Community Events

Joseph Hageman Nursing Appreciation Dinner

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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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.

2018 Joseph Hageman Nursing Appreciation Dinner
2018 Joseph Hageman Nursing Appreciation Dinner Sponsors


Friends of the   Foundation
CarolinaEast Health System
Horizon Health

Sodexo Health Care
Storr Healthcare
Sandra & Bruce Hill (in honor of John Hanley)
Dr. Robert Fisher
Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Champ Mitchell
(in honor of Sherri Jonson , RN)
Dr. Angela Park & Mr. Joseph Osenni


Coastal Radiology 
Craven Community College
GE Healthciare 
McCulloch England Associates Architects
Service Roofing & Sheet Metal Company
Singleton Vision Center 

US Acute Care Solutions
Womble Bond Dickinson
Single Vision are Center
Dr. Roy Everett
Dr. & Mrs. Chris Hudson
Dr. & Mrs. Victor Kim
Dr. Patty Ohrum-Bergueller
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Overby 
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Pollock
Carolina Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Frogley Chiropractic
Gregory Poole
Kellum Law Firm Injury Lawyers
Sumrell Sugg Attorneys at Law
Stubbs Perdue
Jim & Phoebe Briley
Dr. Andrew Davidson
Dr. & Mrs. T. Reed Underhill
Dr. Harold Vandersea

A Dog's Dream
American Anesthesiology
Armstrong McGuire & Associated
Mr. & Mrs Jeffrey Bashford
BCE Technology
Bruin Builders, Inc. 
Coastal Eye Clinic, P.A.
Coastal Eye Clinic, P.A. 
Fisher Oil/Fuel Market
GE Healthcare
Dr. O. Drew Grice
Mrs. Cresencia Grimm
Drs. Paul & Anne Healy
Interactive Medical Systems
Dr. Jayne Kendall
Dr. Ronald  May
Dr. & Mrs. John McQuade, III
Ward & Smith
Jill & Dean Thompson
Williams, Scarborough, Smith, Gray LLP
Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Wilkins, Jr.

Please join us for the 2018 Nursing Appreciation Dinner on May 23, 2018. 



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

Breakfast With Santa

2017 Breakfast with Santa Sponsors

2018 Breakfast with Santa Reservation will open October 1st 2018.

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.

2017 Breakfast with Santa

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 1st, 2018.  Click here to make reservations:  Breakfast with Santa Reservations