Carolina For the Kids, previously known as Dance Marathon, is helping to fund a pediatric clinic run by N.C. Children’s Hospital but is not giving up on its two main programs.
The organization will give about $2.5 million over the next five years to the new clinic project as a part of a partnership with N.C. Children’s Promise, said Executive Director Evan Sherwood.
The first program the organization will maintain, he said, is the For the Kids Fund — an ongoing grant that takes care of families’ medical costs not covered by Medicaid or private insurance.
The second program that will continue to receive money is Parents Night Out. Every Tuesday night, Carolina For the Kids provides a hot meal to three floors of the hospital for parents of patients, he said.