May 10-12, 2024

Dear Friends,

The Mile of Hope returns May 10-12, 2024, offering our families an extra special weekend at the beach!

The Mile of Hope provides pediatric cancer patients from the Pediatric Oncology Departments of ECU in Greenville, UNC in Chapel Hill, and Duke University in Durham with a fun-filled weekend at the beach.

Since 1991, guests and their families have enjoyed this special getaway to NC’s Crystal Coast with lodging, activities and entertainment provided by our generous sponsors.

Our Special Guests

The Mile of Hope celebrates children treated by the Pediatric Oncology Departments of ECU in Greenville, UNC in Chapel Hill, and Duke University in Durham. Families from all over NC with children suffering from cancer and life threatening blood diseases are served by the quality care of these three facilities.

Their goal is to help families cope with this illness by offering the treatment, support and care that they need. Dedicated physicians, nurses, social workers and child life specialists provide this care including psychological, nutritional, financial and social assistance.

Building Hope

The Mile of Hope weekend provides an escape from the medical procedures and hospital visits facing young cancer patients. Started in 1991, the event brings a little sunshine, joy and optimism into the lives of these special children and their families.

Guests are treated to a fun-filled visit to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast with activities and entertainment provided by our dedicated volunteers. From sand castle building to local events and tours, the Mile of Hope is an unforgettable weekend for everyone involved.

Sharing Creativity

The highlight of this three day weekend is the Sand Castle Building Contest. On Saturday morning, starting at 9:30am, our special guests will create their sand sculptures on Atlantic Beach in front of the Atlantis Lodge.

Everyone is invited to come out and participate in this event. The creations are always a sight to see, including a special demonstration by the professional sand sculpting team of Sandy Feat.

Acting Optimistically

The Mile of Hope is made possible through the generous donations of caring individuals and organizations. Find out how you can get involved by contacting the Mile of Hope or simply make a charitable gift to help fund this special weekend.

Contributions are tax deductible, and checks should be made payable to “Mile of Hope Foundation,” a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations should be mailed to:

Mile of Hope Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 19873, Raleigh, NC 27619