Fundraising for childhood cancer research

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

Fundraising Updates


Families with Kids Fighting Cancer

Over $30,000.00 donated and counting!

Annual WOCF Letter Campaign

Over $220,000.00 raised and donated to Dr. Ian Davis at UNC Children's Hospital for childhood cancer research!

WOCF Toy Drive

Over $35,000.00 worth of toys, games and crafts donated to the pediatric patients at Wake Med Hospital and UNC Children's Hospital!

Mark Your Calendars!

The Holiday Market | Quail Corners Shopping Center | Raleigh, NC

Get into the holiday spirit AND help raise money for childhood cancer research at UNC Children's Hospital! 

  • Take pictures with Santa
  • Shop at over 25 local vendors
  • Enjoy hot coffee and hot chocolate
  • Eat at Mel's Many Minis Food Truck
  • Enter to win raffle prizes
  • And more!

Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the kids at UNC Children's Hospital and Wake Med Children's Hospital and snag some FREE market bucks (while supplies last)!


The WOCF Holid

 Join us in collecting new, unwrapped toys for the pediatric patients at UNC Children's Hospital and Wake Med Children's Hospital! We have teamed up with some pretty amazing members of the community to pull of the biggest toy drive we have ever had! Check out the drop off locations and promotions below!

  • Papa Murphys: ALL nine locations throughout Wake County will be collecting toys! If you bring in a toy, you will receive FREE cookie dough!
  • Core Power Yoga: Bring a toy to their Santa Sculpt class and take the class for FREE! 
    • December 3rd at 5:45pm  (Cary)
    • December 5th at 5:30pm (North Raleigh)
    • December 12th at 5:30pm (Cameron Village)
  • Geico at Quail Corners Shopping Center
  • Studio Hair at Quail Corners Shopping Center
  • A&M Styles at Quail Corners Shopping Center
  • The Holiday Market
    • Saturday, November 30th 10am-2pm
    • Bring a toy and get FREE market bucks to spend at any vendor


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.

Get Involved


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! 

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

Donate Now

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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