b'Philanthropy Really Matters Creating Awareness and Raising Money, One Peer at a TimeReaching out to your network of friends, family and co-workers in hopes of raising money for something you are passionate about is called peer-to-peer fundraising. Each year, several local women, called Belles, come together for the Alamance Regional Charitable Foundations Black and White Ball. They are raising awareness and funds in support of cancer patients being treated at Cone Health Alamance Regional Medical Center. Every year, the ladies may have an individual goal of $10,000 when they start, but they almost always surpass it, says Katie Boon, Director of Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation. They know that every donation, no matter how small, adds up and impacts local patients in a big way. Proceeds from the event benet the Patricia G. Bynum andThe Serenity Garden C.R. Byrd Funds, which assist disadvantaged patients in activeat Cone Health Annie Penn Hospitaltreatment with basic nancial needs, such as medications, medical supplies, utilities, food or transportation.Monies raised throughHealing spaces are those places where one peer-to-peer fundraising help patients when they need it most socan experience a sense of beauty and peace they can focus on getting better rather than how to put food onamid challenge.The Serenity Garden at Cone their table. As the sole caregiver for her son, husband and father,Health Annie Penn Hospital holds this intention all of whom are receiving treatment at the Cone Health Cancerfor sta!, patients and visitors. Through a $500 Center at Alamance Regional, Pamela Peace is thankful for thegrant from the Annie Penn Foundation, local nancial support o!ered through the Patricia G. Bynum Fund. Herartists were commissioned to design a Tree of family members are receiving assistance with rent, utilities andLife complementing the beautiful mosaic feature groceries. Without these funds this type of support would not besurrounding the space. Both pieces reect the possible.healing power of art and nature. As the Healing Garden projects grow, we hope so will the support from other community partners; without those donations, this would not be possible.2021 ANNUAL REPORT (OCT 2020-SEPT 2021)25'