lee Hiner
Coastal Eye Clinic
Gold SponsorsBB & T
Gregory Poole CAT
Dr. Drew Grice
Dr. John Ayers
Dr. John & Maria Cho
Dr. Kai Miao
Danis ConstructionEmergency Medicine Physicians
Eagle Hospital Physicians
Dr.Lourdes Illa-Sanchez
Dr. Patty Ohrum-Bergmueller
Champ & ET Mitchell In Honor of
Dr. John Cho & Dr. Rich Gorman
Mr. Joe Osenni & Dr. Angela Park
Fuel Market
Frogley Chiropractic
Craven Pathology Associates,Inc.
Brinn Glass, Inc.
Dr.s. Paul & Anne Healy
Dr. Ron May
Dr. Roy Everett
Dr. Joseph Buff
Gibbs Dentistry
Interactive Medical Systems
Attorneys at Law
Jill & Dean Thompson
Kellum Law Firm
All South Flooring
Craven Community College
Singleton Vision Center
Bruce & Sandra Hill In honor of
John Hanley
Dr. Tom T Pam Burkart
Dr. Bob Fisher
Dr. Chris & Nell Hudson
Carolina Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Coastal Radiology Associates
Stubbs Perdue
Jim & Phoebe Briley
Dr. Reed & Alice Underhill
Dr. Kenneth & Dru Wilkins
Kenneth & Linda Morris
Mitchell Associates
Potash Corporation
Ray & Karen Leggett
Taff Office
Ward & Smith Williams
Scarborough Smith Gray
Dr. Victor Kim  

Please join us for the 2017 Nursing Appreciation Dinner on May 24, 2017. 



Craven Cancer Classic

The Annual “Craven Cancer Classic” golf tournament is held each year at the New Bern Golf & Country Club, to remember and honor those battling cancer. The proceeds go to support the Scott Davenport / Brian Fisher / John Aylward Cancer Warrior Fund that assists patients with cancer care-related costs.
Picture of three golfers posing around the tee.


There are many hardships that come with battling cancer. Through the Annual Craven Cancer Classic golf tournament fundraising event, all of the dollars raised stay local, and go directly to the Scott Davenport / Brian Fisher / John Aylward Cancer Warrior Fund at the CarolinaEast Foundation. This fund helps cancer patients with various financial burdens associated with their treatment, and assists eligible patients with care-related costs such as transportation, medical equipment, nutritional supplements, prosthetics, and lodging for themselves or family members during out-of-town treatment.

Last year's tournament raised over $34,000, through the generosity of sponsors, players, volunteers, and many donations. Please join us and be a part of this opportunity to remember and support our loved ones.

The seventh annual Craven Cancer Classic will be held Friday, October 21st, 2016. For more information, please visit the Craven Cancer Classic website

The Neuse River Bridge Run

12 Years Running the Neuse River Bridge Run

and more than 1,00,000 have benefited!

Team Spinners

Since 2005 thousands of runners and walkers have race the Neuse River Bridge raising
much needed resources for our eight benefitting non-profit organizations. (CarolinaEast Foundation, Craven Arts Council, Craven Community College Foundation, Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina, MERCI Clinic, Promise Place, RCS and Twin Rivers YMCA)  State records have been set on our routes and it has more than doubled over the years. Our volunteers have donated more than 9000 hours of service. Simply, the Bridge Run has become a premiere race in Eastern North Carolina thanks to all who have supported the race in the past.

Gather you running buddies...
Do you and your buddies plan to run the 5K,10K or Half Marathon, If so do it as a team,
you'll save $5 on your registrations! All you need to create a team is 10 of your friends,
colleagues, family members, acquaintances who love to run
and support these great organizations.

If you want to be a part of this great event but aren't a runner or walker,
or if you have a friend or family member running or walking and plan
to be at the race, please consider volunteering. There is a need for volunteers for
packet pickup, on the course, and in many other places.
Please take a look at the website.

Breakfast With Santa

2016 Breakfast with Santa Sponsors

2017 Breakfast with Santa Reservation will open October 1st 2017.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The CarolinaEast Foundation’s Breakfast with Santa occurs on the first Saturday in December, and not only serves as an important annual fundraising event for the Foundation, but also a fun-filled seasonal celebration for the children and families of our community.

All aboard! The Polar Express came to life during CarolinaEast Foundation's 2015 Breakfast with Santa at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. The event raised over $56,000 that will go back into the local community for unmet health care needs. The children and their parents climbed aboard as the conductor and his assistant elf punched the ticket of each of the passengers. Before arriving at the North Pole, the Polar Express book was read, followed by the waiters and chef, who passed out hot chocolate mix for all the children to take home. Upon their return, helpful elves were standing by to assist over 1000 attendees with holiday crafts, letters to Santa, cookie decorating, bead making, pictures with Santa, Storytime with Mrs. Claus, and the “Under the Tree” kids-only gift shop. Afterwards, Santa listened attentively as each child shared their wish lists, and had a picture taken with them in their holiday outfits. Adults and children alike enjoyed a marvelous breakfast buffet.

This year’s holiday fundraising event was made possible by the generous support of our sponsors, including CarolinaEast Health System, BSH Home Appliances, Danis Construction, Wells Fargo Private Bank and Champ & ET Mitchell, along with many other caring businesses and individuals. There were a total of 5 seatings, with 597 adults, 508 children. The last seating was reserved for children and their families with a deployed parent from Cherry Point Air Station, critically ill children, and special needs families, who were all fully sponsored.

A heartfelt thanks also goes out to all of our amazing volunteers, who helped the Foundation put this event together:

  • CarolinaEast Health System Employees, Foundation Board Members, West Craven High School National Honor Society, as well as family and friends, who helped set up and worked the various stations.
  • The families of the Epiphany School of Global Studies, who made gingerbread houses for each table, and assisted with the Polar Express.
  • The Craven County Extension’s Sewing Guild, who made handcrafted ornaments for each child to take home.
  • Lowe’s of New Bern and Branch's Furniture.
  • A special thank you goes out, of course, to Santa and Mrs. Claus!

The next Breakfast with Santa will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016.  Click here to make reservations:  Breakfast with Santa Reservations