The first annual Claire’s Army Gala, held on August 5, at the Levine Museum of the New South was nothing short of extraordinary, evoking the spirit, brightness and shining light of our founder, Claire Ratliff. We knew it would be a night to remember, but we had no idea how it would feel. The overwhelming generosity and enthusiastic participation of every single guest, from dinner to the auction, to dancing the night away was done with so much love and hope that it filled the venue.

We raised over $125,000 in one evening thanks to our sponsors, guests, and volunteers.  Because of your gifts:


  • Every family facing a new childhood cancer diagnosis in Charlotte will receive a Claire Package.
  • Oncology patients and their families at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital will receive dinner deliveries 5 nights per week.
  • Claire’s Army will be able help with more mortgage, rent, utility and other emergency assistance payments as they arise.