Fundraising for childhood cancer research

"Where there is hope, there is faith. Where there is faith, miracles happen." -unknown

Fundraising Updates

Spirit Night at Tijuana Flats - Raleigh, NC 4/3/19

Our spirit night at Tijuana Flats was a huge success thanks to all those who came out to show their support! Tijuana provided (as always) delicious food and tremendous support. Steve Holcomb, our musician, added to the fun by playing a cover of Salt N' Pepa "Push It" which received so many rave reviews he played an encore of it at the end of the night!

We met so many wonderful people, including a few cancer warriors and were humbled and honored to receive donations. All of the money raised through the spirit night was donated to The Webb Family whose 5 year old daughter, Georgia Mae, is being treated for Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer at UNC Children's Hospital.

Not only did we surpass our fundraising goal...we more than doubled it! In total, we were able to donate $1,066.00 to The Webb Family!

The good news doesn't stop there...

We will be partnering with Tijuana Flats to host these Spirit Nights every month for the rest of the year!

Stay tuned for more information!


Mark Your Calendars!

Spirit Night | Tijuana Flats | Raleigh, NC

We have partnered with Tijuana Flats in Raleigh, NC to support The Webb Family. Their 5 year old daughter, Georgia Mae, is battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma Cancer at UNC Children's Hospital.

Join us for great food, fun and music!

  • Eat anytime between 11am-9pm and let the cashier know you are supporting The Wide Open Charitable Foundation and 25% of the sale will be donated!
  • Live music, give-a-ways, face painting and vendors from 5pm-9pm

ALL of the money raised will benefit The Webb Family! #PrayForGeorgiaMae


Pints for Peds: Raise a Glass to Research!

Join us at Nickelpoint Brewery to support childhood cancer research!

  • Live music by: Chris Overstreet
  • Food truck: Mel's Many Minis
  • Featured vendor: Simply Anchored Gifts
  • And more!

ALL of the money raised will be given to Dr. Ian Davis at UNC Children's Hospital for childhood cancer research!


Gift Card Drive 2019

We have learned of another family whose daughter is being treated at UNC Children's Hospital for Neuroblastoma and we want to help!

Please help us collect gift cards to help the Webb family cover basic expenses (food, gas, groceries, etc.). 

You can also click on our "Donate" button below! Simply include "Gift Card Drive" in the memo line and we will purchase the gift cards for you!

The first collection will run through January 30th. With collections occurring once/month for the duration of the year!

Gift card suggestions:



Lowe's Foods






Bunn Fun Run Letter Campaign 2019


     As we look ahead to another year of fundraising, we are reminded of how much we miss William.     

    Each year that goes by, we are flooded with “William would have” moments (William would have been driving, William would have gone to prom, William would have a job). It is a gentle reminder for us not to take any of life’s “would have” moments for granted. It is also the fuel that drives our fundraising efforts.

    Because of generous donors like you we have raised over $200,000.00 for childhood cancer research at UNC Children’s Hospital. In our recent conversations with Dr. Ian Davis (William’s oncologist) we learned that he is another step closer to beginning a clinical trial for promising treatments he has been researching. As we begin our fundraising for 2019 we will not be taking any “would have” moments for granted. We WILL raise the money needed for Dr. Ian Davis to begin his clinic trial and we need your help! 

    UNC Children’s Hospital treats over 70,000 children in all 100 counties in North Carolina, many of whom are fighting cancer. Additionally, childhood cancer research receives only 4% of the overall federal budget for cancer research. 

    Please consider donating to The Wide Open Charitable Foundation and help us turn “would have” moments into reality! All of the money raised from this campaign will be donated.


About Us

Mission Statement


We are a nonprofit in Raleigh that focuses on raising money for the research of Neuroblastoma and Childhood Cancers while offering support and hope to the families with children battling these diseases.

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Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us with fundraising events, toy drives and more! 

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How We're Helping


  • Over $200,000.00 raised and donated to UNC Children's Hospital and NC Children's Promise for Neuroblastoma Cancer research
  • Over $27,000.00 donated to families in need
  • Over $33,000.00 in toys, games and crafts donated to UNC Children's Hospital and Wake Med Hospital
  • Over $13,000.00 for Langerhan Cell Histiocytosis research at Texas Children's Hospital and to families in need

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100% of donations received will fund childhood cancer research at UNC Children's Hospital. The Wide Open Charitable Foundation is a registered IRS 501 C3 nonprofit.

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